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Prague Discount Card

Save time and money with Prague Card The PRAGUE CARD offers FREE ADMISSION to 50 top attractions, discounted entry to another 30 attractions, and comes with a guidebook with information in seven languages and detailed maps. The Prague Card also gives you exclusive special offers for tours, excursions, cruises, shopping, …

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Public and School Holidays

National holidays have always been a potential source of contention for the Czechs. May Day, a nationwide compulsory march under the Communists, remains a public holiday. Of the other Glorious May Days, as they used to be known, May 5, the beginning of the 1945 Prague Uprising, was binned a …

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Pick-pockets in Prague

You may find many signs in Prague, such as: “Be aware of pick-pockets”, and even warnings against car raids: “Do not leave valuables on the seat.” For example, last year, half of all pocket-picking cases in the Czech Republic were in Prague. Local pick-pocket gangs, that often come from different …

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Money Exchange

The official currency used in the Czech Republic is the Czech crown which has the international abbreviation CZK. The Czech Republic has been a member of the EU since May 1 2004, but didn’t enter the Euro Zone yet. You can pay for goods and services in the Czech Republic …

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Public Pay Phones & Mobile Phones

You will find a number of pay phones around the Czech Republic, but most will not be coin-operated, as these are nearly obsolete now, and they tend to be perpetually broken. Instead, most are operated using phone cards instead. Public pay phones are now much harder to find due to …

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Internet Access / Wi-fi

Prague and the Czech Republic are well wired and covered Wi-fi hot spots. Most hotels, including hostels, offer it free of charge to guests; though occasionally more expensive properties charge extra for this service. Additionally, a growing number of bars, cafes and restaurants offer free wi-fi, which is usually marked …

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Travellers with Special Needs

Although Prague isn’t as accessible for those with special needs as many other cities, the facilities are slowly improving. Things are made tough for those in wheelchairs by the many narrow streets covered in uneven paving found here, but ramps are being constructed on many buildings to increase the ease …

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Congress Tourism

Over a relatively short period of time, Prague has become one of the top congress destinations in Europe. Modern hotels have been built, offering a wide range of conference facilities and up to date service facilities. The Prague Congress Centre has been extensively modernised, and the international airport has also …

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Reasons to Visit Prague in the Summer

You cannot go wrong visiting Prague in the summer, especially if you like being around people – lots and lots of people. Charles Bridge in the summer is a meat-grinder – hordes of people entering the bridge on either end are pressed and ground together at its centre. All the …

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Reasons to Visit Prague in the Winter

The winters are not bitterly cold. But because it is humid, even -5 degree Celsius (23 Fahrenheit) seems cold. It is the kind of cold that you feel in your bones. It seeps under your skin and only a warm soup will heat you up again. During the winter, the …

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Postal Services

Postal services are officially provided by the Czech Post Office. It has exclusive right to operate the service for post up to 50g in weight. Should you need to send anything heavier, you can also choose from tens of Czech and international couriers operating in the Czech Republic (including DHL, …

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Customs and VAT refunds

Tax Duty 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.  Travelling …

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