Information & Facts
Mala Strana, Prague 5
60 CZK (adult), 40 CZK (child)
Czech is the official language but English and German are
also widely spoken.
The official currency is the Czech crown, locally known as the
Koruna (CZK), which is divided into 100 haler. Most credit cards
including American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard are
accepted, but it is best to have cash handy when travelling away
from Prague and the main tourist centres. Travellers cheques and
foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and
some hotels; commission is highest in hotels. Banks are closed on
weekends. ATMs (known as 'bankomats') are becoming more common in
Prague and are probably the best way to obtain local currency at a
good rate and without commission. The Czech Republic is still cheap
compared to the rest of Europe, though the gap is closing.
January to March: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm;
April: daily 10am to 7pm; May to September: daily 10am to 10pm;
October: daily 10am to 6pm; November to December: Weekends and
Christmas holidays 10am to 5pm
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last
Sunday in October).