Not only the borders, shops, theatres and galleries are closed. Castles, chateaux, cathedrals and other sights are also closed. However, you have the opportunity to see at least some of them on your computer or tablet screen. It is time to sit down and check out maps and virtual tours! These unusual trips might inspire you to make a trip in the future and see everything with your own eyes. The Czech Republic on Google has made all the Czech UNESCO sights as well as many other interesting places virtually accessible. So, where will you go?
PragueThe entire centre of the Czech capital city is completely covered by Google Street View. You can take a stroll through the courtyards of Prague Castle or the Charles Bridge on a beautiful sunny day – without any other tourists! You can visit Prague Castle not only thanks to Google Street View, but also thanks to Virtualtravel.cz > https://www.virtualtravel.cz/praha/hradcany/prazsky-hrad
Český KrumlovThe south Bohemian town of Český Krumlov is also one of the popular destinations that you should not miss when in the Czech Republic. Its centre along the Vltava River is reportedly the most romantic place north of the Alps. You can check out if it is true thanks to Google Street View. Or, you can explore the interiors of the Renaissance chateau. You will not regret it! https://bit.ly/2JAeVhF.
Kutná HoraThe central Bohemian town of Kutná Hora with a Gothic centre is another gem on the Czech UNESCO list. And once again, you can walk through the town thanks to Google. Find out where the best views are or locate the benches you can sit on to rest when you visit the town personally one day.
OlomoucThis Moravian town is known for a unique structure – the Holy Trinity Column in the centre. You can now see all its details at least virtually > https://bit.ly/3dPjFhl.
And when in Olomouc, remember to visit the Olomouc Art Museum. The virtual tour of the exhibition spaces is free and it is open 24 hours a day! > https://bit.ly/2UZ0p8h .
KroměřížThis is another town in Moravia that has been inscribed on the UNESCO list thanks to the chateau and gardens in Kroměříž. And we would like to invite you on a tour of the Flower Garden in all its beauty > https://www.virtualtravel.cz/kromeriz/kvetna-zahrada-kromeriz.
Kuks HospitalThe megalomaniac and never completed Baroque construction of the area of Kuks Hospital in east Bohemia has been reconstructed recently. Google does not offer a traditional tour in the form of Street View, but there is an abundance of 360-degree photographs so you will feel as if you were there in person > https://bit.ly/2USv1sb . You can also take a virtual stroll through the area at > https://www.virtualtravel.cz/kuks/zamek-kuks.
Hluboká nad Vltavou ChateauNot only Český Krumlov is in south Bohemia, but also the Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau. The Neo-Gothic building is called the most beautiful chateau in Bohemia. And is that true? You cannot see it with your own eyes at the moment, but you can check it out at least virtually. Google offers 360-degree snapshots of the chateau exteriors and the adjacent park > https://bit.ly/3dL43LJ. Find the virtual tour at: https://www.virtualtravel.cz/hluboka-nad-vltavou/zamek-hluboka.
Konopiště ChateauThe Konopiště Chateau, one of the most visited Czech sights, is situated near Prague. Again, you can tour the chateau and its surroundings with Google and panoramic views > https://bit.ly/3dL43LJ.
Jindřichův Hradec ChateauThe south Bohemian town of Jindřichův Hradec can pride itself on a beautiful historical centre and a large chateau complex. See it for yourselves > https://www.virtualtravel.cz/jindrichuv-hradec/zamek-a-hrad-jindrichuv-hradec.
Pernštejn CastleIf you have a romantic soul, do not miss the tour of the authentic and very well preserved Pernštejn Castle built in the Late Middle Ages. Just imagine the knights in armour and a tournament… > https://www.virtualtravel.cz/pernstejn/hrad-pernstejn.
Bečov nad Teplou ChateauThere are few places in west Bohemia that are not historical. Balneology has several centuries of tradition there. However, there is one chateau that truly stands out – Bečov. It contains a real treasure, the reliquary of St. Maurus. You won’t find it during a tour, but you can read about it here. https://www.virtualtravel.cz/becov-nad-teplou/hrad-a-zamek-becov-nad-teplou
Karlštejn CastleThe virtual version of Karlštejn Castle offers a pleasant tour of all its views. Have a look at the countryside near Prague full of canyons and dense forests! https://www.virtualtravel.cz/karlstejn/hrad-karlstejn.