Known to be one of the countries having the highest numbers of castles and chateaux, Czech Republic is a landlocked country located in Central Europe.
It shares borders with neighbouring countries including Germany (in the west), Poland (in the north), Slovakia (in the east) and Austria (in the south). One of the most impressive factors of Czech Republic is that it has extremely well-kept historical sites. Known to be one of the countries having the highest numbers of castles and chateaux this architectural wonder is teeming with magnificent UNESCO Heritage sites belonging to almost every era including Romanesque, Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic and more. Be it Prague, one of the most beautiful historical cities in the world with more than 1000 years of building or the fairytale town of Cesky Krumlov full of medieval character, the richly decorated Renaissance chateau Litomyšl Or the ancient silver mining town of Kutna Hora famous for its bone church and Czech Republic will be guaranteed to transport you back to the time of Kings and Queens and convert you into a history buff.
Prague – The Capital
Prague is likened to a stunning painting, the canvas filled with the striking Prague castle nestled on top of a hill, next to it the gothic 14th century iconic Charles Bridge connecting the Old Town and Lesser Town and below the celestial Vltava river. Prague is a splendid confluence of yester years and modern times.
There are numerous galleries, museums, theatres, cafes, restaurants, music clubs, parks, malls and more. Only in Prague can you enjoy your morning coffee in a historical café visited by Kafka and Einstein, have a hearty lunch at a contemporary and chic restaurant and enjoy your evening at a beer garden or a micro-brewery or attend a concert in the same hall where Mozart premiered the world famous, Opera of Operas, Don Giovanni. Within the city itself there are several parks complete with walking and biking tracks, ponds, small restaurants and picnic spots perfect for the day when you want to soak in the magic of the city.
Cesky Krumlov & Ceske Budejovice &
Hluboka nad Vltavo
Cesky Krumlov is a medieval town in the South Bohemian region of Czech Republic, at the foot of Sumava Mountains, rightly called as the Pearl of “Renaissance.
Surrounded by the Vltava river this poetic town is a UNESCO World Heritage site owing to its exceptionally preserved Gothic and Renaissance buildings creating a picture-perfect centre of old houses, narrow winding streets and mysterious nooks
and crannies. The castle area, a complex of forty buildings and palaces and a magnificent park spanning 7 hectares, is one of the largest in Central Europe. Canoeing in the encompassing river is a popular activity here and a great way to spend a warm summer afternoon.
Pilsen is home to the world-famous beer brand – Pilsner Urquell – arguably the world’s beer capital.
Born more than 175 years ago this beer is sold in more than 50 countries in the world and has the highest output in the central and eastern Europe. Beer lovers consider the Brewery Museum in Pilsen almost like a “pilgrimage”.
Karlovy Vary & Marianske Lazne
Karlovy Vary, a leading spa destination of Europe, with 81 has the largest concentration of hot therapeutic mineral springs in the world.
The city is sprinkled with delightful colonnades, the largest and most famous being the pseudo-Renaissance style Mlynska Colonnade with dense columns, numerous scriptures and six healing springs.
Brno has a zestful heart, unique vibe and is the fourth most popular student city in the world. It is the creative capital of the country and is in the list of UNESCO Creative Cities of Music.
It is the most flowering city of Europe. One cannot miss visiting the UNESCO preserved Villa Tugendhat, example of exemplary modern architecture
of Czech Republic. The gastronomical scene is evolving daily with growing numbers of high-quality restaurants, pubs, stylish cafes and wine bars scattered across the city. Brno is also an ideal base for day trips to 7 UNESCO heritage sites including the Moravian Karst nature reserve home to dramatic caverns and gorges, Palava wine region, the dreamy Pernstejn castle and the famous Napoleon battlefield in Austerlitz.
Bohemian Paradise & Bohemian Switzerland
Bohemian Paradise is the only UNESCO listed geo-park in Central Europe consisting of rock towns most famous being Prachovske Skaly (Prachov Rocks) where the forces of nature have carved the sandstone rocks in unusual shapes.
One can also add trips to the beautiful Baroque castles in the vicinity including Trosky and Valdstejn castles. Other impressive sites with rock formations nearby are Adrspach-Teplice Rocks and Ostas and Broumov Walls.