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Destination: Czech Republic

WHY TO VISIT CZECH REPUBLIC

It is still a country with few tourists but the Czech Republic is become increasingly popular: Cities with remarkable architecture and a welcoming countryside are the two main reasons. Do not miss visiting this beautiful country.
Prague is now a popular destination: Take a stroll to admire its architecture which dates back to several centuries ago, between the castle and Charles Bridge, you become absorbed in this dynamic and new city with its various cultural attractions, leave the inner city to visit the medieval castles, you will have many activities to occupy you during your stay in the city.

Do not miss Kutna Hora and its magnificent monuments, many of which are registered as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: The Ursuline Convent, the Church of St. Jacques, St. Barbara's Cathedral, the Jesuit school, and the facades of its medieval streets will not leave you cold.

Cesky Krumlov, in Bohemia, has a beautiful historical centre and an impressive castle, perched on a hill, there is a spectacular festival at the summer solstice. It is a must-see place.

Karlovy Vary is world famous for its ancient springs with multiple advantages: A beautiful thermal resort, it is the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries!

Source: http://www.thebesttimetovisit.com/

WHAT TO SEE IN CZECH REPUBLIC

Top destinations in Czech Republic are:

  • Prague
  • Brno
  • Český Krumlov
  • Karlovy Vary
  • Bohemian Switzerland National Park
  • Kutná Hora
  • Olomouc
  • Pilsen
  • Ostrava
  • Liberec Mikulov
  • České Budějovice

WHEN TO GO TO CZECH REPUBLIC

Weather in Czech Republic

Best period to visit Czech Republic is from May to October.

In general, the climate is continental, with short, fairly hot summers and chilly winters. Spring can be the best time to visit, as the days tend to warm quickly, with consistently pleasant, mild weather for most of May. This is also the blossom season, when the fruit trees that line so many Czech roads are in full flower. Autumn is also recommended, with clear and settled weather often lasting for days on end in September and October. With much of the country heavily forested, this is also a great time to appreciate the changing colours of the foliage.

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Following a list of typical festival and celebrations of Czec Republic

Source: https://www.ricksteves.com

 

HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH CZECH REPUBLIC

To travel within the country, you can choose between the train and the bus, both are not very expensive and quite effective. In Prague, the trams and metro allow you to visit the entire city.

by plane, main airports are:

by train

by car

GENERAL INFORMATION ON CZECH REPUBLIC

country entry requirements: for not EU nationals, passport + visa

health tips & vaccination: none

local currency: Czech koruna

local time zone: GMT+1 (+2)

electricity: type C and E (230 V - 50 Hz)

mobile phone operators:

WHAT TO DO IN CZECH REPUBLIC

typical food in Czech Republic

  • Vepřo-knedlo-zelo: This omnipresent Czech classic consists of roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut.
  • Goulash: A thick beef stew with a rich onion base, usually served with bread dumplings.
  • Svíčková na smetaně: This strangely-satisfying sweet-savoury mash-up consists of pot-roasted beef tenderloin and vegetables with a sweet cream sauce, topped with cranberries.
  • Smažený sýr: Edam-style cheese covered in breadcrumbs, deep-fried, then served with a side of French fries and tangy tartar sauce.
  • Česneková polévka: A water-based garlic soup with melted cheese and croutons.
  • Bramborák: Pancake of grated potato with egg, breadcrumbs and garlic.
  • Tatarský biftek: A Czech take on steak tartare, this dish is made with seasoned raw beef and egg yolk.
  • Budweiser Budvar: A world-famous Czech beer, the fight for naming rights with the US brand is still brewing, but this is the victor where taste is concerned.
  • Vánoční kapr: Slices of carp covered in breadcrumbs and deep-fried – a Christmas staple.
  • Ovocné knedlíky: A sweet dumpling filled with fresh strawberries, plum, apricot or fruit preserves, typically topped with melting butter and a dusting of sugar.
  • Pilsner Urquell: This popular beer brand spawned a beer style named after it (pilsner), and is still served in most Czech drinking establishments.
  • Wine: Moravian wine available in white (such as Mopr, Pálava and Hibernal) red (Cabernet Moravia and Neronet) as well as rose and sparkling.
  • Becherovka: A herbal bitters spirit with a cinnamon-like taste from Karlovy Vary.
  • Slivovice: A potent plum brandy, though other fruit varieties are also available.
  • Fernet: A bitter and aromatic, liquorice-like spirit usually served as a digestif.

Source: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/

souvenirs from Czech Republic

  • Puppets manufactured in different materials
  • Wooden toys
  • Porcelain
  • Tableware
  • Bohemian crystals
  • Glass or crystal items
  • Garnets
  • Wrought-iron items
  • Becherovka

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Hello: Ahoj

Goodbye: Sbohem

How are you?: Jak se máš?

Thank you: Děkuji

What is your name?: Jak se jmenuješ?

How much is it?: Kolik to je?

Sorry: Promiňte

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