Facts about the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic borders Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Poland to the north and Slovakia to the southeast. It is not a big country, but has a rich and eventful history. In the Czech Republic you will find a large amount of architectural treasures as well as beautiful forests and mountains.
On January 1, 1993, the country that was then Czechoslovakia went through a peaceful divorce with Slovakia. The Czech Republic is the country where modern beer was invented in the city of Plzen. Czechs are the biggest beer drinkers in the world, and going to a nice Czech pub for dinner and a few beers is a must!
What to see in the Czech Republic?
The capital of the Czech Republic is Prague with its incredible historical center. This magical city with bridges, cathedrals, golden domed towers and church domes is reflected in the surface of the Vltava river. Prague is also a modern and vibrant city full of energy, music, cultural art, fine restaurants and special events.
Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful town with a castle and a picturesque center with baroque buildings. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like Prague, the city is located on the Vltava River. The appearance of the city has hardly changed since the 18th century and the buildings are well maintained and restored.
Good to know in Czech Republic
Questions and answers
The language of the Czech Republic?
What language do you speak in the Czech Republic?
The official language is Czech. Slovak can also be heard, especially in big cities, as there is a significant Slovak minority and both languages are mutually intelligible.
The vast majority of younger people speak excellent English, many of the older generation also speak German.
How many inhabitants does the Czech Republic have?
The total population of the Czech Republic is approximately 10,500,000
What is the capital of the Czech Republic?
The capital and largest city of the Czech Republic is Prague
When did the Czech Republic join the EU?
The Czech Republic is a member of the EU, the country was admitted on 1 May 2004
Is the Czech Republic part of Schengen?
Yes, the Czech Republic has been a member of the Schengen cooperation since 21 December 2007
Is the Czech Republic a member of NATO?
Yes, the Czech Republic has been a member of the NATO Alliance since 12 March 1999
What time is it in the Czech Republic?
The Czech Republic has a time zone of UTC +1. So no matter where you are in the country, the time is the same.
Can you drink tap water in the Czech Republic?
There are generally no problems with drinking the water from the taps. Those who want to be on the safe side buy bottled water, it is not very expensive and it can be bought in kiosks everywhere.
When is the best time to travel to the Czech Republic?
When is the best time to holiday in the Czech Republic?
The best period to holiday in the Czech Republic is spring and autumn, summer in the Czech Republic can get uncomfortably hot if you want to experience the big cities. If you want to holiday in the mountains, summer is of course a good time.
Is it safe to travel in the Czech Republic?
It is safe to travel in the Czech Republic which has low crime rate as long as you take the same precautions as you would in any other country. This means avoiding deserted areas and refraining from openly displaying valuables in public places.
The only thing you need to take care of is, like all places where there are tourists, pickpockets. Apart from these pickpockets, there is nothing to fear.
Family holiday with children in the Czech Republic
If you need to take children on holiday to the Czech Republic, here is a link to experiences for children and families.
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