Enjoying Prague in the winter
See Prague in its snowy, sparkling winter coat! The city has many faces in the winter: old-style Christmas markets will dazzle you with their twinkling lights, and the romantic city streets with their romantic atmosphere. Visitors can also experience winter differently in Prague’s gardens, trendy music clubs, and even the zoo.
Šumava in winter
At the end of autumn, when the vast plains of the Šumava Mountains become blanketed with snow, the whole area starts to change into a winter wonderland. It is an ideal holiday destination for anyone who loves skiing, ice skating, active relaxation and good food. Šumava is a peaceful corner of the Czech Republic with a long tradition of winter sport – as much a part of the region as its mysterious moors, beautiful glacial lakes, deep forests and distant views, which gave it the nickname the “green roof of Europe”. Come and enjoy Šumava’s extraordinary beauty!
The Krušné Mountains in winter
At the border of the Czech Republic and Germany lies a mountain range which has become synonymous with relaxing winter holidays. The Krušné Mountains offer not only excellent conditions for downhill and cross-country skiing but also a romantic history in a region inseparably connected with the mining of silver. When you add to that a bounteous annual snowfall and a world-famous spa town, it’s an irresistible combination.
Jeseníky in the winter
The Jeseníky Mountains are an ideal destination for those who seek the perfect environment for winter sport. Thanks to great snow conditions every year, many kilometres of groomed cross-country and downhill pistes, but also the possibility to relax comfortably in the local spa, you can spend a perfect winter holiday which you will remember for a long time.
Winter in the Krkonoše Mountains
The Krkonoše Mountains are beautiful in every season. But when the highest Czech mountains are blanketed with snow they immediately become a winter wonderland that’s nearly impossible to resist. You can experience this enchanting landscape on downhill or cross-country skis and also during trips to the local waterfalls or atop one of the Krkonoše’s mountain peaks. It’s no wonder that the Krkonoše are the most visited mountains in the Czech Republic – it’s a place tailor-made for a wonderful winter holiday.
Specialities of Czech winter cuisine
When winter comes round, some people look forward to skiing, pistes and ice-skates, while others start licking their lips in anticipation of gastronomic treats. Winter is the time for wild game, zabijačka specialties and thick soups – thick enough to cut with a knife!
Romance of the Beskid Mountains in winter
Plough the slopes while breathing in fresh mountain air all day long, then after the sun goes down take a dip in a thermal pool and enjoy some regional specialties before treating your weary body to a Thai massage. That’s how a typical day might go if you decide to spend your winter holiday in the Beskids in the northeast corner of the Czech Republic. This mountain range, which is known for its romantic peaks, hillside timbered cottages, distinctive dialect and the hospitality of its people, is a locale that has earned its place on the map of ideal winter destinations.
Winter skating in the countryside
You’ll have to wait a while, until there’s a proper freeze on and the ice is thick enough to bear the weight of cross-country skiers and skaters, for this particular kind of winter fun. But, once the conditions are right, the waiting’s over and you can go and enjoy yourself!
Winter ice-skating right in the town centre? Yes!
You may be surprised to hear it, but it really is possible to go skating right in the centre of cities such as Prague and Brno. You don’t even need your own equipment, as outdoor and indoor rinks often let you borrow skates – so there’s nothing stopping you practising your pirouettes and spins.
Top tips for winter experiences in the Krušné Mountains
Walking and cycling trips through remote upland plains can be combined with visits to notable technical monuments and castles. Silent mountains, since time immemorial, hard with chillingly sharp views even in the mist, always dignified and majestic.