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The Czech Republic consists of the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.

 
 

There are a number of preserved historical structures. Most of them are open to the public. Many historial town centers are well-preserved and have been renovated; for example, the historical hearts of Prague, Český Krumlov, Telč and Kutná Hora, which have been included in the list of the world cultural and natural  heritage of UNESCO
 
Slightly undulated countryside, planes and mountain ranges in the border areas offer peace and quiet to visitors, as well as relaxation and summer and winter sports. National parks Krkonoše, Šumava and Podyjí protect rare plant and animal species. There are over 1,200 protected areasand nature places in the Czech Republic that lie on more than 10% of the country's territory. The natural disposition of the Czech Republic - 20,000 ponds and lakes and more than 40 water reservoirs - offer many opportunities for hiking and fishing. One-third of the country is formed by a mountainous piece of land full of lovely forests and meadows, inviting guests to stay at family farms within the frame of agrotourism, which has successively become an integral part of the Czech tourist trade.
 
Thanks to suitable gelogical conditions, there are plenty of mineral springs in the territory of the Czech Republic that have been used for curative purposes for more than 200 years. Spas have a long tradition in the Czech Republic. 36 spas are dispersed across the country. The largest and oldest spas lay in West Bohemia in a so-called triangle, connecting Karlovy Vary, Marianské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně. Most spa towns are situated in beautiful nature localities. A high level of services is a matter of course.

There are many historical towns worth visiting in the Czech Republic. Among the most beautiful are the aforementioned Český Krumlov, which has been preserved as a typical medieval town, and Telč, with its renaissance castle and the unique architecture of its triangle square. Besides Kutná Hora, Prachatice, Olomouc and Kromeříž, one of the most ancient towns to be admired is situated in the territory of West Bohemia - Cheb. The same attention is deserved by České Budějovice, Jindřichův Hradec, Třebon and Tábor in South Bohemia, together with Domažlice and Loket in the west and Litoměřice in North Bohemia. One of the most attractive places for tourists is Jičín, located in Český ráj, or Bohemian Paradise. 
 
No less attractive for visitors are museums of folk architecture (open-air museums), the number of which is quite high in the Czech Republic. Rožnov pod Radhostěm, a small town in North Moravia, boasts the largest and oldest open-air museum in Central Europe that focuses on regional folk architecture of the 17th to 19th centuries. Open-air museums in Vysocina, in Strážnice, in Holašovice (UNESCO) or folk Baroque in South Bohemia represent a few examples of the well-preserved and maintained folk architecture, which teaches visitors about the lifestyles of our ancestors.

Traditional Czech products, which have a centuries-long world reputation, are decorative glass, porcelain and glass bijouterie. An excursion to the plants where these products are made is always very interesting for visitors.

Besides interesting tourist destinations, cultural and sports events, there are enough accommodation facilities of all categories in the Czech Republic. The complete list of offers must not exclude the top-quality congress tourism and conference centers.

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Added: 03.12.2009
 
 
 

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