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Kutna Hora, Mikulov, or Trebic?

Hello all! We are hiring a driver to take my family from Prague to Vienna and have the option to stop in Kutna Hora, Mikulov, or Trebic for a few hours. Does anyone have any recommendations? We will be traveling with myself, my husband and our 2 year old son before Easter this year. Thank you for reading!

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It is , of course, subjective but here is my recommendation: 1. Kutna Hora, 2. Mikulov, 3. Trebic. I visited all three towns.

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Hmmm. It depends on what you're looking for. What are you looking for?

Kutna Hora is definitely the most touristy, Mikulov is the most picturesque, and Trebic is the most like a normal Czech town. All have things that are worth visiting. Happy to give recommendations on all of the above, but it really depends on what you'd like to do yourself.

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Thanks. We are just looking to sightsee and make good use of our limited time. We will spend of a max of 3 hours and eat lunch. Thanks for the replies. It seems like Kutna Hora seems to be the best option then. Any specific area to hit there?

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my only concern for you is that Kutna hora is very close to Prague . only about an hour or so by car so it would be a very early stop on a fairly long journey .been there many times and it is a lovely place

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Hi all,

It looks like we decided to head to Mikulov on the way to Vienna. It makes sense for us so our toddler can nap when we leave Prague, and then we will have a shorter drive when we leave Mikulov.

Could you please recommend any places to eat in Mikulov and maybe anything to see? It is only a short stop. I think we will have about 2 hours.

Thank you!

Kristen

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I spent 3 nights in Mikulov last September. I only ate in one restaurant one time while I was there because I was out hiking both days so I was never around for lunch, and 2 of the dinners were picnics in my hotel room. The one place I did eat at was Sojka and Spol and I very much enjoyed the meal. You enter through a small store on the ground floor and the restaurant is upstairs. It's right in the main square, not that anything is far from the main square in Mikulov.

There really isn't very much to "do" in Mikulov. I went there for a rest period of hiking and enjoying nature. You'll get the best views of the city if you can squeeze in some time to walk up one of the nearby hills and get a good view of the town. Those were my favorite spots during my time there.

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Thanks! We will be there in April so hopefully the weather will be good enough to do a bit of hiking.

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I havent been to all three places but Kutna Hora is a nice place to visit. The town is pretty compact and provides a glimpse into medieval times. St. Barbara church and a bone church on the outskirts of the town are the places not to be missed.

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We spent a day in Kutna Hora as when we arrived in Prague it was a holiday and the people on the Charles Bridge looked like ants. So I had to find a plan B. Found Kutna Hora thru Rick Steves' guide book:
Prague & the Czech Republic Guidebook
I would highly recommend this place if you have a limited amount of time. I have not gone to the other two cities.
Yes, the Czechs make the best beer, only DO NOT drink and drive.

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We went to Mikulov last summer and it was beautiful. There are lots of little restaurants and ice cream shops on the main square - we went to one that had some vegetarian options. We also loved some little towns right around there - we stopped at a winery in Palava, and a really great coffee shop (that would be family friendly for lunch) called Cafe Fera in Klentnice (www.cafefara.cz), and Lednice. We also went to Kutna Hora at another time in our trip and I thought it was a lovely town but I most enjoyed going down in the Silver Mines and seeing the cathedral. I don't think you could do the silver mines with your little one. The chateau in Mikulov was closed by the time we got there so we just wondered around town and around the hill where the chateau is and it had the most glorious views of the countryside. It would be stroller friendly too.

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I am wondering how good public transportation is in and around Mikulov, as I am hoping to make some side trips out of the town when I am there. Otherwise, aret there reliable taxisi in the area?