Discover Czech Republic
Basic information about the Czech Republic
Area: 79 000 km2 (comparable to Austria or Ireland)
Population: 10,5 million inhabitants (2011, Czech Statistical Office)
Consists of: Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia
- The Czech Republic is not only Prague. It is a spectacular country with rich history and culture. Among the most beautiful and interesting cities and towns belong Český Krumluv,Telč, Kutná Hora, Brno, Liberec, Olomouc, Hradec Králové, Plzeň, Luhačovice and many others.
- On the territory of the Czech Republic are 12 sites in the UNESCO Worl Heritage List (e.g. the historical centre of Český Krumlov and Telč, Archbishop’s Chateau and gardens in Kroměříž) and 6 of UNESCO biosphere reservations (e.g. Šumava, Třeboňsko, Křivoklátsko).
- The Czech Lands are unique for the number of castels, chateaus and fortresses - there are about 900 of them in the country. Except for the most famous Prague Castle, you can visit Karlštej Castle, Konopiště Chateau, Český Šternberk Castle, Chateau in Hluboká, Červená Lhota, Lednice and much more.
- When you get out of a city you discover how beautiful and colourful Czech nature is. It makes of the Czech Republic a prefect country for tourism. The dominant elements are mountains, which surrounds the state, and water. The Czech Republic is a country of rivers (e.g. river Elbe, Vltava, Oder), ponds, mineral springs and spas.
- West Bohemian is a region rich in spas and mineral springs. The best know spa is Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně.
- Czech industrial products have a long tradition and many of them are known and used all over the world. The best-known Czech products are beer, transportation and machinery (automobiles, Škoda automobiles, tramcars), glass, porcelain, Bohemian garnet, lead crystal, Baťa shoes and Petrof piano.
- It is an ideal place for active holidays. The Czech Republic offers a wide range of leisure activities for reasonable prices. You can try mountain climbing, rogalo flying, skydiving, sightseeing flights in baloons, cycling, golf, horseback riding, waterskiing, canoeing, windsurfing or some of winter sports like downhill skiing, cross-country skiing or ice hockey.
- The most popular sports are football and ice hockey and going for sport matches is literally part of Czech culture and tradition.
http://czech.cz/ - the official website of the Czech Republic
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - information regarding alien visa issues
Public Transport Prague - information about public transport in Prague (tariffs, schedules, lines etc.)
Czech Hydrometeorological Institute - information about weather, water and air quality
Ticketpro - ticket sale for concerts, theatres, sport and cultural events