The castle which was founded in 1348 by emperor Charles the Fourth, belongs by right to the best known Czech sights. It is set in a picturesque landscape in the basin of the river Berounka. Karlštejn served the King as a residence and simultaneously as a tresury of the imperial crown jewels and the relics of Saints. In the 19th century the castle was reconstructed in the neo-Gothic style.
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Originally a Gothic castle, which was founded in the 14th century, was reconstructed in the years 1720-1725 and in the years 1898-1894. Its last and also the best known proprietor, the successor of the Habsburg throne Franz Ferdinand d Este, lived here with his family till the year 1914. In the same year Franz Ferdinand with his wife Žofie Chotková was assassinated in Sarajevo. In the castle there is a large collection of hunting trophies and old weapons. Also rooms with period equipment remain preserved.
One of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic, situated on the river Vltava. A unique continously built-up area of late Gothic end Renaissance houses. The dominanting feature of the town is a castle which was founded as early as the 13th century, the present outlook is the result of a reconstruction in the 17th century. A unique sight is the castle theatre from the 18th century. The town Český Krumlov is by right a cultural heritage site entered in the UNESCO list.
We recommend a visit to Karlovy Vary, one of the best known spa centres in Bohemia. The town was founded as early as the l4th century by King Charles the IV, but reached its biggest expansion in the l8th and l9th century. Karlovy Vary is situated in a narrow, broken valley of the small river Teplá and has its charm. Many famous personalities took the cure here, e. g. the czar Peter I., Johan Wolfgang Ghoethe, A. S. Puškin, Ludvig van Beethoven. Antonín Dvořák and others. The town is known not only for its medicinal wells, but also for the production of the well known glass by Moser and porcelain.
The ancient town of Kutná Hora with many historic sights is worth seeing. In the middle ages it was the second largest Bohemian town, occasional residence of the Bohemian kings and in the l3th century the extreation of silver started here. One of the best known features of Kutná Hora is the Gothic St. Barbora Cathedral from the l4th century, the visit to which is part of thie trip.
Poděbrady is one of the series of Czech spas. It became a town in the 15 th century. In 1905 minerals well was discovered here and in 1908 the operation of the spa started. The visit to the Poděbrady glass factory "Sklárny Bohemie" with a possibility of a purchase in the company shop is also a part of the trip.
The castle of Hluboká nad Vltavou (on the Vltava river) will hold the visitors, interest with the monumentality. As early as the 13th century there was a Gothic castle here. In the l9th century the castle was completely rebuilt in the Windsor style. It is surrounded by a large English park with a ZOO, present and a small hunting castle.
An ancient town situated in the area of ponds. The beginnings of the town go back to the mid 12th century. Třeboň has a uniuqely preserved centre, in the midle of which is a square with Renaissance houses. From the numerous historic sights the fortification from the 16th century and the castle, originally Gothic, are worth seeing. Třeboň was also declared a cultural heritage site of UNESCO. On special request we are ensuring trips with the scope according to the clinets request.