Time zone
 Central European Time UTC/GMT +1 hour.
In Czechia the power plugs and sockets are of type C and E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
The local currency is Czech koruna (CZK). 1 EUR = 23.6882 CZK.
Credit cards
Credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants.
Public Transportation
There is a vast network of busses, metro and trams in Prague. Tickets can be purchased in selling points at most of the metro stations, yellow ticket vending machines, newspaper shops, the mobile application PID Lítačka (paid by credit/debit card, Masterpass or Apple Pay, ticket needs to be activated before your travel), inside every tram (only by contactless credit/debit card). More information can be found at the official public transport website.
Business hours
Monday to Friday 9:00-18:00, Saturday 9-12/13:00. Big shopping malls close at 8/10:00 pm. Some shops are closed on Sunday, but in the centre, you will find many shops and malls open later and on Sundays.
Telephone and internet access
The Roam like at home Regime is available for attendees from EU countries. Telephone and internet access is expensive. Check on beforehand the roaming rates of your contract. Wireless connection is free at the venue. WiFi is usually free in all hotels. However, a registration may be required to gain access. Pre-paid cards for cell phones are available for purchase at phone operators’ stores.
Water supply
The tap water in Prague is safe to consume.
Prague has a temperate oceanic climate, with relatively warm summers and chilly winters. Prague weather in October is fairly consistent. Average highs are in 10 - 13 C and lows are in the 5 - 8 C range. You might get rained on any month of the year in Prague so better to come prepared.
The official language is Czech. Hotel staff (and often restaurant staff) can communicate in English.
For kids
Prague is a great place to visit with your children, with no shortage of fun and relaxing activities. Some ideas: zoo, Lego museum, Prague Castle, ...
Tourist Information
Prague is a very touristic city with many places to visit and many activities to do. The official tourism website is
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