The Czech Republic, sometimes called Czechia, is a charming landlocked nation in Central Europe. Dotted with castles and medieval buildings, anyone will fall in love with the country over a Czech Republic vacation or a weekend getaway to Prague, its historic capital.
Most travelers begin their Czech Republic vacation in Prague. It’s the largest city and historical hear of the Bohemian region of Europe. It was the seat of The Holy Roman Empire and a cultural, political and economic hub of Europe.
Visitors love Prague and all of The Czech Republic. It’s a country with fascinating history a hip, vibrant culture today. Only one generation removed from decades of occupation, The Czech Republic is thriving and its people are eager to share their beautiful homeland with the world.
Good to Know Before Visiting The Czech Republic
The Czech Koruna (Crown)
Power Voltage and Socket
230 Volt, C and F Sockets
Knowledge of English
About 20% of citizens speak English but there will be a much higher percentage speaking English in Prague and tourist zones.
The Czech Republic is an extremely safe country with a very low crime rate. Even pickpocketing is rare but all travelers should be vigilant when abroad.
LGBT Safety and Protections
Czech law bans all discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender identity. The Czech Republic is considered the most gay-friendly Central European and former Eastern-bloc nation. While very safe and tolerant, many gay bars in Prague still maintain an underground feel. Prague Pride is the largest LGBT Pride event in Central Europe.
Main Tourist Attractions
Here is a guide to planning the best weekend in Prague for an unforgettable city break
The are so many Prague tours available and many day trips from Prague. We review 8 popular options in our Prague tour reviews post.