Carnival — or "Masopust," as it is called in Prague — hosts festivities ranging from a fancy costume ball and special gallery exhibits to wild street fairs and parades throughout the Czech capital’s districts and surrounding villages.
Having spent the last two years stationed in Germany and enjoying the local food, wine and beer, we decided to venture out and spend a week touring the western portion of the Czech Republic called Bohemia.
Rauher Kulm is an easy to reach yet satisfying destination for a day trip. This basalt mountain, located in Neustadt am Kulm 20 minutes from Grafenwöhr, is a central hub for biking, walking and hiking. And at the top, you'll love the views.