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Interesting Facts About the Czech Republic

Posted on: October 22, 2010

Interesting Facts About the Czech Republic:

•    There are 12 Unesco World Heritages Sites in the Czech Republic:  http://www.unesco-czech.cz

•    Prague Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world!

•    Did you know…Madeleine Albright was born in Prague?

•    The Charles University, established in 1348, is one of the oldest universities in Europe.

•    World-famous Czech composers: Antonín Dvorák, Leoš Janácek and Bedrich Smetana are of Czech origin.

•    Only 2 people in the world know the secret recipe of the traditional spa liquor Becherovka made in Karlovy Vary.

•    Franz Kafka and Milan Kundera are both of Czech origin.

•    With over 2000 castles, the Czech Republic has the highest number of castles per square kilometer in the world!

•    Films shot in the Czech Republic: Amadeus, Mission Impossible, Bourne Identity, Everything is Illuminated, Les Miserables, Casino Royale
•    Two-time Academy Award winner Miloš Forman, the director of Amadeus, is of Czech origin.

•    The beer Budwiser and Pilsner are of Czech origin. The Czechs consume more beer per capita than any other country in the world!

As a culinary travel specialist, this last fact strikes a chord with me!  Let Celebrations International Travel‘s experienced agents help you see the world the way you want to!

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