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The heart & diamond of Central Europe - Czech Republic

The heart of this lovely small country is the capital city Praha, but there are many other stunning places to visit. It's full of history, natural highlights and situated perfectly in Central Europe

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EuropeCzechia1 day / January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December 2021

Highs & Lows

Capital city Praha full of architecture, Karlstejn castle, Cesky Krumlov & closeby Lipno dam, UNESCO Kromeriz castle

Partially cold and dismissive local people, mostly connected to the historical circumstances & experiences; lack of English

Itinerary Overview

  • Day trip: Prague
    "The City of Hundred Spires" - incredible architecture, bisected by the Vltava river, Old Town Square, Gothic churches, etc.
  • Day trip: Karlštejn Castle
    Perfect day trip close by to Praha, easily reachable by train, surrounded by awesome nature & offering tasteful local food
  • Day trip: Lipno nad Vltavou
    UNESCO World Heritage Site, dominated by its 13th-century castle & close by Lipno dam for relaxing, swimming and just chilling

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I wouldn't change anything about my homeland :) I'm just wishing for more openness and warmth of my local people, who are still a way too much affected by the historical events, especially of the Communist era. But it's getting better, and it definitely shouldn't stop you from visiting this beauty in the heart of Central Europe

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Plan enough time in case you want to see other cities or sights outside the capital city - it's definitely worth it! Not being in a rush, I would recommend at least one week or maybe even 10 days, so you can fully enjoy all what Czech Republic has to offer

  • Packing tips?

    The Czech Republic has a temperate climate, with warm summers and cold, cloudy and snowy winters. Pack your stuff accordingly, however there is nothing really special needed for this country, of course depending on the things you want to do. In case you want to go hiking, pack appropriate hiking equipment, especially good shoes.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Depending on where you're coming from, Czech Republic is accessible by plane to the capital city Praha. There are also plenty of train and bus connections from various European countries, it is very safe and not too expensive, you can also travel overnight to safe some time. Travelling with the country is again very easy by train or bus, the network is very well done and the prices are economical, even for travelling with the whole family.

  • Booking details?

    Best recommendation is to book either via Booking.com or Airbnb, there are plenty of options on both websites. The prices vary between super economical (hostels, guest-houses) up to really expensive 5-star hotels, especially in the center of the capital city, Praha.