It is alsoworthwhile to travel
outside Prague for epicurean
experiences. In just a few
hours, you can find yourself
in the picturesque historical
town of Český Krumlov or
in the elegant spa town of
Karlovy Vary.
Karlovy Vary
The founding of this world-
famous spa town with healing
springs dates back to the
14th century. The renowned
Karlovy Vary International
Film Festival has been taking
place here in early July since
1946. During a walk along
the spa promenade you can
enjoy the beauty of historical
houses and spa hotels. You
can taste delicious dishes at
any of the local four- and five-
star hotels. The journey from
Prague takes just two hours,
so don’t hesitate.
One of the renowned local
restaurants is the family-run
Embassy (Nová Louka 21,
Karlovy Vary,
). This
restaurant with a century
of tradition is situated
right in the centre of the
spa colonnade. It offers an
extensive wine cellar, simple
quick meals, meals made to
order and grilled specialties.
Lovers of romance will
delight in the culinary art
of the master chefs at the
Promenáda restaurant
(Tržiště 31, Karlovy Vary,
The restaurant is renowned
for its classic French service,
including the preparation of
some dishes right before the
guests’ eyes. You can taste
the noted wines from the
family’s own vineyards.
Český Krumlov
This town in South Bohemia
is an architectural gem and
a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Here you will find the
second largest castle complex
in the Czech Republic.
The elegant Růže restaurant
(Horní 154, Český Krumlov)
offers cuisine inspired by the
Renaissance period together
with excellent wines. It
blends traditional Czech food
preparation methods with
current trends in gastronomy.
An interesting flourish is the
staff dressed in period outfits.
Baroque Castle Theatre.
See something unique in all
of Europe. Part of the Český
Krumlov castle complex, it
is one of the world’s best
conserved Baroque
theatres with the original
building intact along with
its orchestra pit, stage,
machinery, backdrops,
libretti and costumes.
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Taste Becherovka – an
herbal liqueur made from
a 200-year-old secret
recipe and the perfect
souvenir. The Jan Becher
Museum (T. G. Masaryka
57, Karlovy Vary) offers an
audiovisual exposition with
texts in six languages. The
tour includes a tasting of
the bitter-sweet nectar.
Other luxury restaurants in
A dining experience with
a stunning view of Prague is
offered at Terasa
U Zlaté Studně
(U Zlaté
studně 4, Prague 1,
The building’s history dates
to 1528. From the terrace of
the restaurant you will see
that Prague really is the City
of a Hundred Spires. After
a lunch here you can enjoy
a stroll through the Prague
Castle gardens, which are
accessible directly from the
terrace. In 2012, it was named
the restaurant of the year
by the best-known Czech
gastro guide, Maurer’s Grand
Restaurant Guide.
For a peek into the past,
visit the
Art Nouveau
French Restaurant
in the
Municipal House (Náměstí
Republiky 5, Prague 1,
cz/en). This restaurant with
a century of tradition will
take you back to the time
when Prague was awash
with Art Nouveau. The food
served here is magnificent in
appearance and taste. You
will have the feeling here
that you are royalty and that
everything revolves around
you. You can round off your
evening with one of the
concerts held regularly in the
same building, the Municipal
House (
Romance in a rock
The Svatá Klára restaurant,
adjacent to the Troja
Chateau (U Trojského
zámku 9, Prague 7–Troja,
is an ideal place for
a romantic dinner.
The original interior is
created from rock with
a cave, a fireplace and
golden candelabra, evoking
scenes from historical
Lunch at the Dancing
House with a beautiful view
of Prague Castle.
The Céleste restaurant is
located inside the Dancing
House – a genuine gem
of modern architecture
(Rašínovo nábřeží 1981/80,
Prague 2,
- This
restaurant prepares
creative interpretations
of French dishes, with
an emphasis on food
presentation and a quality
selection of wines.
Karlovy Vary
Fruit dumplings
Český Krumlov
Céleste restaurant, Dancing House
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