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Prague
The Czech Republic is a relatively new European nation, but for centuries this region was known as the kingdoms of Bohemia and Moravia. Rich in gold and silver mines, the Bohemian crown jewels, medieval sword and crown of St. Wenceslas, are legendary. In the Middle Ages, Prague was the toast of central Europe and center of the Holy Roman Empire. Kids will have a field day exploring the many castles as you travel through the Czech Republic.
Tip for the Czech Republic with kids: Don't miss our top picks for children's books, see below.
  Prague
    Here's three great areas and towns, favorites of the Greenman family, and not to be missed when you visit the Czech Republic.
  Cesky raj – Cesky raj is an area of red sandstone hills, covered with dense green forests and ruined castles. Bring your hiking shoes and spend several days exploring the outdoor scenery.
 
Trosky castle
    Climb up to see the ruins of Hrad Trosky, remaining two towers of a 14th century castle, perched high on a chunk of volcanic rock. Great views of the countryside
    Castle Sychrov – Castle Sychrov is a beautifully preserved neo-Gothic castle, with English style park and woods. Be sure to arrive in time to see the bird of prey show, where you'll be wowed by the falcons, eagles, buzzards, ravens and more (April to October, every day except Monday).
      Stastna Zeme ("Happyland"), near Turnov – Younger kids will enjoy an afternoon at Stastna Zeme, a large playground, where kids can play on a wooden replica of a castle with observation tower, look for little garnets in a sand field, and run around to their hearts' content. (April to October)
  Cesky Krumlov – Cesky Krumlov is a charming old town, situated on the Vltava River. Spend time exploring the winding cobblestone streets in the old town. Climb up the colorfully painted castle tower (Zamecka vez), for a great view. This town is a gem!
  Telc – Telc is a beautifully preserved 16th century town, with ornate facades, pale yellow and pink colored houses, bridges, moats and towers. Kids can chase around the column in the long rectangular square at the center of town, and for snacks, enjoy crepes willed with jam, strawberries or chocolate.
kids books czech republic
     
Eva's Summer Vacation children czech republic  

Eva leaves her home in Prague to spend the summer with her cousins on a farm in Moravia – picking strawberries, swimming in the brook, dancing and singing in a wedding. Brightly colored folk art illustrations bring to life sights and sounds of the Czech Republic. (Picture book)

 

     

For author and illustrator Peter Sis, growing up in Czechoslovakia under Soviet Communism was a gray world, but he was always drawing, playing rock music, and dreaming. And now he’s drawn his life, one that bloomed through cracks in the wall. Fabulously illustrated, accompanied by childhood drawings and photos, this is for all ages. (Picture book)

 

 
czech republic history kids The Wall
     
The Three Golden Keys children picture book czech republic  

Take an enchanting journey through Prague, follow the maze-like streets to find the keys that unlock three Czech legends. Marvelous illustrations capture the magic and mystery of Prague. (Picture book)

 

     
The Cabinet of Wonders
Marie Rutkoski

A magical astronomical clock that controls the weather, an evil minded prince of Bohemia, Petra Kronos leaves her village to find the Cabinet of Wonders in Prague castle, and steal back her father's eyes. A luminous fantasy adventure by Czech author Marie Rutkoski. (Chapter book)

 

 
     
Czech Republic country facts kids non-fiction  
Czech Republic (Countries Around the World)
Charlotte Guillain

Get to know the Czech Republic – it's not a large country, but is rich in castles, writers and musicians. Situated at the crossroads of Europe, the Czech Republic had its own golden age under King Charles IV. Fun facts about the history, geography, wildlife, economy, school, sports, food, plus vocabulary in the Czech language. (Illustrated chapter book)

 

(More children's books on other Czech Republic pages)
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