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Practical information for travellers in the Czech Republic

Living Conditions

 

Emergency Numbers

Integrated emergency system (police, ambulance, fire) 112
 

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Time Difference and Climate

Current Local Time
It is %T:%M %A In Prague
Summer Time Period
From April to October
 

Map of the Time Zone

Time zone

Type of Climate
The climate is mild but variable locally and throughout the year. It is characterized by a cold winter (from January to March) and warm summer (from June to August).The temperature falls below 0°C in winter and can be in excess of 30°C in summer.
For Further Information
Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
Weather in Prague
 

Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall

Climate

 

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Eating

Food Specialties
Czech cuisine is marked by a strong emphasis on meat dishes. Pork, beef and chicken are common. Goose, duck, rabbit and wild game are also served. Fish is rare, with the occasional exception of fresh trout and carp, which are served at Christmas.
The most famous dishes are:

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Drinks
In addition to Slivovitz (brandy produced from plums), Fernet Stock and  Becherovka are two uniquely Czech liquors. There are also several local brands of beer and wine. Kofola is a non-alcoholic Czech soft drink similar to Coca-Cola.
Dietary Restrictions
None

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Paying

Domestic Currency
Czech Crown
ISO Code
CZK
To Obtain Domestic Currency
Paying is normally an easy process and money can be withdrawn in most towns from banks, exchange offices and ATM machines.
Possible Means of Payment
In cash or with credit cards

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Speaking

Official Language
Czech is the official language of The Czech Republic.
Other Languages Spoken
Many young people, especially those living in urban areas, also speak English. According to a recent survey, 27% of Czechs speak some English and 12% are considered fluent. German and Russian are common second languages amongst older Czechs.
Business Language
Mostly Czech. English translators are available for complex business negotiations.
Getting Some Knowledge
Learn some Basic phrases in Czech.
Free Translation Tools
Slovnick : Multilingual Dictionary
Tranexp : Free English-Czech-English translator of texts and web pages
Ectaco : English-Czech-English Dictionary

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Useful Resources

To Find an Accommodation
Association of Hotels and Restaurants ; Prague Hotels; CzechHotels.net
Prague City apartments
Hotels and B&Bs in the Czech republic
List of facilities in Prague; Czech Youth Hostel Association
Ministry of Regional Development
Accommodation information on the official website of the Czech Republic
To Find an Apartment
Sting (only in Czech)
Honzik (only in Czech)
Prague Real Estate (in English)

SReality (only in czech)
To Find a Job
Jobs
Prace
CareerJET.cz

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