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Welcome to Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

The Old Town Square is one of Europe´s most beautiful urban spaces and has been Prague´s principal public square since the 10th century and was the main market place of the 20th century. Whilst visiting the square you will find buzzing Jazz bands and open air concerts. The Christmas and Easter markets are not to be missed plus the incredible fashion shows and political  meetings. Until 1915 the square´s main feature was the 17th century plague column, whose shadow used to cross the meridian at high noon. 

The most popular visit for Prague´s tourists is the Prazsky hrad, which is Prague´s Castle. Its overflowing ranks of spires, towers and palaces dominate the city centre. Within the walls of the castle you will find an incredible collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries. These are all home to some of the greatest artistic and cultural treasures. 

Being the resting place for many Czech luminaries, the Vysehrad Cemetery is a main attraction for many tourists and visitors. Many of the tombs and headstones are works of art, by the famous Ladislav Saloun, the art sculptor who has created many monuments, his most famous one located in the Old Town Square.

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Climate

The weather in the Czech Republic is mainly mild but variable locally and through out the year.

Normally the higher up you are, the average temperature will drop and you will be more likely see rainfall, especially at the border of the mountain ranges. 

During the summer the temperature is normally warm, followed by a chilly autumn.

Duty Free

You will find that there are no restrictions on the export and import of local or foreign currency. 

If you are travelling from the UK all of your normal duty free purchases are tax free. 

If you are arriving from an non EU country, you will be able to import up to 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco. 1 litre of spirit over 22% of 2 litres of alcoholic beverages up to 22%. 4 litres of wine. 16 litres of beer. 

Getting Around

Most of Prague get around by metro, trams and buses and is known to have one of the best public transport systems in Europe. 

You will be able to catch a tram, the metro or a bus, from all the towns and cities. 

If you are looking to move around town easily it is recommended to use the public transport over driving or taking a taxi, as the city centre has traffic. 

You will be able to purchase a tourist pass that will allow you to use any type of mass transit, as many times as you like, withing the time that your pass is valid. 

Health

Just in case of any necessary trip to the doctors or hospital whilst visiting the Czech Republic, you can get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before  leaving the UK. This card is not a substitute for medical or travel insurance, but it does entitle you state provided medical treatment that you may need.

Visit your doctor 4-6 weeks before you travel and check that there are no vaccinations that you may need.

Language

96% of the population speak Czech, and it is the countries only official language.

You will find people in the Czech Republic that speak Slovak, German, Polish and Romany. 

Money

The currency in the Czech Republic is the Koruna (CZK). 

ATMs are widespread throughout the country and most major credit and debit cards are accepted all over.

Always exchange your currency at a currency exchange office or a bank. Never change your money with someone in the street as this is not legal and the money will often not be real.

Safety

Every lamppost in Prague is labeled with a 6 digit number at eye level, in case of any help that you may need you can require assistance from the police or any other emergency service. The codes are to help pin point your location.

There have not been any major reports of crime against foreigners in the Czech republic, but when visiting major cities, such as Prague, then you should be aware of street crime and petty theft. 

Pickpockets are most common around the main railway stations, on public transport and mainly on the routes of any major tourist site. 

There have been encounters of bogus police men approaching tourists and asking to see their passport and cash currency, the police have no authorization to see your documentation or any cash that you may be carrying. If you feel like you are being approached and questioned by a bogus police officer then take them to the nearest police station and asked to be questioned there. Police stations are open 24 hours and English translators are provided. 

 

 

Time

The Czech Republic is under the Central European time zone (UTC+01:00)

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