The Czech Republic, or Czechia, is a central European country bordered by Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Poland. Affordable prices and easy connectivity throughout Europe make it a popular weekend getaway for many Europeans.
Nearly half of the annual visitors to the Czech Republic flood to the capital city of Prague, for tasty beer and medieval architecture. The country is also known for castles, and the Bohemian Paradise area is popular with hikers and skiers.
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Currency: Czech crown or Czech krone can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Czech Republic, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Czech Republic is Czech.
Health: There only health concerns in Czech Republic for travellers are tick-borne encephalitis within forests as well as a recent measles outbreak. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink in major cities such as Prague, however its suggested to drink bottled water in rural areas.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Czech Republic.
Popular foods: – Bread knedliky (wholesome dumplings, perfect for soaking up sauces). – Kuřecí kapsa (chicken breasts stuffed with German ham and cheese). – Zelňačka (traditional Czech sauerkraut soup). – Bramboráky (Czech potato pancakes). – Smažený vepřový rízek (Czech version of a pork schnitzel).
When to go: The summer months in the Czech Republic is when travel is at it’s busiest because of the pleasant temperature and humidity as well as the occasional thunderstorms. The Czech Republic is busiest between May and September, where there are a number of larger festivals are held to take advantage of the pleasant weather.