The Czech Republic is a state in Central Europe. Common borders with Poland in the north, with Germany in the west, northwest, with Austria in the south, with Slovakia in the east. The capital is Prague.
The climate is moderate. Summers are warm, winters are cold and wet.
Russian citizens need a Schengen visa to visit the country. The time difference with Moscow is 2 hours.
Embassy of Russia in the Czech Republic: Prague, Pod Kastany, 1, Praha 6; tel.: (2) 333-741-00, 333-715-48, 333-715-49.
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Moscow: st. Yu. Fuchik, 12/14; tel.: (495) 251-05-44, (495) 250-22-25.
As the legend says, the mythical father Czech, who climbed Mount Rzhip, was fascinated by what he saw, and the Czech Slavs, who came here in the fifth century, remained forever. They were not the first settlers on it, even in the Stone Age people lived here. Celtic and Germanic tribes left their settlements on this land. In the ninth century, the Czech Přemyslid dynasty founded the Prague Castle in the Prague Basin, around which other Czech cities later began to appear.
According to topbbacolleges.com, Prague has always been of great interest to tourists from all over the world, primarily as a holiday destination with the opportunity to get acquainted with historical monuments or outdoor activities. At the end of the last millennium, the capital of the Czech Republic aspired to become one of Europe’s leading congress tourism cities. The central geographic location in Europe, rich historical and cultural values have made Prague the destination of millions of tourists from all over the world. The modern development of the hotel infrastructure, which ensures the holding of congresses and conferences, makes the Czech capital the venue for congresses of the third millennium.
In November 2000, the UNESCO meeting in the Australian city of Cairns decided to include the following 61 sites in the list of world cultural heritage. Currently, the list includes already 690 objects from 122 countries of the world. Until 1999, the Czech Republic could be proud of the fact that there were 9 objects on its rather small territory. After the baroque pillar of the Holy Trinity in Olomouc in 2000 and Villa Tugendhat in Brno at the end of 2001, the total number of monuments increased to eleven.
There are also many medieval cities in the country with romantic streets, majestic cathedrals, monasteries and churches. In almost every village the visitor will find at least monuments of rural folk architecture, either a small baroque church or a chapel.
The Czech Republic has great potential for family holidays. The resorts of the western region, which are the core of the health resorts of the republic, have all the conditions for this. Here you can not only improve your health, but also just relax with your family. Marianske Lazne is a paradise for hikers and hikers. Many roads and paths, green lawns and recreation parks with mineral springs, tennis courts and golf courses testify to the splendor of the western province. 5 kilometers from Marianske Lazne is the Kynzvart resort on 6 iron-bearing mineral water springs, as well as a children’s hospital. Kynzwart Castle was once the residence of the Austrian Chancellor Prince Metternich.
The fact remains that everyone on a trip to the Czech Republic can find something interesting for himself that he wishes. Not every country can boast of such a number of attractions, picturesque natural landscapes and the richest opportunities for outdoor activities at the same time.
So, welcome to the Czech Republic!
Where to spend such a long-awaited vacation time? Karlovy Vary (Karlovy Vary, or Karlsbad) is a world famous spa town in the Czech Republic. It is located in western Bohemia, where the rivers Tepla, Ohře and Rolava meet. The region is inhabited by up to 50,000 people.
Karlovy Vary is a place of rest and treatment for tourists
There are several healing springs with mineral water. This Czech resort is timeless. Previously, noble persons from Austria-Hungary (the Habsburg dynasty) rested here. Now – famous actors and wealthy citizens from different countries.
What attracts travelers to our town? A two-hour walk through the historical part allows you to explore all the local restaurants and cafes. It is impossible to get bored here, because Karlovy Vary is not only mineral water and clean air.
How to start a day for a tourist in Karlovy Vary? In the morning you can take a walk for healing water. Carry out procedures: take baths with Karlovy Vary waters, or surrender to the hands of modern hardware cosmetology. Believe me, this is a real pleasure and benefit for the body.
After wellness sessions, somewhere around 12 noon, it’s time to think about the upcoming dinner. Every day you can visit different establishments with invariably delicious cuisine. And the beer in Karlovy Vary is excellent. Grilled meat lovers should look into the Yugoslav cafe Nordlicht. Those who prefer a fish menu will like the Promenade restaurant. But the prices in this establishment bite. Well, what a meal without the legendary Becherovka, the famous Czech herbal liqueur.
You should also be aware that attractive places to visit are located not only on the main streets. Restaurants on the outskirts are cheaper and more original.
In the afternoon, it will be interesting for a tourist to walk along the routes of famous writers (Karl Marx, Nikolai Gogol and Goethe himself visited the Czech Republic), look at the memorial plaques on which the names of rulers and thinkers are immortalized. These are the “Three Crosses” on the Tepla River, and the mountain cafe “Diana”, from the windows of which a marvelous city landscape opens up.
Fans of outdoor activities can try their hand at golf, or bet on a racehorse (there is a hippodrome in Karlovy Vary).
Expensive and fashionable area – the so-called “Russian Quarter”. The best hotels and old mansions, and the Church of Peter and Paul are concentrated here. The entourage of this place allows vacationers to travel back to ancient times, to feel the taste of that era.
When evening falls on Karlovy Vary, the Opera at the Pupp Hotel lights up their lights, jazz ensembles play medley invitingly. And the Cathedral of Mary Magdalene will delight connoisseurs of organ music.
Gambling tourists will like the local casino and billiard clubs. And who likes something hot, can go to a disco or a local brothel.
Karlovy Vary is a hospitable and interesting city for recreation at any time of the day. There is no room for boredom here. Come to the Czech Republic.