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Best attractions just outside Prague

Best attractions just outside Prague

The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a place you simply must visit at least once in a lifetime. With its medieval architecture, extravagant statues and bohemian atmosphere, Prague welcomes and seduces any visitor and convinces them it is worth returning over and over again. But traveling outside the city is a wonderful option, so here are the best attractions just outside Prague to have in mind.

The destiny of Prague and Bohemia is linked to the River Vltava. Wrapped around the river, following its path, you will discover the picturesque little town of Cesky Krumlov. The famous Tarantino and Roth movies Hostel I and II were shot here and the place is the most popular English-speaking destination just outside of Prague.

The town is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and features the second largest castle in the country, the Krumlov Castle and Tower. So history and nature entwine here, as you are also invited to breathe in the fresh air of the Vltava turns. But if high art is what you are looking for, you can visit the Egon Schiele Art Center, which features pieces by Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall and Keith Haring.

Another outing you can plan if you find yourself in Prague is a trip to Karlovy Vary. This is a famous spa town established in 1350 by Charles IV, king of Czechia and the Holy Roman Empire. The place is an oasis of quiet and beauty set in the valley of the Tepla river. Art Nouveau and the Baroque find their home here, in this elegant historical city.

The only problem is that there is no convenient train from Prague to Karlovy Vary. Actually, this is no problem, since you can always book a Prague transfer to take you to and from your destination and even on tour.