The erstwhile Kingdom of Bohemia, the Czech Republic as we know it today, has been integral to European history. The Hapsburgs absorbed it into Austro-Hungarian Empire and much of the history that we know today is from the reign of Maria Teresa and Franz Josef. Even today, the Czech Republic has three distinct regions – Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia (much of whose original lands are now a part of Poland) and is characterized by beautiful cities and towns, gorgeous architecture, a fine tradition of glasswork, therapeutic spas and of course, pilsner beer.
While Prague has enamored the world unequivocally, the hidden gems of the Czech countryside are not to be missed. Towns like Cesky Krumlov and Telc are extremely atmospheric and one can almost feel the walls resonate with medieval splendor.
The Czech Republic has spawned several artists, writers, sportsmen, authors and poets of international repute and its architecture is reminiscent of several European styles but the most whimsical and best known came with the advent of Art Nouveau. Uncover the beauty of this beautiful country with Exeter International’s expert guides.