Czech Republic: European Road Trip Country #11
The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. It’s largest city is Prague, with over 1.2 million residents. We visited Prague for a few days, and then spent a couple of nights in our FAVORITE part of the country, Cesky Krumlov.
This quote by Neil Wilson, a Lonely Planet writer, pretty sums up why the Czech Republic is so amazing…
Why I love the Czech Republic
“Well, there’s the beer. Not only did the Czechs invent the best beer in the world, they’ve been reinventing it over the last decade with a wave of innovative new microbreweries. And the history. If you want to learn about European history, you’ll find it all here compressed into an easily digested package – from Good King Wenceslas and the Defenestration of Prague to the Hapsburg Empire, two world wars, the Cold War and the Velvet Revolution. Then there’s cubist architecture, weird art and the Czechs’ deliciously dark sense of humour. And did I mention the beer?”
Look out for our Czech Republic posts, coming in the next few days…