Czech gastronomy

And when it comes to gastronomy, what does the Czech Republic have to offer?


Czech cuisine is generally rustic and unsophisticated. Here, the meal often begins with a hearty soup followed by a strong main course: Vepřo-knedlo-zelo, which means pork-knödel-cabbage but also daily routine. In this range, the most famous of them is surely the Svíčková na smetaně. This dish consists of roast beef, some vegetables in sauce and the invariable “Knödel” the national dumpling. As a festive dish, it is garnished with a small cranberry jam.

The everyday cuisine is rustic, mainly cabbage and potatoes

The famous potato salad, Bramborový salát, is very common. When dumplings are absent from the daily special, they are replaced by Bramborák. This kind of Swiss rösti or fried potato mat is delicious with a Goulash (meat stew), soup or green salad.
The potato pancakes can be found almost everywhere in the surrounding countries. They are also very popular in Germany under the name Reibekuchen or Kartoffelpuffer.

Looking for something sweet? Try the famous spit cake!

For dessert, the Trdelnik is a must. It’s one of the most surprising biscuit cakes since it is baked on a spit. The biscuit is then filled in its hollow with cream, nuts or ice cream. The apple or plum strudel and large torte from the Austrian, Swiss or German are also everywhere to find.

And with that… as a drink?


As a drink, beer is very popular. The Czechs have the reputation of being the biggest beer drinkers in the world, and not just a little! In the Czech Republic, therefore, tasting beer is a must: Kozel, Staropramen, Gambrinus, Pivovar Svijany… the choice is large and varied.

What about wine? Bohemian and Moravian wine is of high quality. It is worthy of many famous vintages. It is possible to take the Czech Wine Route: wine tasting and discover the country and its beautiful landscapes all at once, a great trip!
In the alcohol section, beware of Berechkova and absinthe at 75°, it will knock out a horse!

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