Last Updated on March 21, 2024

My husband and I love the Czech Republic for so many reasons including its amazing food and beer scene. Spring is in the air and so are the many ways for visitors to enjoy samplings of spectacular cuisine along with destinations revealing the fascinating culture and history of this region.

Now, in addition to longer days and later sunsets, farmers markets popping up on town squares and riverbanks help define Czechia’s spectacular spring scene. The atmosphere is a mix of socializing and shopping for fresh produce, flowers, and ready-to-eat snacks.

Imagine the famous Christmas markets, but with a more intimate, nature-focused vibe.

Visitors can then move to a traditional Czech pub to try the country’s more acquired tastes including pickled and fried cheeses, pork knuckles, potato pancakes, and different styles of dumplings.

Beer connoisseurs can learn which Czech dishes pair best with sour ales, fruit styles, lagers and wheat beers (yes, there’s more than their world-renowned Pilsner on tap).

The Year of Czech Music

Classical music fans can celebrate famous Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s with his birthplace set to reopen as a music museum and cultural center in April 2024. Located in the village of Nelahozeves, just north of Prague, both Nelahozeves and Prague mark Dvořák’s birthday with music festivals each September.

Guests can round out this cultural excursion with a visit to the Nelahozeves Chateau to browse a collection of Spanish paintings alongside the royal history of the Lobkowicz family, all housed within elegant Renaissance architecture.

Česky Krumlov’s New Cultural Center

Česky Krumlov in Czech Republic.
Česky Krumlov in Czech Republic. Photo courtesy of Visit Czechia

Česky Krumlov’s new Port 1560 adds one more reason to spend a few nights in this medieval, UNESCO-protected city.

Port 1560 has transformed the former Schwarzenberg brewery into a new cultural and social center that mixes brewery and malthouse tours with art exhibits inside its neo-Gothic premises. The name “1560” highlights this spot’s sixteenth-century beer-making history that now houses the namesake Krumlov Brewery. Include a stop at Port 1560 while visiting the Česky Krumlov Castle, Egon Schiele Gallery, and Seidel Photography Museum or planning a rafting trip on the Vltava River.

Prague’s Paris Connection

Thanks to a 2024 partnership with the Musée du Louvre, The National Gallery’s Wallenstein Riding School location will display drawings by Michaelangelo beginning in May 2024. To sweeten the experience, pair a gallery visit with an ornate garden stroll or nab dinner reservations at Café Louvre, once frequented by famous personalities such as Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein.

Turn Up the Music

Prague’s United Islands Festival will mark Czechia’s twenty years as an EU member with music, food trucks and fun from May 1-4, 2024. Springtime is also a great time to plan for festival season includingthe classical Prague Spring International Music Festival held May 12-June 3, 2024 or the Colours of Ostrava’s rock, pop, and electronic lineup July 17-20, 2024.

Hit the Fairway at a New Golf Resort

Central and Eastern Europe’s largest golf resort is set to open this April in the Beskydy Mountains. New connections and amenities will combine courses Prosper and Ostravice into a new “Golf Resort 55 Holes” including accommodations, conference spaces, and new championship courses. One more reason to love the ever-growing in popularity Czech golf scene.

Greener Airport Transfers

New extra-long, emission-free trolleybuses have replaced Prague’s airport shuttle (formerly bus #119) with more eco-friendly and spacious 180-person vehicles.

The new trolleybus line #59 connects Vaclav Havel Airport with the Prague Metro at Nádraží Veleslavín station.

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  • Noreen Kompanik

    Noreen Kompanik is a retired registered nurse, legal nurse consultant, and military spouse turned travel writer. She launched her travel writing career in 2014 and has over 600 articles in both digital and print publications.

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