Top Choice Castle in Karlštejn

Karlštejn Castle

Prague's most popular day trip is this medieval castle, 30km southwest of the capital and reachable by train. Karlštejn started life in 1348 as a hideaway for the crown jewels and treasury of the Holy Roman Emperor,…
Top Choice Brewery in Plzeň

Pilsner Urquell Brewery

Plzeň's most popular attraction is the tour of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, in operation since 1842 and arguably home to the world's best beer. Entry is by guided tour only, with three tours in English available dai…
Top Choice Castle in Konopiště

Konopiště Chateau

Archduke Franz Ferdinand d’Este, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is famous for being dead – it was his assassination in 1914 that sparked WWI. But the archduke was an enigmatic figure who avoided the intrigues …
Top Choice Castle in Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov State Castle

Český Krumlov's striking Renaissance castle, occupying a promontory high above the town, began life in the 13th century. It acquired its present appearance in the 16th to 18th centuries under the stewardship of the …
Top Choice Museum in Plzeň

Techmania Science Centre

Kids will have a ball at this high-tech, interactive science centre, where they can play with infrared cameras, magnets and many other instructive and fun exhibitions. There's a 3D planetarium (included in the full-…
Church in Mělník

Church of Sts Peter & Paul

Next to the chateau is this 15th-century Gothic church, with baroque furnishings and remnants of its Romanesque predecessor incorporated into the rear of the building. Climb to the top of the church tower (Vyhlídkov…
Church in Český Krumlov

Church of St Vitus

This pretty church, with its signature neo-Gothic tower, is worth a peek inside. The church occasionally hosts classical music concerts. Ask at the nearby Infocentrum at náměstí Svornosti.
Museum in Český Krumlov

Egon Schiele Art Centrum

This excellent private gallery houses a small retro­spective of the controversial Viennese painter Egon Schiele (1890–1918), who lived in Krumlov in 1911, and raised the ire of townsfolk by hiring young girls as nud…
Museum in Český Krumlov

Marionette Museum

This is the better of two museums in town dedicated to puppetry and marionettes. It's a branch of the National Marionette Theatre in Prague and is housed in the former Church of St Jošt. On display is a full range o…
Museum in Český Krumlov

Regional Museum

This small museum features folk art from the Šumava region, archaeology, history, fine arts, furnishings and weapons. The highlight is a room-sized model of Český Krumlov c 1800. Just next to the museum is a small g…