Looking for reasons to visit Czech Republic? Based on my recent visit, I’m giving you the lowdown on why it’s worth visiting Czechia!
25 best reasons to visit Czech Republic
1. Czechia is home to 12 UNESCO sites
Did you know that Czechia is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
From Prague’s Astronomical Clock to the old vibes of Český Krumlov, there’s a lot of history here.
2. Czech Republic has the world’s best beer
Czechia is known worldwide for making the world’s best beer.
The legendary Pilsner Urquell from Plzeň is the best local beer and then there’s all the countless local brews in every pub.
3. Prague is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe
The capital of Czechia is over a thousand years old and often lands at the top of Europe’s most beautiful capitals.
The cobbled streets, the iconic Charles Bridge, and the majestic Prague Castle are what make Prague both charming, stunning, and iconic.
4. Český Krumlov feels like a fairy-tale
Just south of Prague is one of the most charming fairy tale towns in Europe:
This town is like something straight out of a storybook with its winding streets, picturesque river, and a castle perched up high.
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5. The perfect spa destination
One of the best reasons to visit Czech Republic is the spa experience.
Karlovy Vary is the largest and most famous spa town in the Czech Republic so this is where to go if you’re looking to relax.
With 13 main springs, dozens of smaller ones, and its grand colonnades, Karlovy Vary has been famous for its therapeutic hot springs since the 14th century.
6. Moravian wine
If you love wine, you’ll love Moravia.
This region has been producing top-quality wines for centuries, and it’s often compared to some of the world’s best wine regions.
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7. Beautiful national parks
The Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park isn’t just a fancy name—it’s one of Czechia’s most beautiful places.
Straddling the Czech-German border, this national park has surreal sandstone formations, the majestic Pravčická Arch (Europe’s largest natural sandstone arch), and the serene Kamenice River Gorge.
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8. Experience the Eastern bloc
Interested in Eastern Bloc history?
Czechia offers authentic glimpses through its architecture and monuments, especially in cities like Prague and Brno.
It’s like a walk through Cold War history, minus the espionage.
9. There are over 2000 castles
One of the best reasons to visit the Czech Republic is the castles.
In fact, Czechia has over 2000 of them!
From the iconic Karlštejn Castle near Prague and Litomysl Castle to the hauntingly beautiful Český Krumlov Castle, the country’s landscape is dotted with these historic fortresses and palaces.
10. Kutná Hora has a church made of bones
Kutná Hora isn’t your average tourist spot.
In this town, you’ll find the Sedlec Ossuary, a unique chapel decorated with the bones of over 40,000 people.
It sounds a bit eerie, but trust me, it’s a place you’ll want to see with your own eyes!
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11. Czechia is affordable
Lots of places in Europe are pricey, but not the Czech Republic.
You get great value here, from tasty Czech food to hotels and attractions.
12. Brno merges the old and new
In Brno, the old meets the new in the best way. You’ve got classics like Špilberk Castle right alongside hip cafes and design spots.
It’s a mash-up of history and today’s buzz, all wrapped up in one Czech city.
13. Czechia is home to great composers
Did you know that some of the world’s best composers lived in the Czech Republic?
14. You can go skiing
Want to ski without the high costs?
Head to Czechia’s Dolni Morava. The slopes here are beginner-friendly and affordable.
15. The food is delicious
Czech food is all about comfort.
Think classics like goulash, a hearty meat and veggie stew, or the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of knedlíky, a type of dumpling.
Also, don’t skip the trdelník, a cinnamon-sugar pastry that’s street food at its finest. This is comfort food with a Czech twist.
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16. It’s a festivity hub
You’ll also find lots of festivals in Czechia.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Smetana’s Litomyšl festival are both worth visiting Czechia for.
17. More than 200 museums in Prague
The first time I heard this fact I almost didn’t believe it, but it’s true: Prague is home to more than 200 museums – check out some of them here.
There are some pretty freaky ones among them, like the Sex Machines Museum.
18. The Moravian Karst are amazing
If you’re into nature and unique landscapes, the Moravian Karst should be on your Czechia bucket list.
It’s a network of more than 1,000 underground caves and gorges, complete with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
You can take a guided tour through the Moravian Karst where you’ll visit the amazing Punkva cave, Macocha abyss, and the Pernstejn castle.
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19. The world’s longest hanging bridge
Czechia has the world’s longest-hanging pedestrian bridge!
The Sky Walk in Dolni Morava is suspended 95 meters above the ground and stretches 721 meters in length.
Walking across gives you panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, making it a thrilling yet scenic adventure.
20. It’s a safe country
Czechia stands out as one of Europe’s safest countries, backed by its low crime rates.
Stability, in both politics and economy, is a hallmark here.
21. Experience Jewish history
Prague’s Jewish Quarter was once one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe.
Don’t miss the ornate Spanish Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery, where layers of gravestones date back to the 15th century.
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22. You can visit a beer spa
Ever thought of soaking in a tub of beer?
In Czechia, you can.
Imagine sitting in a wooden tub filled with beer, sipping a pint as you soak.
It’s not just quirky; the yeast and hops are said to have skin benefits. Needless to say, it’s a one-of-a-kind way to unwind and embrace the local culture.
23. Easy to get to other European capitals
One of the perks of visiting Prague is its central location.
It’s a convenient hub if you want to explore more of Europe without spending all day in transit.
24. The people are warm and welcoming
Expect a warm welcome when you visit Czechia.
The locals are known for their hospitality and are often eager to share their culture and traditions.
25. It’s home to the Golem legend
Prague is where the Golem legend originated in the 14th century. It’s an old story about a clay creature made to protect the city’s Jewish community.
You’ll find mentions of it in local history, see it in art, and even bump into Golem souvenirs.
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