The Czech countryside is a succession of forests on hills and valleys. The relief offers interesting variety, with numerous castles and golf courses. There are also many nature reserves where nature is protected.
The museums and other cultural sites in the Czech Republic are very varied and display the country's rural traditions, Medieval art, as well as Art Nouveau, particularly in Prague, where many buildings are reminiscent of the era and where the local prodigal son, Alfons Maria Mucha (painter and Art nouveau artist) has his own museum.
The Czech Republic could easily be dubbed the country of castles. These residences, of different styles and periods, overlook natural sites that, at the time, were chosen for their natural defenses; today their main interest resides in the fantastic views that they afford. Art and history enthusiasts will have much to see, especially since the monuments generally include works of art (the most famous being Charles Bridge) and splendid monasteries with rich interiors.