Tourists like zoos, technical monuments, swimming and Prague Castle the most in the Czech Republic

Tourists like zoos, technical monuments, swimming and Prague Castle the most in the Czech Republic

HomeTourists like zoos, technical monuments, swimming and Prague Castle the most in the Czech Republic
Six zoological gardens, including the Safari Park (in Prague, Zlín, Plzeň, Ostrava, Olomouc and Dvůr Králové), a ropeway to Petřín, the Lower Vítkovice area in Ostrava, the AquaPalace in Prague's Čestlice and Prague Castle. The top ten tourist destinations most visited in 2021. The list of places that were of greatest interest to travellers last year was compiled by the Institute of Tourism of the Czech Tourism Centre - CzechTourism, based on data and information sent from the regions.
Everything is changing
Comparing the tourist destinations that people travelled to the most in 2019 to 2021, there have been a few changes. For example, the ranking of Prague Castle in the visitor rankings was worse last year than before. „The explanation is simple: there were significantly fewer foreign tourists in 2021 due to Covid-19, and logically, interest in the Castle dropped, similar to the pandemic year of 2020. The interest of travellers in nature, especially the Czech mountains, has radically increased and still holds a high position, says Director of the Czech Tourism Centre – CzechTourism Jan Herget and adds:
 
A winner is…
Last year the cable car to Petrin Hill had the highest number of visitors, with more than one million people using it. It was followed by the Zoological Garden in Prague's Troja with about 963 thousand visitors. And the first three in terms of tourist interest is the ZOO Zlín, with almost 624 thousand travellers. Visitor numbers are always influenced by a number of factors, however, the years of covid and closed national borders were absolutely atypical compared to the past. What the situation looked like in 2020 can be found here. This year is the first year with almost no coronavirus measures, people are literally „hungry“ for travel, but last year a number of restrictions were still in place.  „The change in the places that tourists visited most in the Czech Republic last year shows two things: the importance of domestic tourism is growing and we need to invest in restarting foreign tourism. S The former is significantly helped by our portal Kudy z boredom, which is a European rarity and one of the most visited websites with tips for a trip,“ explains Director of the Czech Tourism Centre – CzechTourism Jan Herget and adds: „The latter is supported by CzechTourism's Come experience traditional and new campaign, which is currently running in 14 countries around the world, depending on how much foreign guests spend with us. A simple rule applies: more money – more music. A campaign for more money would of course be more massive, more visible and longer deployed, and thus have a greater impact.“ 
 
We know our way out of boredom
It is on the Ways out of boredom portal that you can get to know in detail the 50 most visited tourist destinations of the past year. In addition to information about the site, including photos and videos, there is also information on transport, both by public transport and by car, a map, time requirements, contacts, opening times and admission prices. Our role is to bring people inspiration for experiences. Covid has significantly changed user behaviour and the trend of making it more expensive will continue. The aim of Kudy z boredom is to keep people active and travelling, says Director of Marketing and Foreign Representations of the Czech Tourism Centre – CzechTourism František Reismüller and adds:The portal Kudy z boredom is full of age this year, it has been in existence for 18 years. The fact that it has proven itself is borne out by feedback from entrepreneurs and other readers. Traffic to Kudy z boredy exceeded 21.5 million in 2021, a 14% increase, with the number of users up 16% year-on-year to 10.7 million. Information about events is published free of charge on the Kudy z boredom portal, terms and conditions are available at here. And external entities can also put data from KzN on their website, just use the API system and keep their website up to date.“
 
We also know the categories
The Institute of Tourism also evaluates a total of fourteen thematic categories of tourist destinations. One of them is architecture, for example, where last year travelers were most interested in The Municipal House in the Old Town in Prague, and among the personalities, the Monument to Jan Žižka of Trocnov in Borovany in South Bohemia was the most attractive. Of the museums and galleries, the Covozoo in the Old Town in the Zlín Region welcomed the most tourists, while the Central Bohemian ossuary in Kutná Hora Sedlec welcomed the most tourists. Among natural beauties, people mostly went on a trip to Adršpach Rocks, and among towers and lookout towers to the dominant feature of Prague's Petřín. And if we stop, for example, at military tourist destinations, the imaginary first place in the number of visitors belonged to the Military Technical Museum in Lešany u Týnce nad Sázavou, from sacral monuments Sacred Hill – Křížová, Mikulov
 
Coming together to do more
CzechTourism also monitors so-called associated tourist destinations, i.e. those where there are more attractions to visit. The top ten for last year included Dinopark ČR, Dolní oblast Vítkovice and Landek Park Ostrava and the Czech Cave Administration, Průhonice. In addition, four museums (the Museum Complex of the National Museum in Prague's Vinohrady district, the National Museum of Agriculture, also in the capital, the National Museum of Nature in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm and the Czech Museum of Silver in Kutná Hora) made it into the list. The brewery with the Pilsner Urquell exposition, the National Gallery in Prague and the Baroque area of Kuks were also part of the group of the most visited tourist destinations.
 
We look at it with counties
Details of the top tourist destinations in individual counties can also be read, on the previously mentioned portal, Which way out of boredom. Specifically:
A Complete overview of the top tourist destinations in 2021, as well as data from the past, is available at www.tourdata.cz.