Spoken LanguageCzech (95.4%)
Largest CityPrague (1.3 million)
Largest BorderPoland (796km)
Land of Stories!
Beyond any doubt one of our world’s most curious and bizarre holy constructions dedicated (or even ‘dead-icated’!) to Roman Catholic worship has to be the ‘Sedlec Ossuary’, formerly the ‘Kostnice’ and today better known as the Czech Republic’s unique ‘Bone Church’.
Concealed within a quadrant of the 13th century Sedlec Abbey and meticulously pieced together from approximately 70,000 human bones, skulls and skeletons, this creative crypt excavated directly beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints is less creepy and decidedly more captivating, and attracts well in excess of a quarter of a million visitors annually.
We absolutely make no bones about it!
A real living Bohemian Rhapsody can be found seated beneath and surrounding the towering hilltop Český Krumlov Castle which forms the centerpiece of the historic town of Český Krumlov.
Set beside the flowing Vlatava River this beautifully preserved and lovingly cared for South Bohemian settlement dating back to as early as the 1200’s has been deemed sufficiently significant to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.
Become surrounded by deeply rooted Baroque architecture occupying every vista of this charmingly quaint yet still bustling town hosting many annual festivals and civic celebrations that reflect its rich and justified heritage.
Follow Mozart’s Footsteps
We all have our very own favorite vacation and relaxation spots, and for one world famous and highly regarded European classical composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart it was always destined to be the Czech capital city of Prague.
It was here that Mozart found inspiration to compose masterpieces which include Don Giovanni, The Marriage Of Figaro and La Clemenza Di Tito along with so many more cherished musical masterpieces.
You can literally trace this flamboyant composer’s footsteps around the capital by visiting his favorite venue, the Estates Theater in which he personally conducted prestigious orchestras performing his stimulating compositions. Also visit Mozart’s favorite pubs and coffee houses on Štupartská Street, Celetná 588 and Templová.