Iconic landmarks of the Czech landscape are castles. Most picturesque and interesting are for example: Loket Castle (map), Karlštejn Castle (map), Kost Castle (map), Rabí Castle ruin (map), Český Šternberk Castle (map), Bezděz Castle (map), Křivoklát Castle (map), Bouzov Castle (map) and Pernštejn Castle (map).
Renaissance, baroque or neo-classical, possibly every Czech town has its own chateau. For example: Konopiště Chateau (map), Valtice Chateau (map), Lednice Chateau (map), Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau (map), Kuks Chateau (map), Mikulov Chateau (map), Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau (map), Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Chateau (map), Červená Lhota Chateau (map), Děčín Chateau (map) and Orlík Chateau (map).
Brno (map) – the largest city in Moravia and its former capital, it offers several excellent museums, annual international fireworks festival Ignis Brunensis, a large historical centre, the second-largest ossuary in Europe (after the Catacombs of Paris).
Český Krumlov (map) – beautiful old town in South Bohemia with the country’s second biggest chateau.
Olomouc (Holomóc, map) — riverside university town with a thousand-year history and the second-largest historical centre in the Czech Republic.
*Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj, map) – A region of towering rock formations and isolated castles located north-east of Prague. The gateway city of Jičín (map) is an interesting destination in its own right, but Turnov (map) is closer to most of the castles and rock formations.
In addition to walking in the cities, there are a great number of hiking paths and scenery-rich trails going through the Czech Republic’s forests and natural areas, and the Czech Tourist Club (Klub českých turistů) has mapped and marked these trails.