best day trip from Prague

we will have one free day to go outside the city, what are your suggestions? we are willing to take a bus or train. thanks!

Posted by CL
Salem, Oregon, USA
967 posts

I enjoyed Kutna Hora. Took a day tour but you can do it on your own (follow RS advice in Prague guidebook). Was fun to see the countryside and the ossuary and cathedral were worth the visit.

Posted by Christy
Laguna Beach, CA, USA
271 posts

I only did one but I recommend it! Terezin. I arranged a group tour day trip through Viator. There were 8 of us. It was about an hour ride out from Prague. We spent about 5 hours out there. Very interesting and sobering.

Posted by Robert
Happy Valley, PA
250 posts

Terezin concentration camp or Karlstein Castle. I did each as 1/2-day trips from Prague and they were both worth visiting, of course for different reasons.

Posted by Ilja
1979 posts

Also castles Krivoklat or Konopiste. See more about day trips in Rick Steves book: Prague and the Czech Republic. If you could stay overnight then consider Cesky Krumlov or spa Karlovy Vary.

Posted by Jerry
Madison, WI, US
80 posts

HI Megan - I went to Kutna Hora and was disappointed. Not much there but the bone church. Also went to was fascinating....humbling.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
21697 posts

megan, You might consider a day trip to Cesky Krumlov (a UNESCO World Heritage site), which is one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic. There are day tours offered from Prague, and I believe the duration is about 10 hours. As I recall, there are booths all over offering the tours, or you can check at the T.I. Happy travels!

Posted by Ray
Tigard, OR, USA
363 posts

I would second Kutna Hora. Aside from the Sedlec Ossuary, there is an amazing church right down the road from it: Cathedral of Our Lady At Sedlac. There is also the Church (often mistakenly called a Cathedral)of Saint Barbara....very nice Gothic style. If you wish, you can climb the tower in the Jesuit School (forget the cost) and get a great view. The bridge into town from St. Barbara's is modeled on the Charles Bridge with statues along the way. The silver mine is one of the oldest in Europe and if you aren't claustrophobic, would be worth the trip (make sure to get a tour in English.) Once in town there are a few more buildings and churches worth seeing. I thoroughly enjoyed my day there.