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Discover Czechia's regions

With its rich history, stunning architecture and beautiful skyline Prague attracts visitors from all over the world. But there is much more to see in Czechia than just the capital city. Outside of Prague, there are thousands of beautiful places to visit. Prague does not represent the whole country even in terms of population (approximately 12% of the country's inhabitants live in the capital). The Czech regions are undoubtedly worthy of attention.

Our series will gradually guide you through them, from east to west.

South Bohemia Region

Fishing in Rožmberk pond | Photo: Lucie Hochmanová,  Czech Radio

A region of castles (Český Krumlov, Hluboká), ponds and the brewery Budějovický Budvar. Birthplace of Jan Hus.

Hradec Králové Region

Sněžka | Photo: Magdalena Kašubová,  Radio Prague International

A region of mountains and skiers. The highest mountain in Czechia, Sněžka (1603 m), is located here. Karel Čapek was born here.

Pardubice Region

Sweet gingerbread | Photo: Dominika Bernáthová,  Radio Prague International

The region of sweet gingerbread. Birthplace of Bedřich Smetana and Bohuslav Martinů.

Vysočina Region

The church of St. Jan Nepomucký in Zelená Hora | Photo: Martina Schneibergová,  Radio Prague International

This region lies on the border between Bohemia and Moravia. Those who haven't visited Telč and Zelená hora have missed out. The birthplace of Gustav Mahler.

Moravia-Silesia Region

Dolní Vítkovice,  Ostrava | Photo: Štěpánka Budková,  Radio Prague International

A region that got rich on coal and steel. Today it attracts visitors to its industrial monuments and mountains. Birthplace of Sigmund Freud and Leoš Janáček.

Olomouc Region

Priessnitz Sanatorium | Photo: Libor Kukal,  Radio Prague International

This region’s assets include the university town of Olomouc, the fairytale landscape of Bouzov and the Jeseník Spa with its excellent cold-water treatments and world-famous Priessnitz poultices.

Zlín Region

Zlín | Photo: Ondřej Tomšů,  Radio Prague International

A region of enterprising people. This is where the Bata company was founded and today its shoes are famous the world over. It boasts the town of Kroměříž, with the most beautiful castle gardens in Czechia, and the pilgrimage site Velehrad.

South Moravia Region

South Moravia | Photo: Jindra Jindrich,  Pixabay,  Pixabay License

A region of wine, beautiful UNESCO-listed castles and the Moravian metropolis Brno.

Liberec Region

Preciosa's workshops | Photo: Ondřej Tomšů,  Radio Prague International

The heart of the Bohemian Paradise - what more is there to say? The heart of the country’s traditional glass industry.

Plzeň Region

The Pilsen Brewery | Photo: Ondřej Tomšů,  Radio Prague International

The famous Pilsner lager was born here!

Ústí nad Labem Region

Mariánský Bridge in Ústí nad Labem | Photo: Jana Volková,  Czech Radio

This region boasts the natural beauty of the Ore Mountains, the Elbe waterway and the sandstone rocks of Bohemian Switzerland.

Karlovy Vary Region

Spring in Karlovy Vary | Photo: Zdeňka Kuchyňová,  Radio Prague International

A region of world-famous spas, home to the Moser glassworks and the popular Becherovka liqueur.

Central Bohemia Region

Karlštejn | Photo: Martina Schneibergová,  Radio Prague International

A region without a regional city, surrounding Prague on all sides. A trip to Kutná Hora and Karlštejn are a must-see. Birthplace of Antonín Dvořák.

Prague

Prague | Photo: Barbora Navrátilová,  Radio Prague International

The capital city of Czechia. All roads converge here, millions of visitors from all over the world head here. A city of rich history, beautiful architecture and great cultural life.