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Czechia is a Central European country, often referred to by its long-form name, the Czech Republic. The short-form name of Czechia was just recently announced by the government in 2016. The country shares borders with Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Poland. After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia was formed. The country fell under communist rule until the 1990s. Years later the country separated from Slovakia to become its own independent nation, and in the early 2000s it became a member from the EU.
Getting to and from Czechia is easy because of its central location and the transportation options available in Prague. The country is also known for being slightly less expensive than other Euroepan countries. Beer is a huge part of the culture, with beer gardens and microbreweries dotted across the country. In fact, the first pilsner beer was produced in Czechia. If the inexpensive beer isn’t enough to get you booking your trip, then surely the castles will be.
Prague is Czechia’s magical capital city, and while it may be the most touristy part of the country, it shouldn’t be overlooked. Old Town Square is undoubtedly the capital’s most popular attraction. Even though, it’s overcrowded with tourists, it’s well worth a visit to see the Church of Our Lady before Týn and the Prague Orloj, an Astronomical Clock dating back to the 1400s. Don’t forget to check out St Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle. Other fairytale-like cities worth checking out are Český Krumlov, Telč and Kutná Hora. To really feel the magic, be sure to visit Hluboká Castle and Karlštejn Castle.
The best time to visit Czechia is in spring, specifically the month of May when the Prague Spring International Music Festival happens. The blooming flowers match perfectly against the backdrop of the country’s fairytale cities. Autumn is also a spectacular time to visit to see the leaves change colors. The weather in both spring and autumn is pleasant. The summer, while a popular time to visit, is not the best time to visit because of the heat. Since Czechia is landlocked country, it’s hard to find relief from the blistering summer heat. Christmas is another amazing time to visit because of the plethora of markets and decorations. Avoid the rest of the winter because of the frigid temperatures.