For a country that’s only been around since 1993, the Czech Republic does a fine job of showcasing an exciting history. Here the past becomes real. Castles and chateaux abound, illuminating the stories of powerful families and individuals whose influence was felt well beyond the nation’s current borders. Unravel the history of Bohemia and Moravia, the two ancient lands that now make up the modern Czech Republic and you’re unearthing the history of Europe itself.
And when you’ve had your fill of the past, return to Prague, one of the world’s most beautiful and cultured cities, and one of the most exciting with a dynamic music and arts scene. Down the world’s best beer in the brewery towns of Plzeň and České Budějovice, and discover the laid-back backpacker scenes in Český Krumlov and Telč. Everywhere you go, you’ll meet a forthright people, proud of their heritage, but now confidently taking their place in a modern, united Europe.
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Prague & the Czech Republic - Plan your trip (Chapter)
Your journey to Prague & the Czech Republic starts here. You'll find the tools to plan your adventure: where to go, how much to budget, plus insights into one of Prague's cultural institutions - drinking beer.
Plzeň: capital of culture, birthplace of beer
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Central Europe Phrasebook
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Nightlife capital with thrilling history, architectural grandeur and great beer.
Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts
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Eastern Europe Phrasebook
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Best of Central Europe
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Prague in One Day Sightseeing Tour
Discover the magic of Prague, a modern and vibrant city full of energy, on this introductory tour of the Czech capital. Perfect for first-time visitors, this 3.
Mezinárodní Dudácký Festivalu: a guide to the International Bagpipe Festival in the Czech Republic
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Prague & the Czech Republic - Understand Prague, the Czech Republic & Survival Guide (Chapter)
All the info you need on everything from history, literature and quirky artworks to public transport, money, the internet...you name it. Get tips for women travellers, gay and lesbian travellers and travellers with disabilities, as well as a...