Prague, the national capital, is situated about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northeast of Kostelec.
It's little wonder Kostelec is so popular with travelers from all over the world; the surrounding region has been blessed with interesting natural and man-made attractions. Dily and Zruc-Senec are two other places worth checking out while you're in the Czech Republic.
Plzen is about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Kostelec. This center has a great selection of things to do and see, including Plzen Zoo, West Bohemian Museum and St. Bartholomew's Cathedral. Great Synagogue, Brewery Museum and Pilsner Urquell Brewery are good places to visit.
The Czech Republic is a wonderful vacation destination for visitors with an interest in open-air exhibits and gardens. History enthusiasts will adore the region's old towns, historic palaces and castles.
Enjoy the region's trademark waterways. Boating and swimming are both most popular ways to exercise here. This region features plenty of laid-back pastimes. Spend the day picnicking or cycling and feel your worries drift away.
Trying regional food is usually about more than just satisfying appetites. It offers a way of understanding a region's personality. Beef and cabbage are two of the signature ingredients. Why not order svíčková na smetaně (beef in cream sauce) or moravsky vrabec (pork stew)? Both meals are popular in this area. Czech Republic desserts such as ovocne knedliky (fruit dumplings) are also a good thing to try. Enjoy a cleansing Krusovice. This drink is popular amongst the locals. Savour a Ryzlink rýnský (Rhine Riesling) or Frankovka (Blaufrankisch). Both are pleasant to enjoy with a meal. Tuzemak is a commonly consumed local spirit. It's a good way to round out your dining experience. Try a coffee, an alcohol-free Czech Republic beverage that is very common in the Czech Republic.
When it's time to leave this special part of the world, say a fond Ahoj (farewell) to the interesting characters you've met and the locations you've been.