Prague town centre, Czech Republic, Europe
Czech Republic Tourism
Due to its location at the crossroads of Europe the Czech Republic offers a fascinating mix of tempestuous history and varied, colourful culture.
It has many spectacular buildings and monuments scattered around the country and more than ten places – including some entire towns, Prague for instance – have been listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
Prague, the capital, is one of the Europe’s most visited cities but the rest of the country is still well off the regular tourist route so its unspoiled nature is a great asset for outdoor activities.
The Czech Republic is relatively safe, good value, has excellent transport, superb sights and both outdoor and indoor activities in good supply.
– Crowds in Prague, especially in July/August, are barely tolerable.
– The country is not a party place, other the wild and stag-ridden Prague.
– Service people are not, generally, brimming over with the milk of human kindness.
Prague summertime tourist overload at Kafka’s house.
Best season: May – September but check Prague weather
Worst: November – March when many sights are closed, except in Prague. Winter months, however can be fun in Prague if you don’t mind offsetting the cold with a wee glass of something warming on a regular basis.
Avoid July- August in Prague if possible, it’s screamingly crowded.
OK: April, October.
Length of stay suggested
Minimum worthwhile stay, not incl. flights: Prague only or including a quick whizz around the Bohemian states – 3 days
Recommended: Prague & nearby towns/Bohemian Spas – 7 days.