Hello. My wife and I are planning a trip to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic for our 25th anniversary next year. I have the Germany/Austria part of the trip pretty figured out, but I am struggling with the Czech Republic. Obviously, we are going to Prague, but wanted to also visit a less touristy area. Here is what we are currently thinking:
- 2 days/nights in Olomouc (coming from Vienna, Austria) - I've read that this is a gorgeous town and much less touristy.
- 4 days in Prague - Because...obviously, it's Prague.
My problem is that there are a couple of day trips from Prague I have my eye on. One is a full-day trip to Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park in Germany, which looks gorgeous. The other is a full-day trip to Cesky Krumlov. If we were to do one, we would then only have three days to spend in Prague. I know that is obviously not enough, but could it work? Could we get a taste of Prague in 3 days? Are there certain things that are an absolute MUST SEE in 3 days? Any suggestions are welcome. Also, which day trip would be better? I like the thought of getting out into nature and seeing Bastei Bridge in the national park, and worry that we could not do Cesky Krulov justice in a single day trip. Thoughts? We hope to not rent a car and rely on public transportation (trains, preferably).
Also, my wife and I are LGBT. I assume Prague would be relatively LGBT-friendly, but what about Olomouc. We are not going to be making out in the streets or anything, obviously, but would there be any concerns about two middle-aged women sharing a hotel room? We want to feel safe and comfortable on this trip, as it is our 25th anniversary and we feel like celebrating.
Thanks so much!