The Czech Republic is one of the youngest states in the world, and has just entered into its adult years. That's perhaps why when you walk in its streets you breathe in a youthful buzz. It's a little different to the seriousness of the aristocracy of the past centuries.
Its capital, Prague, is a city of tales comparable to Bruges or Krakow. The city which was once a global point of reference in revolutionary literary creation is now a majestic city in which you can walk in the footsteps of the writer Kafka. Don't miss the Jewish quarter, the Dancing House, the astronomical clock and the famous Charles Bridge which divides the districts of the Old Town and Malá Strana. On top of the hill you can make out Prague Castle overlooking the city. In the really breathtaking district with the same name, you can find several palaces, convents, parks and gardens which will leave you with an everlasting memory.
Even if the majority of people tend to reduce the country to just Prague, the Czech Republic is a lot more than that. For example there are the other big cities loaded with history such as Karlovy vary, Brno, Kromeriz... But we can especially talk about Kutná Hora, protected by UNESCO for the remains of its substantial silver mines and its monastery, and Nizbor for its crystal glassworks, or even Hluboká nad Vltavou for its impressive castle.
Just beside Prague, you'll find the fortress castle of Karlštejn, a real jewel of South Bohemia. This region is the one which has the most to offer from an architectural and cultural point of view. We would name České Budějovice, Český Krumlov and Jindřichův Hradec as choice destinations which deserve to be better known. Go there if you want more calm than in Prague! For lovers of nature, go in the direction of the Bohemian Forest which is on the border with Germany and Austria.