The electricity is 230 V, 50 Hz. Japanese, UK, USA and other visitors: please note that in the Czech Republic Continental European German-style CEE7/4 sockets (“Schuko sockets“) are used, which also accepts CEE7/16 “Europlugs“.
Money may be changed at the airport, train stations, in banks, in major hotels (but offering poor rates), and in the centre of Prague at numerous exchange offices. Usually Prague banks charge lower fees (commission around 2 per cent) for currency exchange than bureaux de change and hotels in the city. Before you hand over your money confirm the exchange rate and commission charges, as once the transaction is proceeding it is hard to negotiate a reversal of the transaction. If someone approaches you on the street and offers you a good exchange rate you might get counterfeit notes. We highly recommend Xchange on the corner of Kaprova and Maiselova Streets where you definitely get the best rate (near the Old Town Square just behind St. Nicholas Church).
Legal tenders – Crown (Kc = Koruna ceska = Czech crown; CZK)
Coins – CZK 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
Banknotes – CZK 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000
Czech National Bank – official exchange rates
The organisers cannot accept liability for any personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the Congress. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements to obtain health, travel and property insurance before their departure to CC2014.
Public transport tickets can be purchased:
- Boarding fee (flag fall)
40,00 CZK (1.65 EUR)
- 1 km
28,00 CZK (1.15 EUR)
- 1 minute wait
6 CZK / 1 min (0.25 EUR)
Shopping centres and department stores open 08:00/09:00 to 20:00/21:00/22:00. Small shops open 07:00/08:00 to 18:00/19:00, convenience stores until 22:00/23:00. All shops in Prague are open Monday to Saturday. Many shops, including shopping centres and department stores, open on Sunday as well.
Banks in Prague are open Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00.
International Dialling Code for Czech Republic: 00420
Most public telephones accept phone cards. Cards cost 200czk and 300czk, and are available to purchase from post offices and newsstands.
Directory enquiries: for Czech numbers 1180 – for International numbers 1181
Emergency telephone numbers:
General emergency number: 112
Fire: 150 – Ambulance: 155 – Municipal police: 156 – Police: 158
First aid: 141 23 – Pharmacy first aid: 141 24 – Dental first aid: 141 22
Emergency road service: 1230, 1240
The Czech Republic is in the Central European Time Zone. In the summer months clocks are set at GMT + 2 hours.
The weather in Prague in June is usually sunny and warm. Temperatures are usually in the range between 25 and 30 °C during the day. Check the weather forecast for Prague at weather.yahoo.com, or at weather.com.