Natural attractions in the Czech Republic have been drawing crowds for centuries – and its easy to see why. The Czech Republic allows visitors to see world-class beauties in the form forests, mountains, caves, rives and many more. One can easily go cross-country skiing, hiking, going down the river or try popular Czech activity, which is mushroom picking in the beautiful forests. There are plenty onf reasons why to escape beyond the busy city centres and see what can Czech nature offer to you.
There are different types of protected areas in the Czech Republic. The most protected are national parks whose flora and fauna have a unique scientific and educational importance both on the international and national levels.
- Krkonoše – KPN is the official abbreviation of both national parks that together cover an area of about 425 km2 (KRNAP 370 and KPN 55). In 1986 the buffer zone of an additional 184 km2 of area around the Park of the Krkonoše Mts. was declared. The Administrations of both national parks with their seats in Vrchlabí and Jelenia Góra-Sobieszów were authorized to take over the responsibility for the fate of the wildlife and landscape in the Krkonoše Mts.
- Šumava – This national park extends along the most valuable area of the Šumava Mountains. A protected landscape area with the same name is located in the outskirts of the Šumava National Park. Characteristics of the natural environment: almost 85% of the area is forested in the central part. At higher altitude locations, there are remnants of primeval forests, abundant wetlands and raised bogs and glacial lakes.
- Podyjí – A section of the river Dyje marks the border between the Czech Republic and Austria. Nationalpark Thayatal forms a protected area on the Austrian side of the valley and together with NP Podyjí forms a bilateral protected area. Podyjí National Park is characterized by extraordinary scenery, being home to features such as rocky amphitheatres, cliffs, meanders, detritus fields, impervious ravines, several types of heatland adorned with muilti-coloured layers of thermophilic plants, or alluvial plains around the river Dyje.
- České Švýcarsko – The Saxon Switzerland National Park is Saxony‘s only national park. It is the only rock national park in Germany. Its rugged unruliness made sure that the Elbe Sandstone Mountains did not become a modern cultural landscape. The status of a national park, awarded in 1990, ensures that this will continue in the future. Join us and take a fascinating journey back in time through the geological and biological past of our continent.
The World Heritage Committee has placed fourteen important historical sites in the Czech Republic on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thanks to the excellent public transport system it is easy to reach all of these interesting places.
- Villa Tugendhat Brno
- Landscape for horse breeding in Kladruby
- Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region
- Prague historical downtown
- Český Krumlov historical downtown
- Telč historical downtown
- The Pilgrimage Church of st. John of Nepomuk at Zelena hora
- Kutna Hora historical downtown
- Lednice Valtice area
- Olomouc - Holy trinity column
- Holašovice - Villa reservation
- Gardens and Castle Litomyšl
- The Jewish quarter and The Basilica of st. Procopius in Třebíč
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
The Czech Republic, as a landlocked country, has moderate climate with four seasons corresponding to the temperate climate zone. The climate varies throughout year, depending also on the particular location within the Czech Republic. The average temperature in January, the coldest winter month, is -4 °C. Summer weather can be very warm with temperatures around 27 °C in July. A nice time of the year to visit the Czech Republic is spring (mid-May to mid-June) and fall (September to mid-October), when the weather can be quite pleasant, although it can also be unpredictable.
For weather forecast you can visit www.chmi.cz.