Podebrady offers you many possibilities for trips in the near and distant surroundings.
The oldest town in Bohemia with a uniquely preserved complex of walls, the early Gothic church of St. Stephen with the chapel of St. Catherine and a Gothic-Renaissance bell tower bearing inverted bells. The Museum of Folk Buildings from different regions of Bohemia is also interesting.
Kost is one of the few remaining medieval castles in the Czech Republic and is considered the second most important. Kost Castle is located about 18 km from the town of Jičín in the protected landscape area of the Bohemian Paradise, on the Jičín – Mladá Boleslav route. In the vicinity you can visit other places of tourist interest such as: the Humprecht Castle, the ruins of Trosky Castle, the rock town and the Hrubá skála Castle and many others. Approximately 50 km south of Kost Castle is another popular tourist attraction – Karlova Koruna Castle.
Originally a Gothic fortress, it was rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau in the 16th century. However, the most significant reconstruction took place between 1762 and 1765, when the castle got its present late Baroque appearance. In 1948 the castle was expropriated by the state and left in ruins. Between 1998 and 2000, a costly reconstruction took place and the chateau and the adjacent brewery are now open to the public again.
Perhaps the most famous and most visited Czech rock town with many remarkable rock formations and views. There are two tours – small and large, depending on your fitness and interest in exploring the rock town. The small one is only 1.5 km long and is only for a cursory tour or for families with small children. The large circuit is about 5km long, but can be done by more able-bodied young children. Above all, you can admire most of the sights and attractions that Prachovské skály has to offer.