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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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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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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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