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RICK STEVESEUROPE: Czech Republic Beyond Prague

Airs Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: With his all-new series, Rick Steves introduces us to more of the best of Europe — like the village of Cesky Krumlov tucked away in the Czech Republic.

America's favorite travel guide transports viewers to Europe's cities, villages and countryside. In the fifth season of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, Rick bikes the back lanes of Copenhagen, waltzes through Vienna, slurps escargot in Burgundy, ventures to the desolate side of a Greek isle for the perfect sunset, and strives to appreciate famously stinky cheese of Olomouc in the Czech Republic. He also wanders through Salvador Dali's home, communes with Viking ghosts on Denmark’s "ship-in-a-bottle" isle, scampers through Delphi’s dramatic ruins, witnesses Barcelonan children learning to speak Catalan and ventures through a World War II-era fortress buried deep in the Swiss Alps.

"Czech Republic Beyond Prague" - Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic's many cultural riches and offbeat delights. We'll get you started with a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting, and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravský Krumlov, Telc, Třeboň and Konopiště. We'll also tour a remarkable memorial to the holocaust in Terezín, and the charming castle town of Český Krumlov. Get more of Rick's travel details online.

For lots more information, check out our best-selling "Rick Steves' Prague & the Czech Republic" guidebook — or join us on one of our free-spirited tours in Europe.

Past episodes and video clips of RICK STEVES' EUROPE are available for online viewing. Rick Steves is on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and you can follow @RickSteves on Twitter.

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Video Excerpt: Czech Republic: Bohemia And The Time-Warp Town Of Cesky Krumlov

The enchanting town of Český Krumlov—buried in the hills of Bohemia, lassoed by its river and dominated by its castle—feels lost in a time warp. Its delightful Old Town of shops and cobbled lanes, characteristic little restaurants, and easy going canoeing options, makes it a favorite with tourists.

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Konopiště, Czech Republic: Ferdinand's Castle

30 miles south of Prague is Konopiště, the lavish residence of the archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir of the Habsburg throne. While waiting his turn to become emperor, Ferdinand turned this castle into a palace with all the latest comforts, amassed one of the world's best collections of arms and armor, and lined the walls with over 4,000 hunting trophies.

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: The Czech Republic Beyond Prague

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