Guests have an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with cultural and historical sights, many of which have been preserved in their original form. There are more than a hundred castles and castles on the territory of this small state. Surrounded by well-groomed parks, they decorate and complement the natural landscape. In ancient times, these silent stone buildings were intended to protect the borders, for the rest and hunting of kings. The patriarch between them is Karlštejn, an act of Charles IV – King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor. In the impregnable towers of the city, treasures and symbols of imperial power were once kept. Each castle and city has its own history. They say,
There are several ways to diversify your program when visiting castles in the Czech Republic. For lovers of equestrian sports, special routes have been developed with halts in several castles. But if the sports uniform does not allow this for vacationers, or, for example, the horse is not to your liking, then you can take a bicycle or go fishing nicely on the Vltava and Laba, where pike and pike are found. In the reservoirs of the foothills, grayling and trout are in abundance, and the reservoirs are the habitat of catfish.
Chervena Lhota island castle, located 30 kilometers south of the historic town of Tabor in South Bohemia, will allow you to combine business with beauty. Fairy-tale castle, as if by fairy magic, rises directly from the lake, stretching a miniature bridge to the shore. A good catch of fish has been guaranteed here since ancient times. As early as the 12th century, monks bred carp in local ponds.
Castle Hluboka, located next to the metropolis of South Bohemia, České Budějovicemi, is one of the most visited Czech castles. More than hundreds of thousands of tourists pass through its magnificent halls every year. Deep, bordered by jagged towers and spiers – a real masterpiece of pseudo-Gothic, belonged for a long time to the eminent family of Schwarzenberg, who have their estates not only in South Bohemia, but also in Austria. A fabulously wealthy family here recklessly collected rare works of art.
World famous resort Karlovy Vary enjoys great popularity among Russian tourists. Many consider this trip as an opportunity to relax, take care of their appearance and recharge with positive emotions, while losing extra pounds with the help of a diet, mineral waters and hiking in forest parks. Such a vacationer with a sense of accomplishment goes on excursions to admire the architecture and the unique beauty of the nature of Western Bohemia.
Karlovy Vary – the largest and most famous resort in the Czech Republic – located 120 km from Prague in a picturesque valley surrounded by the Ore Mountains at the confluence of two rivers – Tepla and Ohře. The city was founded by the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV around 1350. According to legend, while hunting, the king injured his leg in these places and cured it with the help of local hot springs. The development of the city has always been associated with the healing effect of 12 hot and 1 cold mineral springs with temperatures ranging from 7.9*C to 73*C. The sodium-bicarbonate-sulfate thermal waters have a unique chemical composition. There is no other such water anywhere in the world. The hottest spring Vrzhidlo (Geyser) spouts up to a height of 12 m.
Every year about 85,000 guests from 70 countries of the world visit Karlovy Vary and about 2 million visitors stay here for a short time. The city is located near the German border and has its own airport. The population is about 56,000 people. Karlovy Vary is a city of romantic architecture and famous colonnades with their healing springs, a place for walks through picturesque parks and dense forests.
In recent years, hotels and clinics have been built and reconstructed to attract foreign tourists in the resort area. International film festivals and congresses, music festivals, meetings of prominent political figures of the world, culture and science are held here. The city provides ample opportunities for sports lovers: golf, tennis, there is the oldest hippodrome in the Czech Republic (1899), a shooting range.
According to Poly Meanings, Karlovy Vary is also famous for its world-famous traditional products: glass, porcelain, Becherovka liquor infused with 20 types of medicinal herbs, Mattoni mineral water, waffles, aragonite souvenirs and unique geyser salt. And yet, the main reason for visiting this resort city year after year is the effectiveness of the classic spa treatment, which has been improved here for over six hundred years.
Marianske Lazne – the second largest balneological resort in the Czech Republic, located 180 km from Prague at an altitude of 630 m above sea level, in a valley surrounded on three sides by picturesque forests and mountains. Mild climate, clean air, charming architecture, green forests and parks allow you to forget about the bustle of city life. The healing properties of mineral springs (there are more than 140 in the vicinity of the city, and about 40 in the city itself) were already known in 1528, although most of the spa and public buildings were built in the second half of the 19th century. Particularly interesting are the Temple of Mary, the Russian Orthodox Church, the Casino public house, Nové Lazne and the colonnade of the Rudolf spring.
Marianske Lazne is a paradise for lovers of hiking, tennis, golf and other sports. There are also swimming pools and fitness centers. The city has perfectly equipped premises for organizing congresses and festivals, there are galleries, libraries, cinemas and a theater. The International Music Festival and the Days of Frederic Chopin have become part of the city’s musical tradition.
For treatment, 40 healing springs rich in carbon dioxide and mineral salts, mud and natural gases are used. Spa treatment in Marianske Lazne contributes to the overall restructuring of the body, the regulation of nervous and hormonal activity, which favorably affects the functions of internal organs.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. You can get to Prague by train, car and bus, as well as using the services of Czech or Russian airlines. To obtain a visa, you need to contact the Czech embassy. Moreover, you must have an invitation from a Czech citizen, or a tourist voucher. As an invitation, a fax from the Czech hotel where you booked the rooms may well come off. Accommodation in Prague is very affordable. So, the hotel usually costs $ 20 per day. In student dormitories, the price is $10 per day. For the same price, you can live in a private apartment.
Prague – the former capital of the Czech kings, which is the main city of the Czech Republic, is located on both banks of the Vlatva River and Moldova.
In the city, as a result of historical development, a number of main historical districts have developed: Josefov – an ancient Jewish ghetto; Malaya Strana – the place where the first German settlers settled in the 17th century; The New Town was founded under Emperor Charles in the 14th century, as well as the oldest district of Prague – the Old Town, founded in the 10th century; Hradcany was built in the 14-15th century, the last in a series of ancient districts of Prague.
Once in Prague, you should definitely visit excursions to the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Church, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, founded in 1320 and later called the “Royal Castle”, will not leave anyone indifferent.
The most popular attraction in Prague is the Old Town Square. And the clock with dolls moving every hour and a complex astrological dial is located on this square. The statues of Charles Bridge, the clock of the City Tower, the splendor of Wenceslas Square, as well as many museums such as the Prague City Gallery, the Troyan Castle, the Wax Museum, the National Museum and the Czech Glass Museum, will captivate with their charm.
And the best beer in the world and good cuisine will complement the feeling of the Middle Ages and make your stay in Prague even more pleasant and memorable.
Ski resorts in the Czech Republic – Harrachov, Pets-pod-Snezhkoy, Spindlerov Mlyn. The ski season is open from December to April, but it is best to visit the ski resorts of the Czech Republic in January-February.
Medical and health resorts in the Czech Republic – Darkov, Karlovy Vary, Lazne Belograd, Luhachovice, Marianske Lazne, Podebrady, Teplice, Frantiskovy Lazne, Jachymov.
The resort “Darkov” was founded in 1867. Now it is the most significant iodine resort in Europe. The leader among Czech spas in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system and neurological diseases. The course of treatment is from 2 to 8 weeks.
Resort “Marianske Lazne” – mineral healing springs. They treat stomach disease, indigestion, allergies, urological diseases, lowering blood pressure and improving heart function. Many of the springs of Marianske Lazne are unique natural phenomena. Peat bogs and mud (peloids) treat the musculoskeletal system. In addition, in the resort you can fish, hunt, ride a yacht, walk in the forest, play golf, etc.
Of the resorts of Moravia, Luhacovice is the most famous among Russians today.. Previously, Luhačovice was a village belonging to the Lukov Fortress. The modern development of Luhačovice dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Six spa and medical establishments, two of which specialize in children’s treatment, use ten springs for medicinal purposes. In the resort area there is a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and tennis courts. 2 color meters to the northeast there is a reservoir on Olshava. This is a great place for swimming and boating.
In winter, vacations are not limited to hiking or trips around Prague and other cities with their most interesting history. The Czech Republic is a great opportunity to relax on mountain ranges, lulled under fluffy snow caps. Someone said that there are about 10 million skiers in the Czech Republic, meaning the entire population of the republic, and he probably hit the nail on the head. The opportunities for skiing and skiing in the Czech Republic are in no way inferior to Switzerland, Austria, or Italy. The most popular mountain ranges are: the Krkonoše, the Jizera and Orlické mountains, the Šumava and the Beskydy.
Castles in the Czech Republic – Sternberk, Karlstein, Konopiste, Krzhivoklad, Dukhtsev (where Casanova lived), Breznice (with a library of 1558), Melnik (with a wine cellar).
Dobridge Palace with luxurious decoration of rooms and magnificent garden and park architecture.
In recent years, some castles and palaces have been preparing theatrical performances for visitors called the revived past. We are talking about very popular jousting tournaments organized in the summer, when members of the voluntary society for the preservation of historical crafts and fencing come to castles and fortresses. Knights in armor hold medieval tournaments and battles, music plays, dishes are prepared according to old recipes. Traditionally, the venues for such events include the castles of Tochnik, Rabi, Bouzov, Kunetitska Gora, Okorzh, Gelfshtin.
Czech beer you can try – in restaurants in the cities of Pilsen, Budjewice, Prague and the villages of Krusovice, Velkopopovice. Many Czech restaurants brew their own beers. Be sure that the beer you will be served is exceptionally fresh. Feel, as they say, the difference!