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The Czech Republic (Czechia), a part of the former Republic of
Czechoslovakia, was established on 1st January, 1993; when the Czechoslovak Federal
Republic split into two independent states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Czech Republic Travel and Tourist Information
with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources
for visitors to Czech Republic.
Around The Czech Republic, Brno, Cheap Hotels and
Hostels in Czech Republic, Czech Language, Czech Republic Travel Tips, Czech Tourism, Czech Travel Guides,
Map of Czech and Slovak Republics,
Plzen, Prague, The Czech Republic.
Driving From Prague.
Countries neighbouring Czech Republic are: Germany,
Poland, Slovakia and Austria.
The Czech Republic rests on elevated tablelands, known as the
Bohemian Plateau, which stretch west to the border with Germany
and east to Slovakia.
The Bohemian Forest forms the Czech Republic's south-western border
with Germany and Austria.
The country changed its short-form name to Czechia in
Bus and Train Timetables:
The national information system of Czech passenger transportation.
Weather in Europe:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Europe.
The capital of the Czech
Republic is located in the central Bohemia region, on both banks of the Vltava River.
The settlement of Prague dates from the 9th century, when it was the
site of several Bohemian castles.
The city started to grow in the 13th century with the establishment of
German communities by King Wenceslas I of Bohemia.
The German colonists developed the city rapidly, establishing the
Altstadt in 1232. Trading prospered and the Neustadt was built to the south-east a century
Prague is one of the most picturesque cities in Europe, and since the
fall of Communism has become a popular tourist destination; especially among young
backpackers, who know about a good deal quickly.
Many bridges join the two parts of the city together, of which the
most famous is the Karlsbrucke - Charles Bridge.
|Charles Bridge was built in the 14th
century and later adorned with statues of saints.
Painters and buskers use the bridge
and unfortunately so do a few snatch thieves when it's crowded.
The main towns are on the east bank, the older part
characterised by its crooked streets and architectural relics of Bohemian grandeur.
The 14th-century Tyn Cathedral was a centre of the religious revolt of
the Hussites. The 14th-century town hall, Staromestska Radnice, is also in the Old Town.
The New Town has many public buildings, museums, and banks.
A gentle stroll across Charles bridge rewards your eyes with a number
of Baroque palaces.
Above this district and dominating the entire city is Hradcany Castle;
formerly the home of the kings of Bohemia and the President of the Czech Republic's
Next to the castle is the Gothic-style Cathedral of St Vitus, which
contains the tombs of many Bohemian kings.
Prague Castle has stood on the hill overlooking the Old Town since the 10th century; with
the city growing up around the castle, over the centuries.
Guided tours around Prague and the surrounding area.
Prague is high on the budget traveller's list of places to visit in Europe so you'd be
wise to make your reservations online as the best places fill up quickly.
During World War II Prague was occupied by German forces, but escaped
Soviet troops invaded Prague in August 1968, and the city was also was
the site of extensive non-violent demonstrations that led to the downfall of
Czechoslovakia's Communist regime in 1989.
Accommodation in Prague
Prague Travel Tips
When arriving at Prague airport don't bother haggling with the taxi
A fast and extremely cheap way into the city is the number 119 bus, which departs
outside the terminal and runs from 5am until 8pm.
You'll need change to buy a ticket
(available from the machines next to the bus-stop) so buy something in the airport first.
If you're heading to Bratislava from
Prague you'll probably pass through Brno.
Brno was founded in the 9th century and became a free city of the Holy
Roman Empire in 1278.
The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul dates from the 15th century, the
Rathaus from the 16th century, and the Landhaus was built a few hundred years later.
Before World War I the city was the capital of the Austria-Hungarian
crown land of Moravia.
Accommodation in Brno
Located in western Bohemia, Pilsen is the fourth
largest city in the Czech Republic.
Founded by the Czech King Wenceslas II, Plzen is today famous for
the brewing of Pilsner beer; a good enough reason to visit.
If you're not interested in the brewery you might like to stop at the
13th-century Gothic church, and the 16th-century Renaissance town hall.
City of Pilsen:
the information server of the Municipality of the City of Pilsen.
The Olza River separates the Czech city of Ceske Tesin from
the Polish city of Cieszyn.
The town was divided between Czechoslovakia and Poland in 1920, and
reunited under Polish rule in 1938.
Germany annexed the towns during World War II, and Ceske Tesin
joined Czechoslovakia after the war.
Ceske Budejovice is
the largest city in South Bohemia.
Situated on a hill between the Orlice and Elbe rivers, east of Prague,
the old town has many medieval buildings around its 14th-century cathedral.
Liberec, founded in the 14th century, was nicknamed the Bohemian
Manchester because its principal industry was the manufacture of textiles.
If you intend to venture north of Prague, there is a 16th-century
church and a 17th-century castle here.
is the second most historical city in The Czech Republic and a gateway to the Jeseniky
Ostrava, in eastern Czech Republic, was founded in the late 13th
century by the bishop of Olomouc as a protection against invaders from the north.
The cultural character of Czech cities, villages and spa towns has always been a source of
inspiration to visitors and guests, who come here from all corners of the world.
Hello Czech Republic:
Practical information for visitors to the Czech Republic, from the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the Czech Republic.
The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech, which is
closely related to Slovak. Both Czech and Slovak use the Roman alphabet.
Moravian, a transitional language between Czech and Slovak and
comprising a group of dialects, is also spoken, along with German, Hungarian, and Romany.
Most speakers of minority languages can speak Czech and the younger
generation also speak English or German.
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