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Czech Republic Travel Guide

by our Czech Republic expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyA distinct shortage of vowels and some tongue-torturing letter combinations make Czech a challenging language for visitors. Everything else about this friendly country is welcoming. Prague has been a great European capital for over a thousand years and offers attractions for historian, art-lover, and shopper alike. The Charles Bridge over the Vltava river is a meeting place to match the Spanish Steps in Rome or the Rialto in Venice. Strollers, artists, buskers, street vendors, all add their ‘colour’, as do swans on the river. Prague is a Christmas city – kicked off by the Dec 5th feast of local saint Mikulas, aka St Nicholas, alias Santa Claus. The month long Christmas markets in the town squares, are in the shadow of St Vitus Cathedral containing the tomb of Good King Wenceslas. Further afield, Karlovy Vary is 19th Century Carlsbad and still an attractive spa. Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful medieval town, full of romantic squares and a superb castle. To the east are the mountains of Bohemia, offering terrific skiing, climbing, or simply gorgeous views. Enjoy the celebrated beers – Pilsen is a Bohemian town – and the equally good, though less famous wines, of Moravia.

Czech Republic Facts

National Flag: Czech Flag
Language(s): Czech
Currency: Czech koruna
Capital city: Prague
Total Area: 78,867 km2
Population: 10,403,136
Dialling Code: +420
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitczech.cz/


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FCO Travel Advice for the Czech Republic

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