Located in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is a country with a rich history. Although the capital city Prague is a famous destination for tourists, the country is home to hundreds of castles, medieval towns, mountains, and world-renowned wineries…hence plenty of appealing places to visit.
Here are some popular travel destinations in the Czech Republic, to help you plan your travel itinerary for the holiday season and make the most of your time in the Czech Republic.
Being the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague is home to many beautiful landmarks and destinations. Sitting on top of a hill, the monumental Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It is the former home of kings, emperors, and, currently, the president of the country. Thus a must-visit for any tourist in Prague. Continuing downhill, you will reach the iconic Prague old square, and one of the oldest medieval bridges in the world, the Charles Bridge, on which you can take a stroll along the Vltava River. And this is just to start with.
Located in the South Bohemia region, Cesky Krumlov is the perfect summer destination. Without the need for any form of transport, the best destinations in the city are all easily reachable by foot. Firstly, the Český Krumlov Castle, which is overlooking the Vltava River, is perfect for a panoramic view of the picturesque city. From there, you can visit the Old Town and Market Square, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For all nature lovers, the Krkonoše National Park is a must go destination! It contains the highest mountain range in the Czech Republic as well as a wide variety of ecosystems, which have been present in the park for centuries. During the summer it is the perfect destination for hiking because of its fantastic views, where you can even be mesmerized by the Pančavský Waterfall. You can discover it by hiking along a popular hiking route, which will lead you directly to the Labský důl Valley. Otherwise, you can simply enjoy the fresh air and the feeling of being surrounded by nature, as the excursions and hiking trails present in the park are endless!
Telč is a small, picturesque town located in the west Moravia region in the Czech Republic. The main attraction of the town is Hradec Square, which is known for its beautiful architecture and bright pastel-coloured Zacharias-style houses, perfect for those summer Instagram photos! Just like in many other Czech cities, Telč has its own castle, with this one being one of the oldest in the Czech Republic and having the status of a World Heritage site.
If you are a beer lover, Plzeň is the place to be! Home of the famous Pilsner Urquell beer, visiting the brewery, in which the renowned beer has been brewed since 1842 is a must. Taking a guided tour throughout the brewery will take you 20 m below ground and through 9 km of the cellars of the brewery. At the end of the tour, there is, of course, an opportunity to taste Pilsner Urquell unpasteurized and non-filtered beer straight from the wooden barrel.
Besides the brewery, there are other attractions to visit in the city, such as the Great Synagogue which is the second-largest synagogue in Europe, the historical underground labyrinth and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew. Thanks to the many other great attractions in the city, it earned itself the title of European Capital of Culture for the year 2015.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to interesting places to visit in the Czech Republic. For more tips and suggestions, please visit: https://www.visitczechrepublic.com/en-US