The Czech Republic, in Central Europe, is a country that's known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history. Prague, the capital, is home to grand 9th-century Prague Castle, a preserved medieval old town and statue-lined Charles Bridge. Český Krumlov, a small town in the South Bohemia region, is notable for its wealth of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, many of which house restaurants and shops.
There is so much more to the Czech Republic than what is normally discussed. Yes, the beer here is exceptional. However, there are tons of hidden gems that I discovered during my time living there that should have more of a spotlight. From spas to unique elevators to caving adventures, the Czech Republic is truly fascinating.
Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and only 2.5 hours from Prague. In many ways, Brno is more enjoyable than Prague. To see why, read my guide!
There is no better way to see Brno than from a bird’s eye view. If you haven’t flown in a small plane, I absolutely recommend it. It is quite different than a large commercial plane. The experience is incredibly freeing!
If not, it is something that everyone should do at least once in his or her life. A degustation menu is a gourmet experience that is put together for tasting various dishes. We did a degustation menu in Brno, Czech Republic. Here is our experience.
Between Prague’s cobblestone streets, Gothic and Roman architecture, and colorful buildings, are thousands of restaurants, bars, and culinary shops waiting to be discovered. As a full time traveler, I’ve learned that the best way to experience a culture is through its food.
If you’re a beer lover, you’re going to adore Prague. Here beer is life. From hearty meals to beer cheaper than water, this country runs on ale.