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.
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November 23, 2015
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.
September 14, 2015
Prague was invaded by the Nazis in early 1939 during the escalation of World War II and remained under occupation until the end of the war in 1945; subsequently the Soviet Union took over the Czechoslovakia in 1948 following the controversial Yalta Agreement three years earlier. Tours of WWII and communist history in Prague are increasingly in demand as a new generation of visitors learn of the horrors of the 20th century at war.
August 19, 2015
Prague might be a city of cobbled streets – rough on pushchairs – and hills that are hard on little legs but dig around and the city has plenty of options for entertaining a growing brood. Here are ten family-friendly activities in Prague to enjoy on family holidays.
June 15, 2015
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.
May 30, 2015
The Czech Republic is gearing up for another summer of culture and fun – here’s the pick of the summer festivals in Prague.