Prague or Praha, as its inhabitants call it, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It has been the cultural center of Central Europe for most of its existence. Home to a multitude of cultural attraction, the city is a World Heritage Site. Visiting it even for a day, or a week, there are plenty of things to do and enjoy there.
The Beskydy Mountains in the Czech Republic are close to the border with Slovakia. Aquaparks, skiing, cycling and hiking trails, plus great museums, like the Tatra Technical Museum, attract visitors from all over the world.
Michal Mine, Landek Park and the GONG bring visitors to Ostrava, third largest city in Czech Republic.
Dul Michal and Landek Park coal mining museums preserve coal mining history for future generations.
Leos Janacek, one of the most important Czech composers left an enduring legacy. His life is celebrated every year at international music festivals - Janacek's May and Janacek's Hukvaldy.
Czech RepublicThe Czech Republic (formerly the western half of Czechoslovakia) is in Central Europe, directly above Austria. Culturally, it is divided into three regions: Bohemia, on the west; Moravia in the east; and Silesia, which borders on Poland. The Czech Republic's official language is Czech, a West Slavic language which is spoken natively by about twelve million people. It has been a continuously inhabited and settled area since Neolithic times and became organized politically in the 9th century, and remained a significant political power through the Middle Ages, until it became part of the Hapsburg dynasty in the early 1500s. After World War I it was joined with present-day Slovakia (formerly a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire) until dissolving peacefully into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on January 1, 1993.[read the rest]