Situated in Central Europe, the Czech Republic is known for its affluent culture and history, exquisitely beautiful villages and natural parks, and its centralised location for those looking to explore Europe. With so many places to see and things to do, having a helpful guide is essential to optimise your visit and help you make the most of your travel experience.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Czech Republic.

  • Know the currency: a common mistake made by travellers visiting the Czech Republic is to assume its currency is the Euro. In contrast, the local currency is actually the Czech Koruna (CZK). Carry enough coins  and avoid local scams by utilising the Euronet ATMs.
  • Keep your passport on hand: while this is something you should be doing regardless, it may be required to confirm specific purchases and for passing local security checks.
  • Get travel insurance: avoid panic when encountering an unforeseen medical emergency or the loss of your travel documents with travel insurance.
  • Pack comfortable shoes: the Czech Republic is filled with cobble-stone alleyways and age-old streets, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes to avoid unnecessary discomfort while travelling on foot.
  • Don’t flag down unmarked taxis: taxi scams are real in the Czech Republic. If a taxi is not marked by a company, avoid it, especially in the busy city centres and near the metros. Instead, make use of taxi services such as Liftago or Uber.
  • Best time to visit: the ideal time to visit the Czech Republic is between May to September, with December to March being ideal for those who want to explore the ski slopes and enjoy the winter Christmas market.

With all the above being said, the Czech Republic is a safe country for travellers to visit and has some extremely beautiful locations worth seeing. Here are some of our most recommended places to visit in the Czech Republic.


From baroque palaces to breathtaking cathedrals and vibrant street cafes, Prague is world-renowned for its rich history and culture. While in Prague, pay a visit to the mediaeval Charles Bridge, the 9th-century Prague Castle (the largest castle complex in the world), and the 12th-century Strahov Library, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

Kutna Hora

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kutna Hora is dubbed the “City of Silver” and makes for one of the best places to visit while in the Czech Republic. With many churches and houses oozing ancient history, history buffs will be in their element while exploring the local attractions. For a truly intriguing experience, pay a visit to the Roman Catholic chapel and crown jewel of the city, Bone Church, decorated with the bones of over 40,000 people!

Punkva Caves

First discovered in the 20th century, the Punkva Caves offer an awe-inspiring experience and can be explored on foot. Located approximately an hour’s drive from Brno, take in the majestic Macocha Abyss (a 138-metre gorge), stalagmites and stalactites (rock formations).

Karlovy Vary

This scenic spa town is situated in the heart of a leafy green valley. Karlovy Vary is where ancient churches, colonnades and immersive culture can be soaked up and explored. While here, be sure to visit the town’s yearly events including the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Food Festival, if you’re visiting at the right time of year!

Cesky Krumlov

Experience the mediaeval masterpiece of Cesky Krumlov to marvel at the renowned 13th-century castle offering scenic views of the Old Town and Vltava River from the top of its belltower. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its cobble-stone streets, rafting along the Vltava River, and exquisite natural beauty that make it ideal for hiking.

Zdar nad Sazavou

Visit during the summer to enjoy bathing and cycling, or opt for a winter getaway when this city comes to life as a cross-country skiing resort! Known as a very active city, it is also revered for its many architectural works, including the pilgrimage church dedicated to St. John of Nepomuk and designed by Blažej Santini.


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