If there is one thing that the Czech Republic is famous for around the world, it is beer. Head to the town of Pilsen to sample the original Pilsner Urquell beer at its source, while Budweiser Budvar and Staropramen are also very popular both with locals and tourists. Czech beer is well suited as an accompaniment to the local cuisine, which often features heavy dishes like duck or pork.
Hiking is one of the best things to do in the Czech Republic has system of trail blazing as sophisticated as anywhere in all of Europe. There are marked trails all over the country, and many of them begin directly outside railway stations, where you have a choice of routes. Maps for hikes can be found in most large bookstores in the Czech Republic. For one of the best hikes, check out Karlstejn Castle and the holy cave monastery.
Trains can be used to reach even the most remote parts of the Czech Republic, but journey times can often be long, especially when traveling through the countryside. Buses can sometimes be a better option, with the buses from Student Agency particularly useful for certain trips.