Czech Republic Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to Czech Republic

Since splitting with Slovakia, the Czech Republic continues to rise ever higher. From Prague to Ostrava to Bohemia, it's becoming a flagship destination for European tourism!

  1. 1
    For the romanticism of Prague
  2. 2
    For the remote villages of Moravia
  3. 3
    For the scenery in Bohemia
  4. 4
    Because the food there is just as good as the drinks
  5. 5
    For its extraordinary industrial heritage
1. For the romanticism of Prague
The City of a Thousand Spires is a perfect destination for any type of traveller. Those who like to take long walks will be in heaven, as will fans of partying with the long wild nights that seem to never end. Finally, the romantic atmosphere of the Czech capital is particularly conducive to all kinds of desires...
2. For the remote villages of Moravia
This little-known region, close to Poland, is one of the most beautiful discoveries you can make during a trip to the Czech Republic. From the surprising Ostrava to the little villages in the back country, it's a standing invitation to beautiful and unexpected suprises.
3. For the scenery in Bohemia
Bohemia isn't just a song or a time in the past: it's also (and especially) a wonderful region devoted to nature, with mountains for hiking and outdoor activities, in a country where no one questions their existence!
4. Because the food there is just as good as the drinks
Travelling to the Czech Republic means immersing yourself in a world where good food can always be found. Explosive, robust and rustic culinary specialities like Svičkova and Nadivka, world-famous beers (Pilsner and Radegast) and surprising white wine grapes.
5. For its extraordinary industrial heritage
When some people no longer know what to do with old mines or industrial complexes, they destroy everything. But in the Czech Republic, they decide instead to renovate them and make them protected areas (like in Ostrava with the Michal mine) or have huge music festivals there (Colours of Ostrava).

When to go in Czech Republic?

The best months to visit the Czech Republic are May, June and September. You can also go in April and October, despite the cooler climate at these times of year, as well as July and August, the busiest but hottest months. Between October and March, however, most of the tourist attractions are closed. Between January and April you have the chance to ski!
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What to see in Czech Republic?

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Prepare your trip in Czech Republic
Here is some practical information to help you prepare for a stress-free stay in the Czech Republic.

What documents to travel with in Czech Republic?

For Europeans, an identity card or passport is enough for the whole stay in the Czech Republic.

For Canadians, there is no visa required for stays less than 90 days. A passport valid for at least three months after your departure from the country will be required.

For more information, consult the government website.

Health advise

There are no mandatory vaccines for a trip to the Czech Republic. However, it is recommended that you take out health and repatriation insurance.

For Europeans, bring the all-important European health card so that you can be reimbursed for any medical fees.


Many languages are spoken in the Czech Republic: Czech, Slovak, German, Romanian and Polish.

Time difference

The Czech Republic is one hour ahead of the UK

Phone and internet connection

The country code number is 420. There are still many public telephones in the street which work with coins of with pre-paid cards.

Many hotels, restaurants and cafés offer free WiFi, so you shouldn't have too much difficulty connecting to the internet.


The plug sockets in the Czech Republic are the same as in many other European countries so you may not need an adapter to charge your devices. However, they are different to those in the UK.

The French Embassy in the Czech Republic

Velkoprevorské Namesti 2 - Mala Strana

Prague 1

The Czech Embassy in France

15, avenue Charles Floquet

75007 Paris

Emergency services : 112

Police service reserved for foreigners: 974 851 750