Half an hour south west of Prague lies a town called Pribram.
When you are in the neighbourhood you really should have a look at their fantastic hilltop monestary.
Follow the shopping street to the top of the hill. It will take about 30 minutes to the top.
Once on top of the hill, enjoy the view, wonder around the monestary and church (free entrance !). Do not forget to look up, because all the ceilings are beautifully decorated, and as of 2003 completely restored.
Take the covered stairway down again. We lost count on the number of steps, but there are over 1000 steps.
See travelogue for pictures
I ate dinner here once and breakfast twice. Dinner was good, so lets talk about breakfast. It was interesting. As an American, I enjoy breakfast. I subscribe to the most important meal of the day theory in regards to breakfast. Most Europeans do not. The Czechs are no exeption. I asked to have a local breakfast at the hotel. The waiter then brought me what looked like Dodger Dog with spicy mustard and some bread with coffee. So its a little different, but I thought the Dodger Dog could be a sausage. After tasting it, it turned out it was a Dodger Dog. It was good, but I would have been better if I had field level seats across from 1st base on a hot summer afternoon. Not what I expected for breakfast, but it served its purpose.
This was great! After a short brief they give you a parachute, either round military style or the skydiving type, and then you fly up in a 45 year old AN-2 and jump out...it was awesome. The views were wonderful, and the people were great. English and Italian is spoken by most of the people there, communication was no issue.
For the civilian jumpin look at: www.skyservice.cz/en_onas.html
For military jumping conact the 1VPK at: www.paraclub.cz
Equipment: Bring your jump boots