Prague, which survived World War II relatively intact, has numerous palaces and churches from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. There are many attractive mountain resorts, especially in northern Bohemia. Football (soccer), ice hockey, skiing, canoeing, swimming, and tennis are among the favorite sports. A passport is required for all foreign nationals, whether temporary visitors or transit passengers. Visitors from some countries (including the United States and the United Kingdom) do not need visas.
In 2000, tourist arrivals reached 104,246,611 and tourist receipts amounted to $2.8 billion. That year there were 96,399 hotel rooms with 236,476 beds and an occupancy rate of 46%.
In 2002 the US government estimated the cost of staying in Prague at $233 per day.