From Karlovy Vary's celebrity-filled spas to the snow slopes of the Krkonose Mountains and Plzen's Pilsner Urquell beer, there's plenty to entice you to the Czech Republic. Prague remains a highlight with its cobbled historic centre and vast Prague Castle. But don't miss out on a visit to the beautiful, UNESCO-listed town of Cesky Krumlov.
Start with Prague, the Czech Republic's Bohemian capital, where cobbled streets lead to golden spires, majestic Prague Castle and ancient Charles Bridge. The world's first golden beer was brewed here, at Plze, and the brewery remains open for tours and tastings. Visit the UNESCO-listed town of esk Krumlov, cradled picturesquely within a loop of the Vltava River.
It doesn't cost much to go cross-country and downhill skiing in the Krkonose Mountains in the north-east. Or go hiking and rafting in the summer months when Czechs emerge from hibernation and throw their cottages open to the fresh air. Explore and marvel at the sandstone cliffs and canyons of Cesky, literally the Bohemian Paradise, a popular place for riding, biking, water sports and skiing.
Prague lies nestled within mountainous national borders and is divided by the Vltava River – snaking its way northwards from the Bohemian Forest, eventually merging with the Elbe River at fertile Mlnk. Join Czechs in their love of the great outdoors in the northern Krkonoe region. Or explore Moravia in the east for the medieval city of Brno and most of the nation's vineyards.
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