R07 Rychnov Nad Kneznou to Prague
Published: 06/03/2021
This trip is based on the routes that Marc Telkamp drove in 2009 during his tour of the Czech Republic. The routes may differ from the original due to map changes and daily distances.

This route takes you, as the name implies, to Prague. Prague is the capital and largest city of the Central European Republic of the Czech Republic. Its official name is hlavní město Praha, which means capital city Prague. Prague is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Golden City, as one of Prague's nicknames is, is located on the Vltava River. During the existence of the state of Czechoslovakia up to and including the year 1992, Prague was the capital of this nation.

But first enjoy the route, surroundings and beautiful villages that you pass on the way. You should definitely stop in Ledeč nad Sázavou, the city center is of historical importance and is legally protected as an urban monument area.
Lunch is scheduled in Český Šternberk, which is a castle and a town. It is one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic, beautifully situated on an elevation next to the river. The restaurant Pod Hradem ('Under the castle'), a large restaurant with an indoor and outdoor area. The castle is also well worth a visit, the castle has been in the same family for 700 years and has a number of historically furnished rooms. The reception hall in particular has the appearance of a palace with large chandeliers, chairs with thick upholstery and many mirrors. The library with many hundred-year-old books also appeals to the imagination.

Once in Prague, you will stay in a stately hotel to explore from the city. Definitely worth staying here for more than 1 day. Wait you thought of the Charles Bridge, this is a famous bridge over the Vltava in Prague. The bridge connects the Old Town with the Malá Strana district. Until 1841, Charles Bridge was the main link between the Old Town and Prague Castle. Prague Castle, also called Prague Castle or Prague Castle, is located on the hill and castle district of Hradčany. The enclosed castle area is the largest in the world and was built in the 9th century.
Ledeč nad Sázavou
Prague Castle
Useful links:
Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Hotel Havel
Praag, Hotel Assenzio
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Foto's Marc Telkamp

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Prague (; Czech: Praha [ˈpraɦa] (listen), German: Prag, Latin: Praga) is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 13th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated on the Vltava river, Prague is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.7 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with relatively warm summers and chilly winters. Prague is a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe complete with a rich history. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, Prague was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors, most notably of Charles IV (r. 1346–1378). It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city played major roles in the Bohemian and Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War and in 20th-century history as the capital of Czechoslovakia between the World Wars and the post-war Communist era.Prague is home to a number of well-known cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The city has more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas and other historical exhibits. An extensive modern public transportation system connects the city. It is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe.Prague is classified as an "Alpha-" global city according to GaWC studies and ranked sixth in the Tripadvisor world list of best destinations in 2016. In 2019, the city was ranked as 69th most liveable city in the world by Mercer. In the same year, the PICSA Index ranked the city as 13th most liveable city in the world. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination and as of 2017, the city receives more than 8.5 million international visitors annually. In 2017 Prague was listed as the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Rome, and Istanbul.
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