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5 Must-Visit Places in the Czech Republic

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Hrubá Skála, Liberec Region, Czechia

When you visit Prague sometimes you want to combine the journey with other places that are located nearby or not. I always try to go to different places while visiting Prague. It’s very easy, usually I take a guided tour from Prague and go by bus with the group. For sure you can rent a car and go by yourself. So here are the locations in the Czech Republic I highly recommend you:

If you looking for things to do in Prague read my post about it. Also you can read about Museums of Prague here.

Český Krumlov: A Fairytale Town

Nestled in the South Bohemian region, Český Krumlov is a charming town that seems straight out of a fairytale. The town’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is dominated by a 13th-century castle, one of the largest in Central Europe. Wander through its narrow, winding streets and marvel at the blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. The castle complex is home to a stunning Baroque theatre, one of the best-preserved of its kind in Europe. The castle also boasts an impressive collection of Renaissance and Baroque art, including frescoes and tapestries. More things about Cesky Krumlov you can read in my post.

One of the best ways to visit Cesky Krumlov is with a guided tour from Prague.

Kutná Hora: The Silver City

Once a bustling silver mining town, Kutná Hora played a crucial role in the wealth of the Bohemian Kingdom. This historic town, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for the stunning St. Barbara’s Church, a Gothic masterpiece with intricate frescoes and flying buttresses. The Sedlec Ossuary, often referred to as the “Bone Church,” is a small chapel adorned with the bones of an estimated 40,000 people. This macabre yet fascinating site was created as a reminder of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. Read about the highlights of Kutna Hora in my post.

Discover the historic buildings and haunting bone chapel of Kutna Hora with guided tour from Prague.

Karlštejn Castle: The Gothic Gem

Perched on a hilltop near Prague, Karlštejn Castle is one of the most famous and visited castles in the Czech Republic. Founded by Emperor Charles IV in 1348, it was initially built to safeguard the Imperial Regalia and other royal treasures. The Chapel of the Holy Cross within the castle is a must-see. This sacred space, adorned with semi-precious stones and gold, was designed to resemble the heavenly Jerusalem and once housed the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire.

Learn about Karlatejn Castle with Guided Tour included with skip the line ticket.

Saxon Switzerland National Park: Nature’s Masterpiece

While technically straddling the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, Saxon Switzerland National Park is an unmissable destination for nature enthusiasts. The park is renowned for its stunning sandstone formations, deep gorges, and panoramic views. The iconic Pravčická brána, the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe, offers breathtaking views and a glimpse into the geological history that shaped this unique landscape. The area has been a source of inspiration for artists and poets for centuries. Explore 5 must do activities in Saxon Switzerland here.

Explore the beauty of Saxon Switzerland National Park on a guided hiking tour. You will cross the Bastei Bridge, observe the Pravcicka gate, and marvel at the Kamenice Gorge.

Karlovy Vary: The Spa Town

Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad, is a picturesque spa town renowned for its hot springs and elegant architecture. Founded in 1370 by Emperor Charles IV, it has been a favorite destination for European aristocracy and cultural figures, including Goethe and Beethoven. The town’s colonnades, especially the Mill Colonnade, house several hot springs that are believed to have healing properties. The annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival adds a touch of glamour, attracting stars and cinephiles from around the world. Explore Karlovy Vary with its top things to do in my recent post.

Visit the popular and historic Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary on a day trip from Prague. You will taste the refreshing waters from the local springs and enjoy at the spa house.

The Czech Republic is a treasure of historical marvels and natural wonders. Pack your bags and go on a journey through these five must-visit locales, and you’ll find yourself charmed by the beauty and stories of this Central European gem.

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