Skoda Museum, Mlada Boleslav Tourist Attractions
The Skoda Museum in Mlada Boleslav makes for an interesting diversion for those suffering from an overdose of beautiful churches and castles.There are three major exhibitions in the museum. The first highlights the 100 years of engine production that has taken place at this location. The second is an engine gallery, which discusses engines and their development from the early 20th Century to present day. The third is the Slavia exhibition, which describes the process of assembling a car.The museum is housed in some of the former assembly areas and the old structures have been meticulously renovated. A highlight is the steel and glass circular stairway. Mlada Boleslav is located 50km / 30mi north east of Prague and is an easy day trip.
Chateau at Mnichovo Hradiste
The Chateau at Mnichovo Hradiste gained its present form the late 17th Century when it was rebuilt by the Italian architect, Marcus Antonius Canevalle. It is a symmetrical design with three wings, sometimes referred in laymen's terms as an E layout.The chapel on the grounds is the burial place of Albrecht von Wallenstein (Valdstejn) the famous warrior from the Thirty Years War. There are three tours available, each highlighting different sections of the Mnichovo Hradiste Chateau.Displays of note are the world famous collection of Delft pottery and porcelain miniatures of Japanese and Chinese origin. The grounds of the chateau are quite pleasant and feature unusual trees and plants not native to the Czech Republic.