Czech Republic Travel Guide


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Czech Republic

 

The Czech Republic is in Central Europe. It is a landlocked country which shares borders with Poland to the NE, Slovakia to the SE, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west and NW.  The country has a diverse landscape with low mountains, rolling plains, rivers, forests and woodlands.

 

The Czech Republic is a member of NATO and joined the European Union in 2004.  Currency is the Czech koruna.

 

The historic capital city, Prague, is a very beautiful and unique city and a big draw for tourists.  It is the entry point into the country for most visitors through Ruzyne International Airport.  The city is situated to the NW of the centre of the country. There are many UNESCO monuments and sites throughout the country, including the historic centre of Prague, Prague Castle and the Gothic Cathedral.   

 

Prague’s Old Town is a fun and atmospheric place to visit, stroll, and people-watch from the many restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.   The ancient Town Hall and Astronomical Clock are major attractions. 

 

For those with time to travel outside of Prague there are many other places to explore.  In the west of the country, Southern Bohemia is an area of great beauty and charm.  The town of Cesky Krumlov is worth a visit for its UNESCO historic centre.  Western Bohemia is green and forested and popular for its spas and natural springs, notably at Karlsbad and Marienbad.  Northern Bohemia boasts spectacular scenery of a different type, with canyons and natural formations carved from the sandstone rock. The Czech Switzerland National Park is a popular attraction, especially for its picturesque sandstone bridge.

 

To the east of the country, Southern Moravia has many authentic villages and this is the area for wine lovers as it is the location of the main wine-growing region.   Northern Moravia is mountainous and provides for skiing and winter sports, as well as summer outdoor activities.

The Czech Republic is a popular holiday destination for its many spa towns with natural mineral springs, and its many chateaux and castles. It is also popular with lovers of adventure sports and activities.   The country is also known for its beer. 

 

In summer the Czech Republic is popular for many activities including golf, cycling, and horseback riding.  The many reservoirs offer sailing and other boating and water activities. The Labe and Vitava rivers offer opportunities for rafting and water sport.  In winter the country offers skiing and winter sports at it many ski areas and resorts.

 

European Health Insurance Card

 

Visitors with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free emergency medical care, but this should never be used in place of comprehensive travel insurance.  For example, the EHIC does not cover travel problems such as lost or stolen luggage or property, cancellation and curtailment, and expensive matters like personal liability, legal costs, ongoing or non-urgent medical care, air ambulance and medical repatriation.

 



 

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