With a history of religious nonconformism that gave Bohemians their name for rebellion, Tábor is an architectural jewel an easy trip south from Prague.
Locals are clearly proud of its mediaeval old-town streets, baroque and Renaissance burghers’ houses and beautiful location, with rural rides and walks in the hills a big attraction for summertime visitors. By night, things aren’t as sleepy as you might expect in such an unspoilt environment, with cool or cosy restaurants, bars and cafés in both old and new towns. The Czech Republic is largely undiscovered beyond its wildly popular capital: we’re glad we found our way to this well-preserved gateway to the south.
If you want to make the most of the countryside, visit in spring, summer or early autumn. Winter temperatures can be jolly cold, but you’ll experience crowd-free Central Europe, and winter-wonderlandscapes.