A land of rich culture and history that offers diverse holidays for tourists from all over the world.
The Czech Republic extends over about 78 000 square kilometers in central Europe. It borders with Poland in the northeast, Slovakia in the southeast, Austria in the south and Germany in the west and northwest.
Through the western part of the country the Great Plains stretch along the rivers Lab and Vltava which is surrounded with low mountains Krkonoše, where the highest peak Sněžka rises (1602 m), while the eastern part of the country is hilly. Historically and politically, the country is divided into three regions: Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.
The country has about 10 million people, most of which are Czechs (90 percent), Moravians (3.7 percent), and Slovaks (3 percent).
The capital city – Prague – is located in the central part of the Bohemian Basin on the river Vltava. It represents an important economic, cultural and historical center of the country, and it is an inevitable destination for millions of tourists from all over the world. Tourists also like to visit the second largest city Brno, medieval Telč, as well as the nature reserve Czech paradise.
Czech cuisine is an unusual blend of sweet and salty combinations. Here they like to eat river fish, pork and various vegetables, usually served with dumplings (knedliky). Characterized by the addition of sugar in salads and sauces, and served with the famous Czech beer and Becherovka.
Explore Prague and its amazing sights. Visit the medieval town which is under the protection of UNESCO with buildings from different historical periods, and is also home to a favorite tourist destination – the Astronomical Clock. Do not forget to visit the Prague Castle in Hradcany and the Cathedral of St.Vida, to walk to Charles Bridge, and relax in one of the Czech breweries.
Discover the natural beauty of the Czech Republic in the Sumava National Park which is located in the southwest, along the border with Germany and Austria. It stretches over about 68 hectares, and gathers beech and spruce trees, mountain meadows, ponds and rivers, and is considered one of the biggest forest complexes in Central Europe. The site is protected as a special biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
Visit Plzen in the west of the country, where tourists like to visit the St. Bartholomew Cathedral, the Great Synagogue, and the catacombs under the city. The most famous attraction, however, is a visit to a famous brewery Plzensky Prazdroj that produces a well-known Czech beer Pilsner Urquell. Here you can find out all the details related to the beer industry, which dates from the 19th century.
Popular tourist destination is the castle of Karlstejn, which is about twenty kilometers from the capital. It is a famous metropolis of Charles IV and the most visited castle in Bohemia, surrounded by magical, forested hills. The picturesque village of St. Ivan under the rock is located nearby. The settlement dates from the 11th century and is famous for its caves St. John the Baptist and Church.
Spa for the aristocracy
Karlovy Vary is a city in western Bohemia, which is located at the mouth of the river Teplá in Ohru. Because a dozen major and three hundred minor thermal springs rise here – the city is famous for its spa. By the World War II, Karlovy Vary was visited by Europe’s aristocracy – and today most tourists come from Russia and Germany.
Official language: Czech
Religion: Atheism (59 percent), Christianity (28 percent of the population), other religions and undeclared (rest)
Currency: Czech koruna (EUR)
Visa: Not required
Disease and prevention: special vaccinations to enter the country are not required.
When to travel: Spring-Summer
Accommodation: Hotel Arcadia Residence and Hotel Golden Well in the capital are an excellent choice.
Restaurants: Make sure you visit a cult pub Kod Švejka, and you can eat well in the restaurant La Degustation in the capital.
Keep an eye on your assets and documents around the tourist centers.