Practical information

Before travelling to a destination you have never been to before, it is advisable to get hold of some basic information in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. We have prepared a summary of everything a foreigner might need in the Czech Republic. We will advise you on what clothes you should take with you, how to connect to the Internet in the Czech Republic, what the Czech crown exchange rate is, which credit cards can be used, and also what sort of tips should be given in restaurants…

The Czech Republic is one of the main transit points in Europe. The largest and main Czech airport is the international airport in Prague-Ruzyně, which changed its name to Václav Havel Airport Prague in 2012.

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The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (Kč/ in English CZK).

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The Czech Republic and its time zone, changes to summer and winter time, or its most interesting clocks.

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Weather in the Czech Republic and ideas for outings in spring, summer, autumn and winter.

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The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union.

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The language spoken in the Czech Republic, basic vocabulary and 10 things you didn't know about this language.

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The most important telephone numbers and useful memory aids.

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Information centre in the heart of Prague.

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What public holidays are there in the Czech Republic and when do children have school holidays?

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Internet, telephone and electricity networks in the Czech Republic.

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When are tourist sites, shops, banks, post offices and various other offices open in Czech towns and villages?

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Restaurants, pubs or cafes are often open from late afternoon until late at night, often until 11 pm.

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What you need to know about healthcare services, first aid, medicaments and health insurance in the Czech Republic.

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