UNESCO Protected Sites In Czech Republic

6 day round trip

Order Tour Code: PAC 10
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season Tour available in winter season

Day 1
Holasovice click on: Holasovice village protected by UNESCO
Cesky Krumlov click on: Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town protected by UNESCO
Cesky Krumlov - overnight
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

Day 2
Trebon click on: Trebon castle and medieval town
Telc click on: Telc medieval town and castle
Trebic click on: Trebic medieval ghetto protected by UNESCO and basilica
Trebic - overnight
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

Day 3
Lednice click on: Lednice and Valtice
Valtice click on: Lednice and Valtice
Brno click on: Brno and Slavkov battlefield
Brno - overnight
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

Day 4
Brno - villa Tugendhat click on:
Kromeriz click on: Kromeriz country trip
Olomouc click on: Olomouc country trip
Olomouc - overnight
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

Day 5
Olomouc click on: Olomouc country trip
Litomysl click on: Litomysl
Zelena Hora click on: Green Hill
Kutna Hora click on: Kutna Hora medieval town
Kutna Hora - overnight
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

Day 6
Kutna Hora, Sedlec click on: Kutna Hora medieval town ,
back to Prague

8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

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Day 1
Holasovice - historical village
The first written document of its existence dates back to 1263. There were 20 estates in the village that gained the appearance of South-Bohemian folk Baroque as we know it today between 1840 and 1880 . The impressive urban complex of the village with a spacious rectangular village square is lined with a cosistent line of houses creating an impressive architectonic work of a unified concept.
Cesky Krumlov
The town originated in the 13th century , the castle in the ownership of Lords of Vitkoveci is documented in 1253. The exceptionally impressive set up of the town in the meanders of the Vltava valley was not even disturbed in the modern era . The town preserved its original Gothic and Renaissance urbanity structure documenting tze high level of building and artwork in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Cesky Krumlov - overnight

Day 2
Trebon This is a UNESCO biosphere reserve due to the hundreds of ponds and creeks built here in the middle ages.
Telc
The area below the lord´s estate , from which a Romanesque church tower has been preserved , existed probably already in the 11th cetury. In the mid 13th century , a structure of ponds and fortification was created , forming together a fortress protected by water . The unique appearance of the square is a result of the mixture of Renaissance and Baroque facades with Gothic bases and narrow ground plans.
Trebic The Jewish quarter together with the 11th century basilica are protected by UNESCO .
Trebic - overnight

Day 3
Lednice-Valtice - cultural landscape The Lednice-Valtice region is a unique example documenting a gradual influance of human work on landscape , having its climax from the 17th to 19th century. The cultural landscape creates an illusion of being magnified by creating view of surroundings . It represents a unique value for its dendrology and entomology and includes seven natural preserves.
Brno
Brno - overnight

Day 4
Brno - Villa Tugendhat
The modernist villa designed by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rode is considered one of the most important pieces of the world´s modern architecture . the villa was built on a tilting slope between 1929-1930 and it still bears the name of the original owners ( who emigrated in 1938 ). The building has a rectangular ground plan and is an example of a no-corridor house of a single space with a steal framework . The main living area is divided by portable walls into individual functional parts - library with an office , living room, dining room. The utility part of the house is incorporated into the slope , with the garden oriented towards south-west spreading below it. The top terrace and bedrooms offer a good viewing opportunity.

Kromeriz - chateau with the Chateau Game Preserve and Flower Garden
Today´s castle was built on the place of what was a fort probably in the 9th century , which was replaced with a Gothic Bishop castle rebuilt in the 16th century into a renaissance residency of bishops of Olomouc.In 1777, the Bishopric of Olomouc was promoted to archbishopric , increasing the prestige of the chateau and the town of Kromeriz itself.
Olomouc - overnight

Day 5
Olomouc - Holy Trinity Column
The city of Olomouc founded in the 9th century is still considered the cultural and social center of Moravia. The Trinity Column can be considered as a pearl of Olomouc city center . Its height is 32 metres and it is decorated with 18 sculptures of saints in a larger than life size , relief of 12 apostles , the relief of Victory , hope and Love and a group of angels carrying light . The top is crowned with a sculptural group of the Holiest Trinity , this work was made from gold-plated copper and was created exclusively by local artists.

Litomysl - chateau
In 1567 , the Litomysl area was gained by the powerful Pernstejn family and the Supreme Chancellor of the Czech Kingdom Vratislav of Pernstejn chose it as his main seat . He had the original castle rebuilt into a monumental Renaissance Chateau in a North Italian style between 1568-1581 .

Zelena Hora - Pilgrim church of St. Jan Nepomucky ( Zdar nad Sazavou )
The construction of the church between 1719-22 was ordered by abbot Vaclav Vejmluva of teh Cistercian monastery in Zdar , admirer of martyr St. Jan Nepomucky and was conferred to architect Jan Balzek Santini-Aichl . On a hill, near the monastery , this excellent architect designed a unique structure of five-tail-star ground plan ( the five stars were supposed to be reflecting in the Vltava river when hangmen threw the latter saint down from the Charles bridge and became one of his attributes ). A year before the church was finished ( 1721) Jan nepomucky was canonized in Rome and the church in Zelena Hor thus soon became the most famous and most visited place of pilgrimage in Bohemia and MOravia during the Baroque era.

Kutna Hora - overnight


Day 6
Kutna Hora - historical center of town with St. Barbora Cathedral and the monastery church of Virgin Mary Assumption in Sedlec with a charnel house
The royal mining town was founded at the end of the 13th century in places where rich supplies of silver were found and it was , during the medieval era , the secodn most important town of the Czech Kingdom . At those times , up to 60,000 miners would work here . The glory of the town lasted from 1300 , when King Wenceslas II gave the town mining right and the mints were moved there , until the 15th century . Architectonical works of different styles and types , irregular network of streets amd paths and interconnecting old shafts form together with St. Barbora Cathedral an impressive municipal panorama .
Kutna Hora is a superb example of medieval architecture. In the Middle ages Kutna Hora was the second most important town after Prague due to silver mines. The core of the town consists entirely of Gothic and Baroque buildings and it is the unique collection of around 457 objects on an area covering 60 hectares.Of the municipal buildings the Italian Court is the most outstanding. It became the mint of the Czech lands.( Minting in Kutna Hora ceased in 1726.) You can see there St. Wenceslas and Vladislav Chapel, the council chamber and museum of coins. One of the best examples of Bohemian High Gothic is the Cathedral of St. Barbora, the patroness of miners, began around 1380 and finished in the 16th century. It is the landmark of the city panorama. Also worth to see is the Ossuary of Sedlec Monastery, 1km behind the town. There are about 40.000,- human bones stored in the crypt, from which the blind monk made the pyramides in the 15th century. The monastery was bought by the Schwarzenberk family and they established the tobacco factory there and one of their artist, Mr. Rint, changed the ossuary into a very bizarre place, he made from the bones the chandelier the coat of arms of the Schwarzenberks and the altar. This is memento mori, symbol of passing character of life
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