Czech Republic

Czech Republic Travel Guide

Off in a far corner of the city, tucked between a wooded park and a highway, are three short blocks of Modernist row houses. This was Brno's answer to the larger and much better known Weissenhof Siedlung, which opened in Stuttgart in 1927.

Swing by the rustic bar for a tasting.

Ideal for visitors seeking high-quality souvenirs, Ungelt Courtyard is home to a number of small shops, including this fine antique store.

Selling Bohemian glass, ARTĚL is a luxury crystal design shop in Old Town. The crystal creations in the vaulted ceilinged showroom are mouth-blown and hand-engraved by skilled Czech artisans.

Off in a far corner of the city, tucked between a wooded park and a highway, are three short blocks of Modernist row houses. This was Brno's answer to the larger and much better known Weissenhof Siedlung, which opened in Stuttgart in 1927.

The 16th-century Lobkowicz Palace underwent a multimillion-dollar restoration ending in 2007, returning the palace's 60 rooms, including a handsome music salon that hosts daily concerts to their Baroque and Rococo opulence.

Built as a Romanesque basilica in 1143, the Strahov Monastery sits about a mile from Prague Castle and is home to a Roman Catholic order of monks called the Premonstratensians.

The warmly lit and cheery space stocks traditional craft techniques made thought-provoking with healthy doses of irony.

Mikulov’s Jewish heritage is the inspiration for artist Sylva Chludilova’s paintings, displayed here.

One of the world’s most significant examples of functionalist architecture, Villa Müller is a severe, white cubic structure located in the village-like neighborhood of Strešoviče.

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The buzzy contemporary-arts center that opened in October 2008. One of the first exhibits in this sprawling 1920’s metal factory (redesigned by the contemporary Czech architect Ivan Kroupá) was the enormous installation called Entropa, by Czech artist David Cerný.

If you’re looking for something other than the ubiquitous beer stein, visit Ungelt Courtyard, behind the Tyn Church, where small shops sell wooden toys and marionettes.