7 Czech Sights Sure to Impress You

Walk round any city in the Czech Republic and you’re sure to come across some amazing architecture as well as plenty of amazing people. Situated in the heart of Europe, the country offers stunning historic cities including 13th century Cesky Krumlov, the hot springs of Karlovy Vary, elegant second-city Brno, and incomparable Prague, always a favorite with the tourists.

Walk round any city in the Czech Republic and you’re sure to come across some amazing architecture as well as plenty of amazing people. Situated in the heart of Europe, the country offers stunning historic cities including 13th century Cesky Krumlov, the hot springs of Karlovy Vary, elegant second-city Brno, and incomparable Prague, always a favorite with the tourists.

The land of Bohemia is awash with gorgeous buildings including breathtaking castles, romantic bridges, Gothic cathedrals and Art Nouveau hotels.

To celebrate this Czech excellence we’ve chosen 7 of the best places to visit:

Charles Bridge – You’ll never forget a twilight walk from the Old Town (Stare Mesto) down to Prague’s most iconic landmark, Charles Bridge (Karluv most). Spanning the River Vltava, the 15th century pedestrian bridge is 621m long and adorned with 30 baroque statues. Feel the dreamy magic!

Prague Castle – A trip to Prague isn’t complete without visiting its 9th century jewel of a castle that stands imperious over the whole city. It’s said to be the world’s biggest ancient castle and sits alongside four churches, four palaces and other classy buildings. St. Vitus Cathedral is especially grandiose.

Cesky Krumlov – Yes, the entire center of Cesky Krumlov has made it onto our list! This small city only has a population of 14,000 but a wealth of magnificent architecture has given it UNESCO status. Highlights include the 13th century Baroque Castle and Theater although the whole city is a real gem.

Grandhotel Pupp, Karlovy Vary – Stay in a truly special hotel while in Karlovy Vary at this neo-Baroque masterpiece. Located in the famous spa city (also known as Carlsbad), the luxurious Grandhotel Pupp has even appeared in the movie Casino Royale. It’s the perfect place to impress!

Karlstejn Castle – Step back in time and visit one of the most famous Gothic castles in the Czech Republic. Built by the Bohemian King and Roman Emperor Charles IV, the 14th century Castle features some truly elegant ramparts. It’s situated only 30km away from Prague in Karlstejn so is easy to reach.

St. Barbara’s Church, Hutna Hora – Don’t miss the chance to visit this stunning Roman Catholic Church located in the medieval town of Hutna Hora. The town is very pretty and the church features a trio of peaked roofs, attractive stained-glass windows and medieval frescoes.

Hluboka Castle – This romantic castle is the ideal place to come on a date with your newfound Czech flame. Let the place work wonders as you tour the chateau-style castle and stroll round the winter garden. It’s located in a quiet town called Hluboka nad Vltavou.

In the Movies…

It’s no wonder that the Czech Republic has become a filmmakers paradise given the country’s wealth of medieval towns and preserved buildings.

Well known Czech made movies include:

Casino Royale

The Bourne Identity

Mission: Impossible

Everything is Illuminated

The Illusionist

Amadeus

Ask your favorite Czech match where they’d love to visit most …

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