Baroque in Czechia

Panorama of Olomouc, Moravia, Czechia

Olomouc

Olomouc is a major city in Moravia and the capital of the administrative region of the same name. It is the sixth largest city in the country and the most important city in the Haná region of Moravia (also known in English as Hanakia or Hanácko in Czech). Until the mid-17th century, Olomouc could be considered one of Moravia’s capital cities (together with Brno). Its well preserved Old Town belongs to the most beautiful ones…

České Budějovice, Czechia - Premysl Otakar Square

České Budějovice

České Budějovice is the capital city of the South Bohemian Region. It is internationally famous for its beer, known in other countries as Budweiser, after the German name of the city: Budweis. The city also played a role in one of the greatest works of Czech literature: “The Good Soldier Švejk” (in the original: Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války).

Panorama of Český Krumlov, Czechia

Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov is a stunningly beautiful town in southern Bohemia, and after Prague, Czechia’s second most visited tourist attraction. The historic center of the town was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992. The historic center of Prague was inscribed at the same session and these were the first two Czech World Heritage Sites. The abundance of beautiful old architecture, the location in a horseshoe bend of the Vltava river and the nearby hills,…

The Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, Žďár nad Sázavou, Czechia

Zelená Hora

Zelená Hora (a literal English translation is “Green Mountain”) is a small hill near the town of Žďár nad Sázavou in the Vysočina Region. On its own, the hill probably wouldn’t be particularly interesting. However, it is the location of the Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk, which was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1994. The hill with the church is in Moravia, very close to its historical border with Bohemia. LOADING…

The Large Square with the Town Hall, Kroměříž, Moravia, Czechia

Kroměříž

Kroměříž is a medium-sized town on the Morava river in the Zlín Region. The second half of the town’s name may seem a bit of a tongue-twister to English speakers. It is not as difficult as it may seem, because there are no consonant clusters there. The pronounciation is more or less: “kromnyezheesh”. This charming Moravian town is famous for the castle and its gardens which are located there. The Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž were…

The Skyline of Písek, South Bohemia, Czechia

Písek

Písek is a medium-sized town on the Otava river in the South Bohemian Region, about 44 km northwest of České Budějovice. The town is most famous for the Stone Bridge over the Otava river. It is the oldest surviving bridge in the whole of Czechia and one of the oldest in Central Europe.

View of Javornik from Jansky Hill (Jansky Vrch) Chateau, Czech Silesia, Czechia

Javorník

Javorník is a small and picturesque town in the Jeseník District, in the Olomouc Region. Historically, it belonged to Silesia. To differentiate it from several villages of the same name in Bohemia, the town is also known as Javorník ve Slezsku (Javorník in Silesia) and as Javorník u Jeseníku (Javorník near Jeseník). The town borders the Polish municipalities of Paczków and Lądek-Zdrój from the north and the south.

Prague Skyline at Sunset

Prague

Prague, called in Czech Praha, is the capital of Czechia and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and worldwide. Many people consider it to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city was founded in the 6th century. It used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, of the Holy Roman Empire, of Czechoslovakia, and since 1993 it has been the capital of the Czech Republic, also…