Detail of the Prague Astronomical Clock (Orloj) in the Old Town of Prague

Czech World Heritage Sites

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…

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…

Litomyšl Castle, Czechia

Litomyšl Castle

Litomyšl Castle is the most important landmark in the small town of the same name in the Pardubice Region, in eastern Bohemia. It is one of twelve (as of 2017) UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia. It was inscribed in 1999, as the 9th Czech site on the World Heritage List.

Prague Astronomical Clock (Orloj) in the Old Town of Prague

Prague Astronomical Clock

The Prague Astronomical Clock, commonly known as the Orloj, is one of the most popular sights in the Czech capital. It is very easy to find, because it is mounted on the Old Town Hall in the magnificent Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí). At full hours between 9 AM and 9 PM, you will see there crowds of tourists watching the parade of 12 wooden apostle statues appearing in two windows.

Statue of St. Margaret in Telc, Czechia

Telč

Telč is a beautiful small town in Jihlava District in the Vysočina Region. There are lots of beautiful towns in Czechia, but Telč certainly belongs to the most attractive ones from a tourist’s point of view. It is internationally famous for the well-preserved Renaissance and Baroque architecture in its historic center, as well as the nearby Renaissance château.

The Golden Lane in Prague, Czechia

Golden Lane

Golden Lane, known in Czech as Zlatá ulička, is an iconic, tiny street located in Prague Castle. The colorful small houses give it a unique charm and it is very popular among tourists coming to Prague. And here it is on the map: LOADING THE MAP… About There is a story that Golden Lane was inhabited by alchemists during the reign of Emperor Rudolf II. He was a patron of alchemists and astrologers, and as…

Prague Castle at Sunrise, Czechia

Prague Castle

Prague Castle (in Czech: Pražský hrad) is the largest ancient castle in the world. It is perhaps the most important landmark in the magnificent city of Prague and it absolutely dominates the city’s skyline. More than 1.8 million tourists visit Prague Castle every year, and indeed, it is hard to miss it. You will see it from many places along the Vltava and from numerous observation points in the Czech capital.

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…