The Czech Republic is still all things to all people. From the pulsing capital Prague to the back-in-time villages of Moravia, from toiling up mountains to lounging in spas, from the world-famous Pilsner to the strains of Smetana and Dvořαk, there's an experience to suit every taste.

Prague City in the Heart of Europe

Places to see: · Prague Castle · Strahov Monatery · St Vitus Cathedral · Old Royal Palace · Old Town & Jewish Quarter · Vltava River

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General Information Czech Republic

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Shop Opening Hours Monday – Friday Food shops 6.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Other shops 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Some shops 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Smaller shops have a lunch break

Saturdays Food shops 7.00 a.m. – 12 noon Other shops 9.00 a.m. – 12 noon

Sundays and Holidays Only some confectionary and souvenir shops are open, most shops in the tourist centre are open on Sundays as well.

Opening hours in places of Interest Museums, galleries, castles, chateau: Mondays Closed Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Most castles are closed during state holidays and from November till March

Voltage, Sockets and plugs 220 v. European norm, three pole earthed plugs have two pins and a hole in the plug and one pin with two holes in the socket.

Population 2006: 10,241,138

Land Area: 78,866 Km2

How to make yourself understood The older generation can speak German, the younger generation English and German or other languages. At hotels and restaurants the prevailing international languages are spoken, likewise in select shops, as indicated by a notice displayed at the entrance.

Insurance Visitors from abroad are recommended to take out insurance at their own insurance office before travelling to the Czech Republic as the Czech insurance companies do not insure foreign visitors. If you are looking for a policy visit our Insurance section.

Time Czech Republic lies within the Central European time zone, i.e. GMT + 1 hour, summer time (GMT + 2 hours) is effect from the end of March till end of September.

Telephone Czech Republic has direct dialling telephone lines with all European and most overseas countries. The dialling code for the Czech Republic from abroad is ++ 420, Prague ++420 2.

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Emergency Telephone number: pan-EU Emergency 112 Can be used in all EU Countries and it can be dialled from a locked mobile or a mobile with no sim card.

Post Offices Post offices are usually open from Monday till Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8.00 a.m. till noon.

Vehicles drive on the RIGHT

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