PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Timezone

The Czech Republic lies in the GMT +1 time zone, usually referred to as Central European Time (CET). The clocks are changed by one hour creating winter time and summer time (GTM + 2). Interesting fact The 24-hour clock is used in the Czech Republic. In the spoken language we would say we are going […]

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Electricity

Electricity AC in the Czech Republic is 230 volts. Neither current nor plug sizes are the same around the world. If you discover on arrival that an electrical device has a different plug to those used in this country, adapters are readily available.

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Weather

Prague has a typically European continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm (sometimes wet) summers. Winters (December to February) can get quite chilly; January is the coldest month, with daytime temperatures around zero and cold winds. Snowfall can be common between December and March although snow cover of more than 20 cm is not […]

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Gastronomy

Czech cuisine will come as a pleasant surprise to gourmets. Although the cuisine shows influences from neighbouring countries (Hungary, Austria and Germany), the greatest inspiration remains traditional old Bohemian recipes. The basis of Czech food are ingredients which could be grown at home – above all grains, pulses, potatoes and meat. From these seemingly simple […]

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About the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is situated in Central Europe. It lies between 48 degrees, 33 minutes, 9 seconds and 51 degrees, 3 minutes and 22 seconds in the northern latitude and between 12 degrees, 5 minutes, 33 seconds and 18 degrees, 51 minutes, 40 seconds in the eastern longitude. The country’s longest distance from east to […]

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Customs quotas and regulations

When bringing goods into the Czech Republic there are limits set on certain commodities. If a certain amount is exceeded, duty must be paid, and the importer is required to inform customs of the amount of the commodity he or she is bringing in to the country. Items for personal use The amount differs according […]

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Travelling with animals

In order to travel to the Czech Republic with an animal, all conditions set in the country from which the animal is being brought must be fulfilled, and further Czech rules must also be adhered to. Requirements for travel with animals passport (the so-called Pet Passport) or an export certificate from the relevant country, confirmed […]

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Business Hours

Small shops In small towns most shops are open Mon – Fri, from 8 or 9am until 6pm, and only in the morning on Saturdays. In big cities shops may stay open until 9pm. Only a few small shops have a lunch break, usually between 12 and 1pm. Shopping centres Shopping centres and department stores […]

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Public Holidays

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays mean most banks and offices will be closed. Ordinary shops also close on Sundays and public holidays, while supermarkets and shopping centres often stay open. It’s no problem on these days to visit a concert, exhibition, restaurant or bar.   Public transport does not run as often on these days […]

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About Prague

Capital of the Czech Republic (EU member since 2004): 1,259.079  residents Currency: Czech koruna (CZK) Airport: Václav Havel Airport Prague, 30 minutes to downtown Distances: Berlin 350 km, Vienna 330 km, Budapest 530 km, Krakow 540 km Time: Central European Time (GMT+1); Central European Summer Time +1 (GMT+2) Climate: temperate, average annual temperature 9.0 °C; […]

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