Czech Republic Flights:
Flights to Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a country in Central Europe, originally joined with neighbouring Slovakia until 1993. The country is full of history and culture and has some very beautiful architecture to offer visitors in cities like the capital, Prague.
There are several international airports in the Czech Republic, but the one which most visitors head for is near the capital city of Prague. Ruzyne Airport (airport code: PRG) is about 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the centre of Prague, making the city easily accessible.
From South Africa flights to Czech Republic are available with various airlines all of which have one connection. Examples include El Al Israel via Tel Aviv, Turkish Airlines via Istanbul, Iberia via Barcelona, Swiss via Zurich, South African Airways and Lufthansa via Munich, KLM via Amsterdam, Air France via Paris, and British Airways and Virgin Atlantic via London. All of these flights depart from Johannesburg.
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The Tourist Attractions of Czech Republic:
The Czech Republic is officially divided into the two historic regions of Bohemia and Moravia, plus parts of Silesia though this is mostly situated within Poland.
The top destination in Bohemia is the Czech Republic’s capital city, Prague. Known throughout the world for its beauty, Prague is a large city with a whole host of attractions.
Top places to visit in Prague include Prague Castle and the Old Town with its UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town Square and beautiful mix of historic architectures to be seen. Then there’s the New Town, though this part of the city isn’t exactly new as it was established in the 14th century! Attractions here include Wenceslas Square, the bizarre looking Dancing House and the National Museum.
Although Prague is Bohemia’s biggest attraction, there are also many other beautiful and historic cities in this part of the Czech Republic too. Karlovy Vary, for example, is a very beautiful spa town which features the impressive St Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, dating from 1897. Then there is Pilsen, the birthplace the Pilsner beer. As expected there is a brewery tour available here, and other attractions include the Town Hall, the Historical Underground Network, the second largest synagogue in Europe and a range of museums and galleries.
The town of Cesky Krumlov is very picturesque and its historic centre is listed as a World Heritage Site for its Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval architectures. Then there is the 13th century Cesky Krumlov Castle with its beautiful views over the town.
Another castle of interest is the most visited castle in the Czech Republic, just outside Prague. Karlstejn Castle was completed in 1365 and is surrounded by beautiful forests, ideal for hiking in.
There are yet more historical attractions in the Moravia region. Many of these have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Moravia in fact has one of the densest groupings of such sites in the world.
The city of Olomouc has a very high concentration of historical sites. The town square with Town Hall and the Holy Trinity Column, the Baroque Fountains and the Premyslid Palace are just a few of the things to see.
Other attractions in the Czech Republic’s Moravia region include the fascinating historic architecture of the town of Telc, and the Lednice-Valtice landscape area.
When Should You Visit?:
The temperate continental climate experienced here means that the Czech Republic generally has quite hot summers and cold, characteristically cloudy winters. The summer month of July is the warmest of the year, followed by August then June, whilst January is the coldest.