Royal castles and chateaux, fortresses, forts, summer palaces in expansive landscaped parks – these are places where the past comes to life. Tours are livened up by guides in historical costume, period music and dance, swordsmen, and falconers.

There are over 2,000 castles, keeps, and castle ruins in the Czech Republic, making it the castle capital of the world.

One of the most popular castles in the Czech Republic is Karlštejn Castle, where the Czech crown jewels are displayed. The castle and chateau in Český Krumlov has a Baroque theatre and a revolving auditorium in the chateau’s gardens.