Each year the title of European Capital of Culture 2015 is awarded to two European cities; 2015 is the turn of Mons in Belgium and Plzen – or Pilsen – in the Czech Republic.
Beautiful Prague is a city that never seems to sleep, with a buzzing nightlife that lasts well into the early hours. Small wonder then that there are so many evening tours of Prague available for visitors.
Travelling the Czech Republic conjures up images of Prague’s spire-topped streets stuffed to the brim with tourists navigating its narrow alleys in hunt for Bohemian beer and hidden absinthe bars. However, a couple of hours down south by train in the region known as Moravia, the Czech Republic’s second city, Brno, and nearby beauty Olomouc are frequently overlooked. An antidote to Prague’s crowds, the streets of Moravia’s historic cities empty into pleasant solitude.
Located in southern Bohemia, the historic town of Český Krumlov makes an ideal side trip from Prague. As one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions, there’s plenty to keep sightseers busy for a day or two in this lovely spot sandwiched between the meanders of the River Vltava. Here are the top five sights in Cesky Krumlov.
Prague has garnered itself something of a reputation for its nightlife, especially in the Old Town and around Charles Bridge, where it has become known as a weekend destination popular with European stag parties. However, it is easy to escape any rowdy elements; the nightlife of Prague is not all about beer and late-night clubbing in Wenceslas Square.