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Prague Practical Information for Tourists


Prague is an enchanting city to visit, but you may wonder when is the best time to visit Prague? When are the Holidays in Prague? What if I have an emergency while visiting Prague? I will attempt to answer all these and some other practical questions about this great city.

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Prague ornate buildings

Prague ornate buildings

Best time to Visit Prague
With the following information, you can decide.

  • On average, the warmest month is August.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • The maximum average precipitation occurs in June.

Average temp in Summer 68 F
Average Temp in Winter 16 F

Prague Charles Bridge

Prague Charles Bridge

Prague is on Central European Time and uses 230 Voltage

Prague’s Holidays:

Jan 1 New Year’s Day and Day of the Restoration of the Czech State
Easter Monday
May1 Labor Day
May 8 Liberation day
July 5 Cyril and Methodius Day
July 6 Master Jan Haus Day (Burned at the Stake in 1415)
Sept 28 Czech Statehood Day
Oct 28 Independent Czechoslovak Stae Proclamation Day (1918)
Nov 17 Day of Struggle for Liberty and Democracy
Dec 25-26 Christmas Holidays

Phoning in Prague

National Dialing Code: +420
For most public phones, you will need a phone card. These are available at news shops, tobacconists, department stores, post offices and many hotels.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Emergency 112
Police 158
Fire 150
Road Emergency 1230, 1240
Lost Property Office: Prague 1, Karoliny Svetle, Tel: 224-235-085

Lost Credit Cards
American Express: 222-800-222
Diners Club: 267-197-450
Mastercard/Visa/Eurocard 272-771-111


At the present time the legal currency is Czech crown (koruna), abbreviated as KÄÂ, with the international abbreviation CZK. 1 crown consists of 100 hellers (halé…â„¢), abbreviated as hal. The approximate value of 100 CZK is 3 Euros
There are ATMs available along the street and at banks to obtain money.

US Embassy

Trieste 15. 118 Prague 1,
Tel: 257-022- 000

Transportation in Prague
Prague has a good transportation system that consists of a Metro Network of three lines, trams and Buses. There is also a funicular that takes you to the hill of Petrin, the lookout tower and Mirror Maze.

Tickets for these public transports are available from vending machines at each metro stop, but more economical tourist tickets are available that last for 24 hrs or up to 15 days. These are available at select Metro Stations, Department stores, and some hotels.

Taxis are also available. Your hotel will help you get a taxi.

Passports, Visas, etc.
On entering the territory of the Czech Republic, a valid passport with the minimum validity of three months is required.
EU citizens can also use their identity cards. Children up to 15 years of age
must have their own passports or they must be recorded in the passports of their parents. There is no need of an entry visa for most European countries, Australia, Canada, the USA and some other countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will provide the most current and relevant

Safety and Security
Like other large European cities, Prague is a relatively safe city, but to ensure your safety, please follow following recommendations:

  • Exchange money only in the official exchange offices and banks
  • Deposit valuables and larger amounts of money in the hotel safe deposit
  • Don’t leave your luggage unattended
  • Pay attention to your documents, credit cards, handbags, cameras, etc., especially in places there are lots of of people and in mass transportation vehicles.
  • When leaving your car, don’t forget to lock it; don’t leave any valuables in the car
  • Park in watched car parks

Written by Terri Fogarty for

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