Great & Cheap Day Trips from Prague

Updated On October 8, 2023

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe as well as one of the most popular vacation spots.

However, there are lots of great places around the city you should consider visiting.

In this article, you can find a list of great day-trips from Prague including Gothic castles and Medieval towns.

Also, all these options are budget-friendly and can be done just in a day.


Karlštejn Castle

Karlstejn Castle can be for sure called one of the best day-trips that can be taken from Prague.

Moreover, it is one of the most glorious and beautiful castles in the country.

It is the Roman emperor and Czech King Charles IV who established this magnificent place.

Back then it was a place where royal treasures were stored.

The castle is absolutely huge and has gorgeous eerie architecture.

Karlstejn Castle
Karlstejn Castle

Ceský Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov – it is a Medieval town with a rich history and magnificent architecture that is a UNESCO World Heritage.

The town dates back to the 13th century and is located on the banks of the Vltava River.

Local castle and town hall are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Moreover, it is known for its mixture of Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture that is well-preserved till our days.

To get to this city, you need to take a two-hour ride from Prague.

You can take a one-day trip there or enroll in a tour around various towns in the area.

Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov

Pilsner Urquell Brewery

Prague is known for its excellent cheap beer and lots of travelers visit the city to enjoy it.

The best place to enjoy some great beer in Prague is the Pilsner Urquell Brewery.

The place is known for the first pale lager in the world.

This drink became very popular around the world so numerous breweries replicate it.

Visiting the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, you have an opportunity to learn about the history of this drink and do some sampling as well.

If you want to visit it, just take a one-hour trip from the capital city of the Czech Republic.


Kutná Hora

Located just a few hours away from Prague, Kutná Hora is known for its Gothic St. Barbara’s Church and incredible Medieval architecture.

Among other great places to visit in the are, there is the chapel of Sedlec Ossuary.

The place is known as a “bone church” due to numerous human skeletons used for the chapel decoration.

One other great place is the Gothic and Baroque Cathedral of the Assumption that is located in the place where a Cistercian monastery was located.

Kutná Hora
Kutná Hora

Terezin Concentration Camp

Terezin Concentration Camp is a place with an absolutely dark history and a reminder of one of the most horrible periods.

Located 30 miles north of the capital city, the place was known as a resort for the local nobility.

In 1940, Nazi Germany‘s government turned it into a concentration camp and a Jewish ghetto.

Jews from Czechoslovakia and other European countries were deported there.

According to the data, more than 150 000 people were held in this place befor their transportation to extermination camps.

Living conditions there were horrible and Nazis were extremely brutal so many people died in Terezin.

About 15 000 children were held there but only 150 of them survived.

Today, you can visit the place and learn about the conditions of the camp and its terrifying history.

Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp


Being one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic, Olomouc is known for its incredible charm and amazing Baroque architecture.

It is also called the “Little Prague”.

There are numerous historical and cultural sites around the city including six beautiful Baroque fountains and some incredible churches.

To get there, you can take a train trip that takes about two hours or go there by a car that takes about 3 hours.


Prachov Rock Formations

The Prachov Rock Formations is just an hour away from Prague.

This beautiful rock city is known for its giant rocks, sandstone formations, and absolutely stunning views.

The place is surrounded by beautiful mountains covered with lush woods and gorges.

According to the data, the place dates back to the Mesozoic era when it was a sea bottom.

It is a popular destination for hikers and rock climbers.

Prachov Rock Formations
Prachov Rock Formations

Konopiste Castle

Konopist is one other magnificent castle located not far from Prague.

This four-winged castle has an absolutely epic architecture.

The place is known as the last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

It was his assassination that triggered World War I.

Konopiste Castle
Konopiste Castle

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