Travel Tips for the Czech Republic
Things to See in the Czech Republic
Prague, the capital with its incredible historic center (and famous monuments such as the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle). Member of the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Olomouc, a vibrant university town with the second largest historic center after Prague. Member of the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Český Krumlov - beautiful city with castle. Member of UNESCO.
The Macocha Caves - North of Brno, are definitely worth a visit. You can take a guided tour into the caves, which will take you through a myriad of winding tunnels, with close up views of stalactites and stalagmites. The tour ends with a boat ride on an underground river.
The Battle of Austerlitz - Slavkovské bojiště is one of the most important events in the history of Europe in the 19th century.
Technical museum in Brno (nice and modern)
Lakes under Palava (mountains). This lakes are actually river dams but good for sailing and fishing (you must have fishing licence) it's full of big fishs.
Mikulčice archaeological site, site of the former capital of the Great Moravian Empire (c. 900 AD).
Things to Do in the Czech Republic
Czech Republic has an excellent and sophisticated system of trail blazing, marked trails are about everywhere. Choose an area, buy a hiking map for the area (best brand is "Klub českých turistů", 1:50000 military based maps covering the whole country, available in most large bookstores) and go.
Many places in the Czech Republic are great for swimming, and there are many designated public swimming areas (called koupaliště). However, be aware that in hot weather the quality of the water in some places can fall below EU standard regulations.
Nudism / Naturism
Although the Czech Republic is a land-locked country, it does have a lot of nudist/naturist beaches near lakes. Full nudity on other beaches is legal, but rare, and usually only happens in non-crowded places.
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