Best Places In Czech Republic
When most of us think about the Czech Republic, the first thing that pops into our mind is Prague. There is no doubt that Prague is one of the best cities to visit in Europe. But Czechia has a lot more to offer than just Prague and beer. The country has at least six types of protected areas that preserve its natural beauty. It is dotted with numerous castles and historic towns. If want to see something different you can visit the Crypts, Tombs, and Cemeteries for a spooky vibe. If you like to read pay a visit to The Clementinum and Strahov Monastery. You can also visit the town Terezin which was a former military fortress composed of a citadel. And apart from all of that, here are the 10 Beautiful Places To Visit In The Czech Republic
This historic city bisected by the Vltava River is the jewel of Czechia. Prague is the best place to start your trip in the Czech Republic. The City of a Hundred Spires has a range of attractions to explore. Such as the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, Vyšehrad, Charles Bridge, the Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Wenceslas Square. From Prague, you can move on your trip by exploring the Konopiště Chateau and the Archduke’s Trophies and the towns Litomysl, Kutna Hora and Liberec. Prague is also known for delicious food like Trdelník, Chlebíčky, Grilované klobásy, Koláče & Knedlíky and lot more.
2. Cesky Krumlov:
The fairytale town of Cesky Krumlov is bisected by the Vltava River. The located in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic is best known for the Český Krumlov Castle. The town feels like wrapped in time. The Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements of the castle speak for itself. The castle also has an original 17th-century baroque theater and an 11-hectare garden. The charming bohemian town with its cobblestone street was build in the late thirteenth century. Also, visit the beautiful village of Lipno located in the Český Krumlov District.
3. Brno & Moravian Karst:
Known for its modernist buildings, and the medieval Špilberk Castle, Brno is the second biggest city of the country. The vibrant city with its architectural marvels is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Czechia. The Villa Tugendhat, the Špilberk Castle and the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul are few of its charming attractions.
The Moravian Karst is located just north of the city of Brno. Spreading over a whopping 92 square kilometres, the Moravian Karst is a natural gem. Here you’ll find more than 1,000 caves, grottoes, gorges and canyons. From sculpted stalactites and colossal stalagmites, underground rivers and sinkholes of the Punkva Caves to the vast Amaterska system, Moravian Karst is a must-visit in the country. It is also home to the famous Macocha Gorge and nearby are the Josefov blast furnaces and Chateau of Rajec nad Svitavou.
4. Karlovy Vary:
The spa town in the west Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary is among the most beautiful towns in the country. There are several thermal springs and colonnades with columned walkways. It is also home to the famous Pramen Vřídlo geyser, which spouts up to 12 meters high. After soaking in the healing waters of the town you can visit another two beautiful towns called Loket and Mariánské Lázně, in the Karlovy Vary Region.
5. The Four National Parks:
As we said before there are six types of protected areas in the Czech Republic, national parks are one of them. Like any national parks, these four areas protect some of the most beautiful natural gems of Czechia.
The Šumava National Park in the South Bohemian regions of the country is best known for the mountain range, the Šumava or Bohemian Forest. Krkonoše National Park located in the Liberec and Hradec Králové regions of the country is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site. The Podyjí National Park and Austria’s Thayatal National Park together referred to as the Inter-National park. Bohemian Switzerland is best known for its valleys and sandstone rock formations, but also for its waterfalls. Now one can choose to visit one or all of them.
6. Bohemian Paradise:
Český ráj or Bohemian Paradise or Hruboskalsko is one of the most extraordinary places to visit in Czechia. Unique rock formation featuring hundreds of lofty sandstone towering over each other makes for one unbelievable view. Some rocks reach a height as tall as 55 meters. You can either climb or chose an easier way and pick a lookout spot such as the Hlavatice Lookout with Rock spiral staircase. The 16th century Renaissance-style Hrubá Skála Chateau is a great place to visit nearby. You can also visit the unique Adršpach Rock City, the Punkva Caves and the Rešov Waterfalls.
7. The Karlštejn Castle & The Konopiště Castle:
The country of the Czech Republic is dotted with numerous beautiful and historic castles. The Karlštejn Castle & the Konopiště Castle are among the most popular ones to visit. Founded in 1348 by Charles IV, the King of Bohemia, the Karlštejn Castle is a Gothic castle. The castle used to protect the royal treasures, collections of holy relics and the crown jewels. It is located only about 30 km from Prague. The Konopiště is located about 50 km southeast of Prague. It’s a four-winged, three-storey château which earned fame because of the last residence Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Whose assassination triggered the first World War.
8. Telc & Holasovice:
Located in the southern Czech Republic, both Telc, a small town and Holasovice a historic village, are great places to explore in Czechia. Telc is known for its Italian Renaissance architecture, its museums, colorful houses with arcades and carved wood ceilings. Zachariáš of Hradec Square, the 18th-century Marian Column and St. James Church, the Highlands Museum are few of its top attractions. Holasovice is located 16 kilometers west of the charming city České Budějovice. The historic village is one of the most well-preserved traditional European villages. The 18th- and 19th-century vernacular buildings in South Bohemian folk Baroque style is just astonishing to see.
9. Olomouc & Kroměříž:
Olomouc & Kroměříž are two of the best cities to visit in Czechia. Located in the eastern province of Moravia, Olomouc is best known for its 6 baroque fountains, the Romanesque Bishop’s Palace, the Gothic St. Wenceslas Cathedral, the Town Hall and the 18th-century Holy Trinity Column. The city was created as a Roman fort during the imperial period, named Mount Julius. Kroměříž is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage sites in Czechia. The Moravian town is best known for its landmarks such as the Baroque Archbishop’s Palace and the Castle and the gardens.
Lednice-Valtice is listed as “an exceptional example of the designed landscape that evolved in the Enlightenment and afterwards under the care of a single family” on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The village in South Moravia is one of the most well-preserved places in the world. The spectacular Lednice and Valtice chateaux with the rare tree species, flower gardens, romantic little buildings, fishponds and beautiful little corners, presents one of the most beautiful places to relax in the Czech Republic.