Prague is circled by the region of Bohemia, which covers the western two-thirds of the Czech Republic. To the west of Prague is Karlovy Vary, a picturesque spa town in the woody Sudeten hills, while southeast of that is Plzeň, brimming with industrial vigour and Pilsner Urquell beer. Travelling east towards Slovakia you’ll reach Kutná Hora, with its sinister bone church. South of Prague, close to the Austrian border, is another beer-brewing giant, České Budějovice, home of Budweiser, and Český Krumlov, with its rose-coloured churches and frescoed palaces.

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