Continent: Central Europe
Capital City: Prague
Currency: Czech Koruna
Years I Visited: 2016, 2020
Slap bang in the middle of Europe, the Czech Republic (or Czechia as it’s now known) is a perfect stop during a European jaunt. Its capital Prague is an exceptional city, with a sprawling Old Town, a winding river, picturesque hills and vibrant nightlife. Beyond the capital, beautiful fairy tale towns and Bohemian countryside await. You can’t afford not to stop here.
My Czechia Highlights
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Probably one of Europe’s best cities, you could spend weeks getting lost in the winding cobbled streets of Prague’s humungous Old Town. Don’t forget to explore further afield though; there are several panoramic parks, an impressive castle and a series of hip neighbourhoods to explore here too.
Not too far from the Austrian border is this picture perfect town which looks as if it’s been lifted straight out of a fairy tale. Only 2 hours away from Prague, it makes for a perfect day trip or an overnight stay if the incredibly well-preserved architecture completely captivates you.
A delightful spa town in the north of the country, Karlovy Vary offers a laidback, easy-going pace of life, whilst its location nestled within rolling hills makes it perfect for walkers or those looking to escape into nature and fresh air.