25 sights in the Czech Republic

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Here is a list of the 25 most beautiful sights.

Among them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks, castles, spas and unique castles.

1- Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is the landmark of Prague and the Czech Republic. It leads from the Old Town to the New Town of Prague across the Vltava River. The bridge dates back to Charles IV, the legendary king and later Holy Roman Emperor.

2- Prague castle

Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world. The area on Hradcany Hill includes St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of St. George, the Golden Lane and museums. Visiting all the sights in Prague Castle alone takes more than a day.

3- St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral houses the insignia of the Czech kings. These include the crown, the orb and the scepter. Czech kings and Roman-German emperors are also buried in the cathedral, which was not completed until the 20 th century.

4- Brno: Villa Tugendhat, Spielberg Fortress and Cathedral

The Tugendhat Villa in Brno is where President Vaclav Havel signed the treaty for the amicable dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Spielberg Fortress, together with the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, is the landmark of the second largest Czech city.

5- Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary is a spa town with thermal springs in the west of Bohemia, near the German border. Sights in Karlovy Vary include the golden Russian Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul, the colonnades in the old town and thermal resorts.

6- Znojmo

Znojmo is an old medieval town in southern Moravia near the border of Austria. Particularly well preserved is the medieval town center of Znojmo with St. Nicholas Church, Rotunda of St. Catherine and 80m Town Hall Tower from 1445.

7- Bohemian Switzerland

Prebys Gate rock arch in the Bohemian Switzerland, a restaurant and a forest.

The landmark of the national park on the Elbe River is the natural stone arch Prebisch Gate. The sights in Bohemian Switzerland additionally include Edmunds Klamm, High Schneeberg, Marienfels, Felsenburg Falkenstein and Kaiser Aussicht on Quaderberg.

8- Castle Karlstein

Emperor Charles IV commissioned the castle 30km southwest of Prague. In it Charles kept the imperial regalia of the Holy Roman Empire and his vast collection of relics. Today, the castle is one of the most visited destinations outside Prague.

9- Cesky Krumlov (Krumlov)

Cesky Krumlov on the Vltava River is a town in southern Bohemia. The sights in the city include the Cesky Krumlov Castle and the Egon Schiele Art Center. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

10- Èeské Budìjovice

Budweis is one of the beer capitals in the Czech Republic. Visit the Old Town with the Black Tower, the Market Square with the Samson Fountain and the Budweis Visitor Center. Also of interest is the Cathedral Church and the South Bohemian Museum. The village with its farms from the peasant baroque period is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located 15km west of Eeské Bud Jovice.

11- Adersbach-Weckelsdorf Rock Town

The asparagus-shaped sandstone rocks are the landmark of the nature reserve in the Braunau Hills. Hiking trails lead through the park. There are also via ferratas. Apart from nature, the sights in the park include Střmen Castle, Adersbach and the ruins of Bischofstein.

12- Ostrava (Ostrava)

Panoramic view of the sights in the city center of Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic. Sights in the city include the Silesian Ostrava Castle, the Landeck Mining Museum, the Witzkovice Ironworks and the Ostrava Zoo. Also visit the Moravian-Silesian National Theater, the Cathedral of the Divine Savior and the Ostrava Cathedral. Stodolni Street is home to restaurants, cafes and bars.

13- Castle Frauenberg (Hluboká nad Vltavou)

Frauenberg is a real fairy-tale castle in the town of Frauenberg in South Bohemia. The snow-white castle stands on a hill above the Vltava River with a magnificent view. Eeské Bud?jovice with its sights is only 15km away from the castle. Therefore, a good stop along the way to the city.

14- Marienbad

Mariánské Lázn is a spa town in Western Bohemia with mineral springs, mountains and green parks. Sights in Mariánské Lázn include the Boheminium miniature park, the town museum at Göthe Square, the Singing Fountain at the spa colonnade, and the medicinal water springs.

15- Bohemian forest

Šumava is a 120km long mountain range on the German-Austrian-Czech border. Šumava includes forests, hiking trails, nature parks and ski resorts.

16- Castle and chateau Elbogen (Loket)

The mighty castle stands on a hill above the river Cheb near the German border. It is one of the largest castle complexes in the Czech Republic with a history dating back to the 12th century. The castle is now a large open-air museum with exhibitions on life in a medieval fortress.

17- Castle and flower gardens in Kremsier 

The chateau in the town of the same name, Kremsier, together with its park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sights in the chateau included the second largest collection of paintings after the Prague National Gallery, representation and living rooms, the throne room and tsar’s salon.

18- Mikulov (Nikolsburg)

Nikolsburg is a town right on the border of Lower Austria. Sights include the castle Nikolsburg (Mikulov), the old town with the town hall, the Sgraffito House and a synagogue.

19- Concentration camp Theresienstadt (Terezin)

After the occupation of Czechoslovakia, the Nazis turned the old fortified town into a concentration camp. It was the first and largest camp on Czech soil. In total, the Nazis deported 140,000 people to Terezín. Together with the Josevof Jewish Quarter in Prague, it is a memorial against Nazism in the Czech Republic.

20- Sedlec Ossuary

10,000 of 40,000 bones in the Kutna Hora cemetery chapel serve as decorative items. The bizarre decor includes human bones in the form of crosses, pyramids, chalices, chandeliers and coats of arms.

21- Pilsen

Synagogue, factories and the other sights in downtown Pilsen in the Czech Republic.

The Pilsner Urquell Brewery is the most visited sight in the city in the west of the Czech Republic. Also of interest is the Great Synagogue, the Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral and the Pilsen Zoo. Also interesting is the West Bohemian Museum, the Main Market Square and the Great Theater of Pilsen.

22- Jewish Quarter Trebitsch (Třebíč)

The Jewish Quarter in Trebitsch is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two synagogues, the cemetery and 123 houses are preserved in it. Only 10 of the original 281 Jewish inhabitants survived Nazism. Today it is considered one of the best preserved Jewish ghettos in Europe. You can see in it the rabbi’s house, poorhouse, the old town hall and the front and back synagogue.

23- Telč

Tel is an old town with buildings dating back to the 12th century. The entire old town is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sights include the Market Square, the Town Hall, Telč Castle, Telč House, the town fortification, Holy Spirit Church, St. Jacob’s Parish Church, the former Jesuit College with the Jesuit Church, Our Lady’s Church, the Jewish Cemetery and former synagogue.

24- Cultural landscape Lednice-Valtice 

The cultural landscape with its unique landscape architecture in Moravia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This includes the Eisengruber Castle, Feldsberg Castle, Reist Colonnade (Kolonáda Reistna), Valtice Diana Temple (Rendezvous), Lednický Minaret, St. Hubert’s Chapel (Svatý Hubert), Hansenberg Castle (Janův hrad), Hunting Lodge (Lovecký Zámeček) and Apollo Temple (Apollónův chrám).

25- Litomyšl Castle

The castle in the town of the same name in Eastern Bohemia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its foundation walls date back to the 10th century. Today, it is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Central Europe. Sights in the chateau include the restored living quarters, paintings, the chateau chapel, the arcaded courtyard and the chateau park.

My conclusion about the sights in the Czech Republic

When thinking about the sights in the Czech Republic, first Prague, then Pilsen, Budweis or Brno come to mind.

However, apart from the oldest cities in Bohemia and Moravia, there are many other interesting places in the Czech Republic.

Visit one of the spas, national parks or castles in the country. Beer in combination with Pilsen and Budweis is of course always a topic.

Unbeaten are the sights in Prague. The city is now one of the most visited city break destinations in Europe.

Do you think an attraction is missing from the list or want to share your experiences with destinations in Czech Republic?

Then write us below in the comments.


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