Czech Republic Quick Guide

The Czech Republic is well known by its shortened name, Czechia, previously referred to as Bohemia, which is a historically correct name. It is actually bordered by Poland to the north, Germany to the southwest, Austria to the southwest, and Slovakia to the northwest. While not an island, it shares borders with Germany, Italy, and Austria. It has one of the largest communist parties in the world, the communist People's Republic of Czech Republic. The currency in the country is the Czech Republic Euro.

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is the most important city of the republic. Many tourists visit Prague during their holidays, traveling to see the spectacular medieval towns, the amazing palaces, and the magnificent monuments. Within Prague, there are many historical landmarks that should be seen, such as the Old Town, Castle Hill, Saint Nicholas' Cathedral, Schloss Charlottenburg, Vltava River, Old Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, and the National Gallery.

Another great way to see Prague is by taking a train ride. The best places to take a train in the Czech Republic are Bled, Fes, and Kintaro. These are the major cities in the Czech Republic and offer a variety of interesting routes. Passengers can enjoy the scenery while traveling through the beautiful countryside of the Czech Republic.

Other fantastic places to see while in Prague are the old forts, palaces, castles, and museums. The best places to visit in the Czech Republic while touring the region are Bratislava, Kaunsk, Prague, and Osticla. All of these cities have some unique characteristics, including historical architecture and art, and wonderful local cuisines.

Some of the best places to eat while in Prague include Kranjska (the traditional pork meat soup), borscht, pierceware, polo, beer, and korsch. The atmosphere of the city is very welcoming, with many English and German restaurants. In addition to traditional food, travelers will find a wide variety of international cuisine, including Indian, Chinese, and Thai. The most popular dishes from other countries of Europe are also available in Czech cuisine, such as the potato dumpling and the tasty balsamic vinegar soup.

One of the best ways to see the country is with a river cruise. There are many companies that offer river cruises on the Kiel Canal, the Saale River, or the Vltava River. Many of these cruises travel all throughout the country, but some cruises only cover a specific region, such as the Czech Republic or Slovakia. You can even find companies that will take you all through the archipelago of Central Europe!

A European river cruise offers wonderful opportunities to explore and enjoy the spectacular architecture and history of this region. You can start in the capital city of Prague, and travel along the beautiful River Vitava, meandering through fields, past palaces, churches, markets, and colorful villages. You will also pass through the charming little towns known for their delicious cuisine. In addition to visiting the towns, don't forget to stop at the many interesting museums in this fascinating region.

One of the main reasons that people choose river cruises in Central Europe is the availability of ports of call along the way. These cruise ships often stop in various ports along the route, allowing tourists to enjoy a stop or two at favorite destinations. These ports of call to give you the opportunity to see a side of Prague that is not available on any other type of tour. Furthermore, the availability of ports of call gives tourists a greater range of sightseeing opportunities. You can take a train, bus, or boat from one town to another; these options give you more flexibility in where you want to visit. When you combine a European river cruise with a travel guide that takes you along the river, you have the perfect holiday.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Czech Republic are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Czech Republic is during spring (mid-March to mid May) and fall (September – mid November). This is when the crowds are just right, and the weather is consistently pleasant. The high season in Czech Republic is from June to August.

Do I need a Visa?

If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don't need a visa to enter Czech Republic.

See which forms you may need for entry into Czech Republic.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Czech Republic is the Czech Koruna (CZK). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Czech Republic you can grab amazing Czech Koruna deals via (GBP to CZK).

What about the wildlife?

Pond bat, and the Brown and Grey big eared bat. One of the larger animals found in this country is the Elk and the European Elk. The Elk is also known as the Red Deer and the European Elk is also known as the Moose. The Moose is considered to be the largest deer in the world.

What is the traditional food?

Czech food? Roast pork with dumplings and cabbage (pečené vepřové s knedlíky a se zelím, colloquially vepřo-knedlo-zelo) is often considered the most typical Czech dish. It consists of cabbage and is either cooked or served pickled. There are different varieties, from sour to sweet.

What Languages are spoken?

Czech is the only official language of the Czech Republic, and it is spoken by about 96% of the population. Besides this, other languages can be heard here, particularly Slovak, German, Polish and Romany. You can learn some basic Czech before you travel to Czech Republic and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Czech Republic is the Czech Koruna (Tipping in the Czech Republic is commonly expected. Foreign visitors are often expected to tip at least 10%. (N.B. This practice holds true mainly in Prague and leading tourist "meccas" such as Cesky Krumlov, not in the general countryside, where foreigners are not expected to do anything more than locals.)).

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  • Police: 112 or 158
  • Ambulance: 112 or 155
  • Fire: 112 or 150
  • UK Embassy: +420 257 402 111

Time Difference

The GMT time difference is 1 hours

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