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)

-Dumplings (knedliky) 

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.