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Kutná Hora, 71km east of Prague is one of the country’s underrated gems, flush with mystery, history, and prime Czech aesthetics. Dominating its skyline is the epic St. Barbara’s Church and its neighbouring Jesuit College, and strolling through the narrow streets reveals a tapestry of Baroque, Gothic, and Roman style architectural styles displaying the long history of the town. Not seen from afar but noticeable by its cemetery in the front yard is Sedlec Ossuary. After walking through the graves, you reach the entrance to its underground chapel adorned with over 40,000 skeletons artistically arranged in occult fashion. Giant pyramids of skulls, chandeliers made of hip bones, and various shrines made of other skeletal parts emanate a morbid but beautifulRead more.

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Located along the trade routes running into Bohemia, the Český Krumlov Castle was built in the mid-13th century. The castle is considered the second-largest castle complex in all of Central Europe, second only to the Prague Castle. Throughout its long life, the castle has had many owners belonging to some of the wealthiest families in Central Europe. The castle was originally built in the Gothic style but has received multiple renovations by its many owners. Now, the castle boasts aspects of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. One of the most stunning additions made to the castle was the Baroque Theatre. Built in the 17th century, the Baroque Theatre within the castle complex is one of the oldest and best-preserved BaroqueRead more.

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Even though the COVID-19 pandemic might have left you go fun-free this year, there are certainly things to look forward to in the years to come! One of such things are ski resorts, and there are plenty of those to visit in the Czech Republic. Špindlerův Mlýn Špindlerův Mlýn is located next to the Polish border, just 2-3 hours by car (rented or your own) or bus from Prague. It offers some great slopes for beginners, as well as several tricky red and black slopes. Except for traditional skiing, there are other activities you can try: skialpinismus, fresh track, fast pass, and night skiing. On your way there, you can use the ISIC discount for the bus. You can alsoRead more.