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Czech Republic

Czech Republic is located in Central Europe. It is bordering Germany to the west, Poland to the north-east, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east. Czech republic is a member of NATO since 1999 and a member of the European Union (EU) since 2004. The capital of Czech Republic is Prague which is also its largest city. Its official language is Czech although English is also widely spoken in the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic has a total area of slightly less than 80,000 square kilometres. It has a population of slightly more than ten million inhabitants.

The following are two of our favourite tourist attractions in the Czech Republic:-

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

St. Vitus Cathedral is located inside the complex of the Prague Castle at Hradcanske namesti, the highest point of the city of Prague. It is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Gothic style of architecture. The history of St. Vitus Cathedral dates back to the 10th century during the reign of Prince Vaclav I. It was formerly known as St. Vitus, St Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral. The present cathedral was established in the 14th century during the reign of King Charles IV.

St Vitus Cathedral is the largest and the most important cathedral in the Czech Republic. It is the seat of Archbishop of Prague. The cathedral contains the tombs of former Bohemian kings, saints and emperors. The interior of the cathedral has lovely stained glass windows. Admission to the cathedral is free. Opening hours are between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and between 12.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. on Sunday during the summer months.

Karlstejn Castle, Karlstejn

Karlstejn Castle is located approximately 25 kilometres south west of Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. It is one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. The castle was built in 1365 under reign of Roman Emperor Charles IV. Today it is one of the most visited castles in the country attracting millions of foreign tourists from all over the world every year.

Karlstejn Castle is located on top of a hill overlooking Berounka River. The best way to travel to Karlstejn Castle is by train which runs every 60 minutes to the town of Karlstejn from Central Prague.

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  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Enjoyed your page Ho & Pang, brought back some wonderful memories of our visit in 2005, and some nice photos of places we had not visited.

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Sep 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      Hi Mike, Thanks for visiting our Czech Republic travel page. We visited Prague also around 2005. This is certainly a lovely city. We hope to visit it again one day. ~ho & pang

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Fabulous page about the Czech Republic here. I also visited Karlstejn from the Czech capital. Unfortunately I missed the Dancing Houses in Prague.

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2011 at 4:50 AM

    how i wish i could visit prague soon...it is in my top 5 wishlist! thanks for sharing such wonderful tips and lovely photos.

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Great pages..we just came back from this part of the world.

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    great trip you had here, when I visited I got snow, charming but cold.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2010 at 7:27 AM

    You've captured lots of interesting sights here. Very good tips on the Charles Bridge & Old Town Square in particular. I must definitely revisit Prague one day! By the way, there are LOADS of KFC restaurants in Britain, which is in Europe ;-)

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Excellent page! You saw and did so many interesting things in your time there! I don't think I have ever seen a photo of the Statues in Wenceslas Square before, they are imposing!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    This Astronomical Clock would make my hubby be so in awe of it! Czech Republic looks like a wonderful place to visit. I enjoyed the lovely tour!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    YOu have done a wonderful job of describing this country and the sites. It sounds like you really enjoyed the trip, and the pictures are fantastic.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Like Dee I did like your dancing house all looks exciting around here = would love to visit but just now just virtually!

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