Czech Republic Overview
A small country in terms of square miles, the Czech Republic is vast when measured in natural beauty, cultural character and historical heritage. Among the youngest of countries in Europe, the Czech Republic broke its nearly 75-year union with the Slovak Republic in January of 1993. The independent country is comprised of two regions—Bohemia and Moravia. Bohemia is a plateau encircled by majestic mountains, while Moravia is primarily rolling hills and lowlands, located to the east.
For centuries, Czech land has been a major crossroad for the Europeans, and the newly formed republic still echoes with rich history. The vibrant capital, Prague, boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere that blends German, Jewish and Czech influences amid dramatic, historical architecture. The city is flavored by world-famous Pilsner and traditional fare such as pork, dumplings, and cabbage. For ventures outside the metropolis, visitors can explore the ancient villages of Moravia, colorful markets, or soaring mountains of the countryside.