Looking to explore an old castle and a medieval town? You’re in luck. There is an old Gothic castle perched onto of a hill only about 45 minutes away from Prague. The river also flows nearby and the the small town is beautiful, quaint and worth checking out. Interested? Here’s how to get there. First stop is getting to the main train station — Hlavni Nadrazi. There you can purchase your tickets round-trip for 99 crowns per person. You can do this or you can avoid the hassle all together and just purchase it online at http://www.cd.cz (highly recommended). That way, you can just pull out your smartphone and show them the code (saving paper, yay)! If you’re going during theRead more.

Are you a fan of history? Do you want to get out of Prague and explore somewhere different? There’s a place not too far out where you can learn about some history and hear a few tales about what happened in a certain area called Terezin. Terezin (also known as Theresienstadt) was a concentration camp during the second world war where Czech-jews were rounded up and taken to work about 30 miles north of Prague. Many jews from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Denmark were also held there totalling more than 150,000 (15,000 including children). Less than 150 children survived. The conditions of this concentration camp were very extreme and majority of those who have worked there died from theRead more.

The monumental statue in the center of Old Town Square is one of the most popular meeting places in the city. On sunny days, the benches surrounding the monument’s steps are filled with Italians in expensive sunglasses, American biftads in fraternity shirts, and travelers from all over the globe, eating, drinking, smoking and sending text messages home. Few realize that the bronze man above them, standing defiantly against hurricane-force winds, was deemed a heretic by the Catholic Church, tethered to a stake and roasted alive in 1415 — an event that touched off decades of warfare between reform-minded nationalist Hussites and the country’s German-oriented Roman Catholic leaders. To Czechs, Hus has come to represent national pride and triumph against foreignRead more.