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Charming Castles and Curious Chateaux

The past comes to life in Czech’s more than 200 impenetrable keeps, fairytale chateaux, and summer palaces. Join tour guides in historical costume as they tell tales of the kings of the past. You may even come across a ghost or two! One of the most popular castles in the Czech Republic is Karlštejn Castle, where the Czech crown jewels are displayed.

Karlštejn Castle
Karlštejn Castle holds an absolutely exceptional position among Czech castles. It was established by the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV as a place to store the royal treasures, collections of holy relics and the crown jewels. The very impressive layout of the castle buildings from the settlement outside the castle walls right up to the Imperial Palace and the towers rising over it will captivate you with their ingenuity. In the castle Chapel of the Holy Cross, you will then merely contemplate the pictures of Master Theodoric in silent wonder. Set out for the most-visited castle in the Czech Republic and discover the treasures it has hidden for centuries!
Chateau and Gardens in Litomyšl
Wonderful sgrafitto decoration, magnificent gables, elegant arcades, romantic gardens and a mysterious underground. These are just some of the reasons to visit the chateau in Litomyšl. This representative seat of the Pernštejn family is one of the most beautiful examples of the Renaissance style in Bohemia and is balm for the soul of all those who appreciate the purity of top quality architecture. All of these qualities have led to the chateau complex being included on the UNESCO world heritage list.
The Zlín Zoo and the Lešná Chateau
History and nature – a combination you will discover nearby in Eastern Moravian Zlín. The Zoo is one of the most visited places in Moravia. The breakdown of the area into continents is very original.
Hotel Garni Chateau Dobříš
Hotel Garni Chateau Dobříš is charming hotel, situated in the peaceful setting of the picturesque ancestral seat, will meet the requirements of the most demanding clientele. Dobříš is surrounded by woods on all sides and thanks to its location, amidst the Brdy and Kozí hory Hills, it is a sought-after place for winter and summer holidays. The wooded landscape with numerous ponds is criss-crossed with tourist trails which are ideal for hiking. There are also new cycling routes.
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Chateau Náchod
In the 17th century they owned the most extensive lands in the Czech Kingdom, including tens of castles and towns. However, the property was confiscated by the Emperor from the last heiress, who took sides with the Czech nobility’s revolt in 1620. Shortly after, the chateau was confiscated by the Emperor also from Adam Erdman Trčka, who, as a brother-in-law and trustee of Albrecht, was murdered together with him, in 1634 in Cheb during the liquidation of the so-called Wallenstein’s conspiracy.
Karlštejn Castle
Karlštejn Castle holds an absolutely exceptional position among Czech castles. It was established by the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV as a place to store the royal treasures, collections of holy relics and the crown jewels. The very impressive layout of the castle buildings from the settlement outside the castle walls right up to the Imperial Palace and the towers rising over it will captivate you with their ingenuity. In the castle Chapel of the Holy Cross, you will then merely contemplate the pictures of Master Theodoric in silent wonder. Set out for the most-visited castle in the Czech Republic and discover the treasures it has hidden for centuries!
Chateau and chateau complex in Litomyšl
Wonderful sgrafitto decoration, magnificent gables, elegant arcades, romantic gardens and a mysterious underground. These are just some of the reasons to visit the chateau in Litomyšl. This representative seat of the Pernštejn family is one of the most beautiful examples of the Renaissance style in Bohemia and is balm for the soul of all those who appreciate the purity of top quality architecture. All of these qualities have led to the chateau complex being included on the UNESCO world heritage list.
The Zlín Zoo and the Lešná Chateau
History and nature – a combination you will discover nearby in Eastern Moravian Zlín. The Zoo is one of the most visited places in Moravia. The breakdown of the area into continents is very original.
Hotel Garni Chateau Dobříš
Hotel Garni Chateau Dobříš is charming hotel, situated in the peaceful setting of the picturesque ancestral seat, will meet the requirements of the most demanding clientele. Dobříš is surrounded by woods on all sides and thanks to its location, amidst the Brdy and Kozí hory Hills, it is a sought-after place for winter and summer holidays. The wooded landscape with numerous ponds is criss-crossed with tourist trails which are ideal for hiking. There are also new cycling routes.
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Chateau Náchod
In the 17th century they owned the most extensive lands in the Czech Kingdom, including tens of castles and towns. However, the property was confiscated by the Emperor from the last heiress, who took sides with the Czech nobility’s revolt in 1620. Shortly after, the chateau was confiscated by the Emperor also from Adam Erdman Trčka, who, as a brother-in-law and trustee of Albrecht, was murdered together with him, in 1634 in Cheb during the liquidation of the so-called Wallenstein’s conspiracy.
Karlštejn Castle
Karlštejn Castle holds an absolutely exceptional position among Czech castles. It was established by the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV as a place to store the royal treasures, collections of holy relics and the crown jewels. The very impressive layout of the castle buildings from the settlement outside the castle walls right up to the Imperial Palace and the towers rising over it will captivate you with their ingenuity. In the castle Chapel of the Holy Cross, you will then merely contemplate the pictures of Master Theodoric in silent wonder. Set out for the most-visited castle in the Czech Republic and discover the treasures it has hidden for centuries!
Chateau and chateau complex in Litomyšl
Wonderful sgrafitto decoration, magnificent gables, elegant arcades, romantic gardens and a mysterious underground. These are just some of the reasons to visit the chateau in Litomyšl. This representative seat of the Pernštejn family is one of the most beautiful examples of the Renaissance style in Bohemia and is balm for the soul of all those who appreciate the purity of top quality architecture. All of these qualities have led to the chateau complex being included on the UNESCO world heritage list.
The Zlín Zoo and the Lešná Chateau
History and nature – a combination you will discover nearby in Eastern Moravian Zlín. The Zoo is one of the most visited places in Moravia. The breakdown of the area into continents is very original.
Hotel Garni Chateau Dobříš
Hotel Garni Chateau Dobříš is charming hotel, situated in the peaceful setting of the picturesque ancestral seat, will meet the requirements of the most demanding clientele. Dobříš is surrounded by woods on all sides and thanks to its location, amidst the Brdy and Kozí hory Hills, it is a sought-after place for winter and summer holidays. The wooded landscape with numerous ponds is criss-crossed with tourist trails which are ideal for hiking. There are also new cycling routes.
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A Magical Czech winter: Markets, Skiing, and Fairytale castles, South Bohemia

Capture the yule-tide spirit at Prague’s world-famous Christmas market or the fairy tale, UNESCO-listed Český Krumlov. Chase thrills amongst the snowy peaks of the Krkonoše Mountains and find the country’s longest ski slopes and best resorts, topped off with breath-taking views.

Complete Czech's UNESCO Trail

Can you ‘Czech’ out all 14 UNESCO Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic? Home to over twice the world average, highlights include the historic centres of Prague and Česk Krumlov, the stunning Modernist Villa Tugendhat in Brno and the two most recent additions: the Krušnohoří Mining Region and the National Stud Farm at Kladruby nad Labem. Vysocina boasts three UNESCO Heritage Sites, the most of any Czech region: The historic centre of Telč, the Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk and the Jewish Quarter of Třebíč

Saddle up for the world's oldest horse race in East Bohemia

The Grand Pardubice Steeplechase, one of the world’s oldest horse races, is held every second Sunday in October at the Pardubice Racecourse. Known as the world’s most difficult race, the Czech equivalent of the Grand National is an insight into one of the country’s most unique traditions. East Bohemia is famous for its horses, so you’ll discover more at the UNESCO-protected National Stud Farm of Kladruby nad Labem, famous for its breed of carriage horse the “Kladruber”.

The Kladruber horse breed is the oldest breed in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest in the world.
Europe's gold standard of brewing tradition, South Bohemia

The Czech Republic is home to one of Europe’s oldest and proudest brewing traditions. Take a sip of history at the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, where the world’s first pilsner lager was brewed in 1842. The city of Pilsen also hosts an annual microbrewery festival that is something of a pilgrimage for beer lovers across Europe. Still thirsty? Head to Budejovice and explore the Budweiser Budvar brewery (the original Budweiser), where Czech lager has been lovingly crafted for 125 years.

Spend some time in a beer spa on your visit to the Czech Republic