Vranov nad Dyjí (also known by its German name Frain an der Thaya) is a fascinating market town located in the south-western part of the South Moravian Region, near the border with Austria. It’s nestled in the deep valley carved by the meandering river Dyje (or as it’s called in German – Thaya), lying on ...
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 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 ...
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, they all make the town very picturesque. More than a million tourists visit this beautiful small town every year.
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 ...
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.
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 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
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.
Mikulov is a beautiful old town in South Moravia, in Břeclav District. The town boasts very well-preserved historic architecture. The highlight is Mikulov Chateau, situated on a hill and dominating the landscape. Charming market squares are relatively common in Czech towns, so the one in Mikulov might not surprise you, if you have seen several or more if them before.