Castle or chateau? Family friendly? History focused? How would you like your summer travels in Czechia to look? A new list compiled by Czech Tourism gives vacation planners a wealth of inspiration.
Despite the increased security measures, which have meant longer wait times for visitors, Prague Castle remains the most visited tourist destination according to data compiled by the agency, which names the twenty most-popular spots in the country, determined by rate of traffic for 2016.
While Prague Castle may be a given, some surprises made the diverse list of locations—which includes plenty of destinations beyond Prague—from the industrial sights of Dolní Vítkovice, to the zoo in Zlín and Aqualand Moravia.
With 2.1 million people visiting Prague Castle in 2016, it was the most visited place in Czechia.
In second place, the funicular to Petřín (1.5 million visitors); the Prague Zoological Garden was the third most visited place with 1.4 million visitors, Lower Vítkovice with 1.3 million visitors is in fourth place, and rounding out the rear of the top five was AquaPalace Praha with one million visitors.
The complete visit rate of Czech tourist destinations in 2016:
1. Prague Castle
2. Petřín Funicular (Lanová dráha na Petřín), Prague
3. The Prague Zoo
4. Lower Area of Vítkovice and Landek Park, Ostrava
5. AquaPalace Prague
6. Old Town Hall in Prague
7. National Gallery in Prague
8. Aqualand Moravia, Pasohlávky
9. The Zlín Zoo, Lešná
10. Petřín look-out tower, Prague
11. Jewish Museum in Prague
12. The Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Pilsen
13. The Dvůr Králové Zoo and Safari
14. The Ostrava Zoo
15. The Liberec Zoo
16. Ostrava, Silesian Ostrava Castle
17. Plzeň Zoo and DinoPark
18. Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau
19. iQLandia in Liberec
20. Lednice Chateau
Use the list to plan your vacation—or avoid the tourist masses.