Czech Republic Vacations
Enjoy Prague year-round and once you have had your fill, set out for the town of Ceský Krumlov in South Bohemia. Or head west from Prague to Karlovy Vary or Mariánské Lázne. Enjoy lazy days and allow yourself to be pampered. If you are interested in the history of beer, why not stop off in Plzen. Try some traditional Moravian wine with a wide range of local specialties in the cellars of the local master wine makers. In Ostrava, you will discover several historical buildings, which were used until recently for black coal mining.
The Czech Republic is just made for interesting experiences.
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Entrance to the Czech Republic and visas
The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union.
Citizens of EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland may stay temporarily within the territory of the Czech Republic without any permit whatsoever on the basis of a travel document or ID card.
A notification obligation does however apply for this group for stays longer than 3 months. You must notify the pertinent inspectorate of the foreign police service.
All citizens of countries with which an agreement on visa-less relations has been concluded require is a passport.
Citizens of certain countries need to arrange a visa to enter the Czech Republic.
This landlocked country in the center of Europe does not abound in extremes. The climate is moderate with four seasons. People ski in the mountains in winter and the hot summer is excellent for bathing. When there is more substantial rainfall in the summer or when the snow and ice melt in the spring, there are sometimes problems here with local flooding, especially in the areas along the rivers (the same as in the whole of Europe). Cities are however well prepared for these situations and the capital for example has established a special system for protection against flooding.
DOS & DON'TS
Do try to be quiet on public transportation. You will find that most of the locals use their museum voices on the metros and trams.
Do say dobry den (hello) when entering a shop and na shledanou (goodbye) when leaving. It's not only polite, it's also part of the culture.
Don't use the toilet on the trains until the train has left the station. Although the newer trains don't have the gravity-assisted open-air toilets any longer, this custom is still upheld by the locals.
Do pay close attention to your bills at restaurants and cafes. It is not unusual for an extra drink or two to be added in the hope that the customer won't notice.
Don't eat on the tram, bus or metro—it's generally frowned upon.
Do note that smoking is not allowed in public places, including bus and railway stations, although it is not strictly prohibited in restaurants.