If you are planning a Central European road trip, you should definitely consider visiting the Czech Republic for an amazing adventure you will not soon forget. Renting a car in the Czech Republic is very affordable, and generally speaking, the roads are in good condition and easy to navigate. Here are five fantastic destinations worth considering the next time you visit the Czech Republic.
Located in the eastern part of Moravia, Olomouc is one of the most charming cities in the Czech Republic. The city is a paradise for sightseers, making it a great place for a road trip. As you cruise the city, you will find historical monuments in the beautiful upper square, such as baroque fountains, the 18th-century holy trinity column, Town Hall, the Astronomical clock and a bronze model of the city.
Aside from the upper square, Olomouc has churches that have been in existence since immemorial time along with many parks and hills, which provide different vantage points.
If you go to Olomouc, do yourself a favor and stay at the Theatre Hotel for a nature-inspired lodging performance. Don’t miss dining at their on-site restaurant, Entrée, that too is quite a performance.
The focal point for sightseers is the Lednice Château, one of the most beautiful complexes in baroque fountains Neo-Gothic style in Central Europe. It’s also one of the most popular tourist attractions in southern Monrovia. The Lednice compound is much more than just the Château; there are wonderfully massive gardens to stroll,
The grounds are expansive, so the best way to view it all is by horse carriage, or, by boat through a lazy river that runs through the grounds. There are miles of walking trails as well.
You will also enjoy strolling the streets of this romantic village where you will find many shops, restaurants,
Don’t miss driving down the street a few miles to Valtice and visiting the Wine Salon, it’s an incredible wine tasting experience. Read more about it here – Czech Republic Wine Salon.
Located in southern Moravia, Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, yet most people have never heard of it. Bruno has a lot of the same charm and characteristics as Prague but with way fewer visitors, which also makes it much more affordable.
Brno also makes for a great home base while exploring this lush wine region. The city center is full of historical buildings, old churches, theaters, fountains, sculptures, clubs, and some wonderful restaurants.
Mikulov is an enchanting little village in the midst of a stunning countryside in southern Bohemia, which is surrounded by vineyards in all directions. Mikulov is in the heart of wine country and home to one of the largest wine barrels in the world. The dominating Baroque château in the center of town is the focal point, with lush gardens and many places to take in the varying landscapes and stupendous views.
Just on the outskirt of the main square is a butte known asSvatý kopeček (Holy Hill), this is really worth exploring. The Holy Hill provides some stunning views of the dominating Baroque château in the center of town, and peaceful landscapes beyond.
If you stay in Mikulov, check out Tanzberg Hotel, the location is fantastic, the accommodations are just fair, but the restaurant is quite good.
Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, but like Brno, most people probably have not heard of it. Brno is an old industrial town in the midst of re-identifying itself. One of the focal points of town is a former steel mill turned into a convention center and entertainment venue called “The Gong.” It’s a suburb display of how a city took blight and turned it into something brilliant.
The city has lots of interesting places to see on a road trip which includes The Vítkovice Area, Landek park, The Michal Mine, Silesian Ostrava Castle, The Miniuni, The Ostrava Zoo, The Ostrava Museum and the Viewing Tower of the New City Hall.
These are just a few of the fantastic Czech Republic road trip destinations. There are so many more interesting places, but these five are a good introduction for someone who has never been to the country before.
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