PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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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Money and Exchange

Czech Money The Czech Republic’s currency is the Czech koruna or Czech crown (Kč / CZK). Despite being a member of the European Union, the Czech Republic has not adopted the euro yet. Notes come in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 CZK. Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 […]

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Language

The official language in the Czech Republic is Czech. It belongs to the group of West Slavic languages, like eg. Slovak or Polish. Czech has a very rich vocabulary, many special grammatical features and some unusual sounds. At present, it is one of the official languages of the European Union. In tourist places – hotels, […]

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