Prague Information & Tips

Climate

The climate in Prague, as well as in the whole Czech Republic is temperate, a mixture of oceanic and continental. The average winter temperature is 5 degrees C, average summer temperature is 20 C.

Weather

Prague is a city that remains beautiful and breathtaking not only during the summer, but throughout all the year seasons. For the actual information on weather forecasts please visit Prague 7 days weather forecast

Language

The official language is of course Czech, a very beautiful, yet quite difficult to learn Slavic language. In main tourist attractions English/German/Spanish is spoken. Nevertheless, you might find it useful to take a look at our mini phrasebook. You never know when you will need to say help or thank you.....

Public phones

Public phones are almost everywhere in Prague. In order to use most of them you will need a telephone card that can be purchased from any newspaper or cigarette stand. The value of the cards varies from 100 to 200 CZK (from 3 to 7 EUR). From place to place there are also phone boots that work on coins (2, 5, 10, 20 CZK).

Public holidays & State holidays

* 1st of January - Day of Renovation of the Independent Czech State
* 8th of May - Liberation Day (1945)
* 5th of July - Cyril and Methodius Day - the Slavic Christianity Prophets
* 6th of July - Master John Hus burning at the stake (1415)
* 28th of September - Day of the Czech Statehood
* 28th of October - Independent Czechoslovak State Proclamation Day (1918)
* 17th of November - Day of a Struggle for Liberty and Democracy


Other holidays:

* 1st of January - New Year's Day
* Easter Monday
* 1st of May - Labor Day (May Day)
* 24th of December - Christmas Eve
* 25th of December - Christmas Day


Currency exchange

* The main currency in Czech Republic is Czech Crown (Ceska Koruna)
* Czech Crown - Czech symbol Kc, international symbol CZK
* 1 CZK = 100 haler, Czech symbol h
* Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 CZK
* Banknotes: 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 CZK

In most shops and restaurants credit cards are accepted no problem, if pay in cash Euros - the change will be returned in CZK.

 


Tipping

Like almost everywhere in the world, tipping is a usual practice in the Czech Republic too. The international standards (10-12%) is of course welcomed, no waiter will look weird at you though if for example you round off a bill of 285 CZK to 300 CZK. Nobody expects you to bring your calculator along to the restaurant and count exactely 12% or more. You are a tourist, so feel like, don't worry about tips!

Postal service

Postal service is well represented in Prague. You can find a post office starting from the airport up to the Prague Castle. The orange post office boxes in Prague are checked every day.

* Domestic Letters/Postcards: 7.50 CZK
* International Letters/Postcards: Europe 9 CZK - Overseas CZK

The biggest post office is Main Post Office, Prague 1 (Ceska posta - Posta Prague 1 - Hlavni posta) Jindrisska 909/14, Prague 1 - New Town,110 00, open from 2:00 to 24:00 hrs.

* Phone: +420 221 131 111
* E-mail: info@info.cpost.cz
* Web: www.cpost.cz

Local time

* Central European (GMT+1),

Area

* 496 sqkm

Population

* 1,173,000 people (not counting tourists, immigrants, short/term workers