The main campus of Czech College is located in Zizkov, Prague. The sprawling campus is wellvequipped with modern classrooms and facilities for students and staff. Prague is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic (part of erstwhile Czechoslovakia). It is the 14th largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the northwestern part of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.3 million people; its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers and chilly winters.
Prague has been a political, cultural and economic hub of central Europe with changing fortunes during its 1,100 years of existence. Founded in the Romanesque era, Prague flourished during the Gothic and Renaissance eras. The city was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman emperors and thus the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian empire. After World War I, it became the capital of Czechoslovakia. Prague played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War and during both World Wars. It was significant during the post-war Communist era as well.
Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th century Europe. The main attractions include the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish quarter, Lennon Wall and Petřín hill. In 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The city boasts of more than 10 major museums along with numerous theaters, galleries, cinemas and other historical exhibits. A modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including the Charles University. Prague is classified as an alpha global city according to GaWC studies. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination – as of 2011, the city was recorded to receive over 4.4 million international visitors annually. In 2011, Prague was the sixth most-visited city in Europe.