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Beyond Prague: The Best Czech Baroque Side Trips

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A pilgrimage site steeped in mysticism, a Baroque pharmacy that stocks mummy powder, and glorious landscaped gardens to rival Versailles are just a few of the intriguing Baroque-era sites that await across the Czech Republic. Sure, Prague offers its own crash course in the best of Baroque, but it’s well worth venturing beyond the capital to experience the country’s worth of towns, attractions, and stories. Here are five easily accessible excursions.
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Žďár nad Sázavou, Czechia
The city of Zdar Nad Sazavou is found in the Czech Republic’s central Vysocina region, which could easily be “Santini country.” It features the most spellbinding works of Jan Blazej Santini Aichel, the leading Czech Baroque architect. First, head...