Things to see in Czech Republic

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Czech Republic Attractions

Sightseeing in the Czech Republic gets you the very best of classical Europe combined with the country's undeniable 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.

Beyond Prague is a host of delights often neglected by visitors. These include world-class attractions such as picturesque Cesky Krumlov, the fascinating ossuary of Kutna Hora, and Karlsbad, the queen of the Czech Republic's many spa resort towns. The Czech Republic also boasts some wonderful hiking trails and scenic areas, which make it the ideal destination for those who enjoy travelling on foot. 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 - April to June - has mild weather and warm days and is probably the ideal time to visit.

St Vitus Cathedral

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 three courtyards, immaculate gardens, fortifications and state apartments. The dominant feature is St Vitus Cathedral, which occupies most...  see full details

Karluv Most

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), its construction began in 1357 and concluded in the 15th Century. Up until...  see full details

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

The heart of the old city and its marketplace since the 11th century, Prague's Old Town Square still hosts a variety of markets, the favourites being the whimsical annual Christmas markets. In the centre is the odd Art Nouveau monument to the religious...  see full details

The Old Jewish Cemetery

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, the Ceremonial Hall, the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Robert Guttmann Gallery and the Education and Culture Centre....  see full details

Paddle steamer under Vysehrad rock


Sitting on a hill above the Vltava River, The Vysehrad Citadel has played an important part in Czech history for over 1000 years, serving as a royal residence, religious centre and military fortress. Today, many still view it as Prague's spiritual home. The citadel's...  see full details

Cesky Krumlov

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 of cobbled lanes, ramshackle red-tiled roofs and colourful houses, all of which provide picture-perfect photo opportunities. Only...  see full details

Karlovy Vary

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. It is, indeed, the queen of the Czech Republic's many spa resort towns. Tourists typically visit for health purposes,...  see full details

Santa Barbara Church

Kutna Hora

In the 14th century, Kutna Hora was the second biggest town in Bohemia (after Prague) due to the discovery of silver ore in the surrounding hills. Today, visitors come to appreciate the history of a once booming place, and to marvel at its...  see full details

Kostnice Ossuary

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 remains of about 40,000 human skeletons, including an immense chandelier. While it is considered macabre...  see full details

Sumava National Park

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. Visitors tend to feel this history. The striking landscape features wise, low mountains, rushing streams, peat bogs, and...  see full details