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Tourism in the Czech Republic

Charles Bridge in Prague

The Czech Republic has become one of the major tourist destinations in Europe. The capital, Prague, is the most popular destination. Other highly visited destinations include Karlštejn Castle, Kutná Hora, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice and the Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape. Prague attracts large amounts of foreign tourists, mostly from Germany, Russia, Poland, United States, Israel and United Kingdom.[1]

Contents

  • Tourist attractions 1
    • Nightlife 1.1
    • Hiking and skiing 1.2
    • Vineyards 1.3
  • Transport 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Tourist attractions

Nightlife

Prague attracts large amounts of tourists because of low costs associated with nightlife. The large number of bars and clubs, located close together and often open late, serve as additional incentives for tourists from Europe.

Hiking and skiing

The Czech countryside offers protected areas such as Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj), Bohemian Karst (Český kras) and Šumava National Park. The countryside features castles, caves and other landmarks. In Southern Bohemia, the Šumava Mountains, also in Vysočina, Jizerské hory and Beskydy contain many hiking and cross-country skiing possibilities. The nature reserve Rejvíz is a popular destination in the Jeseníky Mountains.

Skiing resorts are located from Northern East to Northern West Czech Republic. The most famous and popular resorts lies in the Krkonoše Mountains. Krkonoše includes the tourist centre of Harrachov.

Vineyards

Moravia is famous for its wine.

Transport

Prague is served by Prague Václav Havel Airport. For travel within the Czech Republic it is common to use Inter-City trains or buses. Roads are in good condition and include a highway network. There is good tourism infrastructure in every big city and most tourist resorts.

Gallery

Tourism in Czech Republic gallery
The Powder Tower in Prague. 
The castle in Lednice
The town of Kutná Hora
The town square in České Budějovice
Holy Trinity Column, Olomouc

References

  1. ^ Czech Statistical Office

External links

  • Czech tourism - Official site of the Czech Republic
  • Czechtourism.com - Official site of the CzechTourism agency
  • The Czech Sights on the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • IDOS - Search engine for all public transport in the Czech Republic.
  • Czech Beer Tourism - Information about beer tourism in the Czech Republic
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