Prague Vltava city view

Czech Republic

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Polka, dumplings, Pilsener? The Czech Republic has more to offer than that. Not far from the world-famous capital of Prague, old castles and enchanted trails wait to be discovered.

Hop on the train in Zurich and our Nightjet partner CD (Czech Railway) takes you to the Czech Republic’s cultural centre in one comfortable night. Famous author Franz Kafka once said: Prague never lets you go…  this dear little mother has sharp claws. This atmospheric city with its winding alleys, many architectural styles, countless museums, operas and theatres is truly fascinating. With its thirty statues of saints, Charles Bridge is the undisputed landmark of the so-called Golden City. However, The Czech Republic also features a proud number of palaces, castles and old manor houses - 2,000 in fact. Adding to this are twelve structures that enjoy UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status. Burg Karlštejn, arguably one of the country’s most famous sights is located on a rock not far from Prague. Charles IV once had it built as a treasure chamber for his coronation jewels. This excursion into the world of the medieval period can be combined with a trip to the Bubovic Waterfalls in the Bohemian Karst region. After that, what could be more perfect than trying one of The Czech Republic’s famous dumplings, not without reason referred to as Wuchters (literally ‘massive ones’) in the Bohemian Forest.