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Welcome to Czech Republic

The Czech Republic brings together impressive natural landscapes, a complex history, and arguably the best beer in the world to create a country that's finally being properly recognized by international travelers as a top European destination. Prague, the capital, is a Gothic fairy tale guaranteed to enamor the wandering explorer. Highlights include Charles Bridge (Karluv Most), Prague Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti), and the Castle District (Hradcany), best seen on a beer-bike or Segway tour, or from above during a hot-air balloon ride. In the evening, a cruise on Vltava River, a Mozart recital, or a beer tasting in the Bohemia neighborhood reveal a different side to the city. Outside of Prague lie the medieval towns of Kutná Hora—home to the must-see Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with the bones of thousands of people—and Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site just waiting to be explored on a day trip from the capital city. Former capital Brno and the spa town Karlovy Vary, with its famous thermal baths, will appeal to history buffs and relaxation seekers alike. For beer lovers, brewery tours in Pilsen are a top draw; while for outdoor adventurers, the Saxon Switzerland National Park is rife with hiking, climbing, and cycling opportunities. Plus, the Czech Republic's prime location in central Europe—embraced by countries such as Slovakia, Poland, Germany, and Austria—make it an ideal launchpad for exploring the rest of the continent.

Top 10 attractions in Czech Republic

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Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

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Sitting high on a hill overlooking the Charles Bridge and Vltava River, Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is a huge complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating from the ninth century. Nestled in the historic center of Prague—all of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the largest castle complex in the world is an outstanding relic of Prague’s architectural history and a must for any visitor to the City of a Hundred Spires.More
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Dancing House (Tancici Dum)

Dancing House (Tancici Dum)

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In a city known for its baroque, Gothic, and Art Nouveau architecture, Prague’s postmodern Dancing House (Tancící Dum) stands out for displaying none of these architectural styles. The curvaceous, concrete, metal, and glass building was designed by the architectural duo of Czech-Croatian Vlado Milunić and Canadian-American Frank Gehry (of Guggenheim Bilbao fame) and completed in 1996.More
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Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

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Forming a grand walkway between Prague Old Town, and the Lesser Town and Castle District, the 15th-century Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) is one of the city’s most striking landmarks. The magnificent Gothic bridge features 16 stone arches, two watchtowers, and 30 blackened baroque statues depicting various saints.More
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Terezín Memorial (Památník Terezín)

Terezín Memorial (Památník Terezín)

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A harrowing reminder of Europe’s dark history, the Terezin Concentration Camp once held prisoners awaiting transfer to Auschwitz and Treblinka. Today, the World War II site is preserved as the Terezín Memorial (Památník Terezín) and tells the horrifying truths of the Holocaust, as well as the stories of some of the 150,000 prisoners, including those who lost their lives.More
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Powder Tower (Prasná Brána)

Powder Tower (Prasná Brána)

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The Powder Tower (Prasná Brána) is one of Prague’s last remaining city gates. It once formed part of the defensive walls that surrounded the city and was one of 13 gates that allowed people to pass in and out of the center. Visit to climb to the top of the tower and enjoy views over the surrounding area.More
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Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)

Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)

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One of Prague’s most popular tourist attractions, the Astronomical Clock (Prazský Orloj) was built in the 15th century and is a mechanical marvel. Found on the south side of Prague’s imposing town hall in Old Town Square (Staromestske namestí), visitors line up in their hundreds to see the display as the clock strikes the hour.More
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Vltava River

Vltava River

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The Czech Republic’s longest river, the Vltava begins in southern Bohemia before meandering 270 miles (430 kilometers) northward toward Prague. The river has shaped the Czech capital over millennia, splitting Malá Strana (Lower Town) in the west from Staré Mĕsto (Old Town) and the modern city to the east.More
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Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Narodni Park Ceske Svycarsko)

Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Narodni Park Ceske Svycarsko)

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It may be the Czech Republic’s newest national park, but Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Narodni Park Ceske Svycarsko) has long been a popular destination for traders and artists. The park’s curious name was inspired by two 19th-century Swiss artists who settled in the region because it reminded them of their homeland. Today the park draws hikers, bikers, climbers, and nature lovers from around the world.More
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Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

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Prague’s Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is the historic heart and navigational center of the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. A feast of architectural wonders, the medieval square is ringed with grandiose Romanesque, baroque, and Gothic style buildings, including some of Prague’s most photographed monuments.More
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John Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall

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Starting life as a tribute to musical icon and peace activist John Lennon after his untimely death in 1980, Prague’s John Lennon Wall quickly became a symbol of peace and free speech for young Czechs angry and disillusioned with the country’s communist regime—much western pop music was banned under the regime, and some Czech musicians were even imprisoned for playing it.More

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Don’t-Miss Dishes in Prague

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Recent reviews from experiences in Czech Republic

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Best tour of Cesky Krumlov and Hluboka Castle! - Book it!!!
SimonishviliSuzana, Dec 2021
Day Trip To Cesky Krumlov And Hluboka Castle With Three Courses Tasting Lunch
It is beautiful town with a lot to see and do.
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A Remarkable tour with a Remarkable Guide
Fahd_Marghoob, Sep 2021
Bohemian Switzerland & Terezin Camp Private Tour from Prague
The tour of Bohemian Switzerland & Terezin Camp was one of the last touring activities in our bucket list.
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Nice day at Karlstjen Castle
Rupa_D, Sep 2021
Private Karlstejn castle tour from Prague with Lunch and Admission
Upon reading later I realized that we never got to see a big chunk of sites - Imperial Palace, Hall of Knights, Chapel of St.
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Great Day Trip
Moustafa_K, Aug 2021
Cesky Krumlov: Full day tour from Prague and back.
Pick up was punctual, his English is exceptional, and the whole structure of the guide itself was intentionally and intelligently put together.
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An Inredibly Fun Day
Jeffrey H, Jan 2020
Prague Wine Tasting and Countryside Small-Group Tour with Lunch
We didn't visit as many wineries, although we did get to visit the countryside and experience the area.
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Great Day Trip to See the Bone Chapel, St Barbara Church, and Kutna Hora with Guide Tomas
Stuart S, Sep 2019
Kutna Hora Day Tour Including Sedlec Ossuary from Prague
We had thoroughly explored Prague with its swarms of tourists and wanted a day trip outside the city to see other parts of Czech Republic, and this was the perfect small group getaway.
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Fantastic trip!
denise105, Aug 2019
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
This was a great experience to see the Czech Republic forested area and trails.
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The airport transfer was hassle free...
Cindralela D, Feb 2016
Prague Airport Private Arrival Transfer
The half-day city walking tour was very insightful and give us a very good orientation of Czech Republic history and Prague's main attractions !
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The Kutna Hora Day Tour is a great...
Jessica A, Jan 2018
Kutna Hora Day Tour Including Sedlec Ossuary from Prague
It is a wonderful opportunity to see a smaller town in the Czech Republic.
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I really enjoyed getting out of the...
Esmeralda_N, Jul 2016
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
I really enjoyed getting out of the city to see the beautiful nature of the Czech Republic.
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Very enjoyable tour and very private...
phyllis.reid, Apr 2015
Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague
Our tour guide Helene spoke in English and Italian.
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Our guide was very knowledgeable...
Sandra R, Dec 2013
Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch
However, I would recommend that this be the FIRST tour that you take at the beginning of your trip here because the guide also pointed out many other places to see that were not included.
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This tour is for those who want to...
Kathryn B, Feb 2013
Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague
This tour is for those who want to see another part of Czech Republic.
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Had an excellent day out and both...
Jan's trip, Nov 2012
Cesky Krumlov Day Trip from Prague
Had an excellent day out and both guides were interesting with good English language skills.
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This was a great tour and would highly...
Dennis M, Sep 2010
Cesky Krumlov Day Trip from Prague
This was a great tour and would highly recommend it to anyone going to see the Czech Republic.
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Very informative trip, but wrap...
Karl G, Feb 2009
Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague
Very informative trip, but wrap yourself warm up if you are thinking to go there during the winter months.
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Great Tour, Great Time in Cesky Krumlov
Randall_L, Aug 2020
Cesky Krumlov: Full day tour from Prague and back.
This was Filip’s first time back to the town since the lockdown and he was most eager to see what had changed.
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Amazing Food Tour!
Carolyn_B, Jul 2020
Prague Food Tour
What a wonderful way to see the city and taste local cuisine.
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Excellent customer service and fantastic trip
IanM_D, Mar 2020
MOST POPULAR: The Best of 2 Countries in 1 Day: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland
Her English was excellent and her customer focus was fab.
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Great ride
Susan_S, Dec 2019
Private transfer in a Sanitized Car Prague to Vienna with 2h stop Cesky Krumlov
This was a great way to travel from Prague to Vienna, see some of the countryside, learn more about the Czech Republic from our native driver, Edgar, visit the Unesco site of Cesky Krumlov, have a wonderful lunch, and arrive with no hassle to Vienna for the rest of our winter vacation.
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