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Karlstejn Castle

As the most visited, and one of the most beautiful, castles in the Czech Republic, Karlstejn was completed in 1365 under the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV as a royal treasury. The crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire were kept here, as well as, later, the crown of St Wenceslas. These treasures were kept under the chapel of St Cross, the most beautiful part of the castle. The colourful history of Karlstejn comprises many myths and incredible but true stories. It is also claimed that the castle once had its own ghost who murdered fourteen people.

Additionally, the surrounding national forest affords picturesque hiking, while in the nearby village of Svatý Jan Pod Skalou one can visit a beautiful monastery including the 'holy cave' that it was built upon.

Karlštejn Castle is located approximately 20km west of Prague.

By car

Drive will take 30 minutes. Leave Prague from the southwest along Highway 4 in the direction of Strakonice and take exit to the Karlstejn.

By train

The best way to get to Karlstejn is by train (there's no bus service). Trains leave regularly from either Prague's Main Station (at the Hlavní nádrazí metro stop on line C) or from Smíchovské nádrazí, metro line B, and take about 40 minutes to reach Karlstejn.

You can check train schedule here

Cesky Krumlov - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. It is an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries.

Thanks to its unique preserved medieval core, Ceský Krumlov is included on the UNESCO list.

Ceský Krumlov is located about 160 km south of Prague.

The journey to Cesky Krumlov from Prague will take you up to 2h50min.

By car

Driving is the fastest way to get there and will also give you freedom to stop along the way. The Czech countryside is very pretty, with roads gently following the natural landscape and passing through forests, fields and villages. Take D1 to E55 towards Ceské Budejovice/Ceský Krumlov.

By bus

You can get there by Flixbus from 7 EUR. Book your trip here

Or by Student Agency bus from 7.5 EUR. Book your trip here

Karlovy Vary

The world famous spa town of Karlovy Vary, also known by its German name of Karlsbad (or Carlsbad in English), was founded in 1350. The town's visitors over the years have included Casanova, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Kafka, Alphonse Mucha and many representatives of the world film industry who come to Karlovy Vary as guests of the International Film Festival held every year in July.

Karlovy Vary lies in a green valley of the river Teplá (meaning "Warm") springs of which are known to cure metabolic and gastric issues. Visitors still flock to this town of Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings. Five beautiful Colonnades straddle hot springs where visitors try aquatherapy and drink the mineral-rich water.

Whether you go to Karlovy Vary to relax your mind, find a cure or admire the architecture, you will not regret visiting this elegant city.

Karlovy Vary is located about 130 km north-west of Prague.

The journey to Karlovy Vary from Prague will take you up to 2hrs.

By car

If you're going by car, take Hwy. E48 from the western end of Prague and follow it straight through to Karlovy Vary. The spa area is closed to private vehicles, so you'll have to leave the car in one of several parking lots surrounding the area and walk from there.

By bus

You can get there by Flixbus from 6 EUR. Book your trip here

Or by Student Agency bus from 6 EUR. Book your trip here

Kutna Hora - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ancient silver mining town of Kutná Hora is one of the most historically significant towns in the Czech Republic and was the second most important town in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague. The historical town center is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Kutná Hora makes for a great day trip from Prague. It takes a little over an hour to get there, the town has an interesting history and a variety of sights, and you'll be able to experience a place on a much smaller scale than Prague.

Kutná Hora is about 120 km from Prague.

By car

You can drive it in about 1.5 hours in direction of Kolin.

By bus

You can get there by Czech Bus from 2.6 EUR. Check the bus schedule here

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Pedro, October 2018

The flat is easily reachable by public transport and quite near the centre of Prague (approximately 10 mins using the subway). The area is nice and quiet. The flat itself provided enough space and was well equipped. Alexandra was very quick and helpful to respond to any messages. Before the trip she sent a PDF with instructions on how to locate the apartment which proved very useful.

Sebastian, September 2016

Everything was perfect. Alexandra and her mom were really sweet and helpful. Apartment was beautiful, clean and quiet. I loved decorations, very good equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. Neighborhood was beautiful, with many trees, shops, pubs and public transportation. Vše perfektní a krásné, dekuji za ubytování :)

Stanislava, January 2017

Alexandra is a great host. Quick to respond, very helpfull and polite. And the apartment is in a good location, and fully stacked with everything you need . Stayed 1 time and booked for 1 more week already. I recommend.

Andrei, Feb 2019

Perfect apartment and perfect location! Me and my family stayed there for 8 days and the apartment is fully equipped, same as on pictures, in very close proximity to any kinds of transport around. Clean, comfortable and homey! Alexandra is an awesome host, she is very helpful and friendly, we would definitely recommend the apartment to friends and relatives!

Dzhanina, Dec 2015

I was very pleased to stay in this apartment during my stay in Praha. Alexandra pick me up from airport and explained sites and different areas of Praha on our way to apartment. This apartment is in uppermost floor and has beautiful view over city towards Petrin hill and Hradnacy. All necessary equipments are in place, bedroom and living room nicely decorated and WiFi worked well. There are plenty of small restaurants, breakfast places and pubs just around corner which is perfect if you’re lazy to use kitchen. Metro and tram stops are very close by so it is easy to travel to city center too. Vinohrady area is excellent and safe place to stay without tourist crowds - and prices in restaurants+pubs are much lower too. There are also many nice parks for a pleasant morning/evening walk. Alexandra was extremely helpful with everything and communication worked very well all time. I can recommend Alexandra as host to everyone who like to stay in good, clean and well equipped apartment in Praha!

Antti, Sep 2018

I was very pleased to stay in this apartment again in Praha. Alexandra pick me up from airport and when I left she ordered me a taxi. Apartment was tidy and in top shape! Alexandra was extremely helpful with everything and communication worked very well all time. I’m happy to recommend her as a host to everyone who want to stay in nice and peaceful area of Vinohrady in Praha. Thank you Alexandra!

Antti, Apr 2016

Very nice neighborhood close to a lot of things. Host was extremely nice and welcoming. Showed us Around to a lot of things after picking us up from the airport. Made our stay in Prague awesome!

Terry, Jun 2016

Alexandra was an excellent host, provided excellent information on the apartment, how to get there, and what to do in Prague. She was a top rate communicator. The apartment was just as described in the listing, and included those little extras like teas and sugar that we appreciate so much. We were very comfortable, and felt it was a very good location. We would definitely consider staying there again, and would recommend this apartment to other travellers. Thanks Alexandra!

John, Feb 2015

Clean, comfortable, quiet and cozy apartment in a great location. Perfect for singles or couples. Alexandra welcomed us on time and explained everything to us. Her pre-arrival`kit was very helpful. Location very close to main station and Florenc station, well served by public transport and in a very lively neighborhood, though the apartment itself is very quiet. Highly recommended!!!!

Paulo, Dec 2014

Good location in walking distance to the center. Apartment freshly refurbished with nice design. Host very helpful, good communication before and after the stay. The "guide to Prague" sent as a PDF beforehand proved to be very useful.

Tamas, Nov. 2014

We had a wonderful time in Prague. We chose Alexandra`s apartment by chance because it is close to our son who works there. It was in his building! Very close to all transportation, supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. A farmers market is only about 4 blocks away. They apartment is clean, safe, well equipped and comfortable. The bathrooms are well lit and the washing machine is a huge plus. I`d recommend Alexandra`s apartment for anytime of year. Thanks Alexandra!!

Pam, Nov 2015

Amazing apartment with an equally amazing host. Apartment had everything we need and more, such as, wifi, TV, two bathrooms with toiletries and cleaning products. The apartment is also in a great location with easy access to tram and metro lines. The host also provided a great information package prior to and on arrival. Alexandra was extremely helpful to us, particularly on our first night when one of the guests with me accidentally dropped the apartment keys down the lift shaft, she came quickly to help and we were very grateful to her especially as it was a Saturday night! Thanks again Alexandra.

Lisa, Carrie and Danielle, Sep 2018