Are you thinking about where to go for the weekend and where to recharge your batteries, or do you want to discover new places?
The Jihlava Catacombs
In terms of area, this is the second largest labyrinth in the Czech Republic. The corridors in the rocks have been driven on several levels with a total length of 25 km and an area of 50,000 m2. The underground levels were gradually built from the 14th century and are connected via passageways. The most visited mystery of the Jihlava catacombs is the “shining corridor”, which is covered with a whitish coating which has a greenish phosphoresce after it is lit. It was discovered in 1978 at a depth of 11 m by amateur spelunkers. The underground corridors are 0.8 - 1.2 meters wide and 1.2 to 3.5 meters high, and the temperature is between 8-12 degrees Celsius.
EA TIP: After visiting the Jihlava Catacombs, go and have a good meal at Jihlavský Parlament na Terasách, which offers fresh and well-prepared food.
Municipal and Historical Museum in Hradec Králové
The beginnings of the museum in Hradec Králové go back to 1880 when the municipal museum was founded. Its collections were first opened to the public on 1 February 1885 in the St. Wenceslaus Chapel in Žižkov Square.
Today, the Museum of East Bohemia in Hradec Králové is the largest regional museum in the Hradec Králové Region, and since 2001 it has been a state-funded institution established by the Hradec Králové Region. Currently, the museum has archaeological, historical and natural history collections of approximately three million collection items, including items that are a part of the accompanying documentation. Since 1993, the Monument to the Battle of 1866 at Chlum has also been a part of the museum.
EA Tip: Pink roasted lamb tenderloin, river perch roasted filet, fresh strawberries with nougat and pistachio ice cream ... this is just a small insight into menu of the renowned EA Hotel Tereziánský dvůr restaurant, which we encourage you to visit.
Folk architecture open air museum (super tip for a trip with children)
If you wish to discover more than just Prague’s famous sights, go on the edge of the city. The Řepora medieval open-air museum is located in the beautiful protected natural area between Stodůlky and Řeporyje in Prague.
The village was founded as a replica of a village from the 14th century and continues to grow. It is unique in that it is built using period building technology with only natural materials. Here you can see, for example, how a potter, blacksmith, fisherman or a cottager lived. You will see how the homestead of a magistrate and medieval tavern looked, and last but not least, you can also visit the church and cemetery. The village is surrounded by a wooden palisade with an entrance gate and towers. Behind the gates you will find a gallows hillock and a pagan cult area with a sacred tree. The village is enlivened by livestock (sheep and goats) and also has several natural lakes with many species of fish, as well as crayfish, which are normally not found in Prague.
EA Tip: Accommodation at EA Hotel Jelení dvůr, which is within walking distance of the Prague Castle and the unique atmosphere of Old Town.