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Karlštejn Karlstejn in Map

Karlštejn Castle

Karlštejn Castle is the most famous castle in the Czech Republic. It was founded by the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV as a treasury for royal jewels, holy relics and other valuable things. Castle buildings are large and monumental, hiding the biggest jewell: the Chapel of the Holy Cross, with pictures of Master Theodoric from 14th century and wall decorated by precious stones.     more details

 

Konopiště Konopiste in Map

Konopiště Chateau

Konopiště Chateau was founded based on the inspiration from French fortresses. You can admire its symmetrical layout with white towers, hidden in the green of the surrounding park. Last modifications come from the beginning of 20th century. The apperance of this romantic chateau is supported with luxurious furnishing and hunting trophies.     more details

 

Kutná Hora Kutna Hora in Map

Kutná Hora Town

Kutná Hora commemorates the time of reachness of the Czech kingdom more then 700 years ago, coming from the "silver treasury" laying under the ground. The historical centre with the Cathedral of St. Barbara and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is so valuable and beautiful, that is has been included in the UNESCO world heritage list.     more details

 

Český Krumlov Cesky Krumlov in Map

Český Krumlov Town

The panorama of the historical center with the romantic Renaissance castle you will never forget and so as the atmosphere of the city. Its beautiful original medieval buildings and narrow streets are undoubtedly one of the reasons why Český Krumlov has been included in the UNESCO list.     more details

 

Karlovy Vary Karlovy Vary in Map

Karlovy Vary Town

The town is characterized by its impressive colonnades, luxurious buildings and an amazing position in the center of a green valley. The city is a part of Bohemian Spa Triangle and numerous famous persons from European artistic and cultural life could be meet here in past (e. g. Winston Churchill, Ludwing van Beethoven etc.). Based on its unique architecture and location, Karlovy Vary is one of the most beautiful spas in Europe.     more details

 

Český Šternberk Cesky Sternberk in Map

Český Šternberk Castle

This amazing stone castle has still the medieval atmosphere, but the stone walls hide nicely equipped rooms and a representative Knights’ Hall and Hunters’ Hall, which is decorated with hunting trophies. The castle is in hands of oldest existing Czech noble family and their members still live here. Only 12 kilometers from here you can visit the monastery in Sázava, which was the centre of Slavic education from 1032.th century.     more details

 

Žleby Zleby in Map

Chateau Žleby

The subtile, but really romantic castle with the apperance from the 19th century. Its past owners decided to transform it to the appearance of the medieval manor of knights like in the books written by W. Scott. The castle hides collections of art subjects, historic weapons, antiques, glass, porcelain and historical furnishings from Renaissance to the 20th century and many others.     more details

 

Hluboká nad Vltavou Hluboka in Map

Hluboká nad Vltavou Castle

Hluboká Castle is often described as the most beautiful Czech castle. But this castle in the English Neo-Gothic style is not representative only from outside, but it has got rich collections of art, portraites, historical furnitures and more. The castle has got 140 rooms and 11 towers. It is hidded in the beautiful park and is also the ideal and popular location for weddings. In a walking distance you can also find a ZOO.     more details

 

Lednice Lednice in Map

Lednice Chateau

Lednice Chateau, with its wonderful representative halls and private rooms of the noble family, is simply the jewel of South Moravia and one of the most beautiful complexes in the English Neo-Gothic style in the whole of Europe.     more details

 

Valtice Valtice in Map

Valtice Chateau

Valtice, which is a part of the Lednice-Valtice Complex, is called the city of wine. The reason is simple: the city is located in the middle of wineyards. After the visit of the beautiful Baroque castle you can taste local wines in private cellars. You are in a tradition wine region, enjoy it! This location is due to its flat character also very popular for biking.     more details

 

Orlík Orlik in Map

Orlík castle

The castle was like an eagle’s nest (Orlík is "small eagle" in English) built on a rock above the Vltava River in the 13th century. Its apperance of a Gothic castle gained in later centuries. Its impressive location on the high rock was decreased by a dam in the 20th century, but the romantic atmosphere survives.     more details

 

Sychrov Sychrov in Map

Sychrov Chateau

This Neo-Gothic castle is open the whole year. Its exhibitions present the lifestyle of the nobles in the second half of the 19th century, when the castle was in hands of the Rohan family, which came to Bohemia from French Brittany. Collections are really rich: French portrait paintings, painted Bohemian glass from the 18th and 19th centuries and much more. The castle has got a beautiful English park with live eagles, falcons and owls.     more details

 

Bouzov Bouzov in Map

Bouzov Castle

This stone castle transports you back to the medieval time. A lot of movies were filmed here (Czech and foreign fairy tales - e. g. the Italian princess Fantaghiro). From the end of 15th century it was in hands of Teutonic Knights.     more details

 

Červená Lhota Cervena Lhota in Map

Červená Lhota Chateau

The summer house which was rebuilt from the Gothic fort in the 16th century, used to be a place of amusement and leisure. The unusual red colour distinguishes this manor from other Renaissance castles in the Czech Republic. The chateau stands on the rock surrounded by the romantic pond. The fairytale atmosphere of this castle is really amazing and the castle is often used for filming.     more details

 

Velké Losiny Velke Losiny in Map

Velké Losiny Chateau

When you see the wonderful three-storey arcading and sgraffito decoration, you’ll understand why it’s said to be one of the finest Renaissance buildings north of the Alps. During a tour you’ll see the Banqueting Hall with its exquisite cassette ceiling, the Knights’ Hall and the chateau picture gallery, where works by Italian, Flemish and Dutch masters are displayed. The infamous Great Courtroom, where the inquisition pronounced its judgements on so-called witches, still retains an eerie atmosphere.     more details

 

Bítov Bitov in Map

Bítov Castle

This Gothic castle, refashioned under the gaze of the romantic eyes of the 19th century, rises up above the nearby confluence of the Dyje and Želetavka. The main attractions for visitors are the castle prison, dungeon and torture chamber, where you can try out various things for yourself. Children will be entertained by the scary exhibition in the former chateau brewery. They will see all the things they know from their fairytales here – fabulous monsters, dragons and basilisks.     more details

 

Vranov nad Dyjí Vranov in Map

Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau

Visit this Baroque gem, which looks down from a promontory in the picturesque valley of the River Dyje. It emerged from a conversion of a castle of the provincial nobility combining Roman and Gothic features, with the first written account dating back to the year 1100. The chateau was given its present appearance by the counts of Althann in 1665, after a devastating fire.     more details

 

Mělník Melnik in Map

Mělník Town

You can begin your stay in Mělník by walking around the square lined with beautiful arcaded buildings. Your gaze will certainly gravitate to the town hall and the adjacent former Capuchin monastery. If you like mysterious spaces with a special energy, you can descend into the medieval Mělník underground with the widest well in the Czech Republic. You can walk down Svatováclavská ulice (St. Wenceslas Street) to the Mělník Chateau and the dominant feature of the city, the beautifully decorated Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul.     more details

 

Telč Telc in Map

Telč town

It would be hard to imagine a more fairytale-like little town than Telč. A square which looks like it has come straight from the stories of Hans Christian Andersen, a romantic chateau and crystal clear fishponds surrounding the city. Telč is the most perfect example of the Italian Renaissance north of the Alps and a town with one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. It is rightly thus also part of UNESCO world heritage.     more details

 

Zvíkov Zvikov in Map

Zvíkov Castle

The seat of the first Czech kings on the strategic trade route at the confluence of Vltava and Otava rivers had reached its greatest fame in the 14th century under the reign of the beloved Czech sovereign Charles IV. The huge residential tower of very unusual construction is the centre of the fortifi cation of the royal castle. Its three meters thick walls of black square stones were even more reinforced by spiked blades on which the projectiles catapulted by trebuchets and fi re arms under a sharp angle slid down without doing serious harm.     more details

 

Kokořín Kokorin in Map

Kokořín Castle

The castle, situated in a picturesque landscape full of sandstone, small lakes and forgotten villages is only 40 km from Prague. When it was purchased at the end of the 19th century by Václav Špaček, the Prague businessman, it had already been only a deserted ruin for a long time. He reconstructed the castle very expensively under the supervision of four leading historians of the time and opened it to the public. He built a recreational facility, a swimming pool and tennis courts below it, thus promoting the Kokořín area to a favoured recreational and tourist destination.     more details

 

Kost Kost in Map

Kost Castle

Kost Castle lies in a magical landscape of forests and sandstone rocks, which is rightly called Bohemian Paradise due to its charms. It allegedly got its name from the fact that its walls are as hard as bone (kost means “bone” in Czech) and not even the Hussite general Jan Žižka was able to capture the castle. During the tour, you will learn about the owners, the Kinský family, or get to know the medieval torture chamber.     more details

 

Křivoklát Krivoklat in Map

Křivoklát Castle

The royal seat was built in the 13th century as a support base for the ruling family of Přemyslids. The most valuable part of the castle, with a massive cylindrical tower, is the Royal Hall, which has splendid star vaulting. After the Vladislav Hall at Prague Castle, it is the second largest hall in the Czech Republic. During a tour, you’ll be dazzled by the interiors of the Late Gothic chapel and the Royal Hall. You’ll be amazed by the library with 52,000 volumes. Chills will run down your spine on a visit to the torture chamber.     more details

 

Levý Hradec Levy Hradec in Map

Levý Hradec Church

Timber-frame houses were discovered in the center of the site where, as it is supposed, the princely retinue lived beginning in the 9th century. The peasants’ farmsteads were located in a suburb, which was enclosed by a wall in the 10th century. In the 9th century the first church in Bohemia, the Church of St. Clement, was built in Levý Hradec.     more details

 

Mariánské Lázně Marianske Lazne in Map

Mariánské Lázně Town

When you pass through the heart of Mariánské Lázně you have the sense that you have been transported back in time to a century ago with the wave of a magic wand. Splendid spa buildings alternate with blossoming parks in which spa guests sit, sipping contentedly on jugs filled from some of the town’s famous springs. Get to know the story of a town which, at the height of its fame, hosted the most important of statesmen and artists, and remains one of Europe’s most beautiful spa towns.     more details

 

Nelahozeves Nelahozeves in Map

Nelahozeves Chateau

The Nelahozeves Chateau, with interiors richly decorated with frescoes, is among the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in the Czech Republic. It also includes a museum and gallery with the exhibition “Private Spaces: A Noble Family at Home”, which examines the lifestyle of the noble Lobkowicz family in the 19th century. This family has played a major role in the history of Central Europe for more than 600 years and also boasted the title of prince of the Holy Roman Empire.     more details

 

Špilberk Spilberk in Map

Špilberk Castle

Špilberk was founded in the middle of the 13th century by the Czech king Přemysl Otakar II. He conceived its construction on a very grand scale, both as firm support for his power and also as a dignified seat for the rulers of Moravia. However, it made its mark on history mostly as a prison for the toughest and most dangerous of criminals. It was not only “regular” murderers, thieves or arsonists who did their time here, but also so-called state prisoners. This concerned people from the upper classes such as Italian nationalists or people fighting against Habsburg absolutism.     more details

 

Terezín Terezin in Map

Terezín

Terezín is a fortress built by the Enlightenment ruler Josef II and although the building named after his mother Maria Theresa was supposed to be used for defence, it paradoxically became infamous first of all as a prison, and later during World War Two as a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp. You can also visit the Terezín Monument dedicated to the victims of the holocaust and pay your tribute at the monument to people’s indefatigable bravery and the will to live.     more details

 

Olomouc Olomouc in Map

Olomouc Town

In order to feel the true atmosphere of elegant Olomouc, all you need do is take a seat at the foot of the Holy Trinity Column and watch what is going on around you. The magnificent city palaces, the pleasant cafes and the ubiquitous students from the local universities provide the perfect backdrop for this monumental and at the same time harmonious Baroque work of art. The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc, which was included in the UNESCO monument list due to its historical and artistic value, is the largest free-standing Baroque sculpture in Central Europe.     more details