The Czech Republic is known to travelers for many things: romantic, medieval Prague, red rooftops and tasty trdelník, Bohemian villages, and for being the country that consumes the most beer per capita–aka–my kinda people.
Prague is by far the most populous and the most popular city in the Czech Republic. Not far from Prague you also have Ostrava, Kutná Hora (known for its famous “bone church“), Brno, Plzen (the birthplace of pilsner), Karlovy Vary, and Cesky Krumlov.
Below you’ll find all the articles on the Czech Republic that I’ve written so far. But there’s more to come! Until then, czech out these posts:
CZECH REPUBLIC TRAVEL BASICS
CURRENCY | Czech korunas (Check out xe.com for the most up-to-date currency conversion–they have a mobile app too!)
TIME ZONE | GMT+1, The entire country of Czech Republic is six hours ahead of the Eastern time zone.
VISA / PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS | If you’re planning to spend less than 90 days in the Czech Republic/the Schengen area, you can get by using just your U.S. passport–no Visa required. (Except for all those pilsners you’re planning on buying, ba-dum-tshh!) However, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you leave the Schengen area.
LANGUAGE(S) SPOKEN | In the Czech Republic, Czech is the primary language spoken. And good luck with that.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR? | As with almost all of Europe, pick-pockets are probably your biggest safety concern. Watch your pockets and purses in crowded, tourist-filled areas, primarily in Prague.
Obviously, always take standard safety precautions (don’t wander alone at night, stick to major streets and pathways, don’t flash your wads of cash you baller you). For more information on Czech Republic safety concerns, see this page and always pick up travel insurance before you go.
WHERE TO STAY IN PRAGUE
The capital city of Prague is worth the visit alone, but though the Czech Republic is small, it’s packing tourism destinations out the wazoo. After you decide where in the Czech Republic you want to visit,
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For more on my favorite places to stay in Prague, check out this post.
RECOMMENDED CZECH REPUBLIC TOURS
➤ INTREPID TRAVEL | If planning an entire trip sounds overwhelming, popular tour company Intrepid offers multi-day tours of the Czech Republic, hitting all the hot spots there and beyond. Intrepid tours includes all accommodation, some meals, and your own personal, knowledgable Czech Republic travel guide.
➤ VIATOR TOURS | If you’re just looking for day tours to various attractions in and around the Czech Republic, Viator is my go-to tour company. They’ve got tours for sightseeing in Prague, day trips to surrounding small towns, food tours, castles, wine/beer tasting, and every single thing in between. Their tours include pickup and dropoff as well as your very own local tour guides.
CZECH REPUBLIC PACKING ESSENTIALS
➤ CZECH REPUBLIC GUIDEBOOK | I’m a big believer in travel guidebooks – they’re great for historical and background information, practical information like phone numbers, addresses, and opening and closing times, as well as restaurant recommendations and pretty pictures ’cause the Czech Republic is just a beaut’! Consider them your portable Czech Republic travel guide.
Rough Guides, Rick Steves, and Fodor’s are my favorite go-to brands. And if you’re interested in a different kind of guidebook, check out Culture Smart! Czech Republic. Culture Smart! guidebooks focus less on hotel recommendations and more on getting you acquainted with the local customs and culture of your destination. I LOVE these guidebooks and find them to be 100% accurate.
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