Towns and Villages

The Czech Republic is full of picturesque and interesting villages and towns that feature castles, breweries, chateaux, monasteries, spas, beautiful surrounding countryside and much more. Luckily the size of the Czech Republic is quite small making it easy to visit your choice destination via train, car or bus. So pack your bags, leave the city and head for a traditional Czech village to really experience the Czech Republic! 

  • Cesky Krumlov | Czech Republic Attractions Cesky Krumlov

    Quite easily one of the prettiest preserved towns in all of Europe, Cesky Krumlov is a famous UNESCO protected town (since 1992) south of Prague. The atmosphere is unbeatable as the center of the town has remained untouched since the 16th century - the only exception being for careful architectural renovations. The massive Cesky Krumlov Castle complex overlooking the winding Vltava River and the labyrinth of cobblestone streets and red tile rooftops dominates this small and charming town; the castle...

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  • Plzeň | Main Cathedral | CZ Plzeň

    In western Bohemia is the city of Plzeň, the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic. The city, which dates back as a town to 1295 is known worldwide for its Pilsner beer and was chosen alongside Mons in Belgium as one of the European capitals of culture in 2015. It’s convenient location as it is only 90 km from the capital city of Prague make it a good destination, especially if you are a fan of beer. If...

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  • Olomouc | Czech Republic Olomouc

    If you are searching for an interesting city to visit outside of Prague, have a look at Olomouc, a city in Moravia with a true university feel. With over 25,000 students, Olomouc is proud to have the highest density of students in Central Europe. Located in the east of the Czech Republic and situated on the Morava River, Olomouc features a number of interesting buildings and churches, large squares, Baroque fountains and more. The largest square in Olomouc showcases a...

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  • Mariánské Lázně | CZ Mariánské Lázně

    Mariánské Lázně, also known as Marienbad is a spa town in the area of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. The charming town is a tranquil retreat if you are searching for a smaller spa town not as touristy as Karlovy Vary. The city boasts an abundance of greenery and numerous noble houses that are architecturally interesting. The surrounding green mountains only make the spa town more enchanting and you will surely fall under the magic spell of Marian’s Spa!...

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  • Brno | Czech Republic | Main Cathedral Brno

    Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city is located in the heart of Moravia. It’s strategic location makes it a must see as it is situated close to Prague, Vienna and Bratislava and it is an important tourist gateway to the beautiful landscapes of the South-Moravian region. Furthermore the city is surrounded by lush forests, which are perfect for cycling and hiking. The city itself offers many tourism options including intriguing buildings, museums, many shopping establishments, theaters, nightlife, clubs and...

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  • Třeboň | Czech Republic Třeboň

    Třeboň, a historical town in the Czech Republic is situated in the South Bohemian Region. Třeboň dates back to the middle of the 12th century and rose to fame in the second half of the 15th century for its surrounding countryside and complex system of fishing ponds, thanks to the meticulous up keeping by its groundskeeper Petr IV of Rožmberk (1462 - 1523). The Habsburg and Schwarzenberg families owned the town, the castle and surrounding countryside from 1611. The town...

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  • Znojmo | Czech Republic Znojmo

    Znojmo is a charming city in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic, near the border of Austria on a steep bank of the Dyje River. The city dates back to before 1226 and was established by King Ottokar I. The pretty city is a great stopover if you are touring the vineyards of Moravia and features many interesting architectural wonders including churches, monasteries, noble residences and defensive structures and an abundance of natural beauty in its surrounding environs...

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  • Karlovy Vary | Colonnade | Czech Republic Karlovy Vary

    Karlovy Vary, also known to foreigners as Carlsbad is the largest and the most famous spa town in the Czech Republic. This gem of a town is definitely worth a stop if you are traveling around the Czech Republic. Karlovy Vary is in West Bohemia near the Teplá River and the Ohře River and is about 120 km from Prague. The city dates back to the 14th century when Charles IV requested a spa town be built after an accidental...

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  • Mladá Boleslav | Czech Republic Attractions Mladá Boleslav

    Mladá Boleslav is a city in central Bohemia on the bank of the Jizera River. Being only 50 km from Prague, Mladá Boleslav is a good choice for a day trip from the capital. The city dates back to the 10th century under the rule of Boleslav II. With over 1,000 years of history the town has a rich history and many interesting sights. It is interesting to note that from the 15th century to the 17th century Mladá Boleslav...

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  • Pruhonice | Czech Republic Attractions Průhonice

    Located 6 km from Prague is Pruhonice, a lovely small community featuring a gorgeous park complete with a chateau. The Pruhonice Park showcases 250 hectares of landscaped greenery that will surely make you feel that you have entered a fairy tale. The garden has a system of ponds, rolling meadows, blooming flowers, a Romanesque Church that dates back to 1187, a pretty neo Renaissance chateau and more, making it a perfect place for a family picnic. The community of Pruhonice...

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  • Lednice-Valtice Cultural Complex | CZ Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

    Lednice and Valtice are two towns in the South Moravian Region that make up the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO protected natural area of 283,09 km2 that is know for its supreme beauty and is the most popular attraction in South Moravia. The area is known for its hospitable people with colorful folk traditions and customs and Moravian wine. The landscaped area dates back to the end of the 18th century when the House of Liechtenstein started to create the...

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  • Kutná Hora | Czech Republic Attractions Kutná Hora

    If you wish to explore the Czech Republic outside of the capital city of Prague, do not miss Kutná Hora, located in the central Bohemian Region. Kutná Hora dates back to 1142 when a Cistercian Monastery was established. By 1260 the area was being mined for silver, although the earliest traces of silver go back to the 10th century. Silver dinars have been found in Malín, a district of Kutná Hora. Kutná Hora’s city center has been UNESCO protected since...

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  • Písek | Czech Republic | Old Bridge Písek

    Písek, a town situated in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic is known around the country for the Písek Stone Bridge, the Czech Republic’s oldest bridge and Europe’s second oldest. Písek is also known for the concentration of higher education institutes located there, specifically the Film School in Písek. Písek, home of many famous people including Přemysl Otakar II, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and Mikoláš Aleš to name a few, is a prime tourist destination as it...

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  • Telč | Czech Republic Tourism Telč

    If you are planning on a trip outside of Prague, do not miss the quaint, charming town of Telč in Moravia. Telč, which dates back to 1099, is famous for its main square and chateau as they are superb examples of Czech / Italian Renaissance architecture. The UNESCO protected town (since 1992) is surrounded by a system of lakes and ponds making it even more picturesque. Directly outside of town you can find a forest with marked trails and whimsical...

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  • Jindřichův Hradec | Czech Republic Jindřichův Hradec

    Jindřichův Hradec is a city in the Czech Republic in the South Bohemian Region. The first mention of the city in recorded books dates back to 1220 but beforehand the area was more than likely a Slavic settlement. The 13th century saw the building of a grand Gothic castle to a city that was quickly growing and was the second largest city in the Bohemian kingdom according to the census after the Thirty Years’ War. Jindřichův Hradec features many beautiful...

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  • Pardubice | Czech Republic Attractions Pardubice

    Pardubice, situated 65 miles from Prague is the capital of the Pardubice Region and a lovely place for a day trip outside of Prague. The city features a large and atmospheric central square that is complete with many lovely facades and an impressive, intricately decorated town hall, a Gothic tower, a beautiful Art Nouveau theater and more. Close to the main square sits an old and impressive chateau complex that features a small park with sleek peacocks and shady trees....

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  • Luhačovice Lázně | Jurkovič House Luhačovice Lázně

    Luhačovice Spa or Luhačovice Lázně is located in pretty southern Moravia, situated closer to Vienna, making it the perfect getaway from the bustling cities of the Czech Republic or Austria. The largest spa town in Moravia, it is simply lovely and boasts many gorgeous period buildings including many artistic gems built in the early 1900s by architect Dušan Jurkovič, impressive villas and alpine houses from the 19th and early 20th century, Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings, as well as...

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  • Ostrava | Czech Republic Ostrava

    Ostrava, the third largest city in the Czech Republic is situated close to the Polish border and is known around the country as one of the industrial capitals as there is an abundance of high quality black coal deposits. The “steel heart of the Republic”, a nickname bestowed upon the city during the Communist era is the administrative center of Moravian-Silesian Region and has also been selected as a candidate for the 2015 European Capital of Culture. Ostrava is a...

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  • Příbram | Easy Day-Trip from Prague Příbram

    A small city about 60km south-east of Prague, Příbram is well-known for its history of silver and iron mining, and later its uranium mining sites formerly used for penal labor camps for political prisoners during Communism, but Příbram is finding itself anew in more modern times. In 1496, Příbram was declared a town by King Ladislaus II, and in 1579 Rudolf II named it a Royal Mining City, which further enhanced its reputation. At the end of the 19th century,...

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