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Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It's a fairy-tale town of magical beauty, situated on the Vltava River in central Bohemia. Prague has been the political, cultural and economic centre of the Czech state for more than 1100 years. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, making the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
If you wish to do some exploring beyond Prague there are many possibilities for excursions. If you do not wish to hire a car or use regular bus or train, several companies offer organized day trips by bus. If you travel on your own by bus or train, a journey take usually longer compare to an organized excursion - transport.
Karlstejn castle is a high Gothic castle founded in 1348. It was built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for safekeeping of the royal treasures, especially Charles's collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Roman Empire. You can go by train from Prague (train station Smichov - tube B), direction Beroun (45 minutes). From the station of Karlstejn it is 30 minutes to go by foot to the castle.
If you like spas and architectural gems try to visit Karlovy Vary. This city is famous for its hot mineral springs and beautiful promenade. The uniqueness of Karlovy Vary lies mainly in balneological treatment that exploits mineral springs. Karlovy Vary lies about 120 km west of Prague. It is the largest and best known spa city in the Czech Republic.
If you are a beer patriot, take a trip toPlzen (located about 90 km west of Prague) or Ceske Budejovice (located 160 km from Prague); both cities are well-known for their brewing industry.