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Czech Republic

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Infos about Czech Republic

Population

10,69 Mio.

Area

78.000 km²

Form of government

Republic

Currency

Koruna Ceská

Capital

Prague

Official languages

Czech, Slovak (legally equal)

Religions

Largely atheistic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Hussite

Country phone code

+420

National Day

January 1st (Day of the renewal of the independent Czech state), September 28 (Day of the Czech statehood).

Prague, beer and dumplings. These are often the first keywords that come to mind about Czech Republic. But the country has so much more to offer. Of course, the uniquely beautiful “Golden City” is part of the must-see program of a visit to Czech Republic and inspires its visitors with its unique historic buildings.

But the other cities also have a lot to offer. Whether in the architecturally charming Brno in Moravia, the two beautiful “beer cities” Plzeň and České Budějovice or in the north of the country in Ústí nad Labem or Olomouc – there is something for everyone.

But also hiking fans are attracted by Czech Republic, because the north of the country awaits you with the Ore Mountains, the Krkonoše and the Orlické hory picturesque landscapes. Less high, but no less charming are the Bohemian Forest in the southwest of the country and the Slavkovský les in the west of the Czech Republic.

You rather long for total relaxation? Then you’re in the right place in the Bohemian Spa Triangle with its historic towns of Františkovy Lázně, Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně, where everything still looks exactly as it did 100 years ago.

But the country also has a lot to offer culturally. Gothic and Art Nouveau are only two important directions in architecture, which have developed their very own style here. The composers Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák are among the most famous of their guild and the Czech cinema has many followers, not only since the time of socialism.

As you can see, a colorful mix of history, culture and nature awaits you in Czech Republic. Come with us on a trip to Czech Republic. On the following pages we will introduce you to the country in more detail.

The most important tips for your trip

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The best travel destinations of Czech Republic

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Prague and Central Bohemia

Prague, the “Golden City” is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The first university in Central Europe was once founded in the Czech metropolis and for centuries it was one of the most important economic and political centers in Europe. The unique Old Town with Prague Castle, countless pubs and the unique flair on the Vltava River are made for a city trip! But also the central Bohemian countryside with the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kutná Hora and the tranquil Mělník has much to offer!

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Northern Bohemia

Framed by Slavkovský les and the Krkonoše Mountains lies one of the most beautiful landscapes in Czech Republic. Here, both hiking fans and skiers get their money’s worth. And the two historic towns of Liberec and Ústí nad Labem have a magical flair and are nowhere nearly as overcrowded as the capital.

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Western Bohemia

Western Bohemia is definitely one of the most exciting regions of the country. This is due on the one hand to the beautiful “beer capital” Plzeň, but on the other hand to a fascinating volcanic landscape with mountains and swamps. These also gave rise to the famous spas of Františkovy Lázně, Mariánské Lázně and Karlovy Vary on the border with northern Bohemia, which form the so-called Bohemian Spa Triangle. And in Cheb, an old Sudeten German town awaits you, where once the famous general Wallenstein lived his last hours.

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Southern Bohemia

Forests and lakes are the main features of the area on the border with Germany and Austria. Here you can also hike for hours, the Bohemian Forest and the Gratzen Mountains are ideal for this. And if you’re thirsty after your hike, stop by České Budějovice, the Czech Republic’s second most important “beer town” after Plzeň. But also Český Krumlov is worth a visit. The old town with its castle on the Vltava River was even declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its beauty.

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Eastern Bohemia

The area in the north of the country is mountainous and still is under the radar of many Western tourists. In addition to the uniquely beautiful nature, there are also exciting cities to discover here, such as Pardubice with its Renaissance castle and the famous main market. Hradec Králové, on the other hand, is known to many from history lessons because of its famous battle. However, only a few people know that the city has a rich history, a magnificent market square with numerous town houses and countless sacral buildings of different styles. High time to change that!

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Southern Moravia

Czech wine? You heard right. While Bohemia is characterized by its rich beer culture, Moravia mainly produces grape juice. And it now has an excellent reputation and regularly wins international awards. That’s why the region has become a real insider’s tip, especially for culinary fans. The absolute highlight of the region, however, is Brno, the second largest city in the country. In the old town you can find architectural representatives of almost all European styles. Of particular interest is the Villa Tugendhat by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which is considered one of the most important buildings of modernism in Europe.

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North Moravia and Silesia

The urbanized northeast of the country is still strongly marked by the upheaval that has taken place here in mining and industry in recent decades. But that also makes the region one of the liveliest and most creative in the entire country. Ostrava in particular offers exciting opportunities here. The contrast to this is the picturesque Olomouc, so get ready for a region of contrasts and exciting discoveries off the beaten track!

Czech Republic packing list

To prepare your trip even better, we have created a packing list for you. It contains recommendations for things that will make your trip more comfortable and secure.

Find flights

Finding cheap flights with good connections is not always easy. We are pros at finding the cheapest and best flights. Here we share our experiences with you.

Travel credit card

Money withdrawel can be extremely expensive. Especially those who pay a lot with foreign currencies should therefore have a travel credit card, which is free of charge or offers low fees. We tested the best.

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