The Czech Republic used to be know as 'Bohemia' and has had an itneresting history including being once part of the ex Soviet Union. In 2006 the Czech Republic was labeled by the World Bank as a 'developed country' and now tourist vistor numbers are increasing every year. Most people visit the capital Prague which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with lots of outdoor green spaces.
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Prague is connected to a number of worldwide airports and is only a 2 hour flight away from London and around 9 hours from New York JFK. Most flights arrive into Ruzyně Airport which is around 10km northwest of Prague whilst you can also fly to Brno (from London Stanstead) and to Karlovy Vary.. Lots of budget airlines operate flights to the Czech Republic from Europe and if you book in advance you can get great deals. You can also cross into the Czech Republic via car, bus or via rail, you might want to buy an interrail pass. Direct trains connect Prague to other European cities like Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna.
You might not think it but the Czech Republic although cold in winter has a really warm summer climate with the highest temperatures in Central Europe. Summer is the most popular time of year in terms of tourist numbers but it really depends what time of year appeals to you.
The Czech Republic isn't that big a country and there is a modern train service connecting most places.
If you have a European passport you can turn up and enter the country without the need of a visa. But if you are from outside of Europe you might require a visa to enter the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic is one of the most up and coming countries to visit in Europe and more and more people are venturing out of Prague to see more of the country. Although the Czech Republic is a small country there is certainly a lot to do here for both short and long breaks. Expect diverse landscapes, old architecture, beautiful forests, spectacular countryside and lots of small historical towns and villages.
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