Nestled in the heart of the continent, the Czech Republic straddles Eastern and Western Europe, bordering Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. The land known as the Czech Republic since 1993 is a modern country steeped in a rich and exciting history, a history it's eager to share with the inquisitive tourist. Bohemia and Moravia, the two ancient lands which constitute the Czech Republic, offer an abundance of stunning castles and chateaus to be explored among a beautiful landscape of rolling meadows and mountainous borders. Be sure to explore the beautiful forested region of Šumava, or try climbing in Krkonoše. After a hard day’s exploring, return to the picturesque capital, Prague, to enjoy a glass or two of some of the world’s finest lager. A UNESCO world heritage site, Prague is itself one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations and yet another reason to fly with Austrian Airlines to Czech Republic.