The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, has emerged as a popular destination for tourists since the fall of communism in 1989.
Capital – Prague
Currency – Czech koruna (CZK)
Official & Recognised Languages – Czech
Population – 10.6 million
Time – GMT+1
Sport in Czech Republic
The two most popular sports in the Czech Republic are Football and Ice Hockey.
In football the national team has faired well, competing as Czechoslovakia (before its dissolution in 1993) the team finished as runner-up of the 1934 and 1962 FIFA World Cup, as well as the European Championship in 1976. Competing in its first international competition as the Czech Republic, the team finished as runners-up in UEFA Euro 1996. Domestically, the Czech First League is competitive with Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague and FC Viktoria Plzeň all competing in the UEFA Champions League in recent years.
In Ice Hockey, the Czech national team are one of the best in the world. The team won Olympic Gold at the 1998 Winter Olympics, before winning three consecutive gold between 1999 and 2001 at the World Championship. The team last won the World Championship in 2010.
Travelling to Czech Republic & Visa
The majority of international flights will arrive at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport which serves over 150 destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Other smaller international airports can be found in Brno, Ostrava, Karlovy Vary and Pardubice.
Entry Requirements & Visas
The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union and part of the Schengen area, therefore citizens of many countries can spend up to 90 days in the country without a visa.
If you are a UK citizen, you can view the UK’s government latest advice on entry requirements to Czech Republic by clicking here. For other passport holders, consult your own government’s travel advice for entry to Czech Republic.
Travelling around Czech Republic
Train – The Czech Republic rail system is an efficient way of travelling across the country. Thinking of catching a train in the Czech Republic? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.
Czech Republic City Guides
Click on the below for a guide to some of Czech Republic’s major cities and most popular stops for Sports Tourist’s: