Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe, historically known as Bohemia.

Capital City

Prague

Currency

Czech Koruna

Total population:

10.7 million (2020)

Languages spoke:

Czech

Cultural dos:

Remove your shoes when entering a Czech home

Cultural don’t:s

Don’t refer to people from the Czech Republic as Czechoslovakians. Czech Republic and Slovakia are now two separate countries since they split in the early 90s.

Continent:

Europe

Three foods you need to try in this country

  • Vepro Knedlo Zelo (pork, dumplings and sauerkraut),
  • Svickova na Smetane (roast sirloin cooked in cream sauce and served with dumplings),
  • Smazeny Rizek (schnitzel and potato salad)

Bonus

  • All the cakes and pastries!!!
  • Beer

What the country is known for :

  • Historical castles and mansions
  • Prague Castle – largest in the world
  • Elbe River,
  • Prague Astronomical Clock,
  • St Vitus Cathedral,
  • Architectural variety with examples of Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Romanesque, Classism, Art -Nouveau, Cubism, Functionalism architecture on display around the country
  • Czechy Krumlov,
  • Charles Bridge
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Historic Prague

More About Czech Republic

If you love fairytales (or grand ancient architecture), you’re in luck because there is no shortage of castles in the Czech Republic. With over 2000 castles, Czech Republic has the most castles in Europe. The most famous are the Prague Castle, Hluboka Castle, Lednic Castle, and Orlik Castle but there plenty of smaller, less known gems that are definitely worth a visit. There is large expat community in the Czech Republic (about half a million) so as a tourist from any part for the world, you are bound to feel welcome due to the diversity in this lovely country.

 

If you’ve ever wanted to know what bohemian looks like, it’s sipping absinthe while reading Kafka in an underground jazz bar that’s housed in a 15th century building. Welcome to Prague.

They consume the most beer per capita

English

Czech

Hello

Ahoj

Goodbye

Ahoj

Please

Prosim

Thank you

Dekuji

How much?

Jak moc?

Do you speak English?

Mluvis anglicky?

Where is the toilet?

Kde je toaleta?

May I please have some water?

Mohu prosim dostat troche vody?

I would like some food please

Prosim o nejake jidlo

Where can I get a taxi?

Kde chytnu taxik?

Places visited

Destination Gallery

NEWS & UPDATES

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