With the medieval highlights of Prague at its core, the Czech Republic enchants tourists across the globe. The country’s sweeping countryside hosts castles, chateaux and Gothic ruins, with rivers meandering throughout. While the nation zooms into the future, forward-thinking locals still uphold rich folklore and tradition through festivals, music and dance. World-renowned brews are another star attraction, which the Czechs have been famous for producing since the invention of Pilsner Urquell.
The Danube EU macro-regional strategy encompasses the Czech Republic. The strategy addresses a range of objectives, such as protecting the environment, building prosperity and strengthening the region, which is evident within the country’s tourism industry. Five incredible cultural routes cross through the Czech Republic. Highlights revealed by these routes include thermal towns, Jewish heritage, Napoleonic era sites and areas traversed by one of the world’s most influential music composers, Mozart.
How to get there?
Most international tourists arrive in the Czech Republic via Prague airport. Other cities with international airports include Ostrava, Brno and Karlovy Vary. Car and bus travel from neighbouring countries are popular forms of transport, as well as trains from numerous capital cities, including London, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin and Zagreb. Especially in Prague, the public transport system is excellent, with the metro, trams and buses. Cyclists enjoy country trails and roads crisscrossing cultural sites, including the Prague-Vienna Greenways. EuroVelo routes 4, 7, 9 and 13 pass through the Czech Republic.