With ten Europcar locations across the Czech Republic, we can ensure that whatever region you find yourself in, a world class car hire solution is on hand to be of assistance. Europcar's huge fleet of comfortable, safe and reliable vehicles is always available, with useful services such as express pick-up and 3-step online booking, as well as optional extras like child seats, satellite navigation and additional driver cover, there if you need them. Spread throughout the countries major towns and cities, with cars to suit any budget or requirement, and the experience and expertise that comes from being one of the world's leading car hire firms, Europcar are ready to help you make the most of your trip.
The Czech Republic, and in particular the capital city of Prague, has grown into one of Europe's most popular vacation destinations since the country was formed in 1993. The young republic grew out of the Great Moravian Empire in the 9th century, from the Duchy of Bohemia, before being absorbed into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Upon the collapse of that nation, it became the independent Republic of Czechoslovakia until it was peacefully dissolved into its constituent states, of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as the USSR disappeared. The people of the Czech Republic must originate from far further back though, as a small statue, known as the Venus of Dolní Věstonice, was discovered in 1925, just south of Brno. It dates from around 29,000 to 25,000 years BC and is consequently the oldest known ceramic work in existence. The landlocked country offers a warm summer climate, along with various hilly and mountainous areas that provide excellent opportunities for hiking and skiing. However, it's the lands reputation for beautiful architecture, lively nightlife and rich culture that attracts most visitors.
The City of Prague - On many people's lists as first choice to visit in the Czech Republic is the capital city of Prague, thanks to its Bohemian atmosphere, stunning fairytale feel and unforgettable cellar-bars where the drink flows freely. Thanks to not suffering quite so badly as much of Europe did in World War II most of the city's historical architecture remains remarkably intact, and displays styles that range from Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, to Art Nouveau, Cubist and Neoclassical, while covering everything in between: New Town offers Wenceslas Square, the National Museum, Charles Square and the National Theatre; in the Lesser Town you will find Prague Castle and the Saint Vitus Cathedral, the Charles Bridge and the Franz Kafka Museum; in Old Town there is the Astronomical Cloak on the Old Town Hall, Clam-Gallas Palace and the Old Town Square; and these are just a handful of suggestions from a few of Prague's distinct districts. The city is also well known for its exciting nightlife, with any number of bars and clubs to be found, as well as restaurants ranging from the finest dining experiences to traditional Czech taverns, and all the amenities anyone would expect from a world-class European destination.