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Travel destinations in the Czech Republic! Here you will find inspiration for the best travel destinations in the Czech Republic. Do you like dramatic nature, historic castles and good beer? Here are our top travel tips for the Czech Republic!

Why travel to the Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic is a great country to discover as a tourist. The capital city of Prague offers beautiful historical buildings, great boat trips and exciting museums. Another interesting city is Brno, and near this city you can also visit wine regions and impressive castles.

If you're travelling around the Czech Republic, you'll notice that this is a country of lush greenery and beautiful nature. For example, discover the popular Bohemian Switzerland nature reserve in the north-west. Or why not visit the Spa Triangle for spa and wellness? Here you will find inspiration and tips for your trip to the Czech Republic.

Travel destinations in the Czech Republic - inspirational reading

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Peter and Helena Bergström in Prague, the travel magazine FREEDOMtravel

More destinations in Czech Republic - bucket list

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Svatosske Skaly National Nature Monument

Along the river Eger are rock formations located between the town of Loket and Karlovy Vary. The most famous site is called Svatos Rocks and offers hiking trails or canoeing in marvellous surroundings.

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The oil city of Plzen in the western Czech Republic

The fourth largest city in the Czech Republic also known as Pilzen, with several beer breweries such as Pivovar Prazdroj with the pilsner bier. Pilsner Urquell is the most famous from the city and Josef Groll who brewed the first pilsner in 1842. They are also known for their glassworks. Pilsen can be found in the south-west of the Czech Republic.

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Edmundova Souteska trail in Bohemian Switzerland

Places Edmund George in the Kamenice river that we missed, when we visited the incredibly beautiful Bohemian Switzerland. You walk the Edmundova Souteska trail and some stretches you go by boat in the canyon. Here you need several days and it is just to go back!

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Decin Castle

The castle is located in the town of Decin located on the border of Dresden and Germany. The castle, located on a cliff 50 metres high, dates from 1305 and the river Labe (Elbe) flows below the castle and through the city. The old town has many beautiful baroque and renaissance buildings such as the Church of the Holy Cross.

Horseshoes for nature lovers

Beautiful natural landscapes in a beautiful Czech Republic. There is so much beautiful nature and the Czechs themselves love being in these places. Northwestern Czech Republic and close to Germany.

Mumlava in Harrachov

Beautiful national parks in the Czech Republic and they love being in nature. Mumlava is located on the border with Poland and about 100 km north of Prague in the Krkonose National Park.

Mcely Baroque Castle

Stay in a castle and recover with a spa weekend. The Czechs know how to indulge in beautiful castles and how the feeling should be. Chateau Mcely is located north-east of Prague.

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Karlstejn Castle

One of the most visited castles in the Czech Republic, dating from 1348, is located just 30 km south-west of Prague. The castle is in Gothic style and has a lot of history. All the greatest treasures, such as the Bohemian Crown Jewels, were kept here. Enemies once catapulted 2,000 infected corpses over the walls to enter the city. In 1648, Swedish troops destroyed the castle, which is now rebuilt.

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Lom Velká America

Quarry Great America as the limestone quarry is also known, is man-made. Limestone was mined here and when it was abandoned, a small lake was created in the gorge. A photogenic place near Prague located near the village of Morina.

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Koneprusy Caves

7 km south of Beorun and close to Karlstejn Castle these caves are 400 million years old. The caves are on three levels and down to 70 metres underground. There are guided tours that are 55-60 minutes long and many steps.

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Kacina Chateau

Imagine that we have been to Kutna Hora twice! and missed this awesome castle. Now we know that next time... Kacina Chateau is one of the most important Empire-style buildings in the Czech Republic, completed in 1824.

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Jemniste Castle

Stay in a castle in the Czech Republic and there's plenty to choose from. There are only four special rooms for rent that are close to Prague with their own key to the garden. How charming is that?

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Dobris Chateau

The beautiful Rococo style castle is located 40 km south of Prague with a huge castle park. The town of Dobris was first mentioned in 1252.


In Holasovice next to the Blansky Forest in the south of the Czech Republic are intact Southern Bohemian houses in the Baroque style. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 23 farms and 120 buildings.

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Hluboká nad Vltavou Castle

The Czech Republic has a huge number of castles and palaces. and this one, located 100 kilometres south of Prague in the Bohemian region, is a must-see and visit next time in the Czech Republic. Located on the Vltava River, this stunning 15th century castle is open to the public.

Schwarzenberk Church

A family grave located in a natural area and in Trebon. Cool, beautiful place and mystery northeast of Cesky Krumlov. There is also the town of Trebon and a large castle.

Chateau Jindrichuv Hradec

The city castle is one of the largest in the Czech Republic and is the eighth largest city in the country. The city dates from around the 13th century and is beautifully reflected in Vajgar Pond. The Nezarka River flows past the city in the south of the Czech Republic.

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Kuneticka hora castle

A beautiful castle in eastern Bohemia from the 16th century that is open to the public. The river Elbe passes through the valley and the city of Pardubice is not far away.

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Litomysl Castle

Monumental Renaissance castle from 1568 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are several buildings in Gothic and Baroque styles in the Pardubice region of Bohemia.

Lichnice castle ruin

South-east of Kutna Hora near Skryje is this 13th century ruin. It was defeated and rebuilt in Gothic style in the 15th century and later abandoned.

Zamek Cervena Lhota Castle

Water Castle Cervena Lhota is located 120 kilometres southeast of Prague. Take a walk through the English Park, take a trip on the lake by rowing boat directly from the castle, or say a prayer in the castle chapel. The Renaissance castle was built in the mid-14th century with rich interiors by the last princely owners Schönburg-Hartenstein.

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The Renaissance town of Telc in the region of Jihlava with its magnificent baroque castle. The town burned down in 1530 and they brought in an Italian architect and built a new town in the spirit of the 17th century. The small town with the large square is called one of the finer small towns in the Czech Republic. Telc has received UNESCO World Heritage protection.


UNESCO World Heritage Site in the town of Trebis, west of Brno in Moravia. The Jewish quarter and the Basilica of St Procopius are included, but the town has much more to offer.

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Church of St John Nepomuk

Church of the Valley in Zelena Hora located between Prague and Brno is for pilgrims. The church is the last masterpiece of Jan Blazej Santini Aichel. The church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Castle Hotel Chateau Herálec

Between Prague and Brno is a castle that is both a spa and a hotel. It is cheap in the Czech Republic for us Swedes and why not take the opportunity to live like royalty? This is chosen as one of the most beautiful and best hotels in the world. Not bad!

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Beautiful city in Moravia and southern Czech Republic with national park and castle. Vranov Nad Dyji Castle was built in the mid-15th century and is said to be very beautiful inside. The town also has over 25 kilometres of underground passages. This is also where Herbert Felix, founder of AB Felix, comes from.

Podyji National Park

Moravia's only and smallest national park in southern Czech Republic which should be absolutely outstanding. You move around old castle ruins and vineyards along the uninhabited Thaya River for over 40 kilometres.

Info and facts about the Czech Republic

  • Capital city: Prague
  • Language: Czech
  • Residents: 10.7 million (2020)
  • Currency: Czech crown (CZK)
  • National anthem: Kde domov můj

Good to know about the Czech Republic

  • Price mode: Cheap (cheaper than Sweden)
  • Time difference: None
  • Emergency number: 112
  • El: Like Sweden

Travelling to the Czech Republic

  • FlightsYou can fly directly from Stockholm to Prague, for example with Norwegian. Flight time is about 2 hours.
  • BilYou can of course take your car or motorhome to the Czech Republic, via Germany or Poland.

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  1. Daniel says:

    Very good and summarising guide, Mikulov is a fantastic little town on the border with Austria!

    For those travelling through Prague, I can really recommend checking out the Vinohradsky pivovar brewery in Prague 2:

    Very good food, and beer of course! 🙂

    I really like Prague 2 and the Vinohrady district, close to the centre and they have many of the best pubs and restaurants in Prague;

  2. Tet Hammar says:

    Thank you for your nice page about the Czech Republic! I think the country is the crown for us who love the culture of Central Europe. I only know the fantastic Prague so far, but this summer I will be travelling from Vienna to Mikulov, on to Brno with a detour to Telc. Then to Olomouc and finally via Prague to the Handel Festival in Halle Germany. What do you think of that journey? We are also looking forward to the Spatriangle, but that will be next time. .

    • Peter says:

      It sounds like a wonderful trip and I know beforehand that you will be very happy. If the Czech Republic had a beach and a sea, then they would have the most tourists in Europe. They have a lot to offer and it is a beautiful country to stay in. It is also a country without religion in a way because most people are non-believers. Good luck and thank you for writing!

  3. Marlena Michanek says:

    Really made me want to visit my ancestral home town of Brno. So informative site and easy to read which makes you not get bored but want to come back to read more about all the sights.

  4. Ulrike says:

    Very good info. and nice pictures 🙂
    Do you know of any nice motorbike roads on the way down to Austria?

  5. kjell says:

    Great guide!
    Says I who visited Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic several times every year since 1989!
    You can rely on this guide!

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