Today, I would like to share a list of the things you can do to have a great time in Czech Republic. In no order of preference, here they are:
- Discover Prague
Prague is a city filled with historical sights such as the 16th-century stone Charles Bridge, the 9th-century Prague Castle which is the world’s largest castle complex, cobbled alleyways and countless number of spires. The Astronomical Clock which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most visited sights in the city. Other unique sights in the city are places like Estate Theatre, the Old Jewish cemetery, the Strahov Monastery.
- Go for a hike at Bohemian Switzerland.
This national park spans 181km² of protected area in the country’s northern region. This place is renowned for its hiking, amazing canyons, sandstone rock formations and castles. Some castles are still in great condition but others have turned into ruins. Visitors can pay a visit to places like Trosky castle on the cliff top, Neo-Gothic Sychrov Castle, 14th-century Frydstejn Castle ruins and The Bozkov dolomite caves which has Czech Republic’s biggest underground lake.
- Enjoy white water rafting in Cesky Krumlov
This place is a city located in Southern Bohemia dating back to the 13th century. It is well-known for its architecture resulting in the Old Town Area being awarded a UNESCO World Heritage Site seal of approval. It is also well-known for the Baroque court theatre which id one of few that is still intact in the world. The best rafting spots are upstream nearby the town of Vyssi Brod with shallow rapids as its standards. The lower part of the river has softer current for paddling and canoeing.
- Enjoy yourself by drinking beers
This country has a tradition rich in beer brewing as monks in Brevnov Monastery made the first batches of beer. The country is renowned for beer gardens and the production of famous world brands such as Pilsner Urquell, the world’s first pilsner and Budweiser Budvar.
- Explore different castles and chateaux
Prague has hundreds of different castles in which some are still in perfect condition with some are already in ruins. Most of these castles are open for the public to visit. Occupied castles allow limited tours while others have been turned into museums. Well preserved castles are like Prague and Karlstejn Castle while Hazmburk, the Gothic Hluboka nad Vltavou and the grand Lednice Chateau are in ruins. The oldest castle in the country is Olomouc Castle where Mozart resided during his short stay in the country.
- Scare yourself
Visitors in Czech Republic can also scare themselves by visiting places like Kutna Hora’s Sedlec Ossuary which is a church adorned with the bones of thousands of people who died during the Hussite Wars, St. George’s Church and the Museum of Torture Instruments in Prague.
- Discover past events
Due to the Communist rule in Czech Republic, various types of monuments and museums still exist as a reminder of those times. Prague’s memorial in the form of disappearing statues to Communism victims, Museum of Communism and Terezin/ Theresienstadt concentration camp are a few good examples.e