Solo Female Travel in Zlín

Zlín is a captivating city tucked away in the southeastern part of the Czech Republic. Renowned for its distinctive functionalist architecture conceived by the Bata Shoes magnate, Tomáš Baťa, Zlín offers a unique blend of commercial and cultural history. The city boasts attractions such as the Bata Shoe Factory - the first skyscraper in the country and now site of the Museum of Southeast Moravia, showcasing the city's rich heritage. Zlín is also home to the Zlín Zoo, one of the most visited zoos in the country, globally known for its impressive range of wildlife and the Lešná Chateau located in its premises. The Film Festival Zlín, Europe's oldest festival for children's cinema, further defines the city, making Zlín a fascinating destination to explore.

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Safety:Very safe

Zlín is generally safe for solo female travelers. It's a small industrial city known for its peaceful environment and friendly locals. Crime rates are comparatively lower than in larger cities. However, just as when you're traveling in any city, it's advisable to be aware of your surroundings, especially at night, and make sensible choices - like avoiding deserted or poorly lit areas. Public transportation is reliable and people usually keep to themselves. Engagement in local culture is encouraged. Overall, standard safety precautions should be sufficient here.


Zlín is a quite manageable city for solo female travelers. Though it may not have a big city transport infrastructure, navigating is relatively easy as the city is compact and well signposted. Most attractions are reachable on foot or by cycling. Public transports are reliable and regular for longer distances. English is not widely spoken but locals are friendly and helpful.

Things to do:Interesting

Zlín, is a highly engaging city with several recreational activities that a solo female traveler would appreciate. Any tourist's highlight is the historical and architectural marvel of the Bata Villa, which offers an insightful glimpse into the Bata family's life. You can also visit the Bata Institute's Shoe Museum to explore the evolution of footwear. Animal enthusiasts will love Zlín Zoo, one of the largest in Central Europe. The city boasts extensive biking opportunities, with well-marked bike routes making it easy to explore. The local food and wine scene at the city's restaurants and cellar doors would be of interest to gastronomes. However, visitors should note that while it has its gems, Zlín may not be as bustling as more well-known Czech Republic locales.

Food:Above average

The food scene in Zlín is surprisingly diverse. You wouldn't expect such a variety in a small city, but their offerings include classic Czech cuisine, international dishes, and even vegan choices. Despite being a lesser-known city in Czech Republic, Zlín doesn't disappoint with its culinary scene. Though it may lack high-end restaurants, the cozy, authentic establishments make up for it with their delicious food and warm, welcoming vibe. There's a lot to enjoy for any foodie who ventures here.


Zlín is considerably budget-friendly. Accommodation, meals, and transportation are relatively affordable compared to other European cities. Sightseeing options like the Bata Shoe Museum or the Lesna Zoo are also modestly priced. Nevertheless, some touristy spots might be a bit costlier, mildly affecting the overall affordability.

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Hi! I'm Eva , I was born and raised in Ghent, Belgium and normally I live there. But for now I'm doing an Erasmus semester in the city Zlin, in Czech Republic and I want to use this time to travel and discover some city's and places in the center of Europe. I love good (vegetarian) food and seeing the culture, art and nature from the places I visit. :)


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