Sightseeing in the Czech Republic

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Tourism and Culture

Different Forms of Tourism

Prague, Kutna Hora, Cesky Krumlov, Telc, Tabor, Kromeriz etc.
There are many museum and galleries in the Czech republic (700 nationwide) with huge amount various cultural products. Some of them are listed on UNESCO Cultural world heritage (Prague, Kutna Hora, Cesky Krumlov, Telc, Tabor, Kromeriz, Slavonice).
The Czech Republic is also rich on natural parks and protected areas, caves, and Zoological gardens.
Almost each village has some religious building or other monument.
Czech Republic is also famous for its spa areas. The colonnades of Karlovy Vary and the splendid spa buildings in Mariánské Lázne are world-famous.
The beaches are only at the dams and lakes (Lipno, Slapy, Orlik, Vranov).
Winter Sports
Krkonose (Spindleruv Mlyn, Harrachov), Jeseniky (Ramzova, Ovcarna), Beskydy mountains (Bila, Ostravice). For more information, click here.
Outdoor Activities
Sport is very popular in the Czech republic – especially ice-hockey, football, and Golf.
The most popular souvenirs are products of Czech skilful craftsman, in particular glass, porcelain, and ceramics. Throughout Prague will you see nicely decorated and illuminated shops with Bohemian glass and porcelain. There are also many shops with handmade ceramics, where you can also buy handmade clothes and fashion accessories. Another major treasure of the Czech Republic is the semi-precious Czech garnet (also known as Bohemian ruby).

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Individual and Civic Freedoms

Political Freedom
Civil Liberty
Freedom of the Press
Full freedom
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 24/175
Evolution: 5 places down compared to 2008
For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
Free Access to the Internet
Freedom of Assembly
Czech citizens may assemble peacefully, form associations, and petition the government.
Rule of Law
Relatively high
Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights
Property ownership, choice of residence, and fair wages are legally protected, and citizens generally enjoy all of these rights.
Women's Condition
Gender discrimination is legally prohibited. However, sexual harassment in the workplace appears to be fairly common, and women are underrepresented in the highest levels of government and business.
For Further Information
Freedom House

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Degree of Freedom
Predominately atheistic (68 % of population), Christian 92% of believed population- Catholic(83 %), Protestant (9%).
Role of Religion in Society
Relatively low

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