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Czech Republic

Czech Republic Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

 


Language: Czech

Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)

Calling Code: +420

Brief History

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Czech Republic

 

Central Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Bertramka Mozart Museum

 

Bertramka Mozart Museum is a former house of Mr and Mrs Dušek that often hosted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in his frequent trips to Prague.

Břevnov Monastery

 

Brevnov Monastery is a Roman Catholic complex in the Prague outskirts. It was originally found in the ninth century.

 

Karlštejn Castle

 

Karlstein Castle is the largest and most impressive Gothic fortress in the country that served as a former royal residence.

 

Kokořín Castle

 

Kokorin Castle or Hrad Kokořín although fairly small is one of the most picturesque castles in Czech republic located 10 km (6 mi) Northeast of Mělník

Kolín

 

Kolin is a modest sized historic medieval town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

Křivoklát Castle

 

Křivoklát Castle was constructed in the 13th century by Bohemian king Přemysl Otakar II on the site of the older 12th century citadel.

Koněprusy Caves

 

Koneprusy Caves are natural underground formations with picturesque geologic formations and unique biosphere.

Kutná Hora

 

Kutna Hora is one of the largest and unique medieval towns of Central Bohemia that grew around abundant silver mines.

Mělník

 

Mělník is historic town in Central Bohemian Region at the confluence of the Labe and Vltava rivers.

 

Nymburk

 

Nymburk is a medieval Czech historic town that was found in 1275 during reign of Premysl Otakar II.

Okoř Castle

 

Okoř Castle is a ruined military citadel that was constructed in 1359 by Frantisek Rokyčansky, a wealthy citizen of Prague.

Prague

 

Prague is the largest city of Czech Republic as well as its capital. Its historical center is one of the most beautiful complexes in Europe.

Točník Castle

 

Tocnik Castle is a well preserved medieval citadel that stands on a strategic hill overlooking surrounding countryside.

Troja Palace

 

Magnifecent Troja Palace in the outskirts of Czech capital of Prague is well worth a visit for its architecture and art gallery.

Vyšehrad Castle

 

Well preserved Vysehrad Castle is a historical medieval fortifications that is located in the South neighborhood of Prague.

Zbraslav Château

 

Zbraslav Chateau is a former Catholic monastery in Zbraslac municipality in the outskirts of Prague.

 

South Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Český Krumlov

 

Magnificent medieval Cesky Krumlov is famous for its beautiful architecture, rich history and pleasant atmosphere.

Orlík Castle

 

Magnificent Orlik Castle is a medieval fortress perched on a high cliff in South Bohemian Region.

Rožmberk nad Vltavou

 

Rožmberk nad Vltavou is an impressive medieval fortress in a South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

Strakonice Castle

 

Strakonice Castle is a medieval fortress in South Bohemian Region famous for its colorful and rich history.

Šumava National Park

 

Sumava National Park is a massive nature reserve in Plzen and South Bohemian Regions.

 

Tábor

 

Tabor is a historic town that played an important role in the country's history including being the heart of the Hussite rebellion.

 

Vyšší Brod Monastery

 

Vyssi Brod Monastery is a large historic Roman Catholic religious complex in South Bohemia region.

 

Zlatá Koruna Monastery

 

Zlata Koruna Monastery or Golden Crown is a magnificent Roman Catholic abbey that was constructed in 1263 during reign of King Premysl Otakar II.

Zvíkov Castle

 

Zvikov Castle is a large medieval fortress situated on a picturesque peninsula at the junctions of Otava and Vltava rivers.

     

 

West Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Černé Jezero

 

Černé Jezero or Black lake is a picturesque lake hidden in dense Bohemian Forest in Czech West Bohemia.

 

Loket Castle

 

Medieval Loket Castle hold high ground on a hill overlooking Eger river in Czech Republic.

 

 

Rabí Castle

 

Rabí Castle is located in Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It is one of the largest medieval fortress in the country.

 

Švihov Castle

 

Svihov Castle is a medieval citadel that constructed in 1480- 89 by the orders of Rýžemberk family and under supervision of Benedikt Rieto.

Velhartice Castle

 

Medieval Velhartice Castle is a Gothic fortress that was constructed in 1290-1310 by Bohumil of Budětice and later followed by Bušek the Elder.

     

 

North Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Bezděz Castle

 

Bezdez Castle is one of the few original medieval castles that kept its original layout and yet it is preserved in a fairly good condition.

České Švýcarsko National Park

 

Ceské Švýcarsko National Park or Czech Switzerland is a nature reserve situated in North-western Czech Republic.

Český Ráj

 

Cesky Raj or simply Czech Paradise is a protected area in Czech Republick famous for its geologic formations.

 

Hauenštejn Castle

 

Hauenštejn Castle is a former military citadel that served as a royal residence after it lost any military significance.

 

Kost Castle

 

Kost Castle or Bone Fortress was erected in 14th century by Peter von Wartenberg. It became a bone in a throat of many armies that tried to take it.

     

 

East Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Adršpach-Teplice Rocks

 

Magnificent and picturesque Adršpach-Teplice Rocks are sandstone formations preffered by hikers, climbers and base jumpers alike.

Krkonoše National Park

 

Krkonoše National Park in Czech Republic is listed as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site for its beaty and unique biosphere

 

   

 

North Moravia and Silesia (Czech Republic)

Bouzov Castle

 

Bouzov Castle or Hrad Bouzov is situated 28 km Northwest of Olomouc in Moravia, Czech Republic. The castle existed since at least 1317.

Brníčko Castle

 

Brníčko Castle is situated 184 km east of Prague in the Olomouc Region of Czech Republic. The first time it was mentioned was in 1353.

Helfštýn Castle

 

Helfštýn Castle was constructed in 13th century by knight Friduš (Helfrid) of Linava in an Olomouc region.

 

Sovinec Castle

 

Sovinec Castle served multiple purposes during its long history from medieval military citadel to the SS secret prison.

 

 

South Moravia (Czech Republic)

Boskovice Castle

 

Unlike other castles in the country Boskovice Castle was abandoned and wasn't reconstructed since it lost its strategic value.

Brno

 

Brno is second largest city in Czech Republic and its historic Old Town is famous for beautiful and unique architecture.

Landštejn Castle

 

Landstejn Castle is a ruined massive medieval fortification in the South Moravia region.

 

Pernštejn Castle

 

Pernstejn Castle is located on a strategic mountain above the village of Nedvědice and the rivers Svratka and Nedveka.

Podyjí National Park

 

Podyjí National Park is an extended nature preserve located in South Moravian Region of Czech Republic.

Slavkov Castle

 

Slavkov Castle is a place where armistice was signed between Austria and France after the Battle of Austerlitz on 2 December 1805.

Vranov nad Dyji

Vranov nad Dyji consists of several buildings constructed over a course of several centuries on top of a strategic hill overlooking picturesque Dyji Valley below.

 

 

 

Geography of Czech Republic

Czech Republic is a country in the Central Europe. Its shares its borders with Poland, Germany, Austria and Slocakia. The largest river in the country is Vltava that flows through the capital of the country- Prague. In springs it occasionally causes troubles by flooding cities, villages and surrounding fields.

Politics of Czech Republic

Czech Republic is a democratic Republic. The head of the state is the president. Legislative branch is bi- chambered parliament that consists of Senate and Chamber of Deputies.

Language in Czech Republic

The official language in the country is Czech that is part of the Slavic languages. Also German, English, French and Russian are widely spoken.

Religion in  Czech Republic

Catholics make up 39% of the population, 5% are Protestant and Orthodox Christians make up about 3% of the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Important numbers

Emergency numbers
Embassies and Consulates

Ambulance

155

112 (English)

 

Fire

150

 

Police

158, 156

 

US Embassy

Trziste 15, Prague

Tel. 25- 75 30 663

 

UK Embassy

Thunovska 14, Prague

Tel. 25- 74 02 111

 

Australian Consulate

Klimentska 10, Prague

Tel. 25- 10 18 350

 

Canadian Embassy

Muchova 6, Prague

27- 21 01 800

www.canada.cz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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