The Czech Republic offers walkers an unspoilt and varied landscape to explore on foot, either under your
own steam or with organised walking tours.
If walking is your thing, put your best foot forward in Bohemia. Here you’ll find all kinds of scenery that will stop any walker in their tracks.
Stepping out in the city
With a wealth of history and a variety of landscapes to explore you will be spoiled for choice when
deciding on where to walk. Starting with the national capital, Prague, you’ll have the chance to immerse
yourself amongst stunning architecture, quiet cobbled streets and bustling cosmopolitan culture.
The historic centre of “the city of a hundred spires” is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
with must-see sights including the Charles Bridge, St Vitus’s Cathedral and Prague Castle, the
astronomical clock in the gothic Old Town Hall with its hourly display of medieval figures, and the
but don’t miss out on the sights of the New Town (Nové Město) with Wenceslas Square, cultural
hotspots like the Mucha Museum housing works by the Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, and
quirky modern architecture in the form of the Dancing House, designed by Vlado Milunić and
Getting back to nature
The Czech Republic is home to a number of picturesque national parks full of wildlife and beautiful
scenery which await those wishing to uncover a landscape of castles, forests and mountains. The lofty
neighbouring Poland, with Mount Sněžka, the country’s highest mountain rising up above the border
between the two countries.
villages and bizarre sandstone rock formations. This fairy tale landscape has been a magnet for artists
and writers for centuries and continues to inspire wonder in visitors to this day.
Forest (Šumava) which spreads across a low mountain range into the bordering countries of Germany
and Austria. It is an area off the beaten track and home to glacial lakes and wildflower meadows – a
perfect hiking destination for nature lovers wanting to get away from it all!
Starting out on the right foot
Be sure to break in your walking boots before your holiday to avoid annoying blisters and always
remember to get your so that you’re covered in any eventuality!
* Traveler’s Tip *
When planning your trip its worth considering that May and June are regarded as the
peak season when the weather is generally very good, but April and October are often
quieter times to travel and the weather is still frequently fine, which makes for
comfortable walking temperatures.
So whether you prefer a city break or a countryside ramble or a bit of both, and whatever time of year
you are planning on going you’ll be sure of a memorable walking holiday with some incredible scenery
along the way!
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