The Czech Republic is an up and coming favourite destination for short breaks. It is by far one of the most poetic European countries with its fascinating chequered history and amazing architecture.
Prague is its capital which attracts visitors from all over the world. There’s also the city of Pilsen, famous for its namesake beer, but Prague is the main hub. In tourist terms, those who venture away from the compact network of lanes, passages and cul-de-sacs of Prague, are venturing off the beaten tourist track.
It is an unassuming small country with phenomenally big tourist activities on offer. Prague is full of great museums, galleries, concerts and other attractions. In Prague, there is the spa resort of Karlovy Vary which makes a good day trip, as do the Disney-esque turrets of Konopiste Castle.
From medieval villages to National parks, the Czech Republic have these in style. Anything outside of Prague is regarded as unspoiled by tourism. It still has its green valleys and vineyards which complement the mountainous country. They’ve even saved space for a few good golf courses to try out your swing.
Venturing further afield, you’ll discover the forested mountains and gaping gorges of Sumava National Park, and the scary underground caves that make up the Moravian Karst.
The Czech Republic is a hidden gem in Europe, whether you’re into ski resorts, spa towns or even Loire-like fortresses. For a relatively small European country, there is something for everybody’s taste.
Many people gather in the centre of Prague for New Year’s Eve, wrapped in their woollies, but full of song and spirit. The Czech Republic is a great place to spend a short city break, or to travel further afield to make it an awesome travel break and a great introduction to cultural, historical and architectural Europe.