The Czech Republic is very rich on castles and Chateaus. There are more than 2000 of them. Throughout centuries villages and towns became fortifications. Therefore today Czech Castles is a brand known in the whole world. Travelers and tourists come to visit the castles and chateaus, to plunge in the the history of the places and to see, how people used to live hundreds of years ago.
The line between a castle and a chateau is very thin. But in Czechia you can see the difference very easy. Czech Castles were build to protect, to resist attack and to keep the people living inside safe. Therefore most of them have very tall and heavy walls. From the distance castles look very attractive. But when you come closer, you see nothing but the walls.
Czech Chateaus have been built in several recent centuries. This constructions served as residences and party places for royal people. Today chateaus open the doors for official and symbolic weddings and elopements for couples from all over the world. Because of this Czechia becomes a popular destination wedding destination.
Among my favorite Czech castles and chateaus I can name the following:
These destination gained its popularity among locals and tourists because of interesting interiors, collections and locations. They provide visitors with guided tours, well-developed infrastructure. In every place you will find a restaurant with local Czech food, museums, souvenir shops, hotels and tourist information offices.
Any Czech castle you find in the articles below is a perfect destination for a day or 2 days trip from Prague. You can have a self-made trip by public transport, rent a car or book a guided tours with a local guide to one or several castles and chateaus in Czechia.