Visiting Novy Knin and its gold museum makes an educational and enlightening day trip from Prague into rural Bohemia.
Established in 1972 and lying north of Prague, the Elbe Sandstones natural reserve (Labské pískovce in Czech) straddles the Czech border with Saxony in Germany; it is home to the Elbe River and a series of bizarre geological formations. Exploring Elbe Sandstones natural reserve means visiting two countries in one day.
Visiting the Czech Republic’s Bohemian countryside uncovers a natural world of great beauty, imposing castles and a chance to sample Czech beers, among other adventures.
Prague is easily explored on foot, with a comprehensive range of guided walking tours available to visitors. But nowadays there are also many other exciting ways of discovering the city’s charms — here are five new ways of exploring Prague.
Visiting Žebrák and Točník from Prague leads into the ancient and untamed landscapes of Central Bohemia for a tour of twin historic castles. Now in the hands of the Czech state, which is slowly funding their restoration, both were built as royal palaces and stand virtually side by side cresting neighboring hilltops; they are just a 40-minute drive from Prague.
All visitors to Prague wind up in Old Town Square to see the dancing carillon on the astronomical clock, and most climb to the top of the Old Town Hall to view the Staré Město laid out in its Gothic and Baroque splendor below. Until recently, however, few have had the chance to explore Prague underground.