We all know that Prague is a magical city. However, if you come here to study, you shouldn’t only stay in our capital city. The Czech Republic is full of beautiful places, castles and chateaux, national parks as well as modern architecture. Majority of those places are accessible by the public transportation. There are plenty of companies where you can rent a car or book a trip with a guide. In order to taste the Czech culture and the atmosphere we would recommend exploring on your own or with a group of friends. Keep in mind that if you are a student of Czech university and you own a student ID card (ISIC card) you can use student discount!
One of the places you should definitely visit is Český Krumlov. It is located in South Bohemia – about 200 km from Prague – and it is one of the most beautiful historic towns in Europe. Český Krumlov is included on the UNESCO list of world cultural and natural heritage sites. Its magical romantic atmosphere will make you never forget about this place. While your stay you need to visit the beautiful Renaissance chateau which is the largest in the Czech Republic outside Prague. You can also watch a play at the chateau theatre’s revolving auditorium.
If you are fan of nature you can discover Bohemian Paradise or Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Its nature gives you perfect conditions for walks or biking. You shouldn’t miss the monumental sandstone arch Pravčická brána which is not just a symbol of the national park – it is the largest natural rock arch anywhere in Europe and believe us – it will take your breath away! It had also charmed Hollywood filmmakers, who shot several scenes for The Chronicles of Narnia here.
We are sure you won’t have any difficulties finding the place that will charm you. If you do find such a place do not hesitate to share it with your friends!