The untouched swathes of countryside around Prague in Bohemia are some of the wildest in Europe. And Bohemia has untamed national parks, romantic old towns, fine palaces and Gothic monasteries; there are plenty of surprises on day trips into the Czech countryside.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756 and very early on in his childhood exhibited precocious signs of musical genius; he left Salzburg for the bright lights of Vienna in 1767 and subsequently visited Prague four times in the late 18th century. Following in the footsteps of Mozart in Prague leads across the city from the Staré Město (Old Town) right up to Hradcany and the castle.
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.