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Rusty Balls Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

I have the opportunity to visit Prague coming up and as I love the SYW, wondering if anyone has recommendations on how to spend a day or two absorbed in SYW in that area.

What's worth a visit?

Thanks in advance for your insights.

Regards
Ken

Rusty Balls Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 8:24 a.m. PST

I am sorry for the multiple posts. Seem my internet had a momentary lapse of reason!

olicana12 May 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

Kolin isn't that far away, 60+km, and takes about an hour by car The Kaiser Strasse is the main road. Great battlefield, largely unspoilt take a picnic as eateries are few and far between. I'm not sure if you can do it by bus, but I can't see the bus going from Prague to Kolin any other way, though I doubt it detours to Krzezcor so you would have to get off on the main road and walk up the hill. Krzeczor is only 5 miles from Kolin (I think) so you could go there by train and get a Taxi to the battlefield, and arrange a time for it to pick you up again the train to Kolin is very cheap, £4.00 GBP I think.

Chotusitz is also pretty local but it has a military airbase on a big chunk of it centred on Chotusitz itself. I think a car is the only option transport wise.

You can get to Lobositz by train or car. The train costs about £5.00 GBP and takes about an hour. (A taxi would cost about £70.00 GBP each way I just googled it). Again its a great battlefield. Go sit on the Homolke mound for one of the best battlefield views in the world I love it. Again, take a picnic and some beer. There are places to eat in Lovosice it's a proper town with mod cons.

P.S. Outside of Prague prices drop by as much as 50% which makes touring the Bohemian battlefields a cheap deal.

P.P.S I might be teaching my grandmother to suck eggs here, if so forgive me, but: If you do the fields, buy a decent map a good up to date road map will do. Don't rely on old battlefield maps to get around, orientate yourself on the battlefield map once you've found the spot your looking for (take a pocket compass) with the modern road map. What look like main roads often turn out to be dirt tracks, and there are often new metalled roads that mislead you – I spent a few hours getting lost when I forgot to take my road map on the second visit to Lovosice (lots of lanes and big trees) – I had a fun day out but valuable 'battle time' was wasted.

Ed von HesseFedora12 May 2018 9:46 a.m. PST

James,

That's great information. Thanks so much. Good info as we hope to visit Prague soon as well.

TMP at it's finest. Helpful and informative.

Cheers,
Ed

Wargamorium12 May 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

I fully agree with Ed above. Very helpful and as Ed said – TMP at its finest.

mollinary12 May 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

I have just got back, twenty minutes ago, from a week spent covering – the Battlefields of Frederick the Great in Bohemia! Kolin, Chotusitz, Lobositz, Soor (which is a couple of hours drive to the east, and Prague itself. The battle of Prague was fought to the east of the city, and although suburbs have encroached more and more, the field beyond Sterbohol is still largely open, and there are some nascent attempts to put out notices for a walking trail. If you can, hire a car for your stay, and don't stay in Prague itself, prices drop dramatically when you get out of town.

idontbelieveit12 May 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

I visited Kolin on my way back to town from Austerlitz. Austerlitz is amazing, but further out.

I think for both Kolin and Austerlitz being on the field made me say, "Oh, I see what that worked out that way."

dbf167612 May 2018 12:18 p.m. PST

You should also check out the military museum in the attic of the Schwarzenberg Palace, near the Castle in Prague. Lots of great items from the 16th Century through Napoleon.

The Wargames Room14 May 2018 1:10 a.m. PST

I visited Kolin last year. I was in Prague and hired a rental car from the train station located near the central city. Highly recommend Avis. Great service and very helpful. I used my iPhone to navigate my way to and from the battlefield. Very simple drive. In fact the most difficult part of the drive was getting out of the parking building.

A brief description of my battlefield visit can be here. Take some good maps and a couple of good descriptions of the battle.

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