The Czech Republic is a small country in the heart of Europe, which has an appeal for visitors. Thanks to its location at the crossroads of various cultures, the Czech Republic has countless cultural and historical points of interest. Despite the complicated visa rules, these destinations attracted a relatively high number of foreign tourists even before the velvet revolution. The country only recently returned to the economic and political freedom of a democratic system.
The country is situated in the middle of Europe and is the hub of several major areas including Western and Eastern Europe, the Balcans and Scandinavia.
Over the centuries a whole number of Czech men and women have become famous throughout the world - Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV., reformer John Huss (Jan Hus), the "Teacher of Nations" Comenius (Jan Amos Komensky), composers Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorak and Leos Janacek, writers Jaroslav Hasek, Karel Capek and Franz Kafka, Nobel Prize winners Jaroslav Heyrovsky and Jaroslav Seifert, opera stars Emmy Destinn and Jarmila Novotna etc.
The Czech Republic is a country of great historical and cultural importance, a country where historic monuments and entire towns have been included on the World Heritage List. Of course, when discussing tourism in Czech Republic, one can not overlook the overhelmingly popular tourist destination of Prague. The city is generally considered to be one of the most beautiful world capitals with an exquitely preserved historical center.
Many other towns and historic monuments in the Czech Republic are well-preserved and are noted in the UNESCO register as world cultural landmarks, for example: Kutna Hora, Telc, Cesky Krumlov, the Church of St.John of Nepomuk and the latest, the Lednicko-Valticko area. Some of the towns are also known as glowing assets of the Czech Republic due to the existence of curative mineral spring spas there. Spas like Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) and Marianske Lazne (Marienbad) acquired their international eminence many years ago. Jachymov, another town in the countryside, is well known for its rare radioactive springs. Terezin is also often explored by tourists, but unfortunately its history is stained by war. Terezin was a fort town from the end of the 18th century which, during the war, was transformed into a Jewish ghetto by the Nazis. The Czech nation has been through good times and bad times when it was in the forefront of world events and times when its national rights were denied through foreign oppression. Czech Republic also has good venues available for congress, cultural, market, incentive and spa tourism.
Prague remains the greatest tourist magnet. It is beautiful all year round, but it is at its most beautiful in spring, when it comes alive with blossom. With the opening of the Prague Spring Festival, the concert halls and gardens of the city attract music-lovers from all over the world. Winter, however, is a time for people to visit the mountains. The Giant Mountains are the highest and most beautiful range in the country. Summer is a time for hiking in the countryside or swimming in the countless lakes and reservoirs. At this time of year South Bohemia, with its lakes and extensive forests, is the place to visit. Autumn is best during the wine festival in South Moravia after the grapes have been harvested.
Czech Republic has much to offer tourists from around the world. Here is something for everyone here.
If you decide to visit The Czech Republic you will be certainly interested in many things. Where exactly is the Czech Republic situated? What is the best way to get there? How to travel there by plane, by train or by car? What places to visit or what to wear? Our pages help you to answer these questions and get the most from your stay in Prague and the Czech Republic.