The Czech Republic is a small landlocked country in Central Europe steeped with history and a modern way of life. If you are looking for a good travel experience, explore the Czech Republic! This small country is located south east of Germany and it also shares boarders with Austria, Poland, and Slovakia. Whether you travelling across Europe or making the Czech Republic the travel destination, there are many sites to see.
Let’s highlight some of the must-sees when you are exploring the Czech Republic. These places, events, activities are sure to provide a good time!
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and chances are if you are travelling by air, this is the city you will fly into. Make sure to check out Hradcany, which is a pretty castle neighbourhood in Prague. It is located just west of the Vlatava River. The castle was originally built in the 9th century, but since then has undergone some remodelling, additions, and restoration. Today, it is the official residence of the Czech Republic President.
Not only does this neighbourhood have a historical castle, it also boasts many beautiful churches, interesting museums such as the Czech Literature Museum, the Military History Museum, and the National Gallery. One church that definitely needs to be on your list to visit is the Saint Vitus Cathedral. The cathedral has a French gothic architecture style. There are beautiful murals, stain glass, and statues that make Saint Vitus Cathedral extremely ornate.
If you are exploring the Czech Republic down south, Cesky Krumlov is a quaint and romantic town that you have to see! There is a gigantic castle in the middle of the town that is simple breath taking. It will take you several hours to tour the 40 buildings and 300 rooms that make up this castle. It is well worth the time to experience the variety of architecture flowing seamlessly together even though they are of different styles and colours.
If you’re into medieval fairs, try visiting Cesky Krumlov around June 15th when town holds its annual festival “The Rose of Krumau.” The entire town transforms into a stage for a medieval market and thousand of visitors flock to participate in this festival.
While you’re exploring the Czech Republic another great place to visit is Brünn. Naturally this town has a great castle called Spielberk, but the real attraction is the old town hall. You can see the historic town hall from almost any place in town.
Check out the cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, which dates back to the 12th century and has been renovated several times. Today, it has a gothic looking outside and has a baroque interior. There are many rooms of different sizes that have catacombs and capucines, but are blocked off by glass so as to prevent tourists from touching. There is even a coffin of Freiherr von der Trenck where you can see his mummified face!