Czech Republic.

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Tourists visit the Czech Republic for various reasons, but here are some of the main attractions and reasons that draw people to the country:

Prague: The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a major tourist hub. It is known for its stunning architecture, including the Prague Castle (map), Charles Bridge / Karlův most (map), and the Old Town Square (map) with its famous astronomical clock. Visitors can explore the city’s historic sites, museums, vibrant nightlife, and enjoy a cruise along the Vltava River.

Český Krumlov: This picturesque town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is often referred to as a “mini-Prague.” Its medieval old town, cobblestone streets, and Český Krumlov Castle (map) make it a popular destination. The Vltava River flows through the town, offering scenic views and opportunities for rafting and canoeing.

Karlovy Vary: Known for its spa culture, Karlovy Vary (map) is a famous spa town nestled in a scenic valley. It is famous for its mineral springs, elegant colonnades, and beautiful architecture. Visitors can enjoy spa treatments, taste the local mineral water, and relax in the soothing atmosphere.

Kutná Hora: Another UNESCO World Heritage site, Kutná Hora is renowned for its historic center and the Sedlec Ossuary (map), also known as the Bone Church. The ossuary is decorated with the bones of around 40,000 people and is a unique and eerie attraction. The town also features the impressive St. Barbara’s Church (map) and a beautiful old town square.

Brno: The second-largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno (map) offers a mix of historical landmarks and vibrant modern culture. It is home to the Špilberk Castle (map), the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul (map), and the Villa Tugendhat (map), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Brno also hosts numerous cultural events, festivals, and has a lively nightlife.

Olomouc: Olomouc (map) is a historic city with a well-preserved old town square, featuring the *Holy Trinity Column (map), which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is known for its Baroque architecture, beautiful parks, and the Archbishop’s Palace (map). Olomouc is also home to one of the oldest universities in Central Europe, Palacký University (map).

České Budějovice: This city (map) is famous for being the birthplace of the original Budweiser beer. Visitors can explore the historic city center, enjoy a brewery tour, and visit the impressive České Budějovice Castle. The city also hosts the Budvar Fest, a popular beer festival.

*Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj, map) – A region of towering rock formations and isolated castles located north-east of Prague. The gateway city of Jičín (map) is an interesting destination in its own right, but Turnov (map) is closer to most of the castles and rock formations.

The country is also known for its natural beauty, charming towns, and scenic landscapes, including the *Bohemian Switzerland National Park, the Moravian Karst, and the Krkonoše Mountains / Giant Mountains (map).

In addition to walking in the cities, there are a great number of hiking paths and scenery-rich trails going through the Czech Republic’s forests and natural areas, and the Czech Tourist Club (Klub českých turistů) has mapped and marked these trails.

 

Thematic collection.

Plan your visit according to your interests.

Tiqets is an online booking platform for museums and attractions that connects travelers worldwide with more ways to experience culture.

The Czechia offers a variety of thematic tourism experiences that cater to different interests and preferences.

Historical Tourism: With its rich history, the Czech Republic is a paradise for history enthusiasts. Visitors can explore historical landmarks such as Prague Castle (map), Karlštejn Castle (map), Český Krumlov Castle (map), Hluboká Castle (map) and the medieval town of Kutná Hora. The country’s historical sites offer insights into different eras, including Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

Beer Tourism: Czechs are passionate about beer, and the country has a long brewing tradition (beerprague.com). Beer enthusiasts can explore breweries, beer museums, and beer festivals throughout the country. The city of Plzeň is particularly famous for being the birthplace of the Pilsner beer style.

Nature and Outdoor Tourism: The Czech Republic boasts stunning natural landscapes, including national parks, mountains, and hiking trails. *Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Krkonoše Mountains, and Šumava National Park offer opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, and exploring the country’s natural beauty.

Spa and Wellness Tourism: The Czechia is renowned for its spa towns, which offer therapeutic treatments and relaxation. Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, and *Františkovy Lázně are popular destinations for spa and wellness tourism, where visitors can indulge in mineral baths, massages, and other wellness therapies.

Public Transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Czechia.

IDOS | Seznam – Both sites cover all Czech trains, buses and city transport and many train and bus lines abroad.

Also сheck оut мore info: Transport in the Czech Republic (visitczechrepublic.com)

BUS: International bus service: Eurolines and RegioJet. Cheap tickets from Poland are offered by FlixBus.

TRAIN: The journey between the two biggest cities (Prague and Brno) takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes. Most trains are operated by the state company Czech Railways (České Dráhy – ČD) + LEO ExpressRegioJet. *Rail travel in Czech Republic

AIRPORT: Václav Havel Airport – about 10 km west of the centre of Prague.

FERRY: Korn FerryRiver Boats Prague

Mapy.cz – is a good source for cycling information – switch the map (via Změnit mapu – Turistická) to see cycling routes in violet color.

Hradec Králové Region.

Czechia is a fine example of extraordinary European variety. While occupying a relatively small area the country is made up of several completely different regions, each of which can be easily reached from the other. This diversity can be seen in the thermal springs in the west, the mountains and spectacular sand stone rock formations in the north, the picturesque landscape of lakes and ponds in the south and the sun-drenched vineyards in the south-east.

⇒ video source: Visit Czechia / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Czechia.

IDOS TRANSPORT.

IDOS is a comprehensive public transportation information system in the Czech Republic, including trains, buses, trams, and metros.

AMAZING CZECHIA.

AMAZING CZECHIA presents the most interesting places in one of the most beautiful and picturesque countries in Europe and worldwide.

Czech Tourist Club (KČT) – The Czech Tourist Club (Klub českých turistů, KČT) is maintaining and marking all hiking trails. Formed in 1888, the club really began going trail-marking after the World War II. Today more than 40,000 kilometers of marked routes maintained by 1,350 volunteers are available. The club also coordinates the bike and skiing trails across the country.

IDOS | Seznam – Both sites cover all Czech trains, buses and city transport and many train and bus lines abroad.

Prague.eu: If you are specifically interested in events and festivals in Prague, the official tourist website of Prague provides a comprehensive list of upcoming events. It covers music festivals, theater performances, exhibitions, and more happening in the capital city.