The Czech Republic is an old country and was founded in the 9th century when it was known as Czechia. It now encompasses what used to be Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia. One of the most interesting things is that they have universal health care and tuition free university. This country is also home to one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Prague. With so much history and a diverse landscape this country is one that you will want to visit over and over again.
The official language is Czech which is a West Slavic language. Most people will speak English.
Dobre Rano – Good Morning
Dobry’ Den – Hello
Ano – Yes
Ne – No
Devkuji Vam – Thank you
Pomoc - Help
Located in the city of Tabor this accommodation is in the historical Zizka square. Each room has mindfully decorated with luxurious finishes. This hotel puts you in a great location to explore South Bohemia.
The average rate per night starts at £90.
Located right next to Prague Castle this hotel was once a Bourgeoise house. It is one of three Alchymist properties, but this property has its own in-house chocolatier and basement spa!
Average room per night starts at £163.
Located in the Bohemian village of Mcely this accommodation is only 24 rooms! Its styled after a modern chateau and has one of the best restaurants in the country on site! You will also be able to explore more of the countryside.
Average room per night starts at £375
He was the first King of Bohemia who later became a Holy Roman Emperor. One of the things that make him so interesting is he passed a law of coronation. This law said that monarchy was passed on through succession. At this time Kings were elected he stated that a King would be born it stipulated that it would pass to the first-born son. If none were alive it went to the next male successor and then finally to the daughters. This law is how the Hapsburg family was able to establish their long reigning monarchy.
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The Czech Republic has many German influences and that does reflect in some of their traditional foods. They are known for the Beef Steak Tartare, Kulajda, Weiner Sausages and Svickova.
It is located in one of the only four dining options in chateau Letenský Zámaček. They serve authentic dishes and have amazing views of Old Town.
An average meal starts at £20 per person.
Voted top ten in all of the Czech Republic this is a must go to! Located inside the Chateau Mcely they are known for using their own gardens for produce. A seasonal menu that is guaranteed to wow you!
An average meal starts at £71 per person.
This is fine dining at its best, with menus for six or eleven courses. They have a seasonal menu that focuses on “thought provoking” meals.
An average meal starts at £138 per person.
The Czech Republic is on the E plug which is 230V and standard frequency is 50 HZ. To avoid issues, you will need an adapter AND convertor! I would recommend BESTEK Universal it works in multiple destinations and has USB ports. I have been using it for a while and love it! Now all my ladies out there you will need a DIFFERENT adapter for your curling irons and straighteners. I know its extra money but trust me! I have blown out a few curling irons, it’s worth the extra money and luggage space. Conair has the best adapter for pretty much every country. Check it out here.
That all there is to see is Prague! People hardly ever venture outside of Prague and there really is so much more to see in the Czech Republic. Make sure to explore more than just Prague and you will be deeply rewarded.
The Czech Republic is one of the safest cities to explore through. As a solo female I felt comfortable the entire time. I even took a train to Budapest and didn’t experience any issues. For more information click here.
April and May are great months to visit as the weather is warmer and crowds are lower. Another great time to visit is during the holidays as most of the cities host Christmas Markets. The best can be found in Prague which is one of the best Christmas markets in Europe.
The Czech Republic is so much more than Prague. The countryside is so gorgeous and worth exploring. You can even visit the Bohemian Switzerland National Park which is known for its beauty.
The Czech Crown is the form of currency that is accepted. You will have ease of access to get to ATM’s in the bigger cities such as Prague. Smaller remote areas mostly are on a cash-based system.
If you are in the big cities walking and public transportation is a great option. However outside of the cities you will need a car. If you aren’t comfortable driving look into a guided tour that will include your transportation.
Wifi is available at most locations for free but it will be limited. Depending on the length of your trip either add international to your plan or invest in a portable wifi. A company I use often is SkyRoam, they have very affordable rates!
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