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A few of the best things to see and experience when visiting the Czech Republic

Top 10 things to do and see:

The Czech Republic is a stunningly beautiful country, with historic architecture, natural landscapes, and charming towns.

Prague Vltava River

 1. Visit Prague: This stunning and very impressive city is the capital of the Czech Republic and it offers a huge range of attractions including historic landmarks, picturesque streets, and world-class museums.  You will never be disappointed with a visit to Prague.

Prague is a breathtakingly beautiful city steeped in history, with stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. Explore charming streets, sip beer, and immerse yourself in the city’s enchanting atmosphere.  Read more…

2. Explore the historic city of Cesky Krumlov: This charming town is located in the southern part of the country and features a beautifully preserved old town area with winding streets and an impressive castle.

3. The Czech Republic is famous for its beer, so be sure to visit a local pub and sample some of the local brews.

4. Visit St Vitus Cathedral – It is the largest and most important church in the Czech Republic, known for its stunning stained glass windows and impressive spires.

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5. Visit the town of Karlovy Vary: This spa town is famous for its hot springs and beautiful architecture.  Read more…

6. Visit the Bohemian Paradise: This natural reserve is located in the north of the Czech Republic and features stunning sandstone rock formations, lush forests, and picturesque villages.

7. Explore the Moravian wine region: The Czech Republic has a long history of wine production, and the Moravian wine region is home to beautiful vineyards and charming wine towns.

  • One vineyard you simply must visit while you’re in the Czech Republic, is U Kapličky – Located in the heart of the Moravian wine region, U Kapličky is known for its organic and biodynamic wines, with a focus on Pinot Noir and Riesling.  But as their website says, it is more than just a visit to a wine farm…

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Vineyard in winter in Znojmo region.

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8. When in Prague visit the old town and Jewish QuarterRead more…

9. The most famous market in the Czech Republic is the Christmas market in Prague, which takes place in Old Town Square from late November to early January. The market offers a wide range of traditional Czech handicrafts, food, and drink, and is a popular destination for tourists during the holiday season.

10.  Experience and enjoy the local cuisine.

Lokál is a popular chain of restaurants you can visit, that offers traditional Czech cuisine, such as beef goulash, roast pork, and dumplings, paired with fresh Pilsner beer.

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Top 10 things to eat

  • Svickova: Beef sirloin with cream sauce, cranberries, and dumplings.
  • Gulas: Hearty beef and vegetable stew with dumplings.
  • Knedliky: Czech dumplings, served as a side or main dish.
  • Trdelnik: Sweet pastry made from rolled dough wrapped around a stick.
  • Pilsner Urquell: Czech beer brand, the original Pilsner.
  • Bramboraky: Fried potato pancakes, often served with sour cream or applesauce.
  • Vepro-knedlo-zelo: Pork, dumplings, and sauerkraut.
  • Kolache: Sweet pastry filled with fruit, cheese, or poppy seed.
  • Cesky Salat: Potato salad with peas, carrots, pickles, and mayonnaise.
  • Chlebicky: Open-faced sandwiches with various toppings.

10 of the best wines to try

Here are some of the top award-winning wines from the Czech Republic, that you can definitely try while you’re there:

  • Chateau Valtice: Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Gris.
  • Znovin Znojmo: Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Grüner Veltliner.
  • Vino Mikulov: Pinot Blanc, Riesling, and Cabernet Franc.
  • Vinarstvi Petratur: Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Sonberk Winery: Riesling, Pálava, and Tramín červený.
  • Chateau Mcely: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris.
  • Vinselekt Michlovský: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Riesling.
  • Auggusta Vins: Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.
  • Vinařství Bílý vrch: Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, and Pinot Gris.
  • Skoupil Winery: Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling.

Beer drinking - 10 interesting facts

  • Czechs are the biggest beer consumers per capita in the world.
  • Czech beer is typically served in half-liter glasses.
  • The most popular types of beer are pilsners and lagers.
  • Beer is usually enjoyed with hearty Czech cuisine.
  • Czechs have a long history of beer brewing, dating back to the 10th century.
  • The famous Pilsner Urquell beer originated in the city of Pilsen.
  • The Czech Republic has over 400 breweries, producing a wide variety of beers.
  • Czechs often clink glasses and say “na zdraví” (cheers) before drinking.
  • Beer is typically consumed in pubs or beer gardens.
  • The Czech Republic hosts a number of beer festivals throughout the year, including the famous Czech Beer Festival in Prague.

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