The Czech Republic Travel Guide

The Czech Republic is geographically a small country, but has a rich and dominant history which we outline briefly in this article to give you a taste of what's in store.

An insight into the 7 most visited places by tourists in the Czech Republic.

The state is widespread, from Czechs to Germans, Jews, and Slovaks, as well as Italian and stucco workers, French traders and even soldiers from the Napoleonic army have all spent their lives and worked here. For many decades, they commonly fertilized their land, creating jobs which still holds an appreciation even today.

The Czech Republic is comprised of a vast amount of magical architectural gems, as well as cheerful greenery and elevations. In recent years, the Czech Republic has become a fascinating tourist destination not only for the people in Europe but also worldwide due to its incredible monuments, parks, and other attractions.

Another compelling reason to visit the country is that it is included in the European Union and Schengen nations, meaning there is no need for a 90-day visa if you are traveling within an EU or Schengen country with a valid passport and documents. However, you will need a permit if you wish to tour from a non-EU or Schengen country.

Why choose the Czech Republic for a visit?

The Czech Republic will not disappoint travelers who opt for the real spice of Central Europe. Because of its density and through the courtesy an excellent public transit system, it is a convenient place for locomotion, specifically for the people who intend to spend a significant amount of their time discovering the country's fascinating cities, most especially the capital, Prague.

While Prague grows and boasts an excessive quantity of brilliant attractions, the main spotlight of a tour to the Czech Republic includes many beautiful national parks and historical places whereas, one of the most most famous, Bohemian Paradise, is an area of stunning natural beauty, highlighted by several outstanding rock formations and numerous elegant ancient castles.

Hrubá Skála Chateau - Czech Paradise, really worth for a trip
Hrubá Skála Chateau - Czech Paradise, really worth for a trip!

In the same way, you can get around many old towns, villages, and urban locations.

Welcoming nature and famous castles

People in the Czech Republic have always been welcoming and cordially greet tourists in their country. It is their friendly nature which persuades millions of visitors from a variety of countries around the globe to the Czech Republic. Similarly, it is famous for the adoring and influencing architectural viewpoints, almost all of which are well maintained by the authorities throughout the past previous centuries.

Some of the most famous castles which have been the center of attraction for both local and foreign tourists alike include Karlštejn Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou Castle, and Lednice Chateau.

Lednice Chateau - South Moravia
Lednice Chateau - South Moravia

Traditional foods and cuisine

The Czech Republic does not just have rich history, culture, architecture, and monuments but the diversified flavor food of its food also plays its part. The overwhelming majority of the food here has staple meat ingredients like pork or beef, whereas the most commonly liked are dumplings. Other side dishes are made mainly from wheat, flour, lamb, chicken, duck, rabbit and rice.

Traditional and widely loved dishes include Svičková and soups such as Česneková polévka. There are also the renowned salads which are equally enjoyed by local and foreign tourists, and it is entirely up to you whether you use sugar on your salad or not.

Bohemia

Bohemia is westernmost in the Czech Republic and the most historically enriched area of all. Almost all of the tourists who visited the Czech Republic had the Bohemia tour at the top of their list. Bohemia covers an area of 20,102 sq. miles with a population of around 7 million.

Places to see in the Czech Republic

1) Prague

Prague: The capital city, and also known as the city of 'Hundred Spires', is one of the most beautiful in the world. It has many districts each having specific properties and unique charm. Despite the fact, that during the Second World War it was destroyed, the renovations began quickly and many of the ancient devastated buildings and memorable places were reconstructed. From the largest castle in the world, Prague Castle, to the Astronomical Clock, and from the incredible street art to the cafes, bars, and terraces. Prague is filled with everything you need to recharge your batteries on vacation.

The castle is not the only attraction though, and there are many other places worth seeing which will equally tempt you. A visit to the ancient and well-known Karlštejn castle - founded back in 1348 CE and built upon promontory from the side of Knezi Hora hill - is nothing but a pure masterpiece of architecture and past times, connected with a transverse rampart with the help of a small portal. It is one of the most famous things throughout the Czech Republic, and millions of visitors turn up to see it every year. Check out this great online travel guide about Prague.

2) Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov: A tiny but charming city situated in the Southern region of Bohemia and bisected by the Vltava river. It is dominated mainly by an old castle from as long ago as the 13th century.

Český Krumlov - Czech Republic
Český Krumlov - Czech Republic

The best thing about the city is its moderate weather, mountains, and low-cost hotels for tourist accommodation.

3) Krkonoše Mountains

Pančava Waterfall - Krkonoše (Giant) Mountains
Pančava Waterfall - Krkonoše (Giant) Mountains

The Czech Republicans love for hiking is never hidden from the world, and so there are many hiking and event trails dotted across the country.

Krkonose Mountains and Sněžka are considered most traditional and mainstream places for relaxation and hiking which has made them an automatic choice for tourists to spend their vacations.

Another feature of the Krkonose Mountains is that they border Poland and the Czech Republic making them closely linked. However, the cross-border hiking trail is currently open only to Polish and Czech Republic citizens.

4) Spa areas

Spas in Karlovy vary
Spas in Karlovy vary

Spa traditions in the Czech Republic are recognized from the old times (literally hundreds of years ago). Unlike resort areas of other countries of Europe, spas in the Czech Republic are peaceful, quiet, and calm. There are unique cities within the country, such as Karlovy Vary which is the most famous spa town, but other's which follow closely behind like Mariánské lázně and Františkovy Spas which are surrounded by large mountainous peaks with a chilling atmosphere for tourists.

And not only spa parks, but these little cities also have beautiful green meadows, excellent hotels, and even charming pavilions designed mainly to promote tourism.

5) Moravia

They say if Bohemia loves beer then Moravia love wine! Such is the significance of this place! Moravia is located in the south-eastern zone of the country and is relatively smaller than Bohemia. It not only has rolling hills and magnificent landscapes, but many villages which are filled with natural vineyards, giving the city its “country of wine” name. Moravia also has beautiful places like Brno.

 

Brno city - Places to see in the Czech republic
Brno city - Places to see in the Czech Republic

It is the second largest city in the Czech Republic when it comes to population and density, and is also the capital city of Moravia. It was founded in the year 1000, and is now considered one of the most modern towns in the country with good economy, various higher educational institutions, monuments and historical architecture signs. Brno has a population of around 4 million people who are incredibly welcoming, whereas the city is surrounded by natural landscapes, vineyards, and mountain peaks which make it a very persuading place to visit.

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