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Czech Republic Holidays 2021
Holidays in the Czech Republic are gaining in popularity, and for a good reason. The European country is blessed with breathtaking castles and historical buildings, as well as plenty of culture and natural wonders.
Most visitors to the Czech Republic make a beeline for Prague. The gateway to the small European country is jam packed with historic and cultural attractions. Away from the capital city, the Czech Republic will leave you with plenty to write home about. From mountains and forests to countryside castles, the country is rich in breathtaking scenery and thrilling historical structures.
Castles in the Czech Republic
While Czech Republic’s most well-known castles are in Prague, the country also features stunning chateaux outside the capital city, such as the Orlik Castle or the Spilberk Castle. Constructed in a variety of architectural styles, most of the country’s castles have been incredibly well-preserved and many are open to the public.
Why book Czech Republic holidays
Explore the city
Visit the capital city of Prague for an unforgettable Czech city break
Top city attractions
Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square
Great national parks
Admire the picturesque views of Bohemian Switzerland National Park in the north of the Czech Republic
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Hit the slopes for an exhilarating snowy, Czech holiday
Visit the Czech Republic's numerous castles for a romantic fairytale experience
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Top 5 things to do in the Czech Republic
Overflowing with history, culture and natural appeal, the Czech Republic offers countless sightseeing opportunities.
- One of Czech Republic’s most visited attractions, the 10th-century Prague Castle is the world’s largest ancient castle. The highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site include St. Vitus Cathedral and the Singing Fountain in the picturesque Royal Garden.
- The picture-perfect Hluboka Castle is said to have been shaped in the image of England’s Windsor Castle during a 19th-century reconstruction. The castle features 140 rooms and 11 towers, some of which can be visited as a part of a guided tour.
- Dotted with striking rock formations, Bohemian Paradise is a UNESCO Geopark in Bohemia. Don’t miss Hruboskalsko, which features hundreds of sandstone towers, some as high as 55 meters.
- Once a military fortress, the Ghetto Museum in Terezin is the only World War II concentration camp in the Czech Republic. Approximately 33,000 jews perished at the facility, with many more transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
- Marvel at Czech Republic’s most extensive collection of art at Prague’s National Gallery. Spread across a number of buildings in the city, the museum displays works by such huge names as Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso.
Nature in the Czech Republic
Brimming with scenic mountain ranges, misty caves and cascading waterfalls, holidays in the Czech Republic are a treat for nature enthusiasts.
- The Elbe Sandstone Mountains have been attracting tourists for over 200 years. The highlights of the area include 305-meter Bastei rocks, the Konigstein Fortress and Pravcicka Brana, the largest sandstone arch in Europe.
- Dating back to 1885, the 250-hectare Pruhonice Park features gardens and forests with over 1,500 species of plants. The park is also home to the 12th-century Pruhonice Castle.
- Straddling the Czech and Polish border, the Krkonose National Park is home to Snezka, the highest mountain in the country. Visitors can hike to the top of the mountain or reach it in a cable car.
- Explore Punkva Caves around an hour’s drive from Brno. The highlights of the area include a 138-meter-deep gorge and a four-meter long stalactite.
- Cascading down the Nizky Jesenik mountain range, Resovske Waterfalls are renowned for their natural beauty. The waterfalls can be reached via marked trails waving through forests and ruins of abandoned castles.
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To escape the crowds without giving up good weather, visit the Czech Republic during the spring months from March to May or in autumn from September to November.
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