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Mutěnice Wine Region

The Mutěnice Wine Region is composed of four villages - Mutěnice, Dubňany, Ratíškovice and Milotice.



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capital city of the Czech Republic


České Budějovice

city in the Czech Republic


Mariánské Lázně

spa town in the Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic


Giant Mountains National Park

mountain range



market town in Czech Republic


Bohemian Paradise

protected area in the Czech Republic


Český Krumlov

municipality in the Czech Republic



city in the Czech Republic



city in the Czech Republic


Kutná Hora

municipality in the Czech Republic


Karlovy Vary

spa city in western Bohemia, Czech Republic

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town in Vysočina Region, Czech Republic



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Hradec Králové

city in the Czech Republic



– The Rotunda of the Virgin Mary and St Catherine with the oldest frescoes in the Czech Republic.



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town in Czech Republic



town in the Czech Republic



Litomyšl (German: Leitomischl) is a small city (10,000 inhabitants) in Eastern Bohemia. Its renaissance chateau is one of the twelve Czech sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and the town is famous as the birthplace of composer Bedřich Smetana.



Town in Czech Republic



Town in Czech Republic


Hluboká nad Vltavou

town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic



– A red-brick baroque fortress 70 km north of Prague beside the Ohře river. It was used during World War II as a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp.


Charles Bridge

Connects Old Town with Lesser Town. Its construction started in the 14th century and it is one of Prague's most beautiful structures. During the day, it is a bustling place of trade and entertainment, as musicians busk and artists sell their paintings and jewelry.



town in the Moravia, Czech Republic



community in the Czech Republic


National Gallery in Prague

Its most important collections are in the Sternberg Palace (up to the Baroque), St George Convent (Czech Baroque and Mannerism) and Veletržní Palace. The first two are located near and in the castle respectively. Do not confuse them with the Castle Picture Gallery (see above) which is worth visiting on its own right.


Prague Castle

castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century


Villa Tugendhat

The villa is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Designed by Mies van der Rohe, it is seen to be a classic example of Bauhaus architecture, and was also the location of the meeting which decided upon the Velvet Divorce that separated the Czech and Slovak republics in 1992. It is possible to visit the Villa by guided tour; tours are led hourly and must be booked in advance (see the Villa website). The building reopened in March 2012 after an extensive restoration.


Theresienstadt Ghetto

Nazi concentration camp in Terezín, Czechoslovakia


Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou

town in Třebíč



region of Central Europe now located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany


Strahov Monastery

church complex in Prague



Municipality in South Moravian, Czech Republic



village in Břeclav District of South Moravian region


Svatý Jan pod Skalou

Municipality and village in Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic



market town in Czech Republic



Village in Trutnov District of Hradec Králové region


St. Vitus Cathedral

Roman Catholic cathedral in Prague


National Museum (Prague)

An association of various museums. The main building is at the Wenceslas Square and is dedicated to natural history. Other branches include museums of the Czech composers Dvořák and Smetana, Czech Music Museum, Historical Pharmacy Museum, Prince Lobkovicz' Collection at the Prague Castle, Czech Ethnographical Museum and Naprstek Anthropological Museum.


New Town, Prague

New Town was established as an extension of Old Town in the 14th century, though much of the area has now been reconstructed. The main attraction here is Wenceslas Square, a rectangular commercial square with many stalls, shops and restaurants. At the top of the square is the National Museum which is well worth a look (see below). Midway down this historic boulevard, one finds trendy discos and Art Nouveau hotels, as well as quaint parks and arcades, while just off the beaten path are some wonderful panoramic views (Henry Tower), romantic restaurants and the dazzling, Disney-colored Jubilee Synagogue.



Town in Czech Republic


Ore Mountains

low mountain range in central Europe


Vranov nad Dyjí

market town in Czech Republic



town in the Czech Republic



municipality of the Czech Republic



Municipality and village in Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic


Český Šternberk

market town in the Czech Republic


Convent of Saint Agnes in Prague


Malá Strana

Across the Vltava River from the city centre and leading to the castle, this quarter also offers beautiful streets and churches (of which St. Nicholas Church is the most renowned). The Lennon Wall, which used to be a source of irritation to the communist regime, is also found here, near a Venetian-like canal with water wheel and close to the Charles Bridge. On 17 November 2014, the Lennon Wall was vandalised by a group of art students and painted over in white.


Jewish Museum in Prague

This covers six separate places (four synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Memorial Hall) but does not include the Old-New Synagogue, although entrance tickets can either include or exclude the last named. The Old-New Synagogue is expensive in relation to the museum but in view of its age, it's worth including it. The Memorial Hall is particularly moving with exhibits of the writings of children in death camps.


Estates Theatre

theatre and opera house in Prague, Czech Republic, operated by the National Theatre company


Old Town (Prague)

Prague's historic centre includes numerous historic buildings and monuments, most notably the famed 50.086980214.42071381 Astronomical Clock (Orloj), the pure Gothic 50.0877214.422691 Týn Church, the mural-covered 50.08725314.4219031 Storch building, and the Jan Hus monument. Nearby, the Estate Theatre is a neoclassical theatre where Mozart's opera Don Giovanni was first performed. Old Town features many historical churches (St. James Church, Church of Our Lady before Týn among others) and some other interesting historical buildings like the Old Town Hall.



Village in České Budějovice District of South Bohemian region


Moravské zemské muzeum



Saint Wenceslas Cathedral

A thousand-year-old cathedral, dominates the city’s skyline with the tallest spire in Moravia (second tallest in the Czech Republic). Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa have both visited the cathedral and the holy relics of Saint Jan Sarkander are interred within.


St. Barbara's Church, Kutná Hora

The works on the church started around 1380 by Peter Parler's workshop, whose other great work in the Czech Republic includes the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle. The eye-catching spires are truly magnificent. If you're looking for some fantastic Gothic Bohemian style, St. Barbara Church is certainly one of them alongside St. Vitus in Prague (although as you might see it soon after Prague, it might not make the same impression as seeing Vitus, which is even more grand).


Sychrov Castle

castle in the Czech Republic


Battle of Austerlitz

battle of the Napoleonic Wars


Powder Tower, Prague

The Powder Tower or Powder Gate is a Gothic tower in Prague, Czech Republic. It is one of the original city gates. It separates the Old Town from the New Town.


Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Plzeň)

church in Plzeň-město District of Plzeň region


House of the Black Madonna


Holy Trinity Column, Olomouc

was built in the early 1700s and consecrated by the Empress Marie Theresa in 1754. With a height of 35 metres, it has dominated the Upper Square (Horní náměstí) ever since and was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage in the year 2000. The column features sculptures of the Holy Trinity (predictably), the assumption of the Virgin Mary, all twelve apostles, three virtues and the most important saints of the Baroque period. The base of the column contains a small chapel with amazing acoustics and the raised pedestal is a very nice place to sit and eat lunch. It is one of the traditional rendezvous points in the city.



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Church of Saint Michael (Olomouc)

The church appears quite plain from the outside. Upon entering, however, most first time visitors find their breath stolen away. Inside is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Central Europe. One notable feature is a painting of an apparently pregnant Virgin Mary, quite rare in a Catholic church. It’s also possible to enter the old monastery attached to the side of the church and climb its bell tower.


Great Synagogue (Plzeň)

The second largest synagogue in Europe and the third largest in the world (after the synagogues in Jerusalem and Budapest).



This historic Jewish ghetto is interesting for its well preserved synagogues. The Old New Synagogue (Czech: Staronová synagoga) is Europe's oldest active synagogue and it is rumoured to be the resting place of the famed Prague Golem. Another interesting synagogue is the Spanish Synagogue, a highly ornamental building of Moorish style. Other attractions include the Old Jewish Cemetery, which is the oldest in Europe, and Kafka's house. The Old New Synagogue is not a part of the Jewish museum, so if you wish to see everything, it is recommended that you buy a combined pass to all of the Jewish attractions for 480 Kč.


Church of Saint Maurice (Olomouc)

A beautifully preserved gothic church dating from 1398. One of its highlights is the massive Engler organ, one of the largest in Europe. The organ is the focus of the international music festival in September/October and the Christmas Music festival every year. The tower of the church offers a magnificent 360 degree view over the city and countryside and is accessed via a graceful double-spiral staircase.


České Středohoří

mountain range


Museum of Romani Culture

A museum dedicated to the Gypsy minority in Moravia.


City of Prague Museum

Has several branches throughout town. An absolute must-see for the incredibly detailed cardboard model of nineteenth century Prague by Anton Langweil. The detail is amazing, even down to the colour of the doorways and the design of the windowsills.


Dancing House

One of the most fascinating architectural expressions of Prague co-designed by Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry. Accessible from Karlovo náměstí  B  metro station.


Petřín Lookout Tower

A smaller version of the Eiffel Tower on the top of Petrin Hill overlooking Prague.


Antonín Dvořák Museum

museum in the Czech Republic


Bohemian Switzerland


Prachov Rocks

nature reserve


Sedlec Ossuary

This impressive bone church, is better known as the Sedlec Ossuary. The beginning of its story date back to 1278, when Henry, the abbot of Sedlec was sent to the Holy Land. On returning, he brought soil from Golgotha and sprinkled it on the ground here. As a consequence, the burial ground was considered holy and became extremely popular. In 1511 a chapel was constructed to house the bones from abolished graves. The chapel is open to the public, and contains the bones of about 40,000 people, arranged by František Rint in 1870. Rint's work includes an enormous chandelier including every bone in the body, and a crucifix style arrangement near the main altar. The ossuary is open 8am - 6pm (April - September), 9am - 5pm (October, March) and 9am - 4pm (November - February). Closed on 24th December. It is no longer closed noon-1 pm during the off season, though the nearby information center is. Admission is 60 Kč adults and 40 Kč students, though combination packages can be purchased to see other attractions more cheaply. The fee to take photos and videos has either been ended or is now merely ignored.


Ostrava Zoo


Znojmo Castle


Techmania Science Center


Olomouc Zoo


Olomouc Astronomical Clock

was constructed in the 15th century, but takes its present appearance from the 1950s, during a refurbishment to repair damage inflicted in World War II. Czechoslovakia was under Communist rule by then and the clock reflects the values of the day, the saints and angels being replaced by scientists, sportspeople and labourers. At noon the clock has a presentation that is unique to its structure and construction. There is one other astronomical clock in the Czech lands (in the other ancient capital, Prague), but as a surviving example of Socialist-Realism, the Olomouc Astronomical clock is unique world-wide. It is another popular rendezvous point in the city.


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