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Czechia

Czechia, also known as the Czech Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe known for its rich history, stunning medieval architecture, and diverse landscapes ranging from lush forests to rolling hills. Its capital, Prague, is renowned worldwide for its picturesque Old Town, historic Prague Castle, and the iconic Charles Bridge.

The country boasts a vibrant culture, famous for its traditional music, delicious cuisine (including its world-renowned beer), and contributions to literature and the arts.

Places to visit

Day plans

Spend a day exploring around

day 1

Exploring Prague

morning:Start your day with a visit to the beautiful Prague Castle, followed by a stroll around the charming Lesser Town. Be sure to fuel up for the day with a hearty breakfast at Cafe Savoy.

afternoon:Continue your exploration with a visit to the iconic Charles Bridge and a leisurely walk in the Old Town. Don't miss the opportunity to savour some traditional Czech cuisine at U Tri Ruzi.

evening:Wrap up your day with a delightful dinner at Bellevue restaurant, offering stunning views of the Vltava River, followed by a vibrant night-out at the lively Cross Club. 🌃

day 2

Cultural Day in Cesky Krumlov

morning:Begin the day by discovering the historic Cesky Krumlov Castle and its picturesque Baroque gardens, then grab a delicious breakfast at Laibon.

afternoon:Immerse yourself in the local culture by exploring the Egon Schiele Art Centrum and strolling through the charming streets of Cesky Krumlov. Refuel with a delectable lunch at Krcma v Satlavske.

evening:Enjoy a delightful evening at Graphite Bar & Restaurant for some innovative cocktails and a relaxing atmosphere. 🌃

day 3

Nature Day in Bohemian Switzerland

morning:Embark on a morning hike in the stunning Pravcicka Gate, the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe, and fuel up with a wholesome breakfast at Meandre Restaurant.

afternoon:Explore the peaceful Kamnitz Gorge and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Indulge in a hearty meal at Gostilna Martinova Bouda.

evening:Unwind with a cozy evening at Hotel Praha, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere perfect for relaxation. 🌃

day 4

Beer Tasting in Pilsen

morning:Kick off the day with a visit to the Pilsner Urquell Brewery for a captivating tour, followed by a delightful breakfast at Na Spilce.

afternoon:Continue your beer adventure with a visit to the Pilsen Historical Underground, then treat yourself to a delicious lunch at Na Spilce Restaurant & Club.

evening:Experience the vibrant beer culture at Gambrinus Brewery Restaurant, offering a wide selection of craft beers and a lively ambience for a memorable night-out. 🌃

Czechia Famous Food

Must-Try local dishes

Svíčková

A marinated beef sirloin served with a creamy vegetable sauce and dumplings. Must-try at Lokál or U Kroka in Prague.

Must-Try!

Guláš

A beef or pork stew with thick sauce, often served with bread or dumplings. Best enjoyed at Restaurace Mincovna in Český Krumlov.

Trdelník

A traditional sweet pastry made from rolled dough, grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix. Perfect at the Old Town Square in Prague.

Food Markets & Street Food

A food market and street food guide

Náplavka Farmers' Market

Located along the Vltava River in Prague, this market offers fresh local produce, cheeses, and street food stalls with a variety of options like grilled sausages and traditional Czech pastries.

Havelská Market

Situated in the heart of Prague, this market is a great spot to sample local street food favorites such as klobása (sausages) and lángos (fried bread).

Dietary Restrictions

Navigating dietary restrictions locally

Vegetarian

While Czech cuisine is meat-centric, many restaurants offer vegetarian options such as fried cheese (smazeny syr), potato pancakes, and vegetable soups. Look for 'vegetariánský' on menus.

Vegetarian

Vegan

Though not as prevalent, some establishments in major cities like Prague and Brno offer vegan dishes such as tofu schnitzel, vegetable stir-fries, and salads. Look for 'veganský' on menus.

Vegan

Gluten-Free

Gluten-free options can be found in certain restaurants, with dishes like grilled fish, gluten-free pasta, and salads. It's advisable to communicate dietary needs clearly to the staff.

Gluten-Free

Restaurants & Cafés

Best places to eat and drink in Czechia

Lokál

Known for its authentic Czech cuisine and fresh Pilsner Urquell beer, Lokál has multiple locations in Prague and offers a range of traditional dishes in a lively atmosphere.

Mlejnice

A cozy restaurant in the center of Prague serving Czech classics like roasted duck, pork knuckle, and a variety of homemade dumplings.

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