Country: Czech Republic
Where is it: Czech Republic is located in central Europe, southeast of Germany
Why do people go here: The Eastern European “it” country that, despite the increase in prices, still has cheap beer, cheap lodging and cheap fun.
What are the main entry points: Trains into Prague from Germany and Slovakia are reliable and relatively inexpensive
Currency used: Czech koruna
Country Code for Phones: 420
Area codes for Major Cities: Prague 2
Religion: Roman Catholic 39.2%, Protestant 4.6%, Orthodox 3%, other 13.4%, atheist 39.8%
Population: 10.5 million
Ethnic Breakdown: Czech 81.2%, Moravian 13.2%, Slovak 3.1%, Polish 0.6%, German 0.5%, Silesian 0.4%, Roma 0.3%, Hungarian 0.2%, other 0.5%
Government: Parliamentary republic
Major Cities: Prague
Attractions: Prague, Kutna Hora, Cesky Krumlov
Tourism Office locations and links: Czech Republic Czech Tourist Authority Prague 1, Narodni 37 +42 2 24211458.
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Zelezny Brod, Velehrad, Punkva cave, Kratochvile castle
Health Issues: No vaccines are required to enter the Czech Republic
Tips for Visiting
When to go: Spring can cause flooding- watch out! Fall is usually a nice time to visit
Common Phrases: Yes = Ano, No = Ne, Do you speak English? = Cinit tebe mluvit Anglicky?
Specific Events/Holidays: Czech Founding Day, 28 October (1918)
Getting Around: Buses go where the trains don’t
Good to know: Massive flooding in 2002 caused millions of dollars worth of damages in Prague. Although many things have re-opened, some have not.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Czech Republic is the Ruzyne International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Czech Republic travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.