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The Czech Republic: 8 Facts Everyone Needs to Know
Overview of the main aspects you need to know about the country
The Czech Republic (Czechia) is one of the most attractive and affordable countries for moving. Not without reason, the country is also called the "window to Europe" for its opportunities to visit that very Europe.
Geographical location

The Czech Republic is located in Central Europe, surrounded on almost all sides by mountains and has no access to the sea. Bordering Poland, Slovakia, Germany and Austria. The capital is Prague. Due to the mountains and the sufficient amount of snow in the winter, the country successfully operates ski resorts.



Climate

The climate of the Czech Republic has no problems of seasonality, because at any time in the country is pleasant to be in. The temperature rarely and slightly falls below zero, and the weather is not exceptionally hot, which is very comfortable for hiking, without which you can't do without. The rainiest month of the year is July, the driest is February.



Visa

To get to the Czech Republic, as well as in other European countries, you can use a Schengen visa. Experienced tourists say that the number of situations of refusal of a Czech visa is negligible, it is as simple as possible and accessible to get. Visas can be short-term (for the duration of stay) and long-term. The first type is issued for a period of not more than 90 days within six months, you can enter the country once or unlimited number of times, the second type allows you to stay for 6 months a year. Work visa is issued for a period of 2 years.



Transportation

The Czech Republic has a very well developed system of public transport: buses, streetcars and subways have a clear schedule and routes, which is very convenient. Tickets for them are unified and vary in cost depending on the duration of the trip, the cost starts at 1 euro. In addition, local roads and toll roads pleasantly surprise with the quality of coverage and the possibility of moving by car or cab.



Food and beer :)

The Czech Republic is the world record holder in beer consumption per capita. And why is this not surprising? The Czech Republic is basically famous for delicious beer, hearty and very inexpensive dishes such as goulash, dumplings, hors d'oeuvres, roast duck and other "snacks"). In addition, the Czech Republic is a paradise for lovers of coffee and pastries.



Currency

The official currency in the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (CZK), its exchange rate to the euro is 0.039, to the ruble – 2.83 (data as of March 22, 2019). In Prague, you can pay both in crowns and euros, but the latter option is highly discouraged because of its high cost. It is best to bring euros, which can be exchanged without problems to the local currency. Classical advice – do not exchange money in the center of cities, find the exchangers in at least a little remote quarters, the rate will be much better.



Sightseeing

There is room for a thousand signs and dozens of iconic places in the Czech Republic, but we will try to limit ourselves to the main ones. Castles, castles, lots of castles, and the oldest of them is Prague Castle, the whitest is Hluboka nad Vltavou Castle, the most beautiful is Krumlov Castle, the largest is Veveří Castle. So you understand.

And if you don't visit Wenceslas Square, you haven't seen Bohemia, its very center, historical and metropolitan pulse of the country.

Be sure to see and photograph the Dancing House, an ugly building for Prague residents, but amazing for tourists in the deconstructivist style.

The unique Charles Bridge with its 30 sculptures is one of the oldest and strongest bridges, and legends say that either a demon or a ghost, or both, dwells on it or under it.



Popular cities and resorts

The Czech Republic – one of the most attractive places for tourists, such a variety of cities and resorts with centuries of history is not everywhere you can visit. Of course, the first place to explore is Prague, the center of Czech history, filled with medieval castles, bridges and streets. You can continue to dive into the history and mentality of the Czech people in the open-air museum city Telce.

For those who prefer ski resorts – Pec pod Sněžkou, Špindlerův Mlýn, Rokytnice nad Jizerou, there are also winter competitions among snowboarders and skiers.

This is just a small part of what you can and should know about the Czech Republic, especially if you are planning to move to this country for one of our Prague jobs. Subscribe to our news in social networks, there are still many interesting facts about the cost of living, mentality, humor and job opportunities for IT-specialists in Europe.

For more details on how much it costs to live in the country, read "The cost of living in the Czech Republic”.

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