Things to do in the Czech Republic
If you are planning things to do in the Czech Republic, work out an itinerary of places to visit and tours to book before you arrive. The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is a vibrant city and is home to a wealth of historical and cultural attractions.
Founded in 1338, the Old Town Hall in Prague combines medieval buildings with a tall Gothic tower with a stunning Astronomical Clock. A guided tour takes you through the council chamber and assembly room. Visit the Gothic chapel and take a close up look at the 12 Apostles who parade under the clock each hour.
The National Monument is a spectacular structure which includes art-deco marble and mosaics. The monument is not exactly a legacy of the communist era but is still linked with the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. The monument’s central hall is home to 12 marble sarcophagi and a war memorial. Commissioned in 1357 by Charles lV, to replace the 12th century Judith Bridge, the Charles Bridge was finished in 1390 but did not take Charles’ name until the 19th century. This 500m bridge has withstood 500 years of wheeled traffic crossing it, until it was pedestrianised after WW2.
Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its medieval buildings and stunning castles. The surrounding countryside and beautiful landscapes make this one of the most visited towns in the Czech Republic. If you are looking for things to do in the Czech Republic while on a walking tour, this is the place to come.
Alternatively, visit the stunning Blansko Forest to the north, a hotspot for hikers. Located around 20km from Prague, Karlstejn offers a real step back in time with its winding cobbled streets and laid-back vibe. Karlstejn Castle is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Czech Republic, with lots of things to do and is well worth a visit.