Known as the ‘heart of Europe’, the Czech Republic lies in the middle of the continent, but there is even more to this country than a convenient position. With countless fairytale castles, folklore traditions and the fact that the Czechs drink the most beer per capita than any other nation in the world, this country is bursting with quirks which are ready to be explored. Whether you want a holiday apartment in Prague or a cottage rental in the rustic landscape of Vápenka, there is your dream accommodation available on Likibu today.
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From the bohemian streets of Prague and Český Krumlov to the verdant forests of the Šumava National Park and the snowy mountain peaks of Krkonoše, there are a million reasons why you would want to escape to this mystical country. However you choose to spend your days in the Czech Republic, you will need somewhere to rest when the night falls, so select one of the many holiday lettings online via TripAdvisor or Airbnb, and secure a room which is almost as dreamy as the country it stands in.
When to visit?
The climate in the Czech Republic begins to warm as early as March, so finding some time between then and May offers a pleasant climate with a manageable number of tourists. Additionally, the weather is still warm in late September when the summer crowds have left the tourist hubs around the country, so reserve your individual holiday rental around this time before they book up today!
What types of holiday rentals are available in the Czech Republic?
There is, perhaps, nowhere quite as mysterious as the Czech Republic, a country which has evolved through the ruins of world wars and communist rule while preserving its historical architecture and impressive landscape. The only thing more diverse than the country, in fact, are the people who choose to visit. From history enthusiasts to young artists, skiers, hikers and people who just want to sample the world's most excellent beers, no two people or places are the same, so why should your accommodation be? If you choose a holiday rental in Prague or a private room in Brno, be sure to secure your accommodation in the urban centre where you are guaranteed to wake up in the heart of the renowned landmarks and structures. For visitors who want a holiday rental which is slightly more removed from the popular destinations, browse the selection of rustic holiday homes with a garden in Vyso?ina, a naturally stunning area which is the perfect size for hiking groups or families.
How to get to the Czech Republic?
The central European position allows easy access to travel from most countries in continental Europe by making use of the rail services which link the nations together. For visitors who are travelling directly from the UK however, the quickest and most affordable way of reaching the Czech Republic is by air. With non-stop flights daily from London, Manchester and Edinburgh to various airports across the country, including Václav Havel International airport in Prague and Brno–Tu?any Airport, and with a flight duration of just 2 hours, the Czech Republic is even closer than you might have thought. Many Brits choose to visit the Czech Republic as part of a European tour, most typically by rail. Hop aboard a train and reach the Czech Republic in around 3 hours from some holiday apartments in Germany and 2 hours 50 minutes from accommodation in Vienna.
Czech Food and Culture Tips
As the birthplace of Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser, beer is a staple of the Czech food scene, but the admiration for this drink doesn't stop at just drinking the stuff, as the Czech Republic is famous for its beer spas, which sees the drink transformed into soaps and cosmetics, it is just too crazy not to try. Before any beer is drunk, however, remember to try some of the country's national dishes, including Guláš, a meaty stew, and the cinnamon-kissed Žemlovka for those with a taste for something sweet. The Czech Republic is recognised for its low food and drink prices, so choose a self-catered holiday rental and spend your savings in the local restaurants and bars. The official language is, unsurprisingly, Czech, so try and pick up a few phrases before you go but rest safe in the knowledge that many people speak other languages, especially in the favourite tourist hotspots.
Fairytale castles in the bohemian kingdom of the Czech Republic
With over two thousand castles dotted around the land, you will not be able to go too far without coming across a fairytale-inspired landscape, from the gothic Karlštejn Castle just a short drive from Prague, and the impressive State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov. The mythical element of this country does not stop there, however, because if you look beyond the lofts of the colourful cities, you will come across vast deep green forests filled with holiday cottages in the mountains, which will make you feel like you have found a home from home right in a storybook.
Adventure in the Czech Republic
With a history based upon ancient folklore tales which have remained a part of the country's culture for centuries, you cannot leave Czech without exploring some of the locations behind the nation's most famous tales. Secure a bed and breakfast with a jacuzzi in the Moravian Karst region, where you can unwind after a day of hiking underneath the ground and seeing the mystical Punkva Caves for yourself. The opportunity for adventure does not end there, as the Podyjí National Park is the country's southern jewel, with its striking landscape and rare butterfly inhabitants, all surrounded by traditional forest chalets and rustic apartments rentals.
Picturesque rooftops and bridges in the historic cities!
Standing strong in the face of wars and invasions, it is hard to believe that the charming city streets of Prague, Brno and Olomouc have endured such a rough history over the centuries. Today, however, these vigorously beautiful buildings, bridges and structures offer the chance for history lovers and architecture enthusiasts to learn more about the country's rich past. Whether you walk across the globally recognised Charles Bridge or gaze upon the Saint Wenceslas Cathedral which dates right back to the 12th century, these cobbles have a lot to teach everybody who wanders through them. Stay in a studio loft or guesthouse based in these timeless buildings to wake up in a room with a view of a historic Czech landmark.