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Czech Republic

Czech Republic Travel Guide

Quick Facts

💰Currency Czech koruna (Kč)
🔄Exchange Rate US$1 = Kč22.71
💬Language Czech
🗣️English Fluency Moderate
🏙️Capital Prague
👥Population 10.7 million
🚘Driving Side right
🔌Plugs C, E
🕑Time Central European Time (UTC+01:00)
🍽️Must-Try Trdelník, Svíčková, Goulash

Backpacker Budget: US$33 ( 749)

Hostel Dorm US$10 ( 227)
Takeaway Meal US$5 ( 114)
Public transport US$2 ( 45)
Long-distance bus US$20 ( 454)
Entrance Fee US$10 ( 227)
Beer US$2 ( 45)

When to go?

May - September High season with warm weather and festivals
October - April Low season with cold weather and fewer tourists

What's unique?

Nestled in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its picturesque cities, charming medieval towns, and stunning countryside, this small but diverse country has something to offer every traveler.

One of the main draws of the Czech Republic is its rich history, which is evident in every corner. From the fairy-tale-like Prague Castle to the iconic Charles Bridge, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you wander through the cobblestone streets. The country's heritage comes alive in its numerous castles and chateaus that dot the landscape, each with its own fascinating story to tell.

Beyond its historical treasures, Czech Republic also boasts a vibrant cultural scene. The capital city of Prague is known for its thriving arts and music scene, with world-class galleries and concert halls showcasing both traditional and contemporary works. Don't miss out on experiencing a traditional Czech beer at one of Prague's lively beer gardens or sampling delicious local dishes such as goulash or trdelník.

Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by Czech Republic's diverse landscapes. From hiking trails that wind through lush national parks to tranquil lakes perfect for boating or swimming, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with nature here.

Whether it's immersing yourself in centuries-old architecture or exploring stunning natural wonders, a trip to Czech Republic promises an unforgettable experience.

Český Krumlov
Český Krumlov

Must-See Czech Republic
(12 days)

  1. 1
    Karlovy Vary

    Relax in the famous spa town known for its hot springs and beautiful architecture.

  2. 2
    Prague

    Explore the stunning architecture of the historic city center. Make this your base for day trips to surrounding places.

  3. 3
    Kutná Hora

    Discover the UNESCO-listed town known for its impressive Gothic architecture and the Sedlec Ossuary.

  4. 4
    Křivoklát Castle

    Visit the stunning medieval castle situated in the picturesque countryside.

  5. 5
    Český Krumlov

    Visit the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site with its well-preserved medieval architecture.

  6. 6
    Brno

    Explore the vibrant city known for its modernist architecture and lively nightlife.

  7. 7
    Olomouc

    Discover the historical city with its impressive baroque architecture and UNESCO-listed Holy Trinity Column.

Prague
Prague

Fun Fact

The Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption per capita in the world.

FAQ

Is the Czech Republic safe for tourists?

Yes, the Czech Republic is generally considered a safe country for tourists. However, travelers should exercise the same precautions they would in any other destination and be mindful of their surroundings.

What are the must-visit tourist destinations in the Czech Republic?

Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in the Czech Republic include Prague, Český Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, and Kutná Hora.

What are some essential phrases in Czech?

Some essential phrases in Czech include: - Hello: Dobrý den - Thank you: Děkuji - Yes: Ano - No: Ne - Excuse me: Promiňte

What's the best way to get around in the Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic has a well-developed public transportation system, including trains, trams, and buses. It is recommended to use public transportation when exploring cities, while renting a car is a good option for exploring the countryside.

Travel Tips

  • Money Cards are accepted at most places
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge no fees
  • Free ATMs Komerční banka (KB), Airbank
  • ATMs to avoid (high fees) Euronet, Moneta Money Bank
  • Do try the local cuisine and traditional Czech dishes.
  • Do dress appropriately when visiting religious sites.
  • Do say 'Na zdraví' (cheers) before taking a drink.
  • Don't forget to remove your shoes when entering someone's home.
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Cover: Charles Bridge, Prague

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