3 castles outside of Prague

I am looking to fill a day trip out of Prague to one of the 3 castles That RS has in the book. If anybody has any recommendations I would appreciate some advice. I have been to Prague before and have done everything inside the city I want. I am staying in Kutna Hora one night already and will be seeing Auschwitz in Poland, so I would like to skip Terezin as I have been to numerous camps over Europe. If anybody could give me any info on these that has visited, it would help me decide. Thanks

Posted by wayner
stevens point, wi, usa
286 posts

Hi from Wisconsin, Kutna Hora is pretty much a one pony show. Visit the ossuari and your done. Konopiste Castle is maybe the most complete castle interior you will ever find. It looks as if the arch-duke has just left for another kill and will return in the evening. But don't over look what Prague has to offer. You might be much better off having a few beers on patios in Prague while you gape at the architecture than running around claiming to have seen things. If you are a check list type of tourist, I bet you could rent a car and do Kutna Hora and Konopiste in a day. You wouldn't enjoy either, but you could check them off. Heck and throw in Czesky Krumlov. OK I exaggerate. If you are spending a week in Prague and have a few days for other sights I would list: Konopiste, Czesky Krumlov, and then Kutna Hora. An under appreciated and under visited city, at the other end of the Czech Republic is Brno. A university city so it is lively. And yet a very picturesque old town. And Gregor Mendel lived and did his work there.
wayne iNWI