Czech Republic in the Centre of Europe
Starting in July, the Czech Republic will preside the European Union Council and we would like to invite you for a visit as good hosts. Explore historical towns and landmarks that support our membership in the European family. UNESCO masterpieces, world-famous spas and majestic castles amid beautiful scenery await you. The Czech Republic is simply worth a visit. So come, we are looking forward to seeing you!

An Opening Celebration and Tips for Interesting Events

The European presidency will open with a concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Rudolfinum in Prague on 8 July. DOX, the centre for contemporary art, is also preparing a special programme. Another international exhibition will take place during the autumn Designblok in Prague. The Rückl glass factory has created interesting official and protocol gifts in the form of glasses and carafes made of Bohemian crystal. The Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou is opening an exhibition entitled the European Table: North Bohemian glassmakers made 27 pairs of wine glasses symbolising the member countries of the European Union. The special Concert for Europe in Prague on 2 September will be performed on a unique floating scene by River Vltava at the Slavonic Island within the Prague Sounds festival.

Must-See Places in the Czech Republic!

You can plan your entire trip through the Czech republic but there are some places you should definitely include. For example, Prague – the capital and the largest city in the Czech Republic, ranking as one of the most popular cities with tourists in the world. Or Brno with famous cafés and the timeless Functionalist Villa Tugendhat; Kutná Hora with an authentic medieval silver mine, or Český Krumlov with a historical centre filled with old world ambience! Czech republic has numerous castles and chateaux worth visiting. The Karlštejn Castle near Prague used to be the emperor’s favourite residence; the Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau will carry you away into a dreamland with its charm; and the Lednice Valtice area does not only offer two majestic chateaux, but an entire landscape with small manor houses and hidden nooks!