New World in Prague
A place called the New World
can be find in Prague
. Not many people know about this poetic and picturesque town, almost in the centre of Prague. The New World is a small district, adjacent to the Prague Castle
, full of scenic nooks and harmony. It is basically a former castle suburb, founded sometime in the mid-14th century along the old road from Prague. A stroll through the New World is one of the most romantic walks you can do in Prague. And when the local New World café
is open, there is no time to hesitate!
Máj scenic view point
River is the longest river that flows through the Czech Republic. It springs
in South Bohemia
and flows into the Elbe River near Prague. It is almost mythical to the Czechs. The river is praised in folk songs and old-time legends. There are many views of the Vltava River, but one of them is regarded as the best. This is the Máj scenic view point
in Central Bohemia
, located on top of a high rock, above a dam. The river flows through a deep rocky canyon there, creating a horseshoe bend and fascinating nature scenery. We recommend visiting at late afternoon, because the view from Máj is directly to the west and, if you are lucky, you won’t just see the slowly meandering river, but also the sunset above it.
Andělská Hora castle ruins near Karlovy Vary
In West Bohemia
, near Karlovy Vary
, you will find the ruins of a castle and church from the 14th century
. It is a popular tourist destination, also visited by famous romantic poet J. W. Goethe
. The views from Andělská Hora are one of a kind, whether you come in winter to see the snow-covered and quiet countryside, or in spring and summer when you can admire the forests in the nearby Doupov Mountains.
Romantic Červená Lhota Château
The Červená Lhota
water château in South Bohemia
is one of the most beautiful châteaux in the Czech Republic, despite its size. Which is quite small. The château stands on a rock in the middle of a water reservoir,
which creates a special atmosphere. Moreover, its red-brick façade is an interesting background for a selfie of a loving couple in a boat floating on the pond surface.
Herb garden in Hospital Kuks
The area of the east Bohemian Hospital Kuks
is worth a visit. It provides an opportunity to travel in time to the Baroque era and imagine you are wearing a colourful attire and a white powdered wig. However, one important part of the former hospital has recently been completely reconstructed. It is the herb garden
that physicians and pharmacists used to use for the manufacture of medicine, tinctures and ointments. If you go there in late spring, in May, you will be surprised by the abundance of flowers
, colours and scents. They create a romantic scenery for your trip.
Rosa Coeli Convent in Dolní Kounice
The ruins of the former Rosa Coeli Convent
in Dolní Kounice
in south Moravia
provides a very romantic, almost magical impression. The convent has been in ruin since the 15th century, but the ruin of the former convent church shows the impressive Gothic
style in its raw stone form. You can admire the clouds instead of a vaulted ceiling and listen to birds instead of the organ. At night, the cathedral nave is illuminated by the moon... In summer, the ground is covered with tall grass, in winter with white snow. Where else would you ask your significant other to marry you than in the most romantic scenery?
Château park in Lednice
We have one more tip from the south of Moravia
for you: the château park surrounding the Lednice Château
. The château is also worth a mention, but the park
is a true gem. It has two parts: the partially landscaped French garden
and the wilder English-style park
, which gradually and unobtrusively transforms into one of the largest landscaped areas in Europe. You will walk along paths that the princes and princesses of the House of Liechtenstein used to walk!
Petřín Lookout Tower and a Secret Tip – Marian Scenic View Point in Prague
On top of Petřín hill in the centre of Prague
, a lookout tower
has been standing for more than a hundred years, offering a view of Prague as if in the palm of your hand. And if you go there in spring, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful blossoming fruit trees.
To many Czechs, a blooming Petřín is a synonym of spring romance. And a kiss below a blossoming almond, pear or cherry tree is an event that no-one wants to miss each year. When at Petřín, you can go to one of the best scenic viewpoints in Prague
. And where is that? Right next to the Strahov Monastery
, where you follow a forest footpath to the statue of the Virgin Mary. The best view of the entire city is from there. Moreover, you might be the only one at the scenic viewpoint because not many people know about it!