Weekend getaways from Prague!

Reina Cartagena

Prague is beautiful, but if you feel for a little change here is my list for local weekend getaways from Prague! Enjoy.

  • South Moravian Region

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      Czech wine is a thing, and it’s exceptional. If you don’t believe me just take a trip down to South Moravia and consume a bunch of yummy Czech wine. You’ll be hooked, I promise. South Moravia, which is located in the southeast of the country, is the undisputed leader of Czech wine production. Representing 96% of registered vineyards, the South Moravia wine-growing region is around the 49th parallel; the same as the Champagne region in France.

  • Quarry Great America

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      Velká Amerika, which translates Big America and is also called the Czech Grand Canyon, is an abandoned limestone quarry located 30 kilometers southwest of Prague. The quarry is a popular summer escape location for people who live in Prague.

  • Mariánské Lázně

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      Charming Mariánské Lázně is one of the Czech Republic’s most romantic and picturesque towns. Is located in the west of the Czech Republic, is renowned for its mineral springs and its many picturesque viewpoints.

  • Pilsner Urquell Brewery

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      Do you LOVE beer? If the answer is yes! Pilsen, or Plzen in Czech, is the home and birthplace of the iconic Pilsner Urquell brewery. As such it’s also the birthplace of 70% of all the beer crafted and consumed on our planet. Touring the Pilsner Urquell brewery is a MUST DO activity for anyone with even the slightest interest in the history, creation, storage, and consumption of beer. Plus the tour ends with a beer pour, fresh from the massive barrels storing the freshest Pilsner you will ever taste. Yummy!

  • Karlštejn Castle in Karlštejn, Czech Republic

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      Karlstejn Castle, a mere 40-minute train ride from the capital city, is one of the easiest day trips from Prague. Due to its proximity to Prague, and its fairy tale beauty, the castle is the second most visited destination in the Czech Republic. The landscape and nature surrounding Karlstejn are stunning, lush, and peaceful. Karlstejn Castle was built by Charles IV between 1348 and 1365 to house royal treasures and the crown jewels.

  • Krkonoše National Park

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      Krkonose National Park is well worth a visit. Home to the Krkonose (Giant Mountains), the highest peaks in Bohemia, this national park was established in 1962 to protect the numerous bird species and extensive flora, including many species of rare trees, that inhabit the area.

  • Karlovy Vary

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      More than a dozen powerful hot springs, some shooting jets of water 14 meters into the air, have made Karlsbad a health resort for many centuries. It's also well-known for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of Europe's oldest such festivals, and only one of the town's many cultural attractions. Karlovy Vary now has an active performing arts center, along with numerous art galleries and museums.

  • Kutna Hora

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      This small city is just an hour from Prague and the main attraction is this charming little Czech town is The Ossuary (or the bone church). The beautiful church is decorated with human bones from roughly 40,000 people who died in a plague. Another highlight is the Baroque St. Barbara's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in 1338.

  • Bohemian Switzerland National Park

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      Also only a few hours from Prague sits Bohemian Switzerland, a protected national park area that provides fantastic views and will satisfy your fresh air cravings all in one trip. Take a hike through the wilderness, wander the massive rock structures, or explore the old castles that line the hillside in this Eastern European gem. Nestled along the Northeastern border with Germany, this national park is a fantastic place to spend a weekend away from Prague.

  • Český Krumlov

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      Only about 3 hours by bus from Prague, this medieval fairy tale town in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic with a mixture of architectural styles from the 13th century on. You will see Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic elements represented throughout the town, and be sure to take some time to visit the old castles, such as Cesky Krumlov Castle. Want to see the city from the most beautiful viewpoint? Head down to the old town and climb the bell tower — you will not be disappointed.

  • South Moravian Region

    Czech wine is a thing, and it’s exceptional. If you don’t believe me just take a trip down to South Moravia and consume a bunch of yummy Czech wine. You’ll be hooked, I promise. South Moravia, which is located in the southeast of the country, is the undisputed leader of Czech wine production. Representing 96% of registered vineyards, the South Moravia wine-growing region is around the 49th parallel; the same as the Champagne region in France.

    January 3, 2021
  • Quarry Great America

    Velká Amerika, which translates Big America and is also called the Czech Grand Canyon, is an abandoned limestone quarry located 30 kilometers southwest of Prague. The quarry is a popular summer escape location for people who live in Prague.

    January 3, 2021
  • Mariánské Lázně

    Charming Mariánské Lázně is one of the Czech Republic’s most romantic and picturesque towns. Is located in the west of the Czech Republic, is renowned for its mineral springs and its many picturesque viewpoints.

    January 3, 2021
  • Pilsner Urquell Brewery

    Do you LOVE beer? If the answer is yes! Pilsen, or Plzen in Czech, is the home and birthplace of the iconic Pilsner Urquell brewery. As such it’s also the birthplace of 70% of all the beer crafted and consumed on our planet. Touring the Pilsner Urquell brewery is a MUST DO activity for anyone with even the slightest interest in the history, creation, storage, and consumption of beer. Plus the tour ends with a beer pour, fresh from the massive barrels storing the freshest Pilsner you will ever taste. Yummy!

    January 3, 2021
  • Karlštejn Castle

    Karlstejn Castle, a mere 40-minute train ride from the capital city, is one of the easiest day trips from Prague. Due to its proximity to Prague, and its fairy tale beauty, the castle is the second most visited destination in the Czech Republic. The landscape and nature surrounding Karlstejn are stunning, lush, and peaceful. Karlstejn Castle was built by Charles IV between 1348 and 1365 to house royal treasures and the crown jewels.

    January 3, 2021
  • Krkonoše National Park

    Krkonose National Park is well worth a visit. Home to the Krkonose (Giant Mountains), the highest peaks in Bohemia, this national park was established in 1962 to protect the numerous bird species and extensive flora, including many species of rare trees, that inhabit the area.

    January 3, 2021
  • Karlovy Vary

    More than a dozen powerful hot springs, some shooting jets of water 14 meters into the air, have made Karlsbad a health resort for many centuries. It's also well-known for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of Europe's oldest such festivals, and only one of the town's many cultural attractions. Karlovy Vary now has an active performing arts center, along with numerous art galleries and museums.

    January 3, 2021
  • Kutna Hora

    This small city is just an hour from Prague and the main attraction is this charming little Czech town is The Ossuary (or the bone church). The beautiful church is decorated with human bones from roughly 40,000 people who died in a plague. Another highlight is the Baroque St. Barbara's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in 1338.

    January 3, 2021
  • Bohemian Switzerland National Park

    Also only a few hours from Prague sits Bohemian Switzerland, a protected national park area that provides fantastic views and will satisfy your fresh air cravings all in one trip. Take a hike through the wilderness, wander the massive rock structures, or explore the old castles that line the hillside in this Eastern European gem. Nestled along the Northeastern border with Germany, this national park is a fantastic place to spend a weekend away from Prague.

    January 3, 2021
  • Český Krumlov

    Only about 3 hours by bus from Prague, this medieval fairy tale town in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic with a mixture of architectural styles from the 13th century on. You will see Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic elements represented throughout the town, and be sure to take some time to visit the old castles, such as Cesky Krumlov Castle. Want to see the city from the most beautiful viewpoint? Head down to the old town and climb the bell tower — you will not be disappointed.

    January 3, 2021