There’s plenty to see and do in Plzeň and the Pilsner brewery tour is the one thing you should not miss.
Just outside Trocnov in South Bohemia, an unpaved but smooth trail leads through thick forest to a gently sloping. Near the upper end stands a colossal broad shouldered statue of Czech history’s most colossal warrior, Jan Žižka.
The Temelín nuclear power plant between Protivín and Týn nad Vltavou in South Bohemia is probably the most controversial modern structure in the Czech lands, and with recent developments it seems like it will be in the news for some time yet.
By this time of year, keen observers will notice two things have appeared in great quantities in the Czech Republic. One is the cloudy, bottled liquid for sale at markets and streetside stalls and the other is the wicker baskets that people seem to have decided to carry all at once.
The strategy of using a big city as a base for day trips into the surrounding countryside is a popular one, and there are plenty of interesting destinations within an hour or so of Prague.
The Czech lands have some wonderfully colourful traditions connected with Easter, but unless you know where to look, they can be easy to miss.