Czech Republic


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    Delight in a real-life Bohemian Rhapsody

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    Delight in a real-life Bohemian Rhapsody

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    Delight in a real-life Bohemian Rhapsody

How to enjoy Czech Republic

The Czech Republic’s capital, Prague, is also the capital of Bohemia. This is hardly surprising in a nation whose former president was first known for his poetry and where the famed 600-year-old Astronomical Clock chimes the hour with a skeleton

  • Enjoy the waters of the naturally hot springs at Karlovy Vary, less than two hours’ drive from Prague in the Imperial Mountains
  • Visit Plzen in the west of the Czech Republic to take a tour of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, home of the world’s first lager
  • Prague’s Jewish quarter, Josefov, dates back to the 13th Century. Key monuments include the Jewish Town Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery

Prague hosts some deliciously unique sights, rewarding visitors with the knowledge that there is literally nowhere else quite like it in the world. The first of these is the Charles Bridge. Built in 1357, the Bridge is lined by 30 statues of Saints and spans the green Vltava River offering fantastic views of the multiple-spire Old Town and world’s largest castle. A must see is the Old Town Square. Lined by grandiose Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, it is a perfect spot for coffee and a pastry.

Visit the museums dedicated to the works of Kafka, Havel and Dvorák to learn more about the nation’s most famous sons. For a proper Dvorák pilgrimage, head out of town to nearby Nelahozeves to visit the town of his birth or see the calendar of concerts at the Rudolfinum Theatre or Prague Estates Theatre. The latter is worth a visit in its own right, not least because it is the venue where Mozart conducted the world premiere of Don Giovanni in 1787.

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    When to visit Czech Republic

    Visit in May to attend the Prague Spring Festival. Musicians who have previously performed at the Festival include Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Yehudi Menuhin, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Dagmar Pecková. January to March is Prague’s Ball Season with events held in the sumptuous halls of Lucerna Palace, Žofín Palace, and the Majakovsky Hall in the National House of Vinohrady.

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