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City guide by local people

Exchange offices

The Czech Republic is part of the European Union. However, unlike most of its members who use the single currency Euro, the national Czech currency is still the koruna (crown). Travellers who wish to visit Prague will only be able to exchange their…

Tipping in Prague

Tipping in the Czech Republic is not automatically added to the bill. It is perceived as thanking to the staff and there are no clearly defined rules on how much should be given. In a restaurant it is customary to give 10% of the total amount spent. At…

Weather in Prague

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country located in the temperate zone of the Northern hemisphere. The weather is generally mild, but also changeable throughout the year. The country’s distance from the sun produces the shift from Spring to Summer…

Czech National Holidays

January 1 – Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State Good Friday – Friday before Easter Sunday, in 2020 April 10 Easter Monday, in 2020 April 13 May 1 – Labour Day May 8 – Liberation Day July 5 – St Cyril and…

In Case of Emergency

What to do in case of emergency in Prague or anywhere else in the Czech Republic? Here are emergency numbers you might need. 112 – general EU emergency number – guarantees English-speaking operator 150 – fire 155 –…

Christmas Markets in Prague

  Christmas markets in Prague have a long tradition and are usually held at all major squares in the city. Their level is comparable to those in Berlin, Brussels or Munich. Most of them start at the end of November, and the big markets on…