Cheap Flights to Czech Republic

A landlocked country in Central Europe, the Czech Republic is a comparatively small country bordered by Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. Its capital, Prague is one of the most visited cities in the world. While not a large country, the Czech Republic is rich in history and offers a wide variety of sights to see and activities to do that would pique the interest of any traveler. 

In recent times, the country’s reputation had suffered due to reported overcharging by taxi drivers and prevalent pickpockets especially in Prague. However, the country as a whole is still considered to be a generally safe destination to visit for tourists.

Czech Republic has many activities for a tourist to enjoy. It has what they call “spa towns” that are popular to tourists looking for a relaxing holiday. These “spa towns” include Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně. The country is also rich in architectural heritage with many castles, chateaux and ancient churches. It has around 12 cathedrals, over 15 churches and basilicas, as well as monasteries. Other towns such as Šumava and the Krkonoše Mountains are also popular for those looking to enjoy outdoor activities. 

It is also home to a variety of museums – exhibitions of puppetry and marionettes are particularly popular among tourists. It even has several puppet festivals that happen across the country. For avid beer drinkers, there are also several festivals celebrating this drink. The Czech Beer Festival is not to be missed. It is a 17-day long festival held annually in Prague every May. The Pilsner Fest in Plzeň happens annually every August. There is also the "Olomoucký pivní festival" in Olomouc and the "Slavnosti piva v Českých Budějovicích" in České Budějovice.

There are many more sights to see and things to do in Czech Republic. Here are some highly recommended destinations to add to your itinerary:

Old Town Square – Located in the Old Town quarter of Prague, this is a historic square located between the also popular Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. The Old Town Square features a variety of architectural styles such as the baroque St. Nicholas Church and the gothic Týn Church. It is also where you will find other popular tourist sites such as the Prague Astronomical Clock and the Czech National Gallery.

Prague Castle – Located in the Hradčany district of Prague, the Prague Castle is the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic. It is also home to the Bohemian Crown Jewels which are kept inside a hidden room within the castle. The Prague Castle is considered to be the largest ancient castle in the world occupying almost 70,000 square meters of land.

Sedlec Ossuary – Located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, Kutná Hora, the Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic church that contains skeletons from an estimated 40,000 to 70,000 people. These bones are artistically arranged around the church being used as decorations and furnishings. The ossuary is one of the World Heritage Sites in the country and among the most visited tourist attractions.

The Czech Republic is a member of the Schengen Agreement so if you are already traveling or planning to travel around Europe, a stop in the Czech Republic is a must. To travel to Czech Republic, going by air would have to be the best option. The Vaclav Havel Airport is the main international airport and is located 10 kilometers from Prague’s city center. It is also the hub for Czech Airlines, the country’s national airline carrier. There are also other international airports in Brno, Ostrava, Pardubice and Karlovy Vary.

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