The Czech Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the north. Its capital and largest city, with 1.3 million inhabitants, is Prague. The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia and Moravia and a small part of Silesia.
When to go:
Continental climate, with cold winters and hot summers. The average temperatures vary from -4 to -1 C in January and 14 to 23 C in July. October and November are the rainiest months. The ideal season is springtime with mild temperatures, blooming gardens and the first outdoor concerts.
Average monthly temperature (°C)
+1hrs (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Czech, English and German.
Czech Crown (CZK).
A reciprocal health agreement with the UK entitles citizens with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to free emergency health care. However, medical insurance is still advised.
The flight from London to the Czech Republic generally takes just over 2 hours. The distance from the UK to the Czech Republic is approximately 632 miles.
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