towns in Czechia

Pardubice, Bohemia, Czech Republic

Pardubice

Pardubice is a city in eastern Bohemia and the capital of the region of the same name. Industry plays an important role in the city and Pardubice may not belong to the top tourist destinations in Czechia. Nevertheless, it has a very impressive central square, a beautiful chateau and is internationally famous for its gingerbread and the Grand Pardubice Steeplechase.

Třebíč Castle and St. Procopius Basilica, Vysočina, Moravia, Czechia

Třebíč

Třebíč is a small Moravian town in the Vysočina Region, situated on the Jihlava river, about 65 km west of Brno. Centuries ago, it belonged to the most important towns in Moravia. Nowadays, it is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius Basilica. It is one of three World Heritage Sites in Vysočina.

Kutná Hora Skyline, Bohemia, Czechia

Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora is a small town in Central Bohemia, about 70 km east of Prague. It may be a small town today, but centuries ago it competed for importance with the Golden City. Looking at Prague today, it may not be easy to imagine, but it is nevertheless true. Kutná Hora owed its position and wealth to the silver mines that had been established there in the Middle Ages. At the end of the 13th…

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 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.

Uherský Ostroh, Slovácko, Moravia, Czechia

Uherský Ostroh

Uherský Ostroh is a small but pretty town in the Zlín Region in eastern Moravia. It belongs to the Slovácko cultural region, also known as Moravian Slovakia. The inhabitants of this region speak Moravian dialects of the Czech language, but the varieties spoken in Slovácko have strong Slovak influences. The culture of the region also displays many similarities with Slovakia…