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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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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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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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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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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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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Tippipng

It is usual to leave a tip, especially in restaurants. If you are satisfied with the service, feel free to leave a tip. If you decide to tip, the amount is usually 10 % of the bill. zdroj: www.prague.eu

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Smoking

Laws restricting smoking are in effect in the Czech Republic. Smoking is prohibited in public areas (public transport platforms – bus and tram stops, train stations; on public transport; in cultural facilities; in healthcare facilities). On May 31, 2017, a new law came into effect which prohibits smoking in all dining establishments. Tobacco products may not […]

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