It makes even Prague’s historic center pale (if only a little) by comparison.
Like Prague, Cesky Krumlov is situated on both banks of the Vltava River, and its castle sits hilltop. The castle, for instance, in contrast to the 10th-century Prague Castle, was founded in the 13th century.
Which means a lot of really old and really amazing buildings and sites have been extremely well persevered over the last eight centuries. If you guys are looking for a great hotel or hostel make sure to check out our guide to the best places to stay in Prague!
As of this writing, the Czech Republic contains 12 World Heritage Sites, as you will see below. Visit these sites on a day trip from Prague, or spend a couple of days at each one. It will come as no surprise that Prague’s historic city center was the first site to make the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Now, UNESCO is involved in many projects worldwide, fostering tolerance, establishing research laboratories, and protecting various World Heritage Sites.
The Czech Republic is fortunate enough to have been largely spared the extreme architectural havoc wreaked upon much of the rest of Europe during the world wars.
Telč, in Moravia, was the third and last area to be entered on the World Heritage List in 1992.
This delightful little town dates from approximately the 13th century.
Probably because of its slender iron structure it is called the Wallachian Eiffel tower.
There are 12 UNESCO sites in the Czech Republic…and you should visit ALL of them on a day trip (or longer) from Prague!