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Welcome to Czech Republic

The Czech Republic brings together impressive natural landscapes, a complex history, and arguably the best beer in the world to create a country that's finally being properly recognized by international travelers as a top European destination. Prague, the capital, is a Gothic fairy tale guaranteed to enamor the wandering explorer. Highlights include Charles Bridge (Karluv Most), Prague Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti), and the Castle District (Hradcany), best seen on a beer-bike or Segway tour, or from above during a hot-air balloon ride. In the evening, a cruise on Vltava River, a Mozart recital, or a beer tasting in the Bohemia neighborhood reveal a different side to the city. Outside of Prague lie the medieval towns of Kutná Hora—home to the must-see Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with the bones of thousands of people—and Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site just waiting to be explored on a day trip from the capital city. Former capital Brno and the spa town Karlovy Vary, with its famous thermal baths, will appeal to history buffs and relaxation seekers alike. For beer lovers, brewery tours in Pilsen are a top draw; while for outdoor adventurers, the Saxon Switzerland National Park is rife with hiking, climbing, and cycling opportunities. Plus, the Czech Republic's prime location in central Europe—embraced by countries such as Slovakia, Poland, Germany, and Austria—make it an ideal launchpad for exploring the rest of the continent.

Top 10 attractions in Czech Republic

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10-Z Bunker

10-Z Bunker

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Built during the Nazi occupation as an air-raid shelter from US and Soviet bombardment of the Czech city, then converted into a Cold War nuclear shelter for the elite,10-Z was the most highly classified shelter in Brno. Up to 500 people could live for three days in the bunker, which now serves as a tourist attraction and cultural space.More
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Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti)

Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti)

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Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti), one of Prague’s largest public squares, is actually more of a boulevard. Wide and tree-lined with sidewalk cafes and stylish boutiques, it feels modern and cosmopolitan. The square is bursting with history—from its intricate art nouveau buildings to its poignant memorial to the victims of Soviet occupation.More
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Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Narodni Park Ceske Svycarsko)

Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Narodni Park Ceske Svycarsko)

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It may be the Czech Republic’s newest national park, but Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Narodni Park Ceske Svycarsko) has long been a popular destination for traders and artists. The park’s curious name was inspired by two 19th-century Swiss artists who settled in the region because it reminded them of their homeland. Today the park draws hikers, bikers, climbers, and nature lovers from around the world.More
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Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána)

Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána)

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Prague day-trippers and German border-hoppers all flock to the northwestern edge of the Czech Republic to explore one of the country’s favorite nature escapes. Called Bohemian Switzerland National Park, it is blanketed in lush green landscapes, steep navigable river gorges, and, most famously Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána). Noted as Europe’s largest natural rock arch, Pravcice Gate reaches 16 meters high and 3 meters wide, and stands as the park’s most proud symbol.While on your visit to the park, check out the sweet riverside town of Hřensko before or after trekking up to see the Pravcice Gate, which can be spied from various viewpoints (several of which have a fee, so bring currency). Then — during your return on the circular route — travel by boat down the calm waters of the river-cut Edward’s Gorge.More
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Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

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Sitting high on a hill overlooking the Charles Bridge and Vltava River, Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is a huge complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating from the ninth century. Nestled in the historic center of Prague—all of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the largest castle complex in the world is an outstanding relic of Prague’s architectural history and a must for any visitor to the City of a Hundred Spires.More
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Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

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Prague’s Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is the historic heart and navigational center of the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. A feast of architectural wonders, the medieval square is ringed with grandiose Romanesque, baroque, and Gothic style buildings, including some of Prague’s most photographed monuments.More
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Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

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Forming a grand walkway between Prague Old Town, and the Lesser Town and Castle District, the 15th-century Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) is one of the city’s most striking landmarks. The magnificent Gothic bridge features 16 stone arches, two watchtowers, and 30 blackened baroque statues depicting various saints.More
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Lednice Chateau (Státní Zámek Lednice)

Lednice Chateau (Státní Zámek Lednice)

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The village of Lednice is in the heart of the Czech Republic’s wine-growing region, southeast from Prague in South Moravia and famous for its fairy-tale chateau surrounded by extensive parklands. Lednice Chateau (Státní Zámek Lednice) forms part of the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, which is UNESCO listed, and began life as 12th-century defence stronghold positioned on the former border between Czechoslovakia and Poland, although it has been transformed over the centuries into a stately Neo-Gothic palace.There are three routes for exploring the interior of Lednice Chateau, which was owned by the aristocratic Lichtenstein dynasty. Tours take in the lavish private apartments, the vaulted Knight’s Hall and the puppet museum. The manicured gardens contain a vast cast-iron glasshouse, built in 1845 and filled with tropical plants, while the Baroque master architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach designed the riding school in the late 17th century; it stands almost unaltered today.Hidden around the grounds are several follies—including an artificial cave—as well as a lakeside minaret, designed by Josef Hardmuth and completed in 1797; this was home to the Lichtenstein family’s collection of Oriental artifacts and a spiral staircase leads 302 steps up to an observation gallery in the 197-foot (60-meter) tower for glorious views over the estate. In summer boat cruises along the River Dyje are available along with carriage rides around the grounds and daily birds of prey shows. There are also several wineries close by for tasting the local vintages.More
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Moser Glassworks (Sklárne Moser)

Moser Glassworks (Sklárne Moser)

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Bohemia has long been associated with the making of fine crystal and glassware, and one of its finest exponents is Moser Glassworks (Sklárne Moser), founded in 1893 and based in the famous, picturesque spa town of Karlovy Vary, 130 km (81.25 miles) west of Prague. Traditionally made according to a secret formula, Moser glass is renowned for its intense, jewel-like colors and is created by hand in the factory – which is open for tours – using eco-friendly lead-free crystal. Glassblowers hand their skills on from generation to generation and in all it takes up to ten years to become expert in hand shaping and blowing the glass while working alongside furnaces heated to 1,200°C. Elegant Moser glassware graces Royal tables and Is used in the making of the awards for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, held each year in July. Fine examples of the craft, from sapphire-blue flower vases to delicately gilded wine goblets, are beautifully displayed in the new Moser Museum, which offers multimedia accounts of the company’s long history while celebrating more than 120 years of glass-blowing talent. A sales gallery allows visitors to purchase Moser glassware and the café terrace is a pleasant summer spot for coffee and cake amid sparkling crystal sculptures and splashing fountains.More
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Pilsner Urquell Brewery (Plzenský Prazdroj)

Pilsner Urquell Brewery (Plzenský Prazdroj)

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The Czech Republic is famous for the volume of beer (pivo) the nation consumes. The favourite drink of locals and tourists alike is lager and none is more popular than the classically Czech brand Pilsner Urquell (Plzeňský Prazdroj), which is produced at an historic brewery in Pilsen (Plzeň in Czech).An hour’s drive from Prague, Pilsen is the capital of West Bohemia and was European City of Culture in 2016. Beer has been brewed in the city since 1295, but the story of Pilsner Urquell begins with the building of the Prazdroj Brewery in 1842. This was the year that Josef Groll developed his unique method of brewing, which is still used in making Pilsner lager today.A guided tour of the brewery leads through the brewing process, from the vast copper storage vats in the factory through the 1930s brew house before traveling to the state-of-the-art bottling facility, which is capable of handling 120,000 bottles an hour. Every tour lasts one hour and 40 minutes and ends in the historic cellars with a tasting session of several unfiltered pilsners straight from the oak cask. To learn about another traditional Czech craft, combine a visit to the Pilsner Urquell Brewery with a tour of the Bohemia glassworks in Nizbor.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Czech Republic

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Honoring Holocaust victims
isis4750, Jan 2020
Day trip to Terezin ghetto and Lidice memorial
We were fortunate to visit these sites to honor those who died & suffered enormous cruelty.
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An Inredibly Fun Day
Jeffrey H, Jan 2020
Prague Wine Tasting and Countryside Small-Group Tour with Lunch
We didn't visit as many wineries, although we did get to visit the countryside and experience the area.
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Great Day Trip to See the Bone Chapel, St Barbara Church, and Kutna Hora with Guide Tomas
Stuart S, Sep 2019
Kutna Hora Day Tour Including Sedlec Ossuary from Prague
We had thoroughly explored Prague with its swarms of tourists and wanted a day trip outside the city to see other parts of Czech Republic, and this was the perfect small group getaway.
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Fantastic trip!
denise105, Aug 2019
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
This was a great experience to see the Czech Republic forested area and trails.
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The airport transfer was hassle free...
Cindralela D, Feb 2016
Prague Airport Private Arrival Transfer
The half-day city walking tour was very insightful and give us a very good orientation of Czech Republic history and Prague's main attractions !
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The Kutna Hora Day Tour is a great...
Jessica A, Jan 2018
Kutna Hora Day Tour Including Sedlec Ossuary from Prague
It is a wonderful opportunity to see a smaller town in the Czech Republic.
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Great tour. I enjoyed the scenery...
TomG, May 2016
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
I recommend this tour for someone who wants to see a different part of the Czech republic and Germany.
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Very enjoyable tour and very private...
phyllis.reid, Apr 2015
Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague
Our tour guide Helene spoke in English and Italian.
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Had an excellent day out and both...
Jan's trip, Nov 2012
Cesky Krumlov Day Trip from Prague
Had an excellent day out and both guides were interesting with good English language skills.
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This tour is for those who want to...
Kathryn B, Feb 2013
Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague
This tour is for those who want to see another part of Czech Republic.
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Our guide was very knowledgeable...
Sandra R, Dec 2013
Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch
However, I would recommend that this be the FIRST tour that you take at the beginning of your trip here because the guide also pointed out many other places to see that were not included.
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This was a great tour and would highly...
Dennis M, Sep 2010
Cesky Krumlov Day Trip from Prague
This was a great tour and would highly recommend it to anyone going to see the Czech Republic.
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Very informative trip, but wrap...
Karl G, Feb 2009
Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague
Very informative trip, but wrap yourself warm up if you are thinking to go there during the winter months.
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Great Tour, Great Time in Cesky Krumlov
Randall_L, Aug 2020
Cesky Krumlov: Full day tour from Prague and back.
This was Filip’s first time back to the town since the lockdown and he was most eager to see what had changed.
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Amazing Food Tour!
Carolyn_B, Jul 2020
Prague Food Tour
What a wonderful way to see the city and taste local cuisine.
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Excellent customer service and fantastic trip
IanM_D, Mar 2020
MOST POPULAR: The Best of 2 Countries in 1 Day: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland
Her English was excellent and her customer focus was fab.
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Great ride
sjsdd, Dec 2019
Private transfer in a Sanitized Car Prague to Vienna with 2h stop Cesky Krumlov
This was a great way to travel from Prague to Vienna, see some of the countryside, learn more about the Czech Republic from our native driver, Edgar, visit the Unesco site of Cesky Krumlov, have a wonderful lunch, and arrive with no hassle to Vienna for the rest of our winter vacation.
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Well Worth the time!
Voyager792085, Oct 2019
Prague Wine Tasting and Countryside Small-Group Tour with Lunch
We were able to see areas of the Czech Republic that we would not have on our own, we tasted and learned about some really nice wines, we got a bit of history information included which was wonderful, and we had an exceptional lunch.
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I really enjoyed getting out of the...
esmeraldanur, Jul 2016
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
I really enjoyed getting out of the city to see the beautiful nature of the Czech Republic.
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Terezin Tour
efos2019, Oct 2019
Terezin Concentration Camp Day Tour from Prague
The camp is obviously a terrible place to visit.
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