The Czech Repubic has approximately 10 million
inhabitants. The Lipno lake area makes part of the South Bohemian
region which borders both germany and Austria. This area belongs
to the least populated areas of the country.
The czech Republic has joined the European Union and it is
expected that the Euro will be introdcued around 2012. At
this moment the Czech Crown is still the official currency.
In many touristic destinations Euros are already accepted.
The exchange rate varies, but is approximately (1 € /
± 27,5 CZK).
The official language is Czech, which is a Slavic language.
German and/or English however is widely spoken. The road network
in this area is generally in good condition. Petrol stations
are common. A liter fuel costs about one euro per liter.
The capital Prague has about one million inhabitants
and lies at a dsitance of about 200km. A day trip to this
city is definitely worth the effort. Also Vienna is
about 2 hrs by car.
The South Bohemian region mixes nature and culture in a delightful
way. The air is crisp and pure and the region is generously
covered with green forests.