Land of stories
From the medieval cobbles of Ceský Krumlov in Southern Bohemia or the history-charged Kutná Hora to the architectural splendour of Prague – the Czech Republic offers a multitude of stunning sights and cultural and natural encounters.
In the countryside, castles and palaces abound, and lush, green pastures emerge. Czech heritage and history can be found at every turn – be it in the laidback historic towns, the castles, churches or monasteries. Famous brewery regions such as Plzen or Ceský Budejovice produce some of the world’s best beers and are not to be missed. The UNESCO listed Prague offers an intact medieval old town transporting visitors 500 years back. Prague Castle enjoys imperious views over the city of Franz Kafka. One of Prague’s most beautiful sights is the 14th-century Charles Bridge, connecting the old town with the lesser town. Located in the North-West of the country, the town of Karlovy Vary is a true historic jewel with aristocratic houses, churches, spas and green parks.
Prague – city of poets and scholars, of musicians and connoisseurs – from Mozart to Dvorak and from Werfel to Kafka. They have all influenced the “Golden City” or the “City of one hundred towers” in their respective way. Prague's history dates back over 1,000 years and, unlike other European cities, the always preserved ancient cityscape of this metropolis conveys a sense of life, that one usually keeps searching for in other European cities – always accompanied by a little bit of melancholy. The breath-taking view of the glistening water of the river Vltava with the famous Charles Bridge and Prague Castle high above the city, speak for themselves. The centre of Prague is characterized by a wide range of buildings of all architectural styles – Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Classicist and modern buildings. This exactly makes Prague a Mecca for painters and photographers. Winding medieval alleys like the Golden Lane invite to take a stroll through centuries and a boat ride on the river Vltava makes a stay in Prague unforgettable.