The Czech Republic is located in central Europe, with Slovakia in the east, Austria in the south, Germany in the west and Poland in the north. It has beautiful scenery and pleasant climate because it’s located in the hinterland of Europe. It’s also known as the “Central European Garden”. There isn’t just Prague in the Czech Republic, but also the famous Cesky Krumlov Town, various churches, castles, squares and so on. Let’s take a look at other cities of the Czech Republic.
1. Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov literally means ‘the shoal in the river bay’, which vividly describes the environment of the town. The town is divided into two parts by the U-shaped Vltava: one side is the castle area on the north side of the hill; the other side is the old town surrounded by the central river. Most of the buildings were built between the 14th and 17th centuries with the Gothic and Baroque style. The famous castle is built on the other side of the river. Ascending the castle, you will see a boundless and amazing medieval city with the castle as its center. There are colorful buildings everywhere, which is like in the fairy tale world. It still retains the medieval city and the magnificent Renaissance castle thanks that the town was not destroyed in the Second World War. It was listed as a double heritage of world culture and nature in 1992 by UNESCO.
2. Cesty Krumlov Castle
Cesky Krumlov Castle is the second largest castle in the Czech Republic following Prague Castle. It consists of 40 buildings with a well-preserved baroque theatre and some original sets and props. The castle was built in the 13th century by the Viking family of the South Bohemian nobles. The painted tower in the castle is the commanding height of Cesty Krumlov. The entire castle area was declared as a national cultural monument in 1989 and was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992. It is recommended to climb up to the summit particularly when the weather is good when the view is excellent for taking pictures. You can see the layered red roofs spread out and the small curved streets are like models, which are very cute.
3. Mill Colonnade
Known as the most beautiful hot spring cloister, the Mill Colonnade was built in 1881 by the Prague National Theatre designer Joseph Didik and then it was expanded into the Renaissance style in 1893. The promenade has 2 walkways with the length of 132 meters and the width of 13 meters. There are 124 Corinthian columns. The 12 sculptures on the colonnade represent 12 months of the year. There is a band pool for the band to play free concerts. There are 13 major hot springs in Karlovy Vary, 5 of which are on this hot spring promenade. Along the promenade, there’s a water-tap that can be connected to the hot spring water with different tastes. Please buy a Karlovy Vary’s most distinctive hot spring cup, you can drink 70 different spring water here and you can bring it back as a souvenir.
4. The Church of St. Barbara
The Cathedral of St. Barbara is a bright pearl representing the late Gothic architecture and the most striking building in Kutna Hora. It’s comparable to the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague in terms of size and grandeur with the extremely elegant towering. The Santa Barbara Cathedral was built in 1380 and was interrupted during the Aarhus War. It was abandoned in 1558 due to the depletion of silver mines and was finally completed in neo-gothic style at the end of the 19th century. The name of the Cathedral of St. Barbara comes from the patron saint of the miners – St. Barbara. There are some paintings and sculptures of miners inside the church in order to pay tribute to the patron saint who protected the wealth of the town.
5. Market Kolonada
The Market hot spring cloister is of the exquisite style like the Park hot spring cloister, but it’s of a Swiss wooden style. The market hot spring cloister located in the former city government didn’t appear until 1993 and it replaced another hot spring cloister designed by the famous Czech designers Fellner and Helmer before 1883. There are now two hot spring outlets under the cloister. It’s the hot spring called “Charles IV” that is located at the water outlet below the murals of Karlovy Vary. There is also a beautiful market square next to the cloister. This mini-square is surrounded by colorful houses, which let you feel like in the fairy tales.
6. Katedrala Svateho Petra a Pavla
The St. Paul cathedral is located on a hill in the center of Brno. It’s very prominent and is the symbol of Brno. You can overlook the entire city center of Brno on the hill where the church is located. This cathedral is the most historic place of Brno. It was a Roman-style Christian cathedral as early as 1092. The Gothic style we can see today was rebuilt after the 14th century. The church is very beautiful both inside and outside with stained glass, graffiti of 800 years ago, devout prayers, a 13th-century basement in the church and ancient Roman walls and colonnades. What an amazing scenery!
7. Cesty Krumlov Chateau Garden
The Krumlov Chateau Garden is located on the site of the Knights’ School of Cesky Krumlov. There is a lake at the end of the baroque garden, which is quiet and peaceful. It is said that the waterfall fountain in the middle of the garden is known as the most beautiful spring in the Czech Republic. The green grass in the garden is flat like a green carpet, while the west side is a tall fruit forest. The castle garden is definitely a place for you to rest, chat with friends or space out alone.
8. Czech Museum of Silver Mine
The Silver Mine Museum was originally a 15th-century royal palace, and now it is showing the history of Kutna Hora’s wealth – the history of silver mines. You can even follow the tour guide taking the miner’s helmet and enter the 500-meter-deep medieval mine. Then you go down to the underground of the town to explore the mystery. Imagine that it’s really an interesting thing that you wear a miner’s lamp on your head and experience the hard work in an underground mine. It’s also a quite meaningful experience. It takes a long time to go down because the mine is deep. However you come out from a lower place and return them the equipment offered.
9. Vridelni Kolonada
The Vridelni Kolonada is a must-see in Karlovy Vary. It’s located at the right-angle corner of the intersection of East-West Street and North-South Vertical Street. The spring of the highest temperature (72°C) and the highest spray (16 meters) among the 12 springs in Karlovy Vary. The fountain is an intermittent geyser. The local government built a building for this hot spring.
10. Church of St Vitus
St. Vitus Church is the landmark of the Old Town in Cesty Krumlov. It’s the oldest, largest and most luxurious church in the area that was built in the early 14th century. It’s the center of faith for the local people and the source of the city’s development. This extremely important Gothic and Baroque style church for the Czech Republic stands on the banks of the Vltava River, which is spectacular. The steeple of the church towers stands through the clouds. There are fifteenth-century frescoes, the tomb of William and his wife, the Baroque giant organ made in 1761 in the church. The stone pillars, the temple and the exquisite dome inside are definitely worth seeing. The Church of St. Vitus spans the entire airspace of Cesky Krumlov, and it symbolizes the immortal power of domination and its powerful influence for other fields.
Here it is the list of Top 10 most popular tourist attractions in other cities of Czech Republic except Prague. I’m sure that you have still a lot of things to see and to visit. Please don’t hesitate to book a pocket Wifi on our site to discover a different Czech Republic.