In 1992, Czechs marked their first UNESCO success, when Prague, Telč and Kutná Hora were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Today, the Czech Republic has twelve entries on the list and others have been put forward.
The historic centre of Prague, Telč and Český Krumlov were the first sites in the Czech Republic to become part of the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Sites back in 1992.
In the following years, they were joined by another nine sites: the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, the Lednice Valtice Cultural landscape, the gardens and castle in Kroměříž, the historic village of Holašovice, the Litomyšl Castle, Villa Tugenhadt in Brno and most recently, in 2003, the Jewish Quarter in Třebíč.
Dita Limová is the head of the UNESCO Division in the Department of International Relations of the Culture Ministry.
Less is more is an aphorism often associated with the German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He might be better known as the last director of the Bauhaus, the famous school of modern architecture in Germany in the interwar period. But before emigrating to the United States, Mies left an indelible mark in the heart of Moravia: the Villa Tugendhat in Brno.
Imagine it´s 1929. Makin´ Whoopie by Eddie Cantor is played by radio stations all over America and becomes arguably the biggest hit of the year. In Atlanta, Georgia, the United States, a Martin Luther King Jr. is born, writer Erich Maria Remarque publishes All Quiet on the Western Front and the book becomes an instant bestseller.
Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St Vitus, Charles Bridge and the astronomical clock on Old Town Square are some of the architectural jewels that attract millions of visitors to Prague every year. What is special about the city is its historic authenticity documenting the city’s urban development of over a thousand years. The integral complex of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, its romantic cobbled alleys and gas lamps give visitors the impression that they have travelled back in time.
“This is the first time we’re here and it is a really beautiful, beautiful country. The architecture here is amazing.”
“We live in London and there are some pretty parts of London, but here the whole city looks stunning.”
“My fiancé and I would love to come back to Prague. It has beautiful sights; beautiful architecture and the people here are amazing.”
Are you planning to visit the Czech Republic soon? Then you have come to the right place. I just returned from an incredible Press trip to this stunning country and created this 8 day Czech Republic itinerary that takes you not only to the most iconic places but also shows you some off the beaten path places that let your experience the “true” Czech Republic. You’ll also be seeing 6 UNESCO Heritage sites along the way and countless other gems.
The best way to visit the Czech Republic is by renting a car and doing a road trip around the country, especially if you travel to the more rural areas like the Vysočina region in the South of the Czech Republic.
The city of Prague is one of the most beautiful in the world but no one visiting the Czech Republic should miss the South Bohemian jewel that is Český Krumlov, marking 25 years since its addition to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
The town of just 14,000 inhabitants, which dates back to the 13th century, attracts roughly 800,000 visitors annually and there are plenty of reasons why: a stunning castle, castle tower and chateau on a rocky promontory overlooking a picturesque historic centre.
There is nothing more striking than crossing a bend in the Vltava River that circles around the famous teardrop-shaped town.
The town’s castle is second only to Prague Castle in size, offering eight tours covering history, arts and culture.
The short answer to that question is a resounding YES! For most of us, the Czech Republic begins and ends with the beautiful city of Prague.
I recently had the amazing opportunity to visit three lovely towns in the Moravian region of Czech Republic: Brno, Kromeriz, and Telc..
In this article, I walk you through the highlights and explain why you should consider exploring beyond the well-trodden city of Prague.
From the West Coast, it’s about 13 hours with one stop to the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague. Take a short taxi ride into Prague or go directly to the bus station and grab the bus to Brno. You can book your tickets online or get them at the bus station itself.
This year, Prague, along with Telč and Český Krumlov, celebrates 25 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the first edition of our miniseries marking this special anniversary, we visit the town of Telč in the Vysočina region.
The small and picturesque town, situated on the border between Moravia and Bohemia is the most perfect example of the Italian Renaissance north of the Alps and a town with one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Radio Prague travelled to Telč to see how much has changed for the town since it became a UNESCO site:
The town of Telč was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its uniquely preserved historical centre, including a picturesque square, named after Zachariáš of Hradec, a local 16th century humanist and nobleman.
My first glimpse of Cesky Krumlov, a fairytale city in Czech Republic, will forever be etched in my heart. Have you visited this Eastern European gem?
The day that my Viking Danube River cruise arrived in the Czech Republic, I was able to visit my 45th country. My friends and I spent five hours exploring beautiful small-town of Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Culture and Natural Heritage site since 1992. I love saying it out loud “Ches-kee Crumb-lov” because it rolls right off of the tongue. This is the jewel of Bohemia and the second largest city in the country, only behind Prague.
A Living Fairy-Tale City
A Viking River Cruise appointed tour guide led a group of us cruise passengers through the cobblestone streets of Cesky Krumlov, a medieval town.
Want to get away from the daily grind? We have selected for you the 15 most beautiful cities in the world where you will spend your holidays. Discover them
1- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Capital of the United Arab Emirates, this city is full of many tourist sites such as:
The island of Palm Jumeirah
The Burj Khalifa
With its 828 meters in height, the Burj Khalifa is unattainable. Being the tallest tower in the world dominating the urban landscape of Dubai, it is also called the building is the most appreciable up close or even better from the inside.
Fountain of Dubai
The Dubai Fountain, which is located at the foot of the iconic Burj Khalifa and the entrance to the famous Dubai Mall, is a real building for shopping. You will find all you need.
Sitting high on a hill overlooking the Charles Bridge and Vltava River, Prague Castle (Prazsky Hrad) is a huge complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating from the ninth century. Nestled in the historic center of Prague—all of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the largest castle complex in the world is an outstanding relic of Prague’s architectural history and a must for any visitor to the City of a Hundred Spires.
Comprised of dozens of buildings, Prague Castle can feel like a small town. To allow for ample time to explore, tickets are valid for two days: the day of purchase and the following day. Nearly all city tours include a stop at Prague Castle, and a variety of tickets are available depending on how much of the complex you want to see.