Telephone country code: 420
Police / Ambulance / Fire: 112
Airport Information: +420 220 113 314
Gratifications: The gratification is optional, but usually 10% in taxis, restaurants and cafeterias.
Visas are required to enter the Czech Republic from many countries. Please consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic to obtain the information and contact information for the Embassy of the Czech Republic serving your country. Please apply for your visa well in advance of your journey. Information about visa requirements and the location of embassies can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate, with relatively hot summers and cold, cloudy and snowy winters. Most rain falls during the summer. The temperature difference between summer and winter is relatively high, due to the landlocked geographical position.
Winters are relatively mild (the average January temperature is -2 °C, 28,4 °F) and summers are not too hot (the average July temperature is 20 °C, 68 °F), so you can travel to the Czech Republic at any time without being too concerned about the weather.
Time zone Czech Republic: CET (UTC+1) and the Central European Summer Time starting on the last Sunday of March CEST (UTC+2).
The official currency used in the Czech Republic is the Czech crown which has the international abbreviation CZK. 1 CZK = 100 haléřů (hallers). The official name in Czech is koruna česká. Rates can be checked at the currency converter.
The official language is Czech.
The power supply in the Czech Republic is 230 volts 50 Hertz and plugs are European standard with two round pins.
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Situated on the Vltava River in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural and economic centre of the Czech state for more than 1,100 years. For many decades during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the permanent seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
At the present time the city proper is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.
Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, making the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.1 million international visitors annually, as of 2009. Prague is classified as an alpha- world city.