Located in Central Europe, Czech Republic is a small but interesting country to visit. Historic architecture, magical castles, great beer and much more.

Why Visit

HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE: As Czech Republic wasn’t severely bombed during the WWII, a lot of its medieval buildings are still intact. The country is full of historical sights, and its architecture is a crossroad of diverse architectural styles representing many periods, from Bohemian Baroque to Gothic to Renaissance. 

LOCATION: Czech Republic is located right in the middle of Europe, it allows you to reach many places within hours.

BEER: The beer is a big part of Czech’s culture, a long tradition that dates back to the year 993. They drink the most beer per capita of any nation in the world, and they are very proud of their beer quality. If you are feeling adventurous, try their “Beer Spa“, or buy many of their cosmetics made out of beer.

CASTLES: Czech Republic has the largest density and some of the oldest castles in all Europe. There are over 2000 around the country, being Prague’s Castle the biggest in the entire world! Get transported to a fairytale in Czech Republic. 

Located in Western Europe, Belgium is a small country known as the world capital of the beer and the chocolate. The is also home to an amazing architecture and picturesque cute little towns that look like they were taking out of a postcard. 

Why Visit

HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE: As Czech Republic wasn’t severely bombed during the WWII, a lot of its medieval buildings are still intact. The country is full of historical sights, and its architecture is a crossroad of diverse architectural styles representing many periods, from Bohemian Baroque to Gothic to Renaissance. 

LOCATION: Czech Republic is located right in the middle of Europe, it allows you to reach many places within hours.

BEER: The beer is a big part of Czech’s culture, a long tradition that dates back to the year 993. They drink the most beer per capita of any nation in the world, and they are very proud of their beer quality. If you are feeling adventurous, try their “Beer Spa“, or buy many of their cosmetics made out of beer.

CASTLES: Czech Republic has the largest density and some of the oldest castles in all Europe. There are over 2000 around the country, being Prague’s Castle the biggest in the entire world! Get transported to a fairytale in Czech Republic. 

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What to expect

LANGUAGE: Czech is the only official language of the Czech Republic, and it is spoken by about 96% of the population. About 1/4 of the citizens speak English, although it is much better in Prague. It will be useful to learn some basic words. 

ELECTRICITY: In The Czech Republic the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY: The Czech crown (or Czech Koruna) is the official currency. It is often the only possible currency to use. Unfortunately, and even though Czech Republic is part of the European Union, euros are not widely accepted. 1 USD equals 24.73 korunas. You can still exchange any other currency in any bank or withdraw the money directly from the ATM. Credit cards are widely accepted as well, although europeans prefer cash and it is recommended to always carry cash in your wallet.

SAFETY: Czech Republic has a really low crime rate and it is a really safe country to travel to. As in every other destination, you are encouraged to take security precautions to avoid any possible problems.

PASSPORT: Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the Czech Republic for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu. 

Citizens from all other countries (except, of course, european citizens) need to request a visa in advance through the embassy.

How to get around

By plane: The Czech Republic has many small airports in many of its towns, with a total of 91 airports in the country. While most Czech flights are international, domestic flights between Moravia and Bohemia are available.  However, train, bus and car travel are more popular for domestic transport.

By Car: Renting a car in Czech Republic is a really good option and gives you a lot of flexibility. Due to the size of the country, you could cross it in no more than 5 hours. Traffic is really good unless you get in the big cities during rush hours.

By Bus: Public transportation is the best option for on-budget travelers. They will get you to corners not accessible by plane or train. They range from luxury lines to basic buses depending on what you are willing to pay.

By Train: Rail network in the Czech Republic is very extensive, being one of the largest in Europe, and connects all the major cities with smaller towns. International train services to the Czech Republic run from most points in Europe, with direct connections from Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary.

By Boat: There are no local boating networks in Czech Republic, though several towns and cities offer cruises on lakes and rivers.

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