Experience these 10 amazing attractions in Czechia


Czech Republic, or Czechia if you prefer, is a country known for its rich history, stunning architecture and beautiful landscapes. From relaxing in world-renowned spas to exploring ancient castle ruins, the country boasts a wealth of unique experiences for you to discover.

Unwind at West Bohemia’s spa triangle

Czechia is renowned for its spas, visited by everyone from Russian Tsars to today’s Hollywood superstars. The West Bohemian spa triangle is one of the few places that still retains the grandeur of the spa’s golden age. People from around the world come here to recharge their batteries and rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul. The spas make use of the mineral-rich spring water in the area that is said to possess medicinal properties. Take a soak in the thermal pools and while you’re here enjoy a round of golf and local specialities like herb liqueur and spa wafers.

Explore the ruins of Helfenburk Castle

Sprawling over an area of 1.27 hectares, Helfenburk Castle is a massive Gothic castle that lies perched over the Malison Mountains in South Bohemia. One of the largest ruins in Czechia, visitors can explore the remains of its cannon and defence bastions. Set amidst beautiful countryside, this forested area has become a popular spot for weddings and events.

Go night rafting in Cesky Krumlov

Cruise down the river in a raft and take in the views of the city in a truly unique way in Cesky Krumlov. This UNESCO World Heritage City boasts of a beautiful castle, and its heritage buildings are lit up at night in a fantastic display. This fairytale town is known for its medieval architecture and has quaint little cafés where you can enjoy a glass of wine by the river.

Visit the Prague National Gallery

Home to the largest collection of art in Czechia, the National Gallery is housed in several buildings in Prague including Sternberg Palace, Kinsky Palace and the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia. Check out medieval art from some of the best artists in Czechia along with masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque collections.

Dig into delicious Czech specialties

Czechia has some delicious local food for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Pork roast, dumplings, wafer rolls, sweet gingerbread, potato pancakes, rabbit meat and various legumes are popular on the menu. Roast pork with dumplings and pickled cabbage is a typical Czech meal.

Enjoy wine festivals and the autumn grape harvest

Winegrowing is a centuries-old tradition in the Czech Republic, mostly in South Moravia, where you can enjoy wine festivals and the autumn grape harvest held each year. You can also take one of the exquisite wine trails and explore the cellars, wine villages, castles and historical towns by foot or bike.

Eat your heart out at Manifesto Market

Hidden away in the Anděl district of Prague is the delicious feast of Manifesto Market Andel. Pop up stalls, food trucks and bars greet you on your culinary deep dive through the city. Share a table with the locals and fellow travellers and dig in. The food market has a pretty big mix of food variety, so there should be an option for whatever you’re into.

Relax in the Wallenstein Garden

There are so many beautiful places to go in Prague that sometimes Wallenstein Garden gets overlooked, but this quiet, charming garden is definitely worth a look. Close to major attractions, the gardens aren’t totally unknown but are a lot less crowded than other parts of the city.

Visit the Palace Gardens of Prague Castle

The Palace Gardens are one of  Malá Strana neighbourhood’s best-kept secrets. For only a small entrance fee, you can visit one of the most beautiful spots of Prague and see an awesome view over the city.

Experience the magic of the Singing Fountain in Mariánské Lázně

Located in the spa town of Mariánské Lázně, the Singing Fountain is a unique attraction that puts on a mesmerizing show of water, light, and music, with performances taking place regularly throughout the day. The fountain’s repertoire includes compositions by famous Czech composers, as well as popular pieces from international musicians. The best time to visit is in the evening when the fountain is beautifully illuminated, creating a magical atmosphere.

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