- Tourism in the Czech Republic
Czech Republic, and in particular the capital Prague, has become one of the major tourist destinations in Europe. Other highly-visited destinations include Karlštejn, Kutná Hora, Český Krumlov, and Lednice.
Prague attracts large amounts of foreign (mostly British and German) 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 Western 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 contain many hiking and cross-country skiing possibilities. The nature reserve Rejvízis a popular destination in the JeseníkyMountains.
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
Moraviais famous for its wine.
Prague is served by
Ruzyně International Airport. For travelling within the Czech Republic it is common to use InterCity-trains or overland buses. Roads are in good condition and include a highway network. There is good tourism infrastructure in every big city and most tourist resorts.
* [http://www.czech.cz/en/tourism-sport/ Czech tourism and sport] - Official site of the Czech Republic
* [http://www.czechtourism.com/ Czechtourism.com] - Official site of the CzechTourism agency
* [http://comenius.gvm.cz/geograph/un.htm The Czech Sights on the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage]
* [http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/JRCis.asp?tt=c&p=MF&cl=E5 IDOS] - Search engine for all public transport in the Czech Republic.
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