Aerial view of the Old Town section
of Prague in the Czech Republic
part of a Russian satellite nation that lived under communism
for almost 40 years, today the Czech Republic is a member of the
EU and enjoying a resurgence amid an Eastern European tourist
to the south, Germany
to the southeast, Poland
to the north and now bordered by Slovakia
(with which it formed the other half of former Czechoslovakia)
the little landlocked Czech Republic is big on natural beauty
as well as architectural treasures at almost every turn.
the Czech Republic has been drawing visitors by the millions each
year to its well-preserved ancient castles and cathedrals in its
major cities, as well as its beautiful countryside perhaps best
showcased at Sumava
capital city of Prague, other popular tourist stops throughout
the country including visits to famous Bohemian beer breweries
and tours of Czech wineries and vineyards.
A walk around Prague
Don't miss Prague's mechanical clock and astronomical dial with
12 apostles and other animated sculptures parading on the hour.
the vibrant and beautiful capital city, is for many visitors the
first stop in the Czech Republic, irresistibly drawn to the city's
rich history seen in its imposing castle, within which lies the
tempestuously Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral.
the hordes of crowds of tourists to the front of Old Town tower
to witness the twelve apostles and other sculptures - parading
on the hour - around the upper tower of the old medieval astronomical
and take the entire Prague tour in this eminently walkable city
with its winding medieval Old Town streets and hidden courtyards
to discover the city's underground music clubs and jazz cellars,
as well as its trendy art galleries and glitzy shops as you make
your way along the main commercial drag, Paris
must-sees include its many museums of all descriptions, ranging
from exhibits detailing city history to modern art. Also don'
t miss a glimpse of contemporary architectural history found in
the outrageously jazzy Dancing
House by American architect Frank Gehry.
For a relaxing
afternoon to take it all in, also don't miss a view of the city
from frequently scheduled boat tours along the Vltava river.
More about Prague and Czech Republic travel around the Web:
- The official site, with special guides devoted to top attractions,
romantic holidays, Czech Republic for kids, with practical travel
tips, event calendar, photos & maps.
Republic Travel Guide - A complete country directory including
travel facts & information, top attractions, hotel booking,
Czech Republic -
"More than a destination guide" with extensive insider
travel notes on Prague and top attractions in other major cities,
plus a busy chat room, message boards, blog posts.
Tourism Information Guide - A
complete guide to the city and its attractions with overviews of
restaurants and nightlife, shops and markets, annual and upcoming