Prague & Czech Rep

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prangleGeneral tips about Czech Rep:

-If you want to get around the Czech Republic best way is by bus. Many other local bus companies link Prague and other cities and towns, even remote villages, regularly. On local buses you simply tell the driver where you’re going and pay him a fare as you get on. Student Agency is an efficient company that offers very good quality service, such as free hot drinks, newspapers, and movies to everyone.

-International train tickets are quite expensive, but you can combine domestic tickets to save money, so buy a German/Austrian/Slovak/Polish domestic ticket to the Czech border and then ask the Czech conductor for a Czech domestic ticket starting at the border point (the surcharge for buying the ticket in the train is CZK 40). Remember there is a significant group discount starting from 2 passengers. Return ticket gives you a 5% discount. Cheap tickets might be available at Czech Railways website if ticket is bought in advance. To check transportation timetables and information, visit www.idos.cz English version is available, you will have a list of options between train and bus.  The website includes also public transportation schedules of bigger czech cities and connection with neighbor countries.

-Check the daily menu (‘denni menu ) and go for it during every weekday between 11am and 2pm, almost every restaurant has it, is displayed at the entrance. It consists of a soup – as starter – and a main big dish, the price generally around 90 czk – less than 4 € – Restaurants generally don’t serve food after 22, however is always possible to find small grocery shops open 24hrs

– Czech Republic has the highest consumption of tea in Europe, it is a part of social life and habbit to drink good tea. Prague has many excellent tearooms (in Czech čajovna), mainly youngsters go there. Atmosphere is relaxing and cozy, they serve different kinds of teas from around the world and non alcoholic beverages.  In čajovna is usually forbidden to smoke, which makes an enjoyable experience to spend nice time without the unpleasant tobacco smell on you and your clothes. Water-pipes and vegetable dishes are often available for the customers

prpubCzech Pub (in Czech “hospoda” or “pivnice” ) is the best place to meet locals for a chat and, of course, a drink.  The exact brand of beer usually vary from pub to pub, and is usually shown at the sign outside nearby the pub name. Czech beer is only served on tap – bottled beer is a completely different experience. Czech lager is nothing like the fizzy lagers found in many other countries. Instead, it has a very strong, hoppy, almost bitter flavour, and goes very well with heavy dishes like duck or pork and dumplings or strong cheeses. It always has a thick head on the top when it is served. At the moment the best beers available are the ones from small and local breweries. If possible prefer those to the usual pilsner urquell, gambrinus and staropramen.

– In pub/restaurant/bar: tip with 5/10% if you are happy with the service or round the bill (e.g. 1 beer costs 25czk say that you want to pay 30czk); in case a boy would date a czech girl, while entering a restautant/pub/club always open the door, make a first step inside and then let the girl in (this is done because the man should check if the place is safe); pay for what you drink, do not expect other to pay you back the round you previously offered, if you want to pay for your company when the bill will be presented ask to pay all together ‘dohromady’

 

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prPrague

A medieval centre with narrow streets, cathedrals, towers and churches, one of the oldest and well preserved castle in Europe, the Vltava river with its swans and its magical bridges. This is Prague but not only this!

The capital of the Czech Republic is also a modern and vibrant city with a full list of events, music, gigs, culture and art, intense nightlife and fun. It is regarded by many as one of Europe’s most charming and beautiful cities.

italy Un centro medievale con strade strette, cattedrali, torri e chiese, uno dei più antichi e meglio conservati castelli in Europa, il fiume Vltava con i cigni ed i suoi ponti magici. Questa è Praga, ma non solo questo! La capitale della Repubblica Ceca è anche una città moderna e vivace, con un lungo elenco di eventi, musica, concerti, cultura e arte, vita notturna intensa e divertente. E’ considerata da molti come una delle città più affascinanti e belle d’Europa.

 

Act like a local!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA– To experience real Prague nightlife and fun skip the city centre and its tourist traps! Neighborhoods, like Žižkov, are the best places where to go,
you will meet genuine pubs and restaurants where locals are.

– Prague’s transportation works perfectly, buy a ticket when you use public transportation. Try to avoid getting a taxi on the street (it´s cheaper to reserve it by phone). In public transport: do not keep your backpack on andalways leave your seat and offer it when an elderly person gets in

– Go local! Try Kofola, a coke-like drink, very popular, and some Czechs say it is the best thing the communists gave them.  Instead of the globalized coke drinking brands drink Kofola, it’s tastier and cheaper!

– Czech are not much used to physical contact during salutation, kisses and hugs are rare, same with asking ‘how are you?’, it is considered an honest wonder from a friend or relative, not a random sentence when meeting someone

 

pr2– Enjoy an evening at one of the old-school cinema outside the city centre. Learn more about European movie culture and alternative productions. All foreign movies are subtitled, audience is mostly young that before/after the movie hang out at the cinema bar

– Take off your shoes when enter an house. This is obligatory and it’s even more appropriate to do so outside the door. When someone throws a party it’s easy to tell: there’s a mountain of shoes outside the door…

-Watch a football match, there are 2 main city clubs (sparta praha and slavia praha and other smaller clubs like bohemians, viktoria zizkov…), however a better option is to watch an ice-hockey match. This sport is very popular and has an high quality level and the czech national team is one of the best worldwide

 

italy I Pubs (in ceco “hospoda” o “pivnice“) abbondano in tutta Praga e in ogni città, paese e villaggio della Rep Ceca, ed in effetti sono una parte importante della cultura locale. Il marchio esatto di birra di solito varia da una taverna all’altra, e di solito è mostrato nel cartello esterno vicino all’insegna del pub. La Birra ceca è servita solo alla spina, quella in bottiglia è completamente diversa. La birra di qualita’ ha sempre uno spessore di schiuma sulla parte superiore quando è servita.
prpubbir– Nel pub / ristorante / bar: lascia il 5/10% di mancia se si è soddisfatti con il servizio o lascia una mancia arrotondando il prezzo (ad esempio, se 1 birra costa 35czk al momento del conto dici al cameriere che vuoi pagare 40czk), nel caso in cui un ragazzo dovesse uscire con una ragazza, mentre si entra in un pub/ristorante aprire la porta e fare un primo passo all’interno e poi lasciare che la ragazza entri (questo è fatto perché l’uomo dovrebbe controllare se il posto è sicuro)
– Il trasporto pubblico di Praga funziona perfettamente, ecco perché bisogna pagare il biglietto quando si utilizzano i mezzi pubblici. Cerca di evitare di prendere un taxi per strada (si paga il doppio di una corsa prenotata al telefono e poi il trasporto pubblico è sempre l’opzione migliore a Praga). In tram e bus: non mantenere lo zaino in spalla, tenerlo tra le gambe per occupare meno spazio e non disturbare gli altri passeggeri; lasciare sempre il proprio posto quando c’è una persona anziana o incinta
-Per vivere la vera vita notturna di Praga evita il centro della città e le sue trappole per turisti! Appena fuori dai circuiti turistici si possono incontrare dei veri pub e ristoranti cechi. La zona di Zizkov è probabilmente il miglior posto dove andare per mangiare, bere e divertirsi
– La Repubblica Ceca ha il più alto consumo di in Europa, è una parte della vita sociale. Praga ha molte sale da tè eccellenti (in lingua ceca Cajovna), per lo più i giovani le usano. L’atmosfera è rilassante ed accogliente, servono diversi tipi di tè provenienti da tutto il mondo e di bevande non alcoliche. In Cajovna di solito è vietato fumare
– Prova la Kofola, bevanda a base di cola, molto popolare, alcuni cechi dicono che è la cosa migliore che i comunisti hanno fatto
-Godetevi una serata in uno dei cinema ‘vecchio stile’ fuori dal centro città. Tutti i film stranieri sono sottotitolati, il pubblico è per lo più giovane, prima e dopo il film si ritrovano nel bar del cinema, un buon modo per divertirsi e trascorrere il tempo libero
– Togliti le scarpe quando entri in una casa. Questa regola di buona igiene è obbligatoria ed è ancora più opportuno farlo fuori dalla porta. Quando qualcuno fa una festa in casa è facile da capire: c’è una montagna di scarpe fuori dalla porta …

Budgeteuro…tips

pr3At the airport the cheapest way to get to the city is by public bus 119 that goes to its terminus (Dejvická, Metro A), from there go downstairs to the metro station and catch the subway train (with the same ticket), alternately take bus 100 to subway station Zličín (Metro B). At night, bus 510 takes you to the “Jiráskovo náměstí” or “I.P.Pavlova” stop close to the centre. Be sure to have some local currency (Czech Crowns) ready. Buy a ticket from the kiosk called Public Transport in both (Terminal 1, 2) the arrivals halls (07:00-21:00, credit cards accepted) or the vending machine, next to the bus stop. You can also buy the ticket from the driver, but it is more expensive. No machines or drivers accept foreign currencies.

Prague can be visited by foot. Remember that in the Czech Republic, it is illegal to cross at a pedestrian crossing on a red man, and if caught this incurs a fine up to 1000CZK. Most buses leave Prague from the central bus station at Florenc, but other major bus station can be found at Na Knížecí (metro station Anděl).

In Prague, especially around tourist sights, there are plenty of Exchange offices with very bad rates. Best rates are found at Jindřišská ulice, an intersection of the bigVáclavské náměstí (Vaclav’s square), search for a blue sign ‘change money’. Never change money in the streets!!!!! It’s a well known tourist scam. Most probably you will be given banknotes that are no longer valid or from other countries…

czmeal2Check the daily menu (‘denni menu ) and go for it during every weekday between 11am and 2pm, almost every restaurant in Prague has it, usually is displayed on a blackboard at the entrance, with price as well. Generally it consists in a soup and a main dish and it costs less than 5 euro.  Quality and quantity are both very good.

Join the free walking tour, is the best way to discover the city, learn a bit of its history, monuments and most important habits and useful practical information.

In a cold/rainy/lazy day have a WONDERFUL city tour by public tram nr. 22 – it goes from the alternative zones of the cities to the upper part, very close to the castle, where you can enjoy a stunning view. Do NOT miss it!

Best guide! Use-it is not commercial, no-nonsense, free, useful, up-to-date and made by young locals. Only best info and tips!

Stay at Czech INN hostel. It is located a few metro stops from the centre, in a young and alternative area of Prague. Clean and well organized.

 

italy In aeroporto il modo più economico per raggiungere la città è con l’autobus pubblico nr. 119 che va fino al capolinea (Dejvická, Metro A), da lì scendere e prendere la metropolitana (con lo stesso biglietto), alternativamente prendere l’autobus 100 per la stazione della metropolitana Zličín (Metro B). Di notte, l’autobus 510 vi porta alla fermata  “Jiraskovo náměstí” o “IPPavlova” vicino al centro. Acquista un biglietto dal chiosco in entrambi i Terminal 1 e 2 o dal distributore automatico, vicino alla fermata dell’autobus. È inoltre possibile acquistare il biglietto dal conducente, ma è più costoso.
-Praga può essere visitata a piedi. Ricordate che nella Repubblica Ceca, è illegale attraversare la strada fuori dai semafori pedonali e quando sono rossi, si rischia una multa di 1000CZK
-A Praga, in particolare intorno alle principali attrazioni turistiche, ci sono un sacco di uffici di cambio con tassi molto sfavorevoli. Le migliori tariffe sono nei dintorni della Stazione centrale (Hlavní nádraží). Mai cambiare i soldi in  strada!! E’ una truffa turistica molto conosciuta. Molto probabilmente vi sarà data qualche banconota che non è più valida o da altri paesi …
-Partecipa al tour gratuito a piedi, il free walking tour è il modo migliore per scoprire la città, imparare la sua storia, i monumenti, le abitudini più importanti, utili informazioni pratiche.
-La miglior guida e mappa della città! Use-it non è commerciale, è libera, divertente, utile, up-to-date e realizzata da giovani locali. Solo informazioni utili ed i migliori consigli!
czmeal-Controlla il menu del giorno dei ristoranti (‘Denni menu’) durante tutti i giorni feriali dalle 11:00-14:00, quasi tutti i ristoranti lo offrono, di solito viene visualizzato su una lavagna all’ingresso, con il prezzo. Consiste generalmente in una zuppa e un piatto principale e costa meno di 5 euro. Qualità e quantità sono entrambi molto buoni
-Per consultare gli orari e informazioni su autobus e treni, visita www.idos.cz la versione inglese è disponibile. Se si vuole andare in giro
in Repubblica Ceca il modo migliore è l’autobus. Molte aziende di autobus locali collegano Praga ad altre città e paesi, anche villaggi remoti, regolarmente. La maggior parte degli autobus partono dalla stazione centrale degli autobus di Florenc a Praga. Le Ferrovie Ceche (www.cd.cz) offrono un sacco di sconti. Il viaggio andata e ritorno ha uno sconto del 5%, un gruppo di viaggiatori (anche due viaggiatori sono considerati come un “gruppo”) viene trattato approssimativamente come “la prima persona paga il prezzo pieno, gli altri pagano metà prezzo”.
-Dormi al Czech INN hostel. In una zona alternativa e giovane a poche fermate di metro dal centro storico. Pulito e ben organizzato

-Guarda una partita di calcio, ci sono 2 squadre principali della città (Sparta Praha e Slavia Praha e altri locali più piccoli, come Bohemians, Viktoria Zizkov …), ancora meglio, guarda una partita di hockey su ghiaccio. Questo sport è molto popolare e ha un alto livello qualitativo, tra i migliori al mondo

 

Events

10274114_404888606320495_6037883863391069082_nColors of Ostrava: (Festival, Electro, rock) Ostrava / july / Czech Republic

Rock for people: (Festival, Electro, rock) Hradec Kralove / july / Czech Republic

Every year before the exam period students have fun at big open/air concerts, called Majales. That’s a proper czech FUN!!!

During summertime almost every city will have its own music festival, check the flyers and ask to people

The Czech Republic is famous for its beer, here modern Pilsner beer was invented (in Plzeň).  Czechs are the heaviest beer drinkers in the world, drinking about 160 liters per capita per year. Going to a cozy Czech pub for dinner and a few beers is a must! There are a number of beer festivals too, including: Czech Beer Festival (the biggest Czech beer festival, it is 17 days long and held every year in May in Prague), Pilsner Fest (every year in August in Plzeň), The “Olomoucký pivní festival” (in Olomouc) or festival “Slavnosti piva v Českých Budějovicích” (in České Budějovice).

 

How to get here and around? What to see? What to eat and drink? Where to sleep? For more practical information visit wikitravel’s page: click here.

Are you interested in visiting the Czech Republic? Read more info on wikitravel’s page

Cool Would you like to see my pictures about Prague and Czech Republic? click here

 

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2012-05-27 21.11.13Brno

Brno is the second largest city in Czech Republic and hearth of Moravia. The city is located in a beautiful natural environment between South Moravian vineyards and the Moravian Karst. Brno is a vibrant university city. There are around 89,000 university students within a total 380,000 inhabitants.

Stay at Hostel John Galt is centrally located but very quiet, if you like to rest during the night. Breakfast and laundry service are included in the price! Hostel Mitte, in an historical building in the very centre of the city, the staff is friendly and a generous breakfast is included in the price.

Brno is the right city to have fun, it has a large number of pubs, bar and restaurants. Best cafè: Cafè Momenta, Cafe Falk ; Late night bar: Bar Ktery Neexistuje

Hungry? Check the daily menu (‘denni menu ) and go for it during every weekday between 11am and 2pm, almost every restaurant has it, is displayed at the entrance, with price as well, generally around 90 czk – less than 4 € – however if you want to eat something good, restaurants like Pegas – where you can try their own brewed beer, Starobrno – brand of the local beer and Zelena Kocka are most probably the best

– Like wine? Visit Moravia region, a very important social event is by the end of summer, when the very first wine is produced and served in the streets of the Moravia cities and towns, BURCAK is the name of this sparkling young wine still in the fermenting stage of the wine production, when the wine is very sweet. It continues to ferment in the stomach, so the alcohol content at the time of drinking it is unknown, but it is usually high. People like it very much, in the city of Brno an open market takes place in the main square (Namesti Svobody) to celebrate such event, elsewhere in Moravia other festivals are organized too

– All IC and EC trains on the Prague–Vienna and Prague–Bratislava–Budapest railway line stop here. Prague: 2,45h , hourly IC/EC trains. You can get ticket discount (up to CZK 180) if you buy them online; Vienna: 2h, EC trains every 2 hours; Bratislava 1,5h,  EC trains every 2 hours

brnopetrov– There are coach services from/to European destinations. Student Agency is an efficient company that offer service with free coffee, newspapers, and movies to everyone. Brno is the main hub and buses travel across Europe, and are known for their high quality. Tourbus, a.s. is also based in Brno and serves many destinations and is particularly cheap to some international destinations. (Vienna €5). Eurolines CZ/Touring Bohemia, s. r. o. International and domestic routes. Some services include free newspapers, magazines and bottled water, some even have wifi.

To check transportation timetables and information, visit www.idos.cz English version is available

– Brno has a small city airport. Ryanair flies to London-Stansted and to Bergamo/Milano during summer and spring. Wizzair also flies to London-Luton and other few destinations. Bus 76runs every 30 minutes from about 4:30AM to 11:30PM to the bus and train stations in the city center. Ticket are available at airport information centre or the ticket machine in the airport

brnozeleniWhat to do in Brno? Enjoy the nice city atmosphere. Visit Špilberk Castle and enjoy the view of the city from the top of the hill. Take a tour of the city, is small and compact, easy to walk around. Brno is a very active city, with many students and a growing international community, which is integrated with the local society, meet them in a pub or a cafe’. Hike in one of the many hills and forests around the city, visit the Brno damm (prehrada) by tram n.1 from the main railway station, go to an ice hockey match, Kometa Brno is very popular and it has the best passionate fans, if it’s not possible to get a ticket (almost all matches are sold out), watch the match in a sport bar

In the city there is a rich variety of various cultural events, clubs, pubs, etc., and several museums and theatres. Also there are two interesting things about theatres in Brno, Reduta Theatre is the oldest theatre building in Central Europe, and Mahen Theatre (part of the National Theatre Brno) is the first theatre in the entire Europe which was illuminated by Thomas Edison’s electric light bulbs (in that time, it was only four years old invention). If you like architecture then Tugendhat Villa is your place! The villa is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Designed by Mies van der Rohe, it is seen to be a classic example of Bauhaus architecture.

 

brnonamestiitaly Brno è la seconda città più grande della Repubblica Ceca e cuore della Moravia. La città è circondata dalla zona dei vigneti del sud della Moravia e dal Carso moravo. Brno è una città universitaria vivace. Ci sono circa 89.000 studenti universitari in un totale di 380.000 abitanti.

Cosa fare a Brno? Godetevi la bella atmosfera della città. Visita il Castello di Špilberk, dove Silvio Pellico scrisse ‘Le mie prigioni’ ed i carbonari vennero rinchiusi dagli austriaci, godi della vista della città dalla cima della collina. Brno è una città attiva, con molti studenti e una crescente comunità internazionale, molto integrata con la società locale. D’inverno siediti in uno dei tantissimi pub o cafe’, d’estate molti hanno posti a sedere all’esterno per godersi il bel tempo. Passeggia in uno dei tanti boschi che circondano la citta’, sono facilmente raggiungibili con i mezzi pubblici, visita il lago artificiale (prehrada) con il tram numero 1 dalla stazione centrale.


Dormi al Hostel John Galt, in una zona tranquilla ma centralissima. Colazione abbondante e lavatrice inclusi nel prezzo! Hostel Mitte, in un bel edificio storico a due passi dal centro e dalla stazione dei treni, abbondante colazione ceca al mattino inclusa nel prezzo.

Nella città vi è una ricca varietà di diversi eventi culturali, club, pub, ristoranti etc… i posti migliori da frequentare sono il Cafe Falk ed il Bar Ktery Neexistuje

Hai fame? sappi che a pranzo quasi tutti i ristoranti offrono un menu del giorno – da lunedi a venerdi, (‘denni menu ) dalle 11 alle 14, sono indicati all´ ingresso ed il prezzo si aggira sui 90 czk – meno di 4 € – comunque i migliori ristoranti del centro sono il Pegas – dove puoi gustare anche la birra prodotta direttamente da questo ristorante, lo Starobrno – il ristorante del birrificio della citta´ ed il Zelena Kocka.

Ti piace il vino? Visita la regione Moravia, un evento sociale molto importante è alla fine dell’estate, quando il primo vino è prodotto. Il risultato della prima spremitura, un vino novello viene venduto per le strade della cittadine della Moravia, Burcak è il nome di questo vino spumante giovane, ancora in fase di fermentazione, che continua a fermentare nello stomaco, così il contenuto di alcool quando si beve è sconosciuto, ma è solitamente elevato. Nella città di Brno un mercato all’aperto si svolge nella piazza principale (Namesti Svobody) per celebrare tale evento, altrove in Moravia altri festival sono organizzati ed il divertimento è assicurato

Inoltre ci sono due cose interessanti sui teatri di Brno, Reduta Theatre è il più antico teatro in Europa centrale, e Mahen Teatro (parte del Teatro Nazionale di Brno) è il primo teatro in tutta Europa, che è stato illuminato da lampadine elettriche di Thomas Edison. Se vi piace l’architettura allora Villa Tugendhat è il vostro posto. La villa è elencata nella lista del Patrimonio Mondiale dell’UNESCO.

-Tutti i treni IC e EC sulla tratta Praga-Vienna e Praga-Bratislava-Budapest fermano a Brno. Praga dista 2,45 h; Vienna: 2h; Bratislava 1,5 h
– Brno ha un piccolo aeroporto cittadino. Ryanair vola per Londra-Stansted e Bergamo. Anche Wizzair ha dei voli low cost. Per raggiungere l’aeroporto prendi il bus n.76, con un biglietto di 1 ora a circa 1euro, i collegamenti sono ogni mezz’ora

brno starobrno

 

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olomOlomouc 

Czech rep is not only Prague. This is what you will understand visiting Olomouc. Actually the best part of this country is outside the (beautiful) capital. Olomouc, however, was the former capital of Czech rep.

The city contains several large squares, the chief of which is adorned with the Holy Trinity Column, designated as aUNESCO World Heritage Site, an astronomical clock in an uncommon Socialist Realist style, six baroque fountains and much more. 

A visit to Olomouc is a perfect day trip. Use the high class service company Student Agency, for a cheap but incredibly comfortable journey. Hostess, will provide you with free water, newspaper and hot drinks… Their prices are the best in the whole country. From Prague it takes not more than 2 and half hours and it costs (only) 7 Euro! 

olom4Poets corner hostel is a genuine and laid back hostel run by a friendly international couple. The rooms are big, beds are comfortable and everything is quiet and kept clean

Olomouc is a vibrant university town (almost the 20% of its population formed by students) with the second largest historic center after Prague.

It has the second oldest university in Czech rep, with all the good and dark sides: empty during weekend and festivities, crowded during week-days. Parties, bars, clubs, unconventional arts are there for you.

Park, botanic garden and…beer gardens. Enjoy the summer and the good seasons being outside in the city. There is a nice city park just outside the historical surrounded by medieval walls. Try to search for the ”hidden garden”. Is possible to visit a nice botanical garden, too.

olom3In Olomouc try the small brewery and pub Moritz, Svatováclavský pivovar and Měšťanský pivovar.

Small breweries are growing a lot in Czech land. This is only a good thing for beer lovers, they are ruling the market and big corporations have to follow them, have increased the quality, adapted the way they produce beers to, more naturally to able to compete with small-family run breweries. This is an important lesson to be learnt.

A better economy, run from below and not dictated from above is very possible. Support small beers, don’t be afraid to try unknown labels, avoid big names such pilsner urquell, staropramen, gambrinus. You can drink a MUCH better product if you only want, at least in Czech rep. Litovel, Holba, Bernard, … 

 

 

Other Czech cities and destinations:

Český Krumlov — beautiful old town in South Bohemia with the country’s second biggest chateau. Rewarded by UNESCO in its World Heritage list.

Karlovy Vary — historic (and biggest Czech) spa resort, especially popular with German and Russian tourist groups

Kutná Hora — historical town with famous St. Barbora cathedral, old silver mines and the Chapel of All Saints, which is decorated with thousands of human bones, Rewarded by UNESCO in its World Heritage list.

Zdar nad Sazavou Rewarded by UNESCO in its World Heritage list.

Trebic, with its jew area rewarded by UNESCO in its World Heritage list

Hradec Kralove, for years considered to be the most livable city in the CZECH REPUBLIC

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České Budějovice is an excellent place to visit if you want to escape the large numbers of tourists in Prague

Ostrava — a vibrant local subculture and long history of coal mining and heavy industry

Opava — former capital of Silesia

Plzen — home of the original Pilsner Urquell beer, and the largest city in West Bohemia

 

 

 

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Telč — this town has a perfectly preserved Renaissance town centre surrounded by shallow man-made lakes. Rewarded by UNESCO in its World Heritage list.

The Macocha Caves, north of Brno, are definitely worth a visit. You can take a guided tour into the caves, which will take you through a myriad of winding tunnels, with close up views of stalactites and stalagmites. The tour ends with a boat ride on an underground river.

The Battle of Austerlitz – Slavkovské bojiště is one of the most important events in the history of Europe in the 19th century.

Mikulčice archaeological site, site of the former capital of the Great Moravian Empire (c. 900 AD).

Litomyšl: A beautiful small town in East Bohemia. The renaissance main square and chateau are among the Czech Republic’s prettiest

znojmoZnojmo, Mikulov and all the south Moravia region, near the Austrian border. Lednice’s Chateau and park, nice historical city centre, wine culture.

Mariánské Lázně: A spa town in Western Bohemia.

Moravský Kras: Extensive karst area between Brno and Olomouc with the deepest abyss in the country and, in the Punkevní Caves, the opportunity to take a boat ride along an underground river.

Mutěnice Wine Region: Some of the best vineyards in the Czech Republic and totally off the well beaten tourist path

Nové Město na Moravě : Cross country skiing resort. The race of Tour de Ski takes place here.

Terezín: A red-brick baroque fortress 70km north of Prague beside the Ohře river. It was used during WWII as a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp.

 

pardubice

 

Pardubice, another nice czech small city, a cozy old centre with cafè, pubs, wine bars and restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy an outdoor time just around the city, with lake…

 

brnolake 

 

 

forests…

 

  

 

brnomarianske

 

hills…@ Palava mountain and the below lake. A perfect place if you like hiking and wine.

 

 

 

 

 

And now get ready to enjoy the night…

 

tramontobrno

 

 

 

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