Tourism in the Czech Republic


Tourism in the Czech Republic

The 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.

Tourist attractions

Nightlife

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 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.

Traffic

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.

External links

*wikitravel|Czech Republic
* [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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