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.

What to Expect: The two best Vanocni trh (Christmas markets) are on the long slope of Wenceslas Square and in the medieval movie set of the Old Town Square formed around a giant Christmas tree, manger scene, and small petting zoo.

Janek Jaros has,  for almost a decade, been championing Czech Cubism from his downtown gallery Modernista. Set somewhat incongruously among the treacly gift boutiques and garnet sellers along Celetná, a popular tourist road in Old Town, Modernista is Prague’s original Czech design emporium.

The fashion-focused tour is perfect for shopping aficionados.

Housed in a century-old building with 30-foot vaulted ceilings, the Globe opened in 1993 as the city’s first English language bookstore.

P.A.T.H. FINDERS is a family business, started by Tom & Marie Zahn in 1994. With the help of several skilled associates, we assist families to trace their roots throughout Central Europe.

Letna Beer Garden is one of the most popular places in Prague to drink beer in the summers. With the gorgeous view over Prague, being located in Letna park, and the short distance to the center, makes this spot a perfect place for warm spring/summer/fall days.

The first Cubist building in Europe, the House of the Black Madonna is located in Old Town, its stark façade and geometric windows contrasting with the surrounding Baroque structures. Designed in 1912 by Josef Gočár, the building was named for a nearby polychrome statue of the Madonna and Child.

Dominating the city skyline, the twin towers of St. Vitus Cathedral mark the largest and most significant church in the country. Located on the Prague Castle grounds, this Gothic cathedral was founded in 1344, although construction was not completed until 1929.

Prague Castle dominates the city skyline as it has since the year 880. The national symbol is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the largest castle complex in the world encompassing 18 acres.

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.