prague

Hello, prague

"Mother Prague has clutches," Franz Kafka wrote nearly one hundred years ago. Prague’s convoluted streets may keep you in those clutches loving every second of it. Anyone who has wandered around the city's cobbled streets and Gothic alleyways and seen the moon hover behind the towers and pinnacles of Europe's most beautiful capital will definitely come back.

City Information

Essential Information about the city

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Passport / Visa

The Czech Republic can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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Best Time to Visit

Prague is appealing in any season and has lots to offer throughout the year. The city is at its busiest during the summer months of July and August. Late spring and early fall are a little less crowded, whereas the slowest times are during the cold months of November, January, February, and March, so if you don't mind the cold and prefer fewer tourists, this would be a good time for you to travel to Prague. For extra cosiness, hit the Christmas markets in late December.If you are thinking of coming to Prague in early spring, try to schedule your trip around Easter when Prague is decorated and Easter markets are open.

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Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)

Ruzyne Airport is located 20 kilometres to the northwest of the city centre. There are minibuses with shared fares. They take you to Metro A Station Dejvická and to Metro B station Námešti Republiky in Central Prague.Terminal 1 serves flights outside the Schengen Area and Terminal 2 — within the Schengen Area. The cheapest connection to and from the airport is by bus. Number 119 will drop you at the Metro A station Dejvická, and bus number 100 at Metro B station Zličín (change to Metro B to get to the city centre). You can buy a transfer ticket, valid for 75 minutes, in the flight terminal or at the ticket vending machine at the bus stop. The bus runs between 4 am and midnight. Lines 907 and 910 run through the night.The Airport Express runs via Terminal North 1 — Terminal North 2 — Nádraží Holešovice Metro and the train station (change to metro line C to get to the city centre).

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Public Transport

The underground, buses and railway operate daily from 4am to 0:15am (night service every 30 minutes). Tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines and tobacco shops and are valid for 30 or 90 minutes, 24 or 72 hours. You can choose to get an e-ticket or receive it as a text message. In trams, you can pay with contactless payment cards — the machine is in the middle of each tram.

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Taxi

For tourists, a taxi journey in Prague often turns out to be an expensive treat. If you want to travel by taxi then call a reliable taxi firm, such as AAA. Their phone number is 140 14, plus you can use their mobile app.Bolt and Uber ridesharing apps are available in Prague, too.

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Post

The Main Post Office is located at Jindřišká 14, in a beautiful Neo-Renaissance building.

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Pharmacy

You can find out which pharmacies in your area are open around the clock by calling +420 224 946 982.

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Electricity

In the Czech Republic the power plugs and sockets are of type E — with two round pins like in most other countries in continental Europe. The standard voltage is 220–230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Telephone

Country code: +420Area code: there is none; it is already included in every local telephone number.