I am going to be in Budapest and Vienna next month and want to schedule a side trip to Milevsko Czechoslovakia to visit the birth place of my great grand parents. Any suggestions as to an easy way to get there from either city or any information about the town is greatly appreciated. It is my understanding that it located about 40km souhtwest of Prague.
The easiest way to get to Milevsko appears to me: Depart from Wien Franz-Josefs Bahnhof at 06:22. Direction of train is to Plzen (Pilsen). Get off at Razice and take another train direction to Tabor. Get off at Milevsko at 12:17. You can also rent a car and drive or go by bus but the train seems the easiest way to me.
There are of course more trains going but most of them you have to change more than once.
Thank you for the reply, I hate to spend 6 or more hours on a train to travel 125 miles.. I guess its bus or rent a car to get there as my time is worth more to me than the savings of the train. Again I appreciate the information.
Don't give up on your heritage. Lots of famous Czechs were either born or lived there. My suggestion is after you have seen Prague to hire a guide service, like maybe Mike's Chauffer, to take you on a day trip through the area of Milevsko which is about 20km northwest of Tabor.
BTW, here's town's website:
Trust me I wont give up, I have been looking for this very information for years. What it does do is allow me the opportunity to begin planning another trip to Europe to see all the cities I need to visit in the Czech Republic and return to Hungary where my wife was born.
Be aware that highway travel in that part of E Europe is not as fast as it is here. You travel through lots of small towns where the speed limit is not posted and is usually 15 or 20 mph.
Also realize that petrol is double the cost in the US. For me the easy way to get there is by train.
I appreciate the tips but have decided not to travel to Milevsko this trip. I just don't have enough information on what i am looking for. So it will give me an excuse to return another time! Maybe in a couple years we will tour Prague & visit all the family sites that I will research as well as return to Budapest