The Czech Republic
The Czech Republic, also commonly referred to as "Czechia," is truly the heart of Europe—and for a good reason! The Czech Republic expertly combines bustling and charming city life with its quiet countryside full of picturesque landscapes. Throughout this magical country, timeless and modern castles can be found dotted along the land, including the world's largest castle complex in the capital city of Prague. While in Prague, visit the famous Charles Bridge, the colorful John Lennon wall, and the Old Town Square. Need more reason to visit Czechia? Its central location is the perfect spot to hop on an inexpensive train and travel to most other parts of Europe.
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Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, has incredible beauty and history that dates back thousands of years. Wander through the medieval streets, stroll along the riverside, and explore the historic Old Town Square, full of colorful buildings with unique architectural styles and Gothic churches. Tour Prague's Jewish Quarter, including its six synagogues. And of course, visiting the capital city is impossible without seeing Prague Castle, the city's most popular tourist attraction! After a day of exploring this remarkable European city, relax in local pubs or cafes and enjoy traditional Czech cuisine paired with local lagers.
- Prague Castle
The largest castle complex in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Prague Castle is amongst the most important cultural sites in all of the Czech Republic. Built in the 9th century, this castle complex is comprised of three courtyards and numerous buildings that spread out over 18 acres of land, including St. George's Basilica, the Royal Garden, and St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the country. Although Prague Castle is a popular tourist spot, it mainly serves as the home of the President of the Czech Republic.
- Prague's Jewish Quarter
Prague's Jewish Quarter is one of the most impressive areas in Prague and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since the early 1990s. Officially named Josefov, the neighborhood holds some of the oldest buildings in the Czech Republic, including the world's oldest synagogue, the Old New Synagogue. Here, visitors can learn about the mythical Golem, whose body is believed to rest in the attic above. Discover the remarkable Old Jewish Cemetery, home to thousands of Prague residents that have been laid peacefully to rest here. This charming neighborhood impresses those with its beauty and peace but also symbolizes world history.
- Czech Folklore
Czech folklore tradition developed over centuries among the Czech people, including various folk songs, elaborate costumes, and even fairy tales! Czech folklore offers all age groups a source of entertainment, from young children to the elderly, and each region of the Czech Republic holds its own unique folklore traditions. In all areas, music plays an essential part in folklore. Some instruments you may hear during a folk performance are violins, bagpipes, and even trumpets. Of course, folk dances are paired with lively music!
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No vaccinations are needed. No health precautions are listed for Czech Republic.
The months of May thru September have the best weather. Days are warm and nights are cool, so be sure to take a sweater, possibly even an umbrella if you are traveling in the spring.
In restaurants, round up the bill to the nearest Euro. Tip 10% for larger bills. To tip waiters, you will need to state the total amount you wish them to keep including the meal when you hand over the cash.
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Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card while traveling.
The Czech Republic is famous for its crystal fine art, hand-knit shawls, wooden toys, garnets, handmade tablecloths and puppets, painted eggs, caviar, china, antiques, peasant frocks, and music.
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230 volts. Plug E. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.
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