Despite its small size (30,000 square miles) and population (10,500,000), The Czech Republic is a world-known country visited by millions of tourists every year. Do you wonder why so many people from all over the world travel long trips to this little Central European country? There are hundreds of good reasons for that but here are 25 of them.
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With a population of about 1.3 million, Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe. Prague has become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations with about 4.5 million international visitors annually. The city boasts of hundreds of unique tourist sites including the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter or the Lennon Wall. In 2014, Prague ranked fifth in the Tripadvisor world list of best destinations.
If you happen to be tired of bustling Prague or other huge Czech cities, you can always find piece and quiet in the marvelous Czech countryside. Usually, it’s enough to drive just a few miles away from the city and you can enjoy spectacular views of the picturesque landscape.
Czech ice hockey
For the Czechs, ice hockey is the number one sport, followed by soccer. Their national team is one of the most successful in the world, having won many World Championships as well as the Winter Olympics. Hundreds of Czech players play in the NHL. The Czech winger Jaromir Jagr is the most productive European-born player who has ever played in the NHL and is considered one of the greatest professional hockey players of all-time. Jagr is 42 and he is still playing, currently for the New Jersey Devils.
Situated near the Moravian town of Hranice, the Hranice abbys is the deepest abyss in the Czech Republic and the second deepest underwater cave in the world. Its confirmed depth is almost 1500 feet but the expected depth is over 2600 feet.
Located in the southern part of The Czech Republic, Hluboka is considered one of the most beautiful castles of the country. Built in the 13th century as a gothic castle, Hluboka has been rebuilt several times during its history. It was first expanded during the Renaissance period, and then rebuilt into a Baroque castle. It reached its current appearance during the 19th century when it was reconstructed in the romantic style of the famous English Windsor Castle.