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What to see in Czech Republic

Czech Republic Attractions


Sightseers in the Czech Republic will enjoy the very best of classical Europe, as well as a country bursting with charm. Most visitors spend their time almost exclusively in Prague, enjoying the beauty of the medieval buildings and evocative scenery of the river-front location, while sampling the cultural delights of the dynamic live music and theatre scene. Attractions in this beautiful city include Charles Bridge (the most photographed feature of the city), the Old Town Square, St Vitus Cathedral and numerous incredible buildings in the Castle District on the hill above Prague.

Visitors shouldn't neglect the host of delights outside of Prague, though. These include world-class attractions such as picturesque Cesky Krumlov, the fascinating Ossuary of Kutna Hora, and Karlsbad â€' the pride of the Czech Republic's many spa resort towns. The country also boasts some wonderful hiking trails and scenic areas, making it the ideal destination for adventurers. The countryside is dotted with numerous castles, keeps and medieval villages.

The most popular time to visit is over the peak summer months of July and August, although Prague in particular can get very crowded. Spring has mild weather and warm days and is an ideal time to visit.


Cesky Krumlov

Nestled on the winding River Vltava, Cesky Krumlov's appearance has remained almost unchanged since the 18th century. This small, medieval town in southern Bohemia is a bouquet…

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Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Visitors to Prague enjoy photographing The Charles Bridge more than any other feature in the city. Built to replace the Judith Bridge (which had been washed away by floods in 1342),…

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Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad)

Elegant boulevards, elaborate colonnades and brightly coloured buildings line Karlovy Vary's picturesque river valley, testifying to the town's history as a getaway for the aristocracy.…

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Kostnice Ossuary

The Kostnice Ossuary, also known as the Sedlec Ossuary or the Church of Bones, is a unique experience for intrepid travellers. The medieval Gothic chapel is decorated with the…

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Kutna Hora

This small, interesting town is only about an hour away from Prague. In the 14th century, Kutna Hora became the second biggest town in Bohemia after the discovery of silver ore…

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Old Town Square

Prague's Old Town Square has been the heart of the old city since the 11th century and still hosts a variety of markets, such as the whimsical annual Christmas markets. An odd…

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Sumava National Park

Sumava National Park is one of the Czech Republic's dearest treasures. Located in two southern regions, the area has nurtured Europe's wildlife since the earliest days. The striking…

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The Castle District

The Castle District stretches across the top of the hill overlooking the city and incorporates the best churches and museums in Prague. It is set around immaculate gardens, fortifications,…

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The Jewish Museum

Situated in the old Jewish Quarter, The Jewish Museum's exhibitions are spread over a variety of buildings and synagogues, including the Maisel, Spanish, Klausen and Pinkas Synagogues,…

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Vysehrad

Sitting on a hill above the Vltava River, The Vysehrad Citadel has played an important part in Czech history for over 1,000 years, serving as a royal residence, religious centre…

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