In 2018, the Czech Republic will be inviting tourists from around the world to join in the celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the independent Czechoslovakia.

It will primarily commemorate the period known as the First Republic - the twenty years between the First and Second World Wars - with hundreds of cultural, social and sporting events to be offered across the country. Czechoslovakia was founded in the aftermath of World War I as one of the successor states of Austria-Hungary.

The central European country existed (with a brief interlude during World War II) from October 28, 1918 to December 31, 1992. On January 1, 1993, Czechoslovakia split to form the independent Czech and Slovak Republics. In 2018, both countries will be celebrating a hundred years of existence and commemorating the best that they have given the world together.

Monika Palatkova, general manager for CzechTourism, said: “The twenty years between the two world wars represent an exceptionally rich period in Czech history. At that time, Bohemia became one of the centres of modern European life. Czech towns such as Brno, Hradec Kralove, Plzen, Pardubice and Prague boast unique functionalist architecture, our galleries are home to pictures and sculptures by artists whose works are today some of the most appreciated in the world, and industrial production from that period, primarily cars and reproduction glass, captivate with the precision of their execution and the timelessness of their design. The inter-war era left behind a range of monuments, museums, period cafés and sporting traditions whose stories are waiting to be discovered.”

Holidaymakers can visit the lively open-air museum in Roznov pod Radhostem or to go on a tour taking them through the original methods for brewing Czech beer; follow in the footsteps of the first Czechoslovak president, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk; whilst the architectural visions of Adolf Loos, Josef Gocar and Jan Kotera and the paintings of Alfons Mucha, František Kupka and Emil Fila will provide visitors with a memorable artistic experience.

Find out more at and

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?