Handy Info Prague
Just some general information about Prague that is handy to know!
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General information about Prague
Payment: Czech koruna
Country code(phone) +00420
City code (phone) 2
In case of emergency 112
Police number (Theft or other stuff) 158
Electricity 230 Volt
Typical of Prague (Czech Republic)
-Czech Pancakes (Palačinky)
ATM services in Prague
In prague they pay with the Czech Crown (czk). When you go to an ATM Czech banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 100/200/500/1000/2000/5000.
The best exchange rate for your money is normally obtained by withdrawing Czech Crowns from a bank’s cash machine (ATM) in Prague, even accounting for any transaction fee your own bank may charge (ask your bank before you travel what the fee is). Cash points in Prague accept debit and credit cards backed by Visa, Mastercard/EuroCard, American Express and Maestro.
Key points on withdrawing money from an ATM:
-Use a debit card if possible. Your own bank will probably charge lower fees.
-Use an official bank ATM. If you are unsure about this, use an ATM at an actual bank. Some (not all) stand alone ATMs impose extra charges.
City Centre ATMs: use an ATM at a Czech or International bank. These are mostly located in and around Wenceslas Square in the NewTown. In the Lesser Town there is an ATM at Česká spořitelna bank at the top of Mostecké street.
Safety in Prague
Aside from property crime, Prague is a relatively safe city .The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. But tourists, especially Westerners are an easy target for pickpockets in Prague. This type of crime is the biggest problem in Prague. You need to pay extra attention when you’re on public transport and tourist areas!
Car break-ins are another common type of property crime in Prague. The advice here is simple: never leave valuables in your car.
Post office services in Prague
Spread over Prague you will find different Postal boxes. The orange post office boxes in Prague are emptied every day.
The busiest and biggest post office is Main Post Office, Prague 1 (Ceská posta – Posta Prague 1 – Hlavní posta) Jindrisská 909/14, Prague 1 – New Town110 00, open from 2:00 to 24:00 hrs.
Public holidays of Prague
Most shops and banks closed on public holidays. The public holidays of Prag are:
|Jan 1||Friday||New years day||National holiday|
|Jan 2||Friday||Good Friday||National holiday|
|Jan 3||Monday||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Jan 4||Sunday||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Jan 5||Sunday||Victory in Europe Day||National holiday|
|Jan 6||Tuesday||Saints Cryil and Methodius||National holiday|
|Jan 7||Wednesday||jan Hus Day||National holiday|
|Sep 28||Wednesday||St. Wenceslas Day||National holiday|
|Oct 28||Friday||Independent Czechoslovak State Day||National holiday|
|Nov 17||Thursday||Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day||National holiday|
|Dec 24||Saturday||Christmas Eve||National holiday|
|Dec 25||Sunday||Christmas day||National holiday|
|Dec 26||Monday||St. Stephen´s day||National holiday|
How late do the stores open and close
Shopping centres and department stores open 08:00/09:00 to 20:00/21:00/22:00.
Small shops open 07:00/08:00 to 18:00/19:00, convenience stores until 22:00/23:00.
All shops in Prague are open Monday to Saturday. Many shops, including shopping centres and department stores, open on Sunday as well.
Banks in Prague are open Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00.