In your spare time, you’ll find an endless number of things to enjoy thanks to the Czech Republic’s beautiful cities and landscapes and rich culture.
Romp through the devastatingly charming city of Prague, one of the most gorgeous cities in central Europe. Walk across the historic 14th century Charles Bridge and pose for a photo with one of its many Baroque statues. Check the sun and moon’s phases on Prague’s exquisite astronomical clock in the Old Town Square. Catch a show or just admire the architecture at the National Theater, home to opera, drama, and ballet performances. Rent a pedal boat in the Vltava River and enjoy a day on the water. Spend a spring or summer afternoon strolling through the picturesque Vrtba Garden, where perfectly trimmed green hedges, bright flowers, Baroque statues, and panoramic views of the city create a hidden oasis. When you’re ready to venture out of the capital, pay a visit to Olomouc or Brno, where the Czech Republic’s unique allure and culture come out in the architecture, castles, parks, and familiar red roofs.
While Czech food may be different from what you’re used to, don’t hesitate to try it out! You can’t go wrong with a hot bowl of Czech goulash or a plate of potato pancakes. If you’re more adventurous, try the classic Czech dish svíčková, featuring beef in a vegetable cream sauce with bread dumplings, whipped cream, and cranberry sauce on the side. Satisfy your sweet tooth with some fresh gingerbread from a local bakery; the Czech version of this common treat can’t be beat.