Things to do in the Czech Republic
Come to the Czech Republic for adventure, for the food, for the beer, for architectural marvels and, most importantly, for its incredible traditions. There are a few traditions you must experience here, namely the men’s folk dance, verbuňk, the wildly colourful Shrovetide processions held in the Hlinecko region, and also the Ride of the Kings festival. Czechs are also mad about falconry. Visiting in December? Christmas here starts on Christmas Eve and continues through to December 26, known as the Feast of St Stephen.
If you’re partial to a tipple or two, make sure you try the traditional beers of the Czech Republic, such as Budweiser Budvar and Pilsner Urquell. You should also try plum brandy and the herbal liqueur, Becherovka.
The historic region of Bohemia to the west of the country boasts historic old towns, beautiful cities and remote castles, while the eastern Moravia part of the Czech Republic is where you’ll find a plethora of vineyards, orchards and rolling fields dotted with pretty villages and scenic mountain views. Head to Moravský Kras for weathered limestone karst scenery and take a boat ride along an underground river in the Punkevní Caves. For skiing, strap on your skis and visit the mountains of Krkonose along the Polish border.
Czech Republic also has some of the best spas in the world with its healing mineral springs and spa facilities dotted on the countryside. There are even spa cities like the famous Karlovy Vary, as well as Mariánské Lázně and Luhačovice. If you’re in Prague, it’s going to be hard to narrow down what to do. A few must-sees are the Prague Castle, Golden Lane, Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. For more of our faves, Czech these out!
Covering 45 hectares, the imposing and stunning Prague Castle is arguably one of the most significant historic monuments standing in Prague’s city skyline.
Stretching 520 metres across the Vltava River in Prague, this incredibly romantic and historic bridge is always packed with buskers, painters, hotdog vendors and hordes of tourists.
It’s a church, but not as you know it. This Czech Roman Catholic chapel, underneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints, contains between 40,000 and 70,000 skeletons.
The name says it all really. It’s a Czech paradise with dense pine forests, countless lookouts with unmistakable views, castles and chateaux and intriguing rock formations.
No, it’s not just another Czech castle. It’s an architectural masterpiece, one of the most important historic sights in central Europe, and an UNESCO monument.