General Information Czech Republic
For a country that only exists since 1993 the Czech Republic is one of the Europe's most precious showcases with an exciting history - Castles and chateaux can be found throughout the ancient lands of Bohemia and Moravia that make up the modern Czech Republic.
Bordered by Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia this country in Central Europe offers a rich cultural heritage with famous musicians and artists alike. The names Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana or Gustav Mahler are renowned throughout the world. One of the most influential products with an equally long and important history is the Czech beer. Here the "Pilsener" beer originated and the town of Budějce gave the name for one of the world's most famous brew: Budweiser.
The landscape of the Czech Republic is varies – Bohemia, to the western part of the country consists of a basin and is surrounded by mostly low mountains. Moravia to the east is quite hilly.
The Czech autumn in September and October still offers a nice dry and relatively warm climate with temperatures around 15°C (59°F).
Principal Language: Czech
Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK)
International Telephone Dialing Code: +420
Electricity: The standard electricity voltage is 220
Volts AC 50 Hz.
General Information Prague
Prague is widely considered one of the world's most beautiful and cultural cities – a melting pot of European history and yet the center of a dynamic modern music and arts scene. The capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, Prague, or "Praha" in Czech, is home to a population of nearly 2 million. During the thousand years of its existence it has been a political, cultural and economic center of Central Europe.
It is home to various famous cultural attractions such as the Prague Castle, the Old Town Square or the Jewish Quarter. The historical center of Prague is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Charles Bridge which is built over the longest river in the Czech Republic, the "Vlatava" (or "Moldau") is one of most iconic bridges in Europe and a must-see attraction when visiting Prague.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The Mandarin Oriental is one of Prague's most prestigious hotels. It is built on the site of a former 14th periodcentury monastery and enjoys a wonderful location in the streets of Malá Strana just a couple of meters away from the Charles Bridge. This cozy hotel with 99 rooms and suites the hotel is an urban retreat nestled in a calm neighborhood.
The property, as part of the world renowned luxury hotel chain fits seamlessly in the vibrant yet historic environment of Prague, providing a contemporary design combined with period architectural features that bring out the flair of the former monastery.