Czech Republic
at a glance

Weather forecast, exchange rates, recommended services.
For your easy-going visit to the Czech Republic.

Weather

The Czech Republic lies in a temperate climate zone, at the interface of oceanic and continental climates. The four seasons alternate here, with warm springs and summers and colder autumns and winters. Average temperatures: January -4°C/24,8°F; July 24°C/75°F.

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The most beatiful times of the year are undoubtely spring and autumn, when nature is in bloom and pleasant weather invites you to discover its beauties.
You will love summer in the CR for its infinitely long days.

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Charles Bridge and Prague Castle

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Stare Mesto: Prague - Castle

Prague, the ‘hundred-spired’ jewel

In the past, Prague was marked by many attributes, such as "stone", "golden" or "hundred-spired", which became the most used. In fact, Prague has almost 1000 towers.

Prague Castle was founded 11 centuries ago. It is the seat of the President of the Czech Republic and an ancient symbol of the state protecting medieval crown jewels of Czech kings.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest continuous castle complex in the world, covers an area of almost 70,000 m2 and is also inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
See my Best of Prague Tour

Useful facts about Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, also known as the Czech Republic, can be found in Central Europe, right in its heart. The official language is Czech, which, like the inhabitants of the Czech Republic, is of Slavic origin.

Area

The area of the Czech Republic is 78,866 km2 / 30,450 mile2, which is approximately the same area as South Carolina 82,933 km2/ 32,020 mile2. The Czech Republic borders Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia.

Population

10.7 million people live in the Czech Republic, 1.3 million in the capital, Prague. Other important cities are Brno (385,000), Ostrava (303,000), Pilsen (170,000), Liberec (102,000), Olomouc (100,000).

Language

The official language is Czech with various local dialects. You can speak English in Prague and in larger cities without any problems. English is the most common foreign language taught in schools.

State system

The Czech Republic is a parliamentary republic with a bicameral parliamentary system with 281 representatives. The head of state is the President, Miloš Zeman, the first one elected in direct presidential election. The head of the Government of the CR is the Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš.
The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, Schengen area, NATO, OECD, WTO.

Religion

Freedom of religion applies in the Czech Republic, about 70% of the population call themselves agnostics or atheists. The most practice religion is Roman Catholicism.

Safety

The Czech Republic is one of the safest countries in the world. Due to the low level of international and domestic conflicts together with the low crime rate, the Czech Republic regularly ranks among the 10 safest countries in the world according to the Global Peace Index.

UNESCO

In the Czech Republic, there are 14 monuments inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Czech Republic is nicknamed the capital of castles. There are more than 2,000 of them, which is the most in the size of the state worldwide.
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People & Culture

Great Inventions

The greatest Czech inventions are uniqueness of fingerprints, the theory of cells of organisms, the blood type classification, the word "robot", a polarography, an arc lamp, a screw-propeller, a lightning conductor, a compass, a gravure printing, the Semtex plastic explosive, a soft contact lenses, a sugar cube and even more...
Read more about famous Czechs in my Blog

Czech Folk Customs & Traditions

Rich Czech folk customs and traditions are based on Christian or pagan traditions and are still very much alive in the villages, especially in the Moravian-Silesian regions. Customs and traditions are an interesting example of life in past centuries, for example during an ancestry tour, especially at Christmas or Easter.
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Prague Astronomical Clock

The Old Town Astronomical Clock in Prague is the third oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest functioning astronomical clock in general.
See my Prague Introductory Tour

Jewish Legacy

The Jewish Museum in Prague was founded in 1906 and manages one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world, which contains 40,000 collection items, 100,000 books and a rich archive of Jewish religious communities in Bohemia and Moravia. It is permanently one of the most visited museums in the Czech Republic.
See Prague Jewish Heritage Tour

Transportation

Public transport navigation

Using public transport in Prague is very useful and safe. The system includes Metro, street cars – trams, buses, Petrin hill funicular, ferries and integrated trains. All tickets are fully transferable, validity is limited only by time. Please do not forget to validate your ticket when you enter a vehicle, only the first enter in case you are changing vehicles.

Prague on Foot

Prague is famous for its cobblestones and medieval-like pavement in historical parts. Make sure to wear comfortable solid shoes to enjoy all-day long exploring of beauties of Prague.

Prague public transport ticket prices

Validity

Full price

Discounted

30 min.
24 CZK
12 CZK
90 min.
32 CZK
16 CZK
24 hours (1 day)
110 CZK
55 CZK
72 hours (3 days)
310 CZK
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Children under 6 years and adults from 70 years of age travel for free.
Discounted “half-price” tickets can be used by children from 6 to 15 years (from 10 years the child’s age needs to be proven appropriately).

Rent a private vehicle or mobility scooter

Customize your walking tour or hire a private car/van from the airport. Make a request here using the contact form:
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How Long Does it Take from Prague to...

Vienna
300 km/186 miles or 50 minutes flight
Budapest
500 km/310 miles or 75 minutes flight
Paris
1000 km/621 miles or 95 minutes flight
Warsaw
600 km/373 miles or 75 minutes flight
Berlín
350 km/217 miles or 50 minutes flight

Money & Payments

Currency Converter

All my prices are calculated in CZK. To find out the current USD equivalent, use this currency converter or check your favorite currency converter.

Ways to pay in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, since ancient times, products such as seashells, canvas and cattle have been used for barter. To facilitate trade, coins began to be minted, which were always the same size, weight and purity. In the territory of Bohemia were gradually used Denars (10th - 13th centuries), Prague Groschen (The mint in Kutná Hora since 1300), Bracteates and Tolars (which gave rise to the American currency Dollar,Tolar = Dollar), Florin, Greschen or Golden. Since 1918, a currency called the Czech Koruna (Crown)/CZK has been used for trade in the Czech Republic.
You can usually use payment cards for payments while visiting the Czech Republic, but the cash will be useful when paying small amounts, for example for coffee or a trip by public transport. Payment in other currencies (EUR or USD) is less advantageous due to the unfavorable exchange rate against the CZK.
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