Czech Republic

Where is Czech Republic?

  1. Approximate Population of Czech Republic: 10,669,709

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.

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Prague is the capital of Czech Republic

Prague has an approximate population of around 1,335,084 people and you can typically expect to pay around £1.44p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

The story behind the name Prague is one of mystery and romance. Legend has it that the story behind Prague's name is that of St. Vitasius who was being forced by the Emperor to walk across the city's river on a frozen night. When he went back, he told his story to his fellow Romans, of how he met his wife while crossing the river and fell in love with her, and then went on to marry her. His legend says that his love for his country and his determination to fight for its freedom is what inspired him to sacrifice everything he had built in his lifetime for it. That is why the name of his city means "he who sacrifices everything". And as he walked across the water on that night, looking at the stars and at the rising and setting of the celestial bodies, he knew that this would be the day that his dream came true.

The name of the city in Czech Republic also means "The city which saw the coming of the meteor". That is because a meteor fallen to Earth hit Prague and created a massive explosion of light, which was visible from the city all over the world. It created the illusion that the entire city was exploding. That is why the name of the astronomical clock is referred to as "The skeletal clock on the prague clock." And from that legend, the name of the city was born.

However, the name of the astronomical clock in Prague that we are talking about does not have anything to do with the story mentioned above. It is called the zodiac dial has a field of peacocks with a skeleton as the fifth figure, the skeleton represents the Earth. If you like this type of designs, you can choose from different collections that are available online.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Czech Republic

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 to Czech Republic?

For up to date information around safety and security in Czech Republic read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Czech Republic.

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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.

Festivals in Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is full of fun festivals to enjoy during your vacation. Whether you are looking for a festival for children or an elaborate festival for adults, you can find the right one in the country. The best way to experience the culture of this country is to attend one of its cultural events. Here are a few of the most popular ones. All of these events are free of charge, and you can even make your own!

The Prague Spring International Festival is a two-month long celebration of performing arts and takes place from mid-May to early June. The festival began in 1946 and has continued to grow in popularity since. It is one of the most popular festivals in the Czech Republic and is a highlight of many local events. In early June, you can enjoy a two-month-long celebration of playwright Antonin Artaud. On the second half of the month, you can watch an open-air performance of his plays in the courtyard of Prague Castle.

The Prague Vystaviste festival is a multi-genre festival that caters to all age groups and genres. This year, the festival features British and German bands such as Morcheeba and Kraftwerk, a concert by Liam Gallagher and an open-air performance by British DJ Danny Howard. You can also enjoy traditional foods such as lentils and kolache, a traditional sweet cake.

If you want to learn the art of Tai Chi Chuan or tui shou, you should visit the 7th International Push Hands Meeting in Prague during September. The event will feature many performances by artists from around the world. The spirit Base Festival is held in June, and it is a hippie festival that has a huge psychedelic scene. Another popular psychedelic festival is the Masters of Puppets Open Air festival, which offers 250 hours of psychedelic music. The Telc Vacations Music Festival is known for its rich scene of traditional Czech folk music. It is held in mid-July and typically lasts until mid-August.

Rock for People is the largest Czech rock music festival. In 2018, this festival will be held in a former military airport in Hradec Kralove. The festival will feature Franz Ferdinand, Bring Me the Horizon, and Rudimental. The site is 50 hectares, and the concerts are held on two large outdoor stages. There will also be several chill-out zones and DJ stages. In addition to the main stage, there are numerous other music festivals in the Czech Republic.

The festival offers an ideal platform for filmmakers to present their films to potential film buyers and distributors. Besides the industry section, there are regular film-related events, such as the Works in Progress and Pitch & Feedback. Aside from these, the festivals also feature regular workshops in which attendees can meet with filmmakers from different countries. For more information on festivals in the Czech Republic, check out their official tourism site. There's a list of the most notable events in the country.

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Czech Republic Tourist Attractions

The best thing to do in the Czech Republic is to visit historical sites. You can see many buildings from the medieval age, including the Gothic-styled St. Vitus Cathedral and the domed Vladislav Hal. You can also see the crown jewels of the Czech Republic, the fourth oldest in Europe. You can even visit the Jewish Quarter in Trebic to see the traditions and art of the local Jews. All of these places are interesting to visit, especially the Sedlec Ossuary, which is a church decorated with human bones.

Another great place to see historical sites is the St. Vitus basilica, which is part of the Prague castle complex. It is a great example of the prime architecture of the Bohemian era. It was founded in the early 10th century by Prince Vratislav. It has undergone various reconstructions over the centuries, and was destroyed during World War II. You can still see some of the original stones, which have been meticulously reconstructed.

One of the most popular historic monuments in the Czech Republic is the St Vitus basilica, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Part of the Prague castle complex, this cathedral bears the prime architecture of the Bohemian period. The basilica was founded by prince Vratislav 1 in the early 10th century and underwent numerous reconstructions in the centuries that followed. In fact, the building was damaged by the enemy army during World War II, and was rebuilt in the late 19th to early 20th century.

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 for Czech Republic?

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 wildlife live in Czech Republic?

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 of Czech Republic?

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 in Czech Republic?

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 in Czech Republic?

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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