The first trip to Prague is a magic experiment. This city, that André Breton called the “magic capital of Europe”, mixes the cultural, artistic and architectural influences of many origins and times. The second trip to Prague, as for him, is an experiment highly comforting. One enjoys to stroll in the Prague old man, to cross the Charles Bridge, to go along the quays of Vltava or to climb the staircases which climb to the Castle of Prague.
In the imaginary collective, the tourist interest of the Czech Republic is often confined in very famous Prague, city romantic par excellence, whose beauty charms each year of the million visitors. If its visit is impossible to circumvent of any stay as a Czech Republic, this small continental country of Central Europe has many other assets, starting with a cultural heritage and architectural exceptional due to the particularly rich history of its principal areas: the Bohemian one and Moravie. In particular the few 12 Czech sites registered with the World heritage testify to UNESCO – historical castles, churches, gardens, downtown areas – which are as many architectural treasures, for the moment still preserved of mass tourism. The historical cities, the traditional villages, but also the more modern infrastructures want to be all the witnesses of the harmonious mixture of aristocratic luxury, romanticism and nostalgia of the olden days which characterizes the country so well.
Small Central European country, wedged between Germany in the west, Poland in north, Slovakia in south-east, and Austria in the south, the Czech Republic has an environment and exceptionally rich landscapes, to traverse on foot or with bicycle. National parks, virgin forests, labyrinths of rocks, canyons, waterfalls, fields lake and torrents are dominated by imposing mountains and ski resorts of which those of the chains of Krkonose. Finally do not fail to benefit from the benefits of one of the many spas which mark out the country and whose mineral natural sources are known for their curative properties.
It is surely the architecture which made the fame of the Czech Republic in all Europe. The country has certainly one of the most beautiful heritages of the world, with a mixture of monuments baroque, or resulting from the Art nouveau and cubism. One can admire still there superb cities in the emblematic places and absolutely splendid churches dating from 17th and the 18th century. This architectural richness is also due to the fact that the country has extremely fortunately escaped with the engagements at the time of the Second World War, thus preserving its wealths of the bombardments and other damage.
After being itself illustrated in the literature, with authors as famous as Franz Kafka or Milan Kundera, the country today is very appreciated in the field of 7th Article the Czech Republic knew a golden age in the Sixties, thanks to Milos Forman whose fame exceeds the borders of the country. Quasi absent from the screens during the communist period, this cinema takes again its colors by 1989, with the end of the iron curtain. Today, the Czech Republic is used as decorations by productions of the whole world. The low costs of turning and the beauty of the landscapes and other monuments allured the directors of Royal Mission impossible 4, Casino or of the French series Borgia. The town of Prague also accommodates each year in spring, an international festival of the very appreciated film, Febiofest, which brought together the largest artists of the whole world.