Head to central Bohemia on a full-day private tour from Prague. Visit the 14th-century Mníšek pod Brdy Chateau, enjoy lunch at the Maják Restaurant, explore the the Mining Museum in Příbram, and admire the centuries-old Točník and Žebrák castles.
What to Expect
You’ll be picked up at your Prague hotel and head out on an hour-long drive through beautiful central Bohemian landscapes en route to the chateau in Mníšek pod Brdy.
The first written mentions of the chateau date back to 1348. After several ownership changes, and damages from war and fires, the chateau was renovated in 1910. In 1945 it was ransacked yet again before being seized by the state.
In 2000 the chateau was conceded to the National Heritage Office and underwent a vast renovation. During your visit you’ll be able to see the state of the chateau from the beginning of the 20th century, and learn about the lifestyle of local nobility between the world wars.
After a short drive you’ll stop for lunch at a newly renovated restaurant, where you’ll have 4 dishes to choose from, mainly based on Czech cuisine.
After lunch you’ll learn about Příbram's rich mining history. In 2014 the Czech government declared the Příbram collection of mining artifacts a National Cultural Monument. The museum was founded in 1886.
Mining and ore refining have traditions reaching back to prehistoric times. In the 19th century more than 90 per cent of all the silver and lead in the Habsburg state was mined here.
You’ll see the mining machine dating from 1914 and gaze into the historical shaft from 1836. There are also many other unique structures at the site, including a water wheel with a diameter of over 12 meters.
Your central Bohemia tour ends with a visit to the centuries-old Točník and Žebrák castles.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off (or drop off at Václavské náměstí)
- Local guide
- Admission fees
- Cool water en route
- Wi-Fi en route
Pick-up at your hotel in Prague