The Czech Republic is an attractive cultural destination because of its natural beauty and its many well-preserved historic sites. Its architectural monuments of various styles serve as living evidence of its rich history. Tourist attention is focused on many castles and chateaux, which are major monuments of historical eras. Both Bohemia and Moravia are also rich in genuine architectural gems. This applies to some major Czech and Moravian towns, centers of which have stood the test of time and preserved their former splendor. Folk architecture can be also found in other parts of the country, such as timber cottages in the mountain regions of North Bohemia and many other areas. The Czech Republic is a well-developed country with the vast majority of its population involved in commerce or industry.
The Czech Republic is located in the same time zone as continental Western Europe and much of Eastern Europe, that is why we use Central European Time, GMT +1 hour. Summertime starts the last Saturday in March and ends in late September (GMT +2 hours).