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CZECH REPUBLIC TRAVEL INFORMATION
Czech Republic Travel Guide:
Prague City Breaks
Tourists flock to discover the amazing sights of Prague
 

Prague City Breaks   by Jez Rourke

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The city of Prague is one of the biggest in the former Czecholoslovakia. The main international airprt in Prague is the Ruzyni International Airport, located about 12 miles from the centre of Prague. There are plenty of buses and trains that run from the airport to the city centre, a journey of about 45mins. If you are on your first Prague city break, check the prices of taxis from the airport before you go, it shoudn't be no more than 700 Koruny.
Getting Around Prague

Visitors have the option to rent a car and drive, but laws require drivers to be over 18 and children 12 and under have to ride in the back seat and seatbelts are mandatory just as it is in the states. Car rental companies will accept all foreign diving licenses except for citizens from Australia & New Zealand who need an International License. Drivers who enter Prague are advised to take note that they park their vehicles in secured parking facilities and to not leave any valuables visible as they report frequent theft often.

Sighteeing & Things To Do in Prague

There are a lot of things to see in Prague like the Prague Castle one of the oldest structures in the Czech Republic dating back to ninth Century by a Czech prince. Tourists are advised to make tour arrangements in advance for those who want to take photographs and view the castle in more detail. St.Vitus Cathedral built in 1344 by Emperor Charles IV, and the cathedral was completed in 1929 and it's noted that there's a nice view from the Great Tower on a clear day.

Vltava River from Charles Bridge of Prague Castle, at Night, Prague, Czech Republic
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If plans include any sightseeing there are private companies that offer tours of Prague for a nominal fee, but contact the company direct for any pricing for tours. 

There are modern day things in Prague like Internet cafes identical to places like Starbucks and a vast number of eateries that serves traditional Czech cuisine and Prague restaurants like the Hard Rock Café that serves traditional American food. There are 7 full-scale shopping malls in and around Prague that have full stores similar to the malls in the United States. It's ideal to look online at major hotel chains to find a hotel and if you're on a budget you can consider going to a hostel instead as a way to save money.

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Tourists flock to discover the amazing sights of Prague   by Paul McIndoe

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After the split of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Prague was named the capital of the new Czech Republic. The city grew to be an important cultural centre of Europe and is now the sixth most visited city in Europe after London, Rome, Paris, Madrid and Berlin. 
The city suffered considerably less damage during World War II than many other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form, one of the main reasons why thousands of people visit Prague every year.

Visitors to Prague have a whole host of historic attractions to take in and enjoy. Perhaps the most scenic of all is the Charles Bridge that crosses the Vltava River, connecting Prague's Old Town to the Lesser Quarter, one of Prague's oldest boroughs, with a continuous alley of 30 baroque statues lining the bridge. At night the bridge offers quiet solitude, allowing visitors to take in the beautiful view of the Vltava and the areas either side of it - a direct contrast to the hustle and bustle of the bridge during the day, as kiosk owners, street artists and musicians compete for the attentions of tourists and residents crossing the bridge. 

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The Old Town also features an array of stunning attractions. The original place of settlement of Prague, it was separated from the outside by a semi-circular moat and wall before the expansion of the city in the 14th century. 
Tyn Church Amidst Houses in Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic
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The moat and wall were dismantled soon after and are now covered by streets. 

Records dating back to 1100 indicate that the Old Town Square was the site of a market every Saturday and also large military gatherings.

Visitors to the area can enjoy the sights of the medieval Astronomical Clock. The clock features an astronomical dial representing the position of the sun and the moon in the sky as well as "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures. Many very reasonably priced bars, restaurants and shops can also be found in the Old Town, making it a popular destination for those who make the journey to Prague.


Perhaps the most awe inspiring sight Prague offers is Prague Castle, where Czech kings, Holy Roman emperors and the presidents of the Czech Republic have all had their offices, with the crown jewels of the Bohemia Kingdom also kept there. 

More impressive than the Castle itself is St. Vitus Cathedral, which is contained within the Castle walls.
 One of, if not the most impressive examples of gothic architecture in the world, the Cathedral was founded in the 14th century when the Prague bishopric was raised to archbishopric. St. Vitus Cathedral has many fascinating places for tourists to visit. From St. Wenceslas Chapel - where the relics of the saint are kept - to the tombs of many Bohemian Kings underneath the Cathedral, this attraction is a treat for any history or architecture enthusiasts.

The Czech Republic has re-invented itself considerably since the days of Communist rule, with the country embracing tourists and much of Western culture as evidenced by the shops, restaurants and luxury hotels in Prague. Despite these changes, however, the most endearing aspect of Prague remains its history, illustrated by the stunning architecture and natural beauty of the city.

Vltava River at Night from Charles Bridge of Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
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About the Author: Paul McIndoe is an online, freelance writer from Scotland. When not writing, he enjoys playing golf and is a keen gardener.

BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC FEATURED HOTELS

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Comsa Brno Palace, Brno
This hotel is located close to the airport. Attractions in the neighborhood include Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and Spilberk Castle. Another nearby attraction is Brno National Theatre. Dining options at Comsa Brno Palace include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a health club, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 4.0-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas.
Grand Hotel Brno
Situated in the historical centre of Brno, this property is easily accessible from the main train station, shopping centres, historical monuments and the BVV Brno Exhibition Centre, while the Turany International Airport is 8 kilometres away.  This hotel offers 105 immaculate accommodation units that are stylishly decorated with all the essential amenities to ensure you supreme comfort throughout your stay.  Guests can dine at the Garden Restaurant Le Grand that serves delicious Bohemian delights as well as international specialities. You can also relax with a cup of coffee or dessert at the lobby bar.
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CESKY BUDEJOVICE, CZECH REPUBLIC FEATURED HOTELS

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Hotel Gomel, Ceske Budejovice
This Ceske Budejovice hotel is conveniently located in the city center. Dining options at Hotel Gomel include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily. Spa amenities include beauty services and a hair salon. This 4.0-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.  Additional property amenities include a casino, a coffee shop/café, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke-free property. 
Hotel Zatkuv Dum, Ceske Budejovice
This hotel is located in Ceske Budejovice. Dining options at Hotel Zatkuv dum include a restaurant. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff and a safe deposit box at the front desk. There are 10 guestrooms at Hotel Zatkuv dum. Bathrooms feature showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Televisions have satellite channels.
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CESKY KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC FEATURED HOTELS

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Hotel The Old Inn, Cesky Krumlov
Offering best services for business and pleasure needs, the Old Inn Hotel is an ideal venue to stay when you are in Cesky Krumlov.  Located on the square of the beautiful ancient town Cesky Krumlov, this hotel is near from Linz and Prague.  The Old Inn has 52 modern guestrooms with all the amenities you would expect for a comfortable and luxurious stay.  Guests can relish delicious Czech and international cuisine at the onsite restaurant, which has a summer garden from where one can watch the lively activities on the square. The Lab is a classic Old Bohemian pub where you can enjoy excellent beer and typical Czech cuisine.
Hotel Ruze, Cesky Krumlov
To experience the beauty of Renaissance architecture along with luxurious accommodation and contemporary service, the Ruze Hotel is just the place for an unforgettable experience.  The Ruze Hotel is positioned in the historic and beautiful ancient town of Cesky Krumlov and is just 2 kilometres from the Cesky Krumlov Train station. This exclusive property offers guests proximity to numerous key attractions of Cesky Krumlov.   The hotel offers attentive room service for the convenience of its guests.  The elegant in house restaurant offers a varied selection of excellent Czech, Renaissance and world cuisine for you to feast on. You can also enjoy some fine drinks offered at the bar.
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KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC FEATURED HOTELS
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Hotel Garni Elefant, Karlovy Vary
This hotel is located in Karlovy Vary. Diana Lookout Tower is an area attraction. Dining options at Hotel Garni Elefant include a restaurant. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Additional property amenities include secure parking.  Televisions have satellite channels. Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. 
Hotel Romance Puskin, Karlovy Vary
Set in the heart of Karlovy Vary, this hotel is close to Diana Lookout Tower. Dining options at Hotel Romance Puskin include a restaurant. Room service is available. A complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast is served daily. This 4.0-star property offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Business services, concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and translation services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, multilingual staff, and currency exchange. The property has designated areas for smoking. 
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC FEATURED HOTELS
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Corinthia Hotel Prague
Welcomed into a home, Corinthia Towers Hotel Prague makes you to experience the warmth, colour and vitality along with a superb hospitality that goes beyond service.  The Corinthia Towers Hotel stands on one of Prague's hills with breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Uniquely set adjacent to the Prague Congress Centre, the hotel is only two stops away from the city centre by metro.  An ultra-modern hotel, providing the highest standards of comfort throughout the full spectrum of services, the Corinthia Towers Hotel is characterised by quality, style and the closest attention to the guests needs. The hotel boasts 544 luxuriously appointed rooms that are equipped with modern amenities.  There are a varied dining options available onsite, serving a variety of dishes and a fine selection of drinks. 
Hotel Esplanade Prague
Offering friendly service and great facilities, the Esplanade Hotel Prague is an ideal base for business and leisure patrons. This hotel is located just a few steps from the Wenceslas Square in the centre of Prague and is very close to the Opera House.  The Esplanade Hotel consists 74 luxurious and air-conditioned guestrooms that are gracefully decorated to meet the style and comfort requirements of the most discerning guests. Attentive room service for your convenience is also offered here.  The onsite restaurant serves a delicious menu of traditional Czech as well as international cuisine. There is an extensive wine menu for you to choose the perfect bottle to accompany your meal. The bar at this hotel is the right place to meet with friends before you sample the delights of the Prague nightlife.
Hotel Royal Esprit Prague
This hotel is located in Prague, and House of the Black Madonna, Tyn Cathedral, and Municipal House Hall are area attractions. Additional attractions include Estates Theatre. Dining options at Hotel Royal Esprit include a restaurant. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. This 4.0-star property offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and audio-visual equipment. High-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and laundry facilities. 
Hotel Intercontinental Prague
Offering a unique combination of old world charm and modern amenities, the Intercontinental Hotel Prague is an inspired choice for downtown accommodations.  Providing a sophisticated setting for all type of travellers, the Intercontinental Hotel Prague presides regally above the hilly banks of the Vltava River and is a landmark choice of Prague hotels. Just two blocks from the historic Old Town, this hotel is a perfect base from where you can explore the shops, restaurants and architectural treasures that give this region its distinctive character.  Experience the truly unique setting of the Prague accommodations, whether you are staying in one of the spacious guest rooms or luxury suites. Designed to feature greatest asset of a central downtown location, the spacious rooms offers a stunning view of either the Vltava River or the city.. 
Park Hotel Prague
Park Hotel Prague, due to its location and services is an excellent choice for visitors coming to Prague for business as well as leisure.  Parkhotel Praha is located on the left bank of the Vltava river, close to the Prague Castle and next to Stromovka Park.  The 237 rooms offered at the hotel are well-facilitated and modern to make you feel at home.  Park Hotel Praha offers to its clients gastronomic experience in the restaurant, pizzeria or lobby bar.   Guests can utilise the multifunctional room for various events, that can accommodate up to 250 persons. At your free time you can enjoy the various historical monuments, castle and the beautiful diverse culture.
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