Czech Republic

In Czech towns and villages, you'll find a simple joy of life. The magic of Prague, the beauty of Český Krumlov, and the lyrical quality of the countryside relieve the heaviness caused by the turmoil that passed through here. Get beyond Prague and explore the country's medieval towns. These rugged woods and hilltop castles will make you feel as if you're walking through the garden of your childhood dreams.

Prague
Few cities can match Prague's over-the-top romance, evocative Old World charm...and tourist crowds. Prague has always been historic — but it's fun, too. No other place in Europe has become popular so quickly. And for good reason: Prague — the only Central European capital to escape the bombs of the last century's wars — is one of Europe's best-preserved cities. It's filled with sumptuous Art Nouveau facades, offers tons of cheap Mozart and Vivaldi concerts, and brews the best beer in Europe. Cross the famous Charles Bridge, communing with vendors, artists, tourists, and a stoic lineup of Czech saints in stone. Hike up to the world's biggest castle for a lesson in Czech history and sweeping views across the city's spires and domes. Escape the crowds into the back lanes and pretend you're strolling through the 18th century. Delve into one of Europe's top stops.
Climate data for Prague (1961–1990) Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep

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Record high 17.3 18.5 22.5 30.7 32.8 37.2 37.8 36.8 33.1 27.0 19.5 17.4 °C (°F) (63.1) (65.3) (72.5) (87.3) (91) (99) (100) (98.2) (91.6) (80.6) (67.1) (63.3) Average 0.4 2.7 7.7 13.3 18.3 21.4 23.3 23.0 19.0 13.1 6.0 2.0 high °C (°F) (32.7) (36.9) (45.9) (55.9) (64.9) (70.5) (73.9) (73.4) (66.2) (55.6) (42.8) (35.6) Daily mean −2 −0.6 3.1 7.6 12.5 15.6 17.1 16.6 13.2 8.3 3.0 −0.2 °C (°F) (28) (30.9) (37.6) (45.7) (54.5) (60.1) (62.8) (61.9) (55.8) (46.9) (37.4) (31.6) Average low −5.4 −4 −1 2.6 7.1 10.5 11.9 11.7 8.7 4.3 0.2 −3.3 °C (°F) (22.3) (25) (30) (36.7) (44.8) (50.9) (53.4) (53.1) (47.7) (39.7) (32.4) (26.1) Record low −27.5 −27.1 −27.6 −8 −1.6 3.6 7.9 6.4 0.7 −7.5 −16.9 −24.8 °C (°F) (−17.5) (−16.8) (−17.7) (18) (29.1) (38.5) (46.2) (43.5) (33.3) (18.5) (1.6) (−12.6) Precipitation 23.5 22.6 28.1 38.2 77.2 72.7 66.2 69.6 40.0 30.5 31.9 25.3 mm (inches) (0.925) (0.89) (1.106) (1.504) (3.039) (2.862) (2.606) (2.74) (1.575) (1.201) (1.256) (0.996) Snowfall cm 17.9 15.9 10.3 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 8.4 15.9 (inches) (7.05) (6.26) (4.06) (1.14) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0.04) (3.31) (6.26)
Avg. precipitation days
6.8 85 5.6 82 6.2 76 7.3 70 9.8 70 10.3 71 9.1 70 8.8 72 7.0 77 5.5 81 7.0 85 6.8 85

37.8 (100) 12.5 (54.5) 7.9 (46.2) 3.6 (38.5) −27.6 (−17.7) 525.8 (20.701) 71.4 (28.11) 90.2 77

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72.4

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167.6 214.0 218.3 226.2 212.3 161.0 120.8

53.9

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Things to Do
1. Prague Castle

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Prague Castle is the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic. Located in the Hradčany district of Prague and dating back to the ninth century, the castle has been a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it.

2. Charles Bridge

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The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158 – 1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge or the Prague Bridge but has been the "Charles Bridge" since 1870. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This "solid-land" connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.

3. Old Town Square

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Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It is Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge and features various architectural styles including the gothic Týn Church and baroque St. Nicholas Church. Among many churches, tourists may find the Prague Astronomical Clock on this square, while the tower at the Old Town Hall offers a panoramic view of Old Town shop. An art museum of the Czech National Gallery is located in Kinský Palace.

4. St. Vitus Cathedral

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St. Vitus Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Prague, and the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. The full name of the cathedral is St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral.

5. Dancing House

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The Dancing House or Fred and Ginger is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague, Czech Republic, at Rašínovo nábřeží. It was designed by the CroatianCzech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with the renowned Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. The building was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.

6. Josefov

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Josefov is a town quarter and the smallest cadastral area of Prague, Czech Republic, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town. It is completely surrounded by Old Town. The quarter is often represented by the flag of Prague's Jewish community, a yellow Magen David on a red field.

7. National Museum, Prague

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The National museum is a Czech museum institution intended to systematically establish, prepare and publicly exhibit natural scientific and historical collections. It was founded 1818 in Prague by Kašpar Maria Šternberg. Historian František Palacký was also strongly involved.

8. Prague Zoo

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Prague Zoo is a zoo in Prague, Czech Republic. It was opened in 1931 with the goal to "advance the study of zoology, protect wildlife, and educate the public" in the district of Troja in the north of Prague. The zoo occupies 45 hectares and houses about 4,400 animals that represent more than 690 species from all around the world.

9. Petřín Lookout Tower

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The Petřín Lookout Tower is a 63.5 metre high steel framework tower in Prague, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. Although it is much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizable hill, Petřín, so the top is actually at a higher altitude than that of the Eiffel Tower. The Petřínská rozhledna was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. Today the Petřínská rozhledna is a major tourist attraction. If you go up the hard way, the hill is roughly a half-hour walk up paths that get quite slippery when it snows, and the tower is a shorter but fairly tiring climb; however, the hill is served by a frequent funicular and the tower has an elevator for disabled persons.

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Strahov Monastery

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Strahov Monastery is a Premonstratensian abbey founded in 1143 by Bishop Jindřich Zdík, Bishop John of Prague, and Duke Vladislav II. It is located in Strahov, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Karlštejn

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Karlštejn Castle is a large Gothic castle founded 1348 AD by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-elect and King of Bohemia. The castle served as a place for safekeeping the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian/Czech crown jewels, holy relics, and other royal treasures. Located about 30 km southwest of Prague above the village of the same name, it is one of the most famous and most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic.

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