The Czech Republic is a fairy tale country complete with an overabundance of castles, ruins and chateaux throughout the hilly countryside; the Czech Republic truly deserves the label the Country of Castles and Chateaux! As the country is small it is possible to reach many gorgeous fortresses and stately homes from the capital city of Prague by train, bus or car; perfect for a day trip outside of the bustling city! The majestic Castles and gorgeous chateaux open their massive doors in early spring and close for the winter in late autumn, but it is of course possible to wander about the exteriors year round.