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1. Posted by mrssfraser (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

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My family (two boys and my husband) and I will be in the Czech Republic this March. We are planning a few days in Czech, not neccessarily in Prague. I am facinated by the church in Kunta Hora, and have seen many reccomendations to go to Cesky Krumlov. Any other strong reccomendations? From Czech we are going to Vienna, I thought we could go to Cesky Krumlov on the way there. Any input is appreciated.
Thanks,
Saffron

2. Posted by Stockczech (Full Member 30 posts) 9y

Hi Saffron,
You don't say how old your two boys are, but I guess they will LOVE the Ossuary at Kutna Hora - it's the sort of thing that appeals to small boys of any age!

I'd definitely include Cesky Krumlov in your itinerary. It's a beautiful place, and again there are museums that will appeal to youngsters (try the waxworks). On your way there from Prague you could stop off at Tabor - full of history.

You don't say how you are travelling. If you have a car there are plenty of places within easy reach of Prague. You should certainly visit some of the castles - Karlstejn, Kriklovat, Konopiste all make good trips out from the capital.

Melnik and Pardubice are two pretty towns both easily within reach of Prague, and small enough to cover in a day.

If you are relying on public transport there are still lots of places easy to reach, but sometimes the trains are a bit slow.

I'd recommend The Bradt Guide to the Czech Republic (ISBN 1 84162 150 1) for good travel information.

Oh, and you should try and make time to visit Terezin. Very thought-provoking.

Sheila

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Mrssfraser

How about this place.
I plan, to go there myself, with my boyfriend and daughter, but have not got around to it, yet.

www.uncleharry.cz

Mel

4. Posted by PeteW27 (Budding Member 50 posts) 9y

Quoting mrssfraser

My family (two boys and my husband) and I will be in the Czech Republic this March. We are planning a few days in Czech, not neccessarily in Prague. I am facinated by the church in Kunta Hora, and have seen many reccomendations to go to Cesky Krumlov. Any other strong reccomendations? From Czech we are going to Vienna, I thought we could go to Cesky Krumlov on the way there. Any input is appreciated.
Thanks,
Saffron

Hi Saffron,

Kutna (!) Hora's church is fascinating in the same way places like Pompeii in Italy is, and certainly one for boys, although not if they are really young. It is good that you are not actually going to just do what most tourists to and stay in Prague as the rest of the country is pretty special. Cesky Krumlov is amazing, although you might find the bear they have in the moat of the castle a bit distressing. Another way to go to Vienna is to go via Moravia. Places like Olomouc (more towards Poland but only 3 hours from Vienna) are also stunningly beautiful. I am returning there in late march (as well as Prague and Plzen) Oh yeh, Plzen is one for your hubby, it is the home of Plzener Urquell and that most brilliant of czech beers Gambrinus! It is probably the only chance in a long while he is going to have a proper pint, so if he good, go there!!!! It is only 2 hrs from Prague so worth a day trip. Enjoy it, the CZ is quality.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 8, 2007, at 5:40 AM by PeteW27 ]