Dotted with ancient fairy-tale castles, storybook scenery, and cobblestone streets, the postcard-perfect destination of Central Bohemia in the Czech Republic calls to all history lovers, families and solo adventurers. From the towering Karlstejn Castle that dates back to the 14th century during the reign of Charles IV to the traditional brews being produced at the Royal Brewery of Krušovice, visitors have the chance to experience a truly unique and vibrant culture while making memories to cherish.
Tightly packed around the classical architecture of Prague, this central region of Czechia showcases a friendly, welcoming ambiance that is the stuff dreams are made of. If you're looking to immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind vacation destination that offers exciting day trips and easy access to local attractions, then look no further than one of our vacation rentals for your next memory-making trip to Central Bohemia!
As the name suggests, Central Bohemia is located in the middle of Czechia. With the iconic city of Prague at its heart, you'll be just shy of 200 miles from the world-renown opera houses of Vienna and 60 miles from Plzeň, the birthplace of the light and refreshing Pilsner style of beer. With the borders of Germany, Austria, and Poland nearby, Central Bohemia is a great destination on any Eurotrip.
Surrounded by vineyards, historical wonders, and fairytale castles, your vacation promises to be filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, new friends, and priceless moments to share in your comfortable vacation rental.
In the beautiful capital city, take a delightful stroll across the beautiful Charles bridge that stretches across the flowing waters of the Vltava River. Find the perfect spot to treat yourself to a rich glass of local wine in the historic Old Town Square and revel in the sights and sounds of the enticing city.
Book a tour to learn from an expert about the majestic castles and cathedrals that seem to be around every corner while listening to the age old stories that weave fact and myth into fantastic tales. Snap a few pictures at the Cathedral of St. Barbara, or walk through the grounds of Český Šternberk Castle. For the more adventurous and definitely not for the faint of heart, the otherworldly art of the Sedlec Ossuary chapel is sculpted with bones, and designed into ornate masterpieces throughout the chapel.
Take the kids through the impeccable gardens at Zámek Loučeň, then try to find your way out of the blossoming maze of hedges set in the middle of the grounds. Grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant, which also features kid-friendly meals and local flavors everyone will love.
When it's hot outside you can enjoy the waterpark at Park Mirakulum. A great family-friendly destination, you can dry off and then visit the animals at the mini petting zoo, or snag a spot to sit down and enjoy a sweet treat or two. A great break from touring and sightseeing, the kids can dive into some crafts while you relax in the beauty of Bohemia.
Rent a car and make the pilgrimage to the birthplace of pilsner in Plzeň, and visit the brew house of Pilsner Urquell to taste where the tradition started. Beer lovers will definitely want to plan a trip during the beer celebratory months of May and October when the beer gardens and pubs are flooded with classic beers and showcase the sounds of traditional folk songs. You won't be alone - the Czech Republic is a place that enjoys more beer per capita than any other country in the world!
Architectural enthusiasts and art lovers will want to plan a trip to the medieval village of Český Krumlov. With a long history spanning back to 1240, this charming city that hugs the Vltava River has been riding the wave of the "Velvet Revolution" since 1989, sparking a resurgence of art, commerce, and tourism. See the Baroque theater at Český Krumlov Castle and take a picture at the Rococo Gardens.
Make a trip over to Brno where you and your group can explore rolling hills covered with old vines and top tier wineries. Featuring the traditional wines of the Moravia region, with some of their history dating back over a thousand years, the grapes grown range from the refreshing Müller-Thurgau and Muškát moravský (Moravian Muscat) to the complex Rulandské modré (Pinot Noir) and Frankovka (Blaufränkisch).
Treat yourself to an escape to somewhere that embraces you with amazing historic sites, a vibrant culture, and a culinary scene that will open your palate to a thousand new flavors. Whether you're traveling on a solo journey, hitting the trail with a group of friends, or planning your next family retreat, our vacation rentals in Central Bohemia are the perfect place to come make lifelong memories!
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