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Czech Christmas

The Ambiance of a Czech Xmas Come to Prague at Xmas and sample the unforgettable and distinctive ambiance from Xmas markets, to the fantastic Xmas concerts hosted at several churches and venues. On the markets, you can sample some hot mead or wine whilst watching the craftsmen demonstrate their traditional …

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Shopping Malls and Shops

Pařížská, in Josefov, is home to the city’s luxury stores, among them branches of the international fashion houses. Celetná in Staré Město, and Na příkopě on the border of Nové Město, also specialize in luxury goods, clothes and souvenirs. The city’s modern department store is the multi-storey My národní on …

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Fashion and Shopping

There are loads of shops for tourists in Prague and you can buy everything from Bohemian crystal through to soccer shirts from the capital’s biggest teams. The road between Charles Bridge and Old Town Square is notorious for these types of shops, but if you turn off this road you’ll …

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Pařížská Street

Pařížská Street, the ultimate bourgeois avenue, thanks to its location, has always belonged to the streets with a high concentration of luxurious shops, swanky cafés, restaurants and bars. This street runs off the Old Town Square to the Vltava River, it bisects the Jewish quarter and is an easy walk …

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Opening Hours

Banks: Monday to Friday 8/9:00 am – 16/17:00pm Shops: Some are closed on Sunday but in the centre you will find many shops and malls open later and on Sundays as well. Monday to Friday 9:00-18:00, Saturday 9-12/13:00. Big shopping malls close at 20/22:00pm. Museums/ Attractions: Main attractions and museums …

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Czech Puppetry

The 1st puppets originated on the subcontinent of India and quickly found a way to Southeast Asia and Europe. Czech people have loved the art of the puppeteer for hundreds of years; during times of intense Prussian influence throughout the eighteenth century, travelling puppeteer troupes kept the Czech humour and language alive …

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Czech Garnet

The blood-red garnet is the official Czech national gem, rated among the world’s finest. The Czech garnet is a popular urban accessory, and is even considered as the best tourist purchase if you are jewellery-shopping in Prague. Garnets aren’t necessarily deep red. There are at least five specific kinds; some …

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Green Fairy – Czech Absinthe

Absinthe has made a comeback in Prague as the spirit of choice of alternative trendsetters. It is very well known as the ‘green fairy’ liquor, due to its normal green colour. Absinthe is a powerful concoction (with 70% of alcohol), flavoured with wormwood, and once in the late 19th  and …

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Prague Christmas Markets

Major markets are located around Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square while smaller ones can be found around Havelské Tržiště, Náměstí Míru and Náměstí Republiky. Another one is located at the Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště). But probably the most beautiful is the Old Town Square market where a giant Christmas …

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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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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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