The Czech Republic, in Central Europe, is a country that’s known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history. Prague, the capital, is home to grand 9th century Prague Castle, a preserved medieval old town and statue lined Charles Bridge. Situated in Central Europe, the Czech Republic is bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast and covers an area of 78,866 square kilometers (30,450 sq mi)
The Czech landscape is exceedingly varied. Bohemia, to the west, consists of a basin drained by the Elbe and Vltava rivers, and is surrounded by mostly low mountains, such as the Krkonoše range of the Sudetes. The highest point in the country, Sněžka at 1,602 m (5,256 ft), and is located here.
Moravia, the eastern part of the country, is also quite hilly. It is drained mainly by the Morava River, but it also contains the source of the Oder River.
Water from the landlocked Czech Republic flows to three different seas: the North Sea, Baltic Sea and Black Sea. The Czech Republic also leases the Moldauhafen, a 30,000-square-meter (7.4-acre) lot in the middle of the Hamburg Docks, which was awarded to Czechoslovakia by Article 363 of the Treaty of Versailles, to allow the landlocked country a place where goods transported down river could be transferred to seagoing ships. The territory reverts to Germany in 2028.
The Czech Republic, with it’s long and fascinating history and abundance of natural beauty is seeing a steady increase in tourism each year. Still one of Europe’s more affordable destinations the tend in increased tourism will continue.
Hotel Slavia – In a quiet area of Prague, next to Sports Club Slavia.
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