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The top places to fall in love with Czech Republic

Capital of Czech Republic

1Prague

3,187 properties in Prague

Welcome to Prague

The Czech capital is nothing short of magical, with Prague’s countless bridges, cathedrals, domes and castles reflected in the Vltava River. Thankfully the city escaped most of WWII’s destruction, leaving the rich history and fairytale façade of this Bohemian city intact.

What travellers love about Prague

  • Old Town

    104,943 recommendations

  • Architecture

    99,531 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    92,289 recommendations

  • History

    83,954 recommendations

2Český Krumlov

214 properties in Český Krumlov

Welcome to Český Krumlov

The charm of this enchanting fairy tale city in the Czech Republic is best experienced during winter when snow covers magical Český Krumlov Castle. Lying along the banks of the Vltava River, the historic old town comes alive during summer when cafes and restaurants overflow with the influx of tourists.

What travellers love about Český Krumlov

  • Old Town

    10,827 recommendations

  • Castles

    9,038 recommendations

  • History

    7,434 recommendations

  • Romance

    7,277 recommendations

3Karlovy Vary

384 properties in Karlovy Vary

Welcome to Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary owes its affluent grandeur to no fewer than 13 hot springs and a warm water river. Add to this its colourful façades and tree-lined hill setting, and it’s easy to see why it’s one of Europe’s most sophisticated spa towns.

What travellers love about Karlovy Vary

  • Architecture

    7,466 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    6,938 recommendations

  • Hot Springs

    6,924 recommendations

  • Health spas

    6,448 recommendations

4Brno

277 properties in Brno

Welcome to Brno

The 2nd largest Czech city, Brno is a centre of Moravian culture, surrounded by lush countryside. The twin spires of the hilltop Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul dominate the neighbouring Bishops Palace, while the nearby square houses the Moravia Museum and Reduta Theatre, both the oldest in the country.

What travellers love about Brno

  • Old Town

    8,911 recommendations

  • Beer

    6,507 recommendations

  • Architecture

    6,417 recommendations

  • Monuments

    5,576 recommendations

Best places to see in Czech Republic

Old Town Hall with Orloj Astronomical Clock
Landmarks
Is it a sculpture? Is it a spaceship? No, it's a clock! This labour of love attracts a glittering sea of cameras every hour on the hour. Drawing on ancient knowledge, the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock’s cluster of golden symbols, circles and dials can tell you the position of the sun, the moon, the stars – and it can even tell you the time!
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Vysehrad
Monuments
You could spend hours exploring this ancient hill fort’s grounds. Its pathways criss-cross lawns dotted with ancient gnarled trees and sleepy statues. Stroll along the ramparts for romantic views of Prague Castle, or discover Dvořak’s final resting place amid the cemetery’s forest of gravestones. Crowning the site is the Gothic Basilica of St Peter and St Paul.
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St Vitus Cathedral
Monuments
Amid the dull echoes of Prague Castle’s courtyard, the Gothic spires of St Vitus Cathedral thunder skywards and dwarf the surrounding palace buildings. Step into the cavernous sanctuary to marvel at the delicate carvings and vivid stained glass windows. Then, the glint of silver cherub wings will draw your gaze towards the towering vaulted ceilings.
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Charles Bridge
Monuments
This faithful friend has spanned the watery divide between the Old Town and Malá Strana for over 600 years. The stream of footsteps on the cobbles sounds out a restless beat, accompanying the myriad street musicians and performers. Bronze statues stand watch over the crowd, giving an eternal sense of grandeur to this most majestic of Prague’s bridges.
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Dancing House Fred & Ginger
Landmarks
Dancing like nobody's watching, this curvaceous and fluid building leaves its neighbours looking like wallflowers. Designed by Czech architect, Vlado Milunić, and the legendary Frank Gehry, Dancing House was inspired by film idol dance partners, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Cut in and dine at the top floor restaurant, or sip champagne with the stars on the roof terrace.
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Petrin
Landmarks
Scale to the top of Petřín hill and you'll find a solitary sentinel watching over Prague below. Petřín Tower was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and gives an almost birds-eye view of the snaking river and the historic centre. Whirring its way up and down the hill is the Petřín funicular railway, giving visitors a more leisurely ascent to the tower and its gardens.
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What travellers love about Czech Republic

Old Town
Recommended by 169,612 travellers
Architecture
Recommended by 135,244 travellers
Monuments
Recommended by 129,152 travellers

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