Monuments

The Central Bohemia Region is often times considered to be the true heart of Bohemia – the western part of the Czech Republic. In fact, the region is home to some of the oldest settlements in the country, and at a later time, a number of historically important events had taken place here, many of which had a direct impact on European history as a whole. Thanks to this rich past, every corner of Central Bohemia has many of its own historical sites and cultural landmarks.

Kačina Chateau

The most palatial Empire chateau in Bohemia was built in the years 1804-1822 by Count Jan Rudolf Chotek using a design by Saxon royal architect Christian Franz Schuricht. This ostentatious residence, intentionally incorporated into a large park, fascinates visitors with its anusual architectural composition. (more…)

Křivoklát Castle

One of the oldest Bohemian royal castles, it was built as a power centre and rural residency of the royal family, probably around 1230. King Wenceslas IV became fond of this ancient hunting castle. Thanks to an extensive Late Gothic makeover in the years 1473–1526 by King Vladislav II. Jagellonian, it became one of the most magnificent residencies of its time. (more…)

Kutná Hora

The town of Kutná Hora (21, 300 inhabitants) lies between the Czech-Moravian Highlands and the Čáslav basin some 70 km east of Prague. The history of Kutná Hora is inextricably linked to silver mining. The discovery of silver deposits resulted, in the late 13th century, in a spontaneous development of mining settlements from which a town was formed in the early 1300s. (more…)

Budeč

This hillfort, taking up an area of about twenty-two hectars, was one of the largest and oldest fortifications of the Przemyslids. Prince Spytihněv I. had the St. Peter and Paul rotunda built here after 895; its nave is the oldest preserved construction in the Czech lands. (more…)

Vojna Memorial near Příbram

The Vojna Memorial near Příbram, dedicated to the victims of communism, was established in 2005 on the authentic site of a German prisoner-of-war camp of 1947, which with the advent of communism became a forced labour camp between the years 1949 - 1951 and a prison for political prisoners of the communist regime in 1951–1961. (more…)

Český Šternberk Castle

One of the best-preserved and oldest dynasty castles in Bohemia was founded around 1240. Originally an early Gothic castle, it was subject to a number of changes. An overall renovation of the castle was made at the turn of the 16th century in late Gothic style. (more…)

Krakovec Castle ruin

The castle was founded in 1381 by Jíra of Roztoky, an influential courtier of King Wenceslas IV. This excellent building from Wenceslas´ court builders is a great example of the development of castle architecture in the Czech lands in the late 14th century. (more…)