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The highest point of elevation in the Czech Republic is Sněžka, a mountain peak with a height of 5,260 ft. 1)

Fifth most visited city in Europe

Prague is the fifth most visited city in Europe after London, Paris, Istanbul, and Rome. 2)

Castle dating back to the 9th century

In Prague, you'll find a castle dating back to the 9th century, the preserved medieval Old Town, and the statuesque Charles Bridge. 3)


Skoda, a local automaker, is one of only four automotive trademarks that can boast over a century of history. The company was founded by Emil Skoda. 4)

No harm done

Skoda means “harm” in Czech. 5)

Largest network of hiking trails

The Czech Republic has the largest network of hiking trails in the world. Around 25.000 miles of footpaths have been marked since 2002. 6)

Sugar cubes

The first sugar cubes were created in 1841 in Dacice. 7)


The word “robot” is Czech. It first appeared in a Czech drama by journalist Karel Capek. 8)

Physician Jan Jansky

Czech physician Jan Jansky was the first to divide blood into four types in 1907. 9)

Not very religious

Czechs are not very religious. Only 29% of Czechs believe in God. The rest are atheists, agnostics, or declare no faith. 10)


Tourism is a major source of income for the Czech economy. 11)

Pančavský Waterfall

Pančavský Waterfall is the highest waterfall in the country with a height of 485 ft. 12)


The Czech Republic and Slovakia were once a single country known as Czechoslovakia. Before World War I, they were part of the Austro-Hungarian state. 13)


In 1918, Czechoslovakia became an independent country. 14)

Czech Beer Festival

The country hosts many beer festivals, the biggest of which is the Czech Beer Festival in Prague. It lasts for 17 days and visitors can taste over 70 brands of Czech beer. 15)

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