We have prepared a selection of wheelchair-accessible day trips to show you that the Czech Republic offers more than just Prague. Beer lovers, history lovers, nature lovers – everyone can find a trip to suit their interests. You will be accompanied by a guide and comfortably transported by a reliable driver.
Beer lovers should definitely not miss this trip. We will visit Pilsen, the town which gave the world a new type of beer, the renowned Pils. During the Pilsner Urquell brewery excursion, you will see the process of how this excellent beer is produced, and learn about its history. The best is saved for last as in the historic cellars you will taste freshly brewed, non pasteurised beer directly from the barrel. Then you can enjoy lunch within the brewery grounds at the famous Spilka restaurant. If interested, we can also the visit Pilsen´s main square with its beautiful renaissance town hall and gothic St. Bartholomeus cathedral which has the tallest spire in the country. If your trip is during the high season, than you have the choice of including a visit to Kozel chateau (ask for details).
Grand Day Out in Kutna Hora
A trip to Kutna Hora is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Prague, and a chance to see the Czech countryside. After a one-hour drive you will find yourself in the sleepy atmosphere of a picturesque medieval town. Kutna Hora owes its origin to its silver mines, making it once the second richest town of the Czech Kingdom. The times of mining fever are over, but they left us with beautiful architectural jewels, such as the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara, a unique 15th century stone well, and numerous burgher houses. You will also visit the neighbouring village of Sedlec, famous for its weirdly fascinating Ossuary (Church of Bones).
Terezin was established in the late 18th century as a fortress in a strategic location near the confluence of the rivers Labe and Ohre. The surrounding ramparts always remind people of its military past. Sadly it became famous for its dark part in history, when during WWII, Terezin (at that time better known as Theresienstadt) was used as a ghetto. Here Jews from Czechoslovakia and other European states were concentrated, the majority of these being deported to extermination camps while others died here from the appalling conditions. The Small Fortress which once served as a Gestapo prison is nowadays a memorial. The tour can be extended by visiting nearby Litomerice. This outstanding historic town, surprisingly forgotten among tourists, is definitely worth exploring.
Located less than 50 km from the centre of Prague, Konopiště Chateau’s history dates back to the end of the 13th century. It is richly decorated with pieces of art as well as numerous hunting trophies, and has a beautiful adjacent rose garden. Its most famous owner was Franz Ferdinand d’Este, the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne whose assassination in 1914 started World War I. Medieval chateaus are usually out of the reach of many wheelchair users, but Konopiště is a welcome exception. It is necessary to reserve this visit in advance so that the driver can drive all the way up to the chateau and so that the chateau administration has a stair-climber ready for use.