Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape for one day by rented car

Lednice neighbourhood has always been popular among people. First farmers lived there four thousands years ago. Hand-in-hand with invention of money and the opportunity to show wealth, the original fortress became a castle. It was 17th century but it seems that owners sympatized with local prehistoric inhabitants, because they built an artificial cave with stalactites. Some made from a plaster, some ripped in Moravia carst. At the end of 17th century a ridding-hall was build by a project of a famous architecter J.B.Fischer from Erlach. The ridding-hall is nowadays the oldest well-preserved building of the castle.

The first historical record of this locality dates from 1222. At that time there stood a Gothic fort with courtyard, which was lent by Czech King Václav I to Austrian nobleman Sigfried Sirotek in 1249.

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Crossing the Czech Republic in a rented car

We offer you another interesting idea for weekend trips. Rent a car in RUNWELL and move in the direction czech mountain Rip, which is Mecca for czech people. 

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Castle Zleby: from Prague to romantic place with runwell rent a car

The castle in Old England style is situated not so far from UNESCO city Kutna Hora, this is 100 km from Prague by rented car.

The first mention of the castle dates to the 13th century. Today the castle žleby is famous for its large and interesting collection of military uniforms, a collection of leather Wallpaper, mosaics, stained glass Windows, antique lighting and furniture, as well as other interesting collections. Special mention deserve the collections of porcelain, glass and ceramics. In one of the galleries exhibited a collection of portraits of the 16th century.

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UNESCO places in Czech republic by rental car: Zelena Hora and Villa Tugendhat

The route to Zelena Hora is 2 hours from Prague and 1 hour from Brno, but we recommend tо visit Tugendhat Villa in Brno. The pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk near the monastery in Žďár was built thanks to the longtime, close and immensely fruitful cooperation of two extraordinary people. The impulse was given by Václav Vejmluva, an abbot of the Cistercian monastery in Žďár, who was a proven devotee of John of Nepomuk before he was beatified as well as after he was canonized.

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UNESCO places in Czechia by rental car from Prague

Registrations in the UNESCO cultural heritage list are not bestowed lightly; there are less than a thousand in the whole world but you can find twelve of them in the Czech Republic. Apart from the historical centre of Prague, Český Krumlov, Kutná Hora and Telč these for example include the Functionalist Villa Tugendhat in Brno designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the historical gardens and chateau in Kroměříž and the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk steeped in symbolism in Žďár nad Sázavou.

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A carnival festival 2017 in Česky Krumlov

A carnival festival will descend upon Český Krumlov between Saturday 25 and Tuesday 28 February 2017. For the entire four days inhabitants and visitors can enjoy a wonderful spectacle of the coloured masque procession, travelling jugglers and musicians, good food and drinks but also traditional carnival entertainment.

This year we will mark exactly 10 years since the first procession in Český Krumlov was held. On that occasion you can visit an exhibition of photographs and artefacts from the last 10th year of "carnival procession". This exhibition will be located in the school gallery in the Monasteries of Český Krumlov during February.

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Roudnice nad Labem from Prague by rental car

Roudnice nad Labem is a small town on the left bank of the Labe (Elba) River. It has a population of approximately 13 500 and covers an area of 16,67 km². The town is situated near the site of Říp, notable for its connection with the legend of Praotec Čech. Hire a car in RUNWELL company and let's go!

Roudnice stone bridge was the third oldest stone bridge in Bohemia (after Judith bridge in Prague and Písek bridge) and it was built at the expense of Prague bishop Jan IV of Dražice, who probably got the idea of connecting the two Elbe banks during his stay at the Papal court in Avignon in the south of France, if not sooner. The building of the bridge was successfully completed in1340.

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Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora is located at a distance of 60 km from Prague. Taking a hire car in the center of Prague and visit this remarkable museum city, you have a good time and get pleasant memories of meeting new and interesting places of the Czech Republic.

At the time, Kutná Hora was the main wealth of the Czech land because the town was mined silver, and mined it in large quantities. The town was called a treasure trove of behind the scenes of Czechia and was raised to the second stage after Prague thanks to its untold riches. The city is a prime example of high-rise and gradual fading former glory.

In the city, you can see many sights and monuments of Gothic architecture.

The most famous of them are the Cathedral of St. Barbara (1388-1547) –

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Welcome to the Pilsner Urquell beer factory!

The RUNWELL Rent a Car and Pilsner Urquell Brewery invites you to take a unique tour. You will experience adventure and entertainment in the historic cellars, learn about the brewing process and taste the excellent lager!

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Health Resorts in Czech Republic: Marianske Lazne

Mariánské Lázně are romantic colonnades, charming pavilions, pleasant cafes and cozy hotels. The town is endowed with many healing mineral springs and revels in a unique atmosphere that attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to soak up this atmosphere. It is a place where history meets today and where a pleasant holiday means everything from spa relaxation through to actively participating in sports & walks and finally ending your day relaxing to a variety of entertainment programs. The first written record dates back to 1273, when there was a village of Úšovice. The springs first appear in a document dating from 1341 where they are called "the Auschowitzer springs" belonging to the Tepl Abbey. The place obtained its current name of Marienbad in 1808; became a watering-place in 1818, and received its charter as a town in 1868.

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Health Resorts in Czech Republic: Frantiskovy Lazne

Franzensbad was founded April 27, 1793 as a Village of Emperor Franz and in 1807 they were officially recognized name Franzensbad. They are named after the Emperor Francis I., who is considered the founder.
From the initial rural bath with one - Františkovy spring, wooden colonnade, several spa houses a Social house very quickly became one of the most popular European spas.
The original street village with today's National class in the form of spa promenade has been extended for another three parallel roads and became the appearance of the city. To create a truly spa environment, surrounded františkolázeňští today's historic center by a wide belt of English parks, which should give the village form of garden city. All new streets led every circuit of greenery and created one of the most beautiful spa towns in Europe -   created a bath in the sea parks and woodlands.

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Czech Nature: Bořená Hora

Bořená Hora is the diving place near Prague, in the district Stetkovice. Old quarry and springs created nice location for relaxation. If you like to dive and are pressed for time - use this diving station for short-term submersion.

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Prachov Rocks (Prachovské skály)

The most popular sandstone rock town in the Bohemian Paradise is situated about 10 km northwest from Jicin and near 60 km from Prague.

You can rent a car in the center of Prague in RUNWELL and go to this part of Bohemian Paradise.

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קרלסבד

Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) is the most famous spa town in the Czech republic. A lot of people love it for its unique multi-layered architecture that adds to the atmosphere of peace and comfort.

The town is famous for its 12 thermal mineral springs as well as for the so-called “13th spring” Becherovka, mineral water Mattoni, traditional wafers and Moser crystal.

A most picturesque highway R6 connects Prague and Karlovy Vary. The surrounding hill forests are particularly beautiful in autumn when the leaves fade into different colors and opalesce in the sun. In spring and summer the fields along the highway please the eye with their herbs and may even surprise you with passing by hares and roe deer. An important stop on the way to Karlovy Vary is Krušovice Brewery.

If you are renting a RUNWELL car for a trip around picturesque places in the Czech republic, have a look at the must-visit list of sights for you.

1. Loket Castle

Apart from being one of the oldest historical stone castles in the Czech lands, it is also known as a location in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. Loket Castle was a hunting residence for the Luxembourg dynasty. It is very easy to remember the year of its foundation – 1234 – but the name of the architect remains unknown to public.

After you have managed to see the castle and to enjoy the medieval atmosphere, we highly recommend you to visitSvatošské scaly (Svatoš Rocks) 6 km from Loket. The high rocky pillars look absolutely astonishing, especially with all those rock-climbers hanging on them all throughout the year. 

2. Bečov Fortress upon the River Teplá

The fortress was originally intended to be a service building for collecting taxes and protecting the town from foreigners in the 1300s. However, it eventually became a fine sample of medieval architecture. The castle chapel of the Visitation of Holy Mary is particularly noteworthy being decorated with mural paintings from the 15th century. In the castle Bečov nad Telou you will find St. Maurus reliquary that was made in the 11th century as a container for John the Baptist’s, St. Maurus’s and St. Timothy’s relics.

3. Doubská hora – Aberg

Doubská hora (Aberg is its modern name) is a perfect viewing platform. The watchtower overlooks the Ore Mountains (Krušné hory), the Doupov Mountains (Doupovské hory), part of Slavkov forest (Slavkovský les), the ruins of Andělská hora castle as well as Diana and Goethe watchtowers.

4. Karlovy Vary race track

The racetrack was constructed in 1899 and still is a place of the brightest emotions – from the favorites’ victories to black horses’ triumphs. The best Austro-Hungarian racetrack is absolutely worth visiting if for the time being the royal horse races in the UK are distant future for you.

5. Teplá monastery

The story of the foundation of the monastery is associated with the Third Crusade initiated by Henry VI.

It was founded in 1193 by a Bohemian nobleman Hroznata. He ran the monastery at that time and was engaged in its development and enrichment. Once he was taken prisoner by robbers who demanded ransom for his release. Hroznata, however, did not allow the abbot to pay the ransom, died in prison and was beatified by the Church. Today Teplá monastery belongs to the Premonstratensian Order.

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Prague (Praha) – Konopiště – Červená Lhota – Hluboká nad Vltavou – Český Krumlov

No trip to the Czech republic is complete without a visit to Český Krumlov. The town is listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and there is no overestimating this small town with its beautiful castle that is one of the best sights in the Czech republic. We recommend you not to put off the trip there, but rather rent a RUNWELL car and go on this fascinating journey into the Middle Ages.

The Vltava River, being a most important trade route for the whole Bohemia in the past, makes three fancy turns flowing across Český Krumlov. The foundation of the town dates back to the 13th century, and since that time a lot of outstanding people have been its landlords or residents – the emperors Rudolph II and Ferdinand II, Julius Caesar of Austria, a maniac and schizophrenic, who nearly killed his mistress and was constantly bursting into aggression, and several rich and influential European families – the Rosenbergs, the Eggenbergs and the Schwarzenbergs (who possessed the castle till 1945).

It is a 180 km (110 miles) ride from Prague to Český Krumlov, and you can make this trip fascinating as well by renting a car and stopping at some interesting places on your way.

Just 50 km (31 miles) from Prague, there is a famous castle Konopiště founded in the 13th century, which played an important role in the Hussite Wars. Having been ravaged by the Swiss, the castle was bought by Franz Ferdinand d’Este, an heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. He ordered to have the castle rebuilt and equipped with a shooting range and several hunter’s halls filled up with Franz Ferdinand’s own trophies. Apart from stuffed animals, you can also find an arms collection in the endless castle halls in Konopiště. Franz Ferdinand, however, fell victim to bloodiness – he died as a result of assassination committed by Gavrilo Princip, which marked the beginning of the 1stWorld War.

We highly recommend visiting the castle of Červená Lhota, close to a small town Jindřichův Hradec, that is 75 km (46 miles) from Konopiště on the way to Český Krumlov. The castle is known for the color of its walls and its somewhat bloodthirsty history. It was originally built white and looked like a gingerbread house. Once a beautiful princess, who lived in the castle, decided to commit suicide – either out of boredom or after failure in love. On second thought, already falling down, the princess decided she wanted to stay alive and tried to catch hold of the wall. However, she didn’t succeed and left a trail of blood on the gingerbread walls. No matter how hard they tried, people couldn’t neither wash it off nor paint it over with white paint. So they decided to paint the walls red and, for the sake of lightness, made a hedge maze in the garden of Červená Lhota, which you can enjoy on your way to Český Krumlov.

Hluboká nad Vltavou is another place worth visiting on the route from Prague to Český Krumlov. It is a 50 km (31 miles) ride from Červená Lhota. The magnificent gothic castle is situated on an 89-meter (292-feet) high cliff and has 140 rooms, 11 towers, 2 courtyards, a greenhouse, stables and a beautiful botanical garden full of rare plants, with its own system of ponds.

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האגם בוהמיה

The Lipno Dam is a dam and hydroelectric plant constructed along the Vltava River in the Czech Republic.

 

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