Golden Prague or a town of hundreds towers, whatever you wish to call Prague, this is definitely a starting point of discovering the Czech Republic. Magical Prague has been attracting artists, architects, composers, writers, painters for centuries. Nowadays visitors can admire well-preserved historical Prague centre guiding them through all architectural styles as well as modern centres of business, shopping and leisure being developed during the last ten years. More details on Prague’s attractions to be found on www.PragueCityBreaks.com.
Kutna Hora was founded in the 13th century and after Prague it was the second most important town in the kingdom of Bohemia thanks to its prosperous silver mining. The Bohemian kings had their residence in the city of Kutna Hora which was the mint for "Prague Penny". Kutna Hora was declared a world heritage and has been protected by Unesco. Besides a complex of renovated historical town houses, you can visit the Museum of Silver Mining, the St. Barbora Cathedral, or the Ossuary in Sedlec. Reserve your time over the third weekend of June as there is annually the Royal Festival of Silver that takes you back into the Gothic times of 14th and 15th century based on historical facts and knowledge of the town´s life in that period of time. Entrance fee: Adults 80 CZK, Children 40 CZK. Visitors in the medieval costumes - Adults 50 CZK, Children 25 CZK. A rich program that will entertain the whole family!!!
One of the most popular and oldest castles in the Czech Republic looms on the rock above the river. It was founded in 1241 in the vicinity of the town Benesov. At the castle you can admire one of the largest collections of the graphical sheets with the 30-year war motives as well as one of the most extensive collections of copperplate prints and antique weapons. The castle underwent an extensive Baroque reconstruction and is decorated with stuccos. The castle was returned to the house of Sternberks, who live in the castle at the moment. Exciting night tours available too, though only for groups of minimum 10 persons. There is also a fine castle restaurant.
Hours: April, October: Sat-Sun 9:00-16:00, May, September Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00, June - August Tue-Sun 9:00-18:00
Addmission: Adults 60 CZK, Children 30 CZK; Translated guidance Adults 130 CZK, Children 80 CZK. Night tours at 250 CZK per person (minimum 10 persons).
Tocnik is a royal castle built by the king Wenceslas IV as a residence of the Czech and German king in the 14th century. A Gothic castle with Renaissance elements added later. Preserved interiors reveal the Medieval times. Every year there are "Medieval Fests" scheduled for July 5-6. A rich program including a theatre, a feast, a medieval market and others. Great fun!
During summer weekends there are various performances.
Hours: March, April: Sat-Sun 10:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00, May: Tue-Sun 10:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00, June: Tue-Sun 10:00-12:00, 13:00-18:00, July - August: Tue-Sun 9:00-12:00, 13:00-18:00, September: Tue-Sun 10:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00, October: Sat-Sun 10:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00
Admission: Adults 60 CZK, Children 30 CZK.
Something for boys and daddies! Collection of bikes and motorbikes produced in a period 1885 - 1955. Non-barrier access, vintage cars bazaar, refreshment available. Parking free.
Hours: April - October: Tue - Sun 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00, December: Tue-Sun 10:00-16:00
Adddmission: Adults 40 CZK, Children 20 CZK.
An interesting spot for boys and dads. The museum is located in the oldest production area of the factory. There is a permanent exhibition of 100th year history of Skoda cars, vintage models of Laurin and Klement trademarks (founders of the car factory), bicycles, motorbikes, first Skoda cars, models and prototypes, racing cars and a personal armoured government car from 1948-53. There is also a gallery of motors.
Hours: January - December: Mon-Sun 9:00-17:00
Addmission: Adults 40 CZK, Children 20 CZK; Family ticket 90 CZK; foreign language explanation 140 CZK per person