Czech Republic

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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

The Czech Republic, and in particular the capital Prague, has become one of the major tourist destinations in Europe. The Czech economy gets a substantial income from tourism.

Visas

Citizens of other EU member states and Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland  and the USA can stay in Czech Republic visa-free for up to 90 days.

For more information visit www.mzv.cz

Major cities

Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň, Liberec

Top tourist attractions

  • Prague
  • Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov
  • Historic Centre of Telc
  • Church of Saint John of Nepomuk, Zelena Hora
  • Historical Town Centre - Kutna Hora
  • Lednice - Valtice Cultural Landscape
  • Adrspach - Teplice Rocks
  • Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz
  • Holasovice Historical Village Reservation
  • Litomysl Castle

Activities

The Czech Republic represents a crossing point between the various European cultures, the beauty and the variety of its natural landscapes and the wealth of its artistic and cultural patrimony, make it an interesting nation for the tourist.

Surface

The Czech landscape is exceedingly varied. Bohemia, to the west, consists of a basin drained by the Elbeand the Vltava (or Moldau) rivers, surrounded by mostly low mountains, such as the Krkonošerange of the Sudetes. The highest point in the country, Sněžkaat 1,602 m (5,256 ft), is located here.

Climate

The Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate, with relatively hot summers and cold, cloudy and snowy winters. On average, summer temperatures are about 20 degrees higher than during winter.

Taxes

Standard Rate 20%, Reduced Rate 10%

Public holidays

  • 1 January – Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State
  • variable date: Easter Monday – Easter is celebrated for two days (Sunday and Monday)
  • 1 May – Labour Day
  • 8 May – Liberation Day
  • 5 July – Saints Cyriland Methodius Day
  • 6 July – Jan Hus Day
  • 28 September – St. Wenceslas Day (Czech Statehood Day)
  • 28 October – Independent Czechoslovak State Day
  • 17 November – Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
  • 24 December – ChristmasEve; Christmas is celebrated during the evening of the 24th.
  • 25 December – Christmas Day
  • 26 December – St. Stephen'sDay

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Source: www.wikipedia.org