The winters in the Czech Republic are particularly beautiful. Because of the frigid weather, the number of tourists decreases, and many prefer to go during the warm months.
But actually, the country comes alive during the winter months, and there’s plenty of things to do and visit – from the festive Christmas markets that adorn the country during the holiday season, the gorgeous snow-capped mountains, and a range of activities like skiing and snowboarding. The Czech Republic’s winter means, among other things, very cold temperatures, and a lot of snow – so if you are up for this kind of adventure, Chez Republic is the place to be.
Wintertime in Prague
Prague is the best place to start your trip to the Czech Republic. Even in the winter, Prague remains a charming city full of things to do and places to visit. The first thing that everyone suggests visiting is Wenceslas Square, which runs for 750 meters. There is a statue of Wenceslas, the protector of the Czech Republic, on one side of the square. The National Museum is also located there. There are various colorful buildings in Old Town, as well as the old city hall, small souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafés. Also, Prague’s old clock, called Orloj, should not be missed.
In Prague, Charles Bridge is a symbol of the city’s history, having been built in 1357 and completed in 1402. By crossing it, you can get to one of the most interesting districts of Prague, Malá Strana. Saint Ludmilla Cathedral, which was completed between 1888 and 1892, is one of Prague’s most beautiful Neogothic churches. The Christmas atmosphere in the Czech Republic is one of the highlights of winter. There are many markets throughout the Czech capital, and it makes for a great shopping experience.
Visit Valašké Kloubouky Christmas Markets
You will have a chance to see Prague’s Christmas markets if you visit the Czech Republic in December. The Jarmark festival celebrates the opening of Valašké Kloubouky, an additional Christmas market. It is a great opportunity to visit Valašké Kloubouky at this time. It is crowded with locals and tourists, who are all there to explore the market. Gingerbread cookies, Medovina – a hot wine with alcohol and honey – and Christmas shopping are the main reasons why people come.
Take a Winter Trip to Brno
Thanks to the fact that in its vicinity is the country’s largest university, this city benefits from a relaxed winter atmosphere and an international flavor. No matter the season, it’s a good place to visit. In the mid-13th century, Brno’s City Council was housed in what is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Among its most prominent features are its Gothic portal and magnificent tower from which to enjoy the views. Originally a Romanesque basilica, St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral was reconstructed in Gothic style.
Furthermore, Villa Tugendhat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. The celebrated architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed it for a Jewish couple, the Tugendhats, who had inherited the land in the 1930s. The Brno Christmas markets are far less tourist-packed than the Prague ones, so you will definitely get a more immersive experience if you visit the Czech Republic in Winter.
Play Online Casino Games
Since the temperatures are so low during winter, many people prefer to stay inside instead of going outside. The act of staying indoors can then become quite boring, particularly if there is nothing exciting or entertaining to do. Therefore, most people are discovering casino online as a form of great entertainment, where they can play while increasing their chances of winning. If you are wondering what kind of indoor activities you can turn to when in your accommodation or taking a break drinking some hot beverages in a cafe, you will be glad to hear that there is plenty of online casino entertainment in the Chez Republic.
Experience Roznov in a Unique Way
This small town is about four hours by car from Prague and is a wonderful hidden gem to check out when traveling to the Czech Republic. The stunning scenery is a welcome change after a day of chilling and playing games at the best online casinos, or being surrounded by the crowds of the capital. In this city, you’ll find the impressive Wallachian Open Air Museum, which was founded in 1925 and features original 19th-century buildings replicating a typical Wallachian village. The Czech Republic offers a fascinating look at Czech tradition and history, and the country is beautiful when covered in snow.
Get Yourself a Nice Beer
In the Czech Republic, drinking freshly brewed beer is very enjoyable – especially in the winter. As it happens, Roznov is a great place for this, thanks to Roznovsky Pivovar brewery, which produces high-quality beers, as well as a refined restaurant and bar.
Czech Republic visitors must experience a beer spa! It is a real treat to visit the spa in Roznov and have this one-of-a-kind experience that will be fun and relaxing. You will be able to drink beer at the spa/brewery and the good part of it all is that it is going to be one of the most delicious beers you have ever tasted. Spa services include a beer bath, while you sip a good beer, as well as a yeast mask, as well as relaxation in a warm bed. Winter in the Czech Republic is definitely the perfect season to do this, especially right after a long, cold day.
Enjoy a Steam Train Ride
There are a lot of activities in the Czech Republic during winter that aren’t available the rest of the year, like riding a steam train. The Czech Republic’s traditional steam trains go around the country every year during the Christmas season, carrying locals to remote villages in order to attend local festivals and have a good time with their families.
When viewed from a distance, the train looks majestic, with its thick black smoke against the white snow. Rail systems run across the country. I recommend taking the one that goes from Valašské Meziříčí, a couple of hours drive from Brno to Valašké Kloubouky, one of the loveliest places to visit in winter in the Czech Republic. The ride lasts a little over one hour.
Enjoy a Snowy Hike or Go Skiing
Pustevny is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Czech Republic. You can drive up to Trojanovice from Roznov in about 15 minutes. At the mountain station, you will find a series of unusual buildings surrounded by a cable car. Pustevny is considered to have a spectacular landscape and to be a wonderful hiking destination – as a matter of fact, there are plenty of winter activities you can enjoy while here. You will have a wonderful, and even romantic adventure, while on a snowy hike – but make sure to dress appropriately as it tends to get very cold.
The Czech Republic is home to dozens of skiing areas, including downhill, cross-country, and snowboarding as well as ice skating. If that is your thing, you are sure to find a spot to enjoy the sport during winter. There is no better place to see winter than Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park.