Cesky Krumlov, Czechia
Cesky Krumlov, Czechia
Land of the rose and Bohemian pilsener.

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Experience stunning literature, music, and cuisine in Central Europe.

Czechia is a natural beauty, inside and out. With a rich cultural heritage, many people have contributed to and take pride in the country. Czechs, Romans, Austrians, Germans, Jews, Slovaks, as well as Italian stonemasons, French tradesmen, and deserters from Napoleon’s army have all lived, worked, and passed through. Each left their mark and influence in the building of the modern Czech Republic we know today. 

Czechia is a landlocked country southeast of Germany bordering Austria to the south, Poland to the north and Slovakia to the southeast. There are plateaus, rolling hills and pristine mountains. 

Mountain ranges include the Krkonose (Giant Mountains), on the Polish border, which features a stunning long distance hiking trail called the Krakononos Path. The Krusne Hory (Ore Mountains) are known for their mineral resources, forests, and rolling hills with historic mining towns and Christmas markets. And the Sumava (Bohemian Forest), along the German and Austrian borders are dotted with lakes, meadows, and foggy dales.. 

There are hundreds of ancient castles, churches, monasteries and stately mansions across the country which harken to earlier periods. The architecture speaks volumes to the former presence of others in the Gothic, Baroque, and Roman buildings, and in the capital, Prague, you can see it all.

In fact you can almost see it all in Prague in its historic Old Town Square in the heart of the city, which dates back to the 10th century. Everything happens here -- from political meetings to Christmas markets, and all events between. The square has a Gothic town hall, Gothic cathedral, Baroque church,and a prominent statue of Jan Hus, a Czech religious reformer and theologian from the 15th century. He was a key contributor to the eventual Protestant Reformation in a separation from the Roman Catholic Church.

Cesky Krumlov is another beautiful city, and a UNESCO World Heritage site with many Baroque buildings. The Baroque period came after the Renaissance and was exuberant in its styling, using deep colour and a sense of grandeur. The town’s appearance has not changed much since the 18th century and the buildings have been maintained and restored.

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In the heart of Europe, you’ll find a Czechia mindful of its past, and embracing its future. If you feel you must look beyond Prague and pilsners, there is much to see and experience in this wonder of architecture, ice hockey, and castles. Home to many expats, the world feels comfortable here. If you’re not staying forever, plan to take home a piece of exquisite Bohemian crystal as a souvenir.

Main square in the south bohemian town Třeboň with town hall and St Mary's column

The Culture

People in Czechia are proud of their languages. Czech is the dominant language, but you will hear the Slovak language too. Older people tend not to speak English, so expect quizzical looks if you’re not attempting to speak in a local language – even trying just a little usually goes a long way in showing respect to your hosts in a new land. The younger generations speak English though, as it was taught in schools starting in 1990. Most Czechs speak a second if not a third language.

There are many sites to see around the country, but you could spend a whole trip in energetic  and cultural Prague, if you wanted to. Between the buildings, events, nightlife, and historical past, Prague seems to have it all.

Prague Castle is an iconic landmark that overlooks the city. It’s the largest ancient castle complex in the world and has served Czech kings, emperors, and presidents over its history. Charles Bridge is a medieval arched bridge, completed in the early 15th century, that spans the swan-filled Vltava River in the heart of Prague. It was commissioned by King Charles IV in the 14th century and features an impressive and imposing thirty statues of saints on either side.

Prague street sculpture is an interesting one. Czechia, after all, the home of Franz Kafka, who is immortalized by several odd figures and attractions he put throughout the city. One is a beggar carrying a skull on his back, there’s an old East German car on legs, and a statue of Sigmund Freud clinging to life several stories above the ground. Prague certainly has its own personality – full of energy, music, cultural art, fine dining and events.

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