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WHERE TO GO
Czech Republic is situated at the heart of Europe. It is not a large country, but it has a rich and eventful history. In addition to the capital city Prague, there are also 14 other tourist regions worthy of event organisers’ attention. The variety in landscape and architecture is enormous, encompassing the forests and rolling countryside of Bohemia, the peaceful spa towns like Karlovy Vary and the historic towns like Olomouc and Češki Krumlov.

IN NUMBERS

  • At present the country has around 235 hotels with facilities that can cater for large conferences. Over 20 of these are 5* hotels and 65 of them 4* hotels. A total of around 2,780 other hotels have facilities catering for smaller conferences, seminars and other events
  • There are more than 2,000 castles and castle ruins in the Czech Republic, one of the highest densities in the world
  • 90% of Czechs have completed at least secondary education – the highest score in EUR along with Poles, Slovaks and Slovenes
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  • The country has a total of 46 airports with paved runways, six of them providing international air services. The main international airport of the Czech Republic is Vaclav Havel International Airport
  • The Czech Republic is one of the top 10 countries worldwide in terms of the fastest average Interne
  • Reporters without borders ranked the Czech Republic the 5th best country in the world.
  • On average there are 1,902 hours of sunlight per year

THE MOST...

1. The Czech Republic is the second richest Eastern European Country after tiny Slovenia

2. The Czech Republic has one of the densest rail networks in Europe and a developed system of public coach transportation with a high number of connections

3. The Charles University is Prague, founded in 1348, is the oldest university in Eastern Europe and one of the oldest in the world

4. Some of the most renowned spa towns are in the Czech Republic. The famous ones are those of Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad), Frantiskovy Lazne (Franzensbad) and Teplice (Teplitz)

5. The highest point in the Czech Republic is Snezka, a mountain that reaches 1,602 metres

6. Many of the world’s best tennis players – Ivan Lendl, Mandlikova, Sukova, Navratilova, Korda and Novotna, to name just a few – were born and raised in the Czech Republic

WHAT ELSE TO DO

        • Sample the best Czech beers in Prague, or even better, in Plzen
        • Visit quirky nightclub Purakarka housed underground in what was a 1950s Cold War nuclear bunker in Prague
        • Take in Zizkov, a former industrial suburb and the epicentre of Prague’s edgy nightlife, with more than 300 bars
        • Kutna Hora – ancient silver mine and Unesco World Heritage pretty medieval town that once rivalled Prague and even London
        • A river cruise on the Vltava is a memorable experience and an ideal way of seeing the beautiful, historical Prague from a different perspective
        • Out there – Walk the extreme Sky Walk on a peak in the Králický Sněžník Mountains. Since December 2015, visitors can climb a wooden structure that looks like a space-age roller coaster

ARE YOU KIDDIN' ME?

Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer per male in the world. They drink more beer per capita than anyone else, consuming on average 160 litres per person, per year. Incidentally, a Czech man called Honza Zampa holds the record for beer guzzling, after drinking a litre of beer in 4.11 seconds.

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