cities in Czechia

Large Square, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Hradec Králové

Hradec Králové is a city in north-eastern Bohemia and the capital of the region with the same name. It belongs to the oldest cities in Czechia. At the confluence of the rivers Elbe and Orlice (where Hradec Králové is located), there was a settlement already in the times of ancient Rome. The first written mention of Hradec Králové as a town was found in the deed of Premysl Otakar I of Bohemia from 1225. The…

Petřín Lookout Tower, Prague

Petřín Lookout Tower

The Petřín Lookout Tower, known in Czech as Petřínská rozhledna, is a tower situated on Petřín hill on the left bank of the Vltava river in Prague. Due to its location and own height, it offers probably the best elevated views of the Golden City. If you happen to be a photographer, you will appreciate the fact that the view from the observation platform is unobstructed, without any glass. Therefore you don’t need to worry…

Ostrava at Night, Czechia

Ostrava

Ostrava is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region in the north-eastern part of Czechia. It is the third largest city of the country. The city is divided between the two historical lands of Moravia and Czech Silesia. The Moravian part is called Moravská Ostrava, and the Silesian part is known as Slezská Ostrava.

Panorama of Brno, Moravia, the Czech Republic

Brno

Brno is a city in Moravia, relatively close to Czechia’s borders with Austria and Slovakia. It is the country’s second largest city after Prague and the largest city of Moravia. Brno was the capital of Moravia between 1641 and 1948. Nowadays, Moravia no longer exists as an administrative entity and therefore it does not have an official capital. It does, however, exist as one of the three historic Czech lands (besides Bohemia and Czech Silesia) and…

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…