Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays mean most banks and offices will be closed. Ordinary shops also close on Sundays and public holidays, while supermarkets and shopping centres often stay open. It’s no problem on these days to visit a concert, exhibition, restaurant or bar.
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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 with cash and cards. There are also a lot of places in Prague where payment can be made in euros – in most retail chains, electronics shops, at petrol stations and in restaurants.
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 on the door with the international wi-fi sign.
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 of access. Hotels and public transport are also increasing their accessibility for those with special needs, although only a minority of restaurants are wheelchair friendly in the city.
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 been expanded and has extended its services to include conference facilities too.
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, FEXED etc.).