Czech Republic holidays
Discover things to do in the Czech Republic with this travel guide.
With Prague as the principal city to visit in the country, the regional towns are often overlooked by travellers. However, they are only about three hours’ driving time from the capital and contain a wealth of cultural and historical attractions.
Located in the far south is Cesky Krumlov, a small picturesque town famous for its revolving theatre. The cities of Plzen and Ceske Budejovice are both renowned for their beer production, while Plzen also has the oldest synagogue in Europe. Visitors to Kutna Hora can view the macabre chapel of Sedlec ossuary. Containing the skeletons of around 70,000 people, many of the bones have been artistically used to decorate the chapel, including a huge chandelier of bones.
With short travelling times and all destinations accessible by rail travel or car, it is easy to view the many castles and historic villages scattered throughout the Czech Republic.
Perhaps one of the most iconic bridges in Europe, the Charles Bridge is a must for any visitor to the city of Prague. Connecting the old town to Prague Castle, the bridge is more than 600 metres long and almost 10 metres wide.
Formed from the skeletons of between 40,000 and 60,000 people, the Sedlec Ossuary is located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints. In 1870, Frantisek Rint started the macabre process of forming the various architectural aspects of the church formed by human bones.
An unusual experience for theatre or concert lovers, the revolving auditorium was built in the 1950s and offers a different perspective to its 644 spectators.
Improve your health with a stay in the spa town of Marianske Lazne. The town, surrounded by green mountains, contains over 100 mineral springs.
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