Sample dumplings and beer in central Bohemia
Located in Central Europe the Czech Republic is a former country of the Bohemian Crown. Travel to the Czech Republic and marvel over exquisite architectural styles, historic districts, mountain villages and vibrant city centres. Aside from the capital there are other popular destinations with travellers; tour Špilberk castle for views over Brno and enjoy the zoological garden in Ostrava’s Stromovka Park. Unwind on a spa retreat in Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně or join a hiking trip around the majestic Krkonoše Mountains. Indulge in the local cuisine which centres on beef, pork and dumplings; try Becherovka or Fernet Stock, a traditional Czech bitter, or raise a glass of Budweiser Bier Bürgerbräu originating from the Czech town of Budweis. Take a trip during one of the country’s renowned marionette festivals or book tickets for a black-light performance in one of Prague’s illustrious and quirky theatrical venues.
Travel to the Czech Republic to eat hearty food, drink strong beer and taste a shot of potent absinthe. Explore the enchanting renaissance architecture and twisting cobbled streets of the old towns or unwind on a tranquil spa retreat in the outlying mountain villages.
When to Go?
The Czech Republic has a mild and temperate climate with traditional seasons of warm summers and cold winters. Rain is common throughout the year so visitors are advised to pack waterproof clothing. Travel to the Czech Republic in July and August for the warmest weather as temperatures average 25°C. November and December are also popular with tourists and Prague is famous for its festive markets. Flights and accommodation are usually more expensive during this time.
How to get there?
The Czech Republic is served by four international airports. Brno-Tuřany Airport (BRQ) operates direct flights from London Stansted with Ryanair. Karlovy Vary Airport (KLV) and Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport (OSR) provide domestic flights to the capital city and charter services to Bulgaria and Spain. Several airlines operate from Ruzyne Airport (PRG) and direct flights from UK airports including London Heathrow, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh and Manchester are available.
No trip to the Czech Republic would be complete without a trip to the capital city. Located on the banks of the Vlatva River, Prague is an intriguing city of grand imposing buildings, narrow back streets, cultural quarters and an energetic nightlife. Discover the Old Town and visit the iconic Astronomical Clock, or tour the Jewish district and take a horse drawn carriage around the Gothic and Renaissance monuments. Enjoy an exhibition or classical concert in the grounds of Prague Castle or simply relax with a pint in the lively Czech bars of Mostecká Street.