What to visit in the Czech Republic?

5 years ago I spent 5 days in the Czech capital for a sightseeing vacation with my family and I fell in love with this beautiful, historical metropolis. While the country has a continental climate, I recommend you not to go in the summer, because the city will be full of tourists. So grab your jacket and prepare yourself for the best beer in Prague!

Here are the places I’ve been to in Prague and highly recommend:

Old Town Square with Orloj (the Astronomical Clock)
Staroměstské nám.
You can see the Clock move in every hour.

Tyn Church
Staroměstské nám.
Opening hours: Closed on Mondays and Sundays! Open from March to November Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:00
Tickets: 25 CZK

Salvador Dalí and Mucha collection
15 Staroměstské nám.
Opening hours: Open every day! Monday-Sunday 10:00-20:00
Tickets: 90-170 CZK
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Josefov, the Jewish quarter with Old New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery and Franz Kafka’s birthplace

Charles Bridge

Hrad with St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Zlatá ulička (the Golden Lane), the Powder Tower and the Picture Gallery
 119 08 Prague 1
Opening hours: Open every day! From 1st April to 31st October: Prague Castle complex 6:00-22:00, historical buildings 9:00-17:00; from 1st November to 31st March: Prague Castle Complex 6:00-22:00, historical buildings 9:00-16:00
Tickets: 125-700 CZK
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National Museum
68 Václavské nám.
Opening hours: Open every day! From May to September Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00, from October to April Monday-Sunday 9:00-17:00
Tickets: 60-120 CZK
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National Gallery 
Veletrzní Palace
Opening hours: Open every day! Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Tickets: 80-151 CZK
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St. Nicholas Church
Malostranské nám.
Opening hours: Open every day! From March to October Monday-Sunday 9:00-17:00; from November to January Monday-Sunday 9:00-16:00; in February Monday-Thursday 9:00-16:00, Friday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Tickets: 50-70 CZK
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John Lennon Wall
Velkopřevorské náměstí

I also had one-day trips to Český Krumlov and České Budějovice. They are both close to the Northern Austrian border, so they are perfect for short trips. Krumlov is famous for its historical quarter that is part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage and Budějovice is the hometown of Budweiser, the beer they are making since the 13rd century.

And there I still many places I want to visit such as:
– Brno
– Karlovy vary
– Kutná Hora
– Telc
– Lednice
– Olomouc

15 things I learnt about the Czech Republic

I’ve been to the Czech Republic only twice in my life. First when I was 12 and spent 3 weeks in Austria, I visited the nearby Český Krumlov and České Budějovice. Then a couple of years ago I went to see Prague. In these couple of days I grew to like this country a lot and I can’t wait to go back someday!

  1. The Czech Republic can be found in the middle of Europe surrounded by Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland.
  2. It was as many citizens as Hungary (approximately 10 million people).
  3. Prague, the city of a hundred spires and the historical center of Bohemia is the capital of the country.
  4. Its currency is the Czech Koruna.
  5. Most of the country’s income comes from tourism.
  6. It is one of the most non-religious countries of the world.
  7. Although Czech is the second hardest language to learn, Czech and Slovakian people can understand each other easily.
  8. The oldest university of Europe, Charles University can be found in Prague. It was founded in 1348.
  9. Hungary and the Czech Republic had many mutual rulers while they were both regulated by the Habsburg Dynasty from 1526.
  10. Famous Czech people include Bohumil Hrabal, Franz Kafka, Antonín Dvořák, Alfons Mucha, Miloš Forman and Ivana Trump.
  11. Contact lenses and sugar cubes are Czech inventions.
  12. Czech beer such as Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser, Kozel and Staropramen are famous worldwide.
  13. Traditional Czech food include roast pork with bread dumpling and cabbage, beef stake tartare, fruit dumplings and deep fried cheese.
  14. The most common souvenirs you can find in shops are made from Czech glass or crystal, Mucha or beer related.
  15. One of our tour guides told us if people want to shoot movie scenes that takes places in Venice and want to spare money, they shoot in Prague. If the same situation happens with Prague, they go to Budapest. Hellboy, Immortal beloved, The illusionist and Casino Royal were filmed in the Czech Republic.