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Why Visit Czech Republic
There are several centres of tourist activity. The historic city of Prague is the primary tourist attraction, as the city is also the most common point of entry for tourists visiting other parts of the country. Most other cities in the country attract significant numbers of tourists, but the spa towns, such as Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázne and Františkovy Lázne, are particularly popular holiday destinations. Other popular tourist sites are the many castles and chateaux, such as those at Karlštejn Castle, Ceský Krumlov and the Lednice Valtice area. Away from the towns, areas such as Ceský ráj, Šumava and the Krkonoše Mountains attract visitors seeking outdoor pursuits.

The country is also famous for its love of puppetry and marionettes with a number of puppet festivals throughout the country. The Pilsener style beer originated in western Bohemian city of Plzen.

Popular Tourist Sites include:
Brno - Brno is the Czech Republic's second largest city after Prague. Brno and the surrounding area have a long history but unfortunately much what travelers will see today are modern concrete buildings from the Communist era, and twentieth century industrial areas.

Plzen - The large main square, naesti Republiky, has some of Plzen's most important attractions, including the
Cathedral of St Bartholomew. The Cathedral's spire is the highest in the Czech Republic at 100m / 330ft. The Renaissance Town Hall with sgrafitto decoration is also located the main square. It is a unique building that has seen many renovations and additions over the years.

Prague - Prague has much to offer visitors interested in castles, cathedrals, and culture. Nicknamed the city of a thousand spires for its many domed churches, fine architecture is found almost everywhere in the city. Examples of Gothic, baroque, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau dot the city and provide a dramatic contrast to the sturdy and ancient Prague Castle.

Getting Around in Czech Republic:

By Land:
Czech Republic Car Leasing
If you wish to travel by car, we have the following Car leasing in Czech Republic suppliers to choose from, Renault Leasing, Citroen Car Leasing , Car Rental

Czech Republic Rail Passes
Travelling by Train is your preference, we help you with your Rail passes, check our Czech Republic Eurail Passes rates here.

By Water:
Czech Republic Canalboat
Would you like to try Canalboat in Czech Republic ?, We can help you with that too. France Passion Plaisance cruises in Kralupy.

Czech Republic Climate:
The Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate, with relatively hot summers and cold, cloudy and snowy winters. Most rain falls during the summer. The temperature difference between summer and winter is relatively high, due to the landlocked geographical position.

Within the Czech Republic, temperatures vary greatly, depending on the elevation. In general, at higher altitudes, the temperatures decrease and precipitation increases. Another important factor is the distribution of the mountains; therefore, the climate is quite varied.

The coldest month is usually January, followed by February and December. During these months, there is usually snow in the mountains and sometimes in the major cities and lowlands. During March, April and May, the temperature usually increases rapidly, especially during April, when the temperature and weather tends to vary widely during the day. Spring is also characterized by high water levels in the rivers, due to melting snow with occasional flooding.

The warmest month of the year is July, followed by August and June. On average, summer temperatures are about 20 degrees higher than during winter. Especially in the last decade, temperatures above 30 °C (86 °F) are not unusual. Summer is also characterized by rain and storms.

Autumn generally begins in September, which is still relatively warm and dry. During October, temperatures usually fall below 15° or 10°C (59° or 50°F) and deciduous trees begin to shed their leaves. By the end of November, temperatures usually range around the freezing point.

Czech's Cuisine:
Czech cuisine is marked by a strong emphasis on meat dishes. Pork is quite common; beef and chicken are also popular. Goose, duck, rabbit and wild game are served. Fish is rare, with the occasional exception of fresh trout and carp, which is served at Christmas.

Aside from Slivovitz, Czech beer and wine, Czechs also produce two uniquely Czech liquors, Fernet Stock and Becherovka. Kofola is a non-alcoholic Czech soft drink, somewhat similar in look and taste to Coca-Cola, which is also popular.

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