As a Central European nation of just 10.6 million people, the Czech Republic has a rich history that defies its small size. With borders that could fit inside the state of South Carolina, Czechia (as it is informally known) has seen its turn as the kingdom of Bohemia, the state of Czechoslovakia, the site of a Nazi occupation in World War II, and a satellite of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Now a member of the European Union with a robust tourism economy, the Czech Republic attracts visitors from all over the world to wander its rolling hills, taste its unrivaled pilsner, and admire its cities that belong in the pages of storybooks.
The landscape of the Czech Republic is a peaceful sweep of agriculture and forestland, with borders that touch Poland in the north, Austria in the south, Germany to the west, and Slovakia to the east. Easily reached by air, rail, and road, our Czech Republic vacation rentals also enjoy a front-row seat to charming cities and a host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Your journey begins in the picturesque capital of Prague, which sits amidst the hills and plains of the western province of Bohemia. With a reputation for being "the handsomest city of Europe," Prague is a stunning collection of spires and bridges that span the Vltava River. Take a sunrise stroll across the Charles Bridge, spend an afternoon people-watching in the Old Town Square, gaze across the city from Prague Castle, and marvel at the treasures inside St. Vitus Cathedral.
With the birthplace of pilsner just 60 miles west in Plzeň, there's no better way to immerse yourself in Czech culture than by sampling the local craft. Time your visit for May or October to attend the Czech Beer Festival in Prague or Pilsner Fest in Plzeň, spend an afternoon at a pub or a beer garden, and learn why the Czech Republic consumes more beer per capita than anywhere else in the world.
Take a trip through South Bohemia to marvel at Český Krumlov, an awe-inspiring medieval village with gorgeous elements of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque design. Pay a visit to the quaint 13th-century town of Litomyšl in East Bohemia, make your home base in Brno to discover to vineyards and castles of the eastern province of Moravia, or escape into nature by heading north to the nation's highest mountains in Krkonoše National Park.
Experience the exquisite beauty of Central Europe in a warm, welcoming, and budget-friendly environment - our Czechia vacation rentals will give you a vacation you'll never forget.
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