The time zone in Prague is GMT+1 standard time and GMT+2 from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October.
The official language in Prague and throughout the Czech Republic is Czech.
The official currency in Prague is the Czech koruna (crown) (CZK).
The electric current in the Czech Republic is 230 V. Plugs are type C or E, both with two round pins. You may need a plug adapter.
The Prague Card for tourists allows you to visit 50 monuments free of charge and obtain discounts at 30 others. You are also entitled to use public transport at no additional charge. Adults, 3 days, 1500 CZK. Information at: https://www.praguecard.com/index.php?lang=en
Normal business hours for shops is from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00/19:00; Saturday from 09:00 to 12:00. Shopping centres are also open at night and on weekends.
As well as European holidays (Christmas, Easter, Labour Day), the national holidays are Liberation Day (8 May), 5 and 6 July (religious), Day of the Czech Statehood (28 September), Independence (28 October) and Freedom and Democracy (17 November)
Main railway station Information Centre: Wilsonova, 8. Old Town Municipal Information Centre: Staroměstské náměstí, 1. Information Centre: Rytirska, 31.
Useful Telephone Numbers
Police: 158. Firefighters: 150. Emergencies: 112. Ambulance: 155. Information: 1180. Motol Hospital: 224 433 684. International Clinic: 603 789 789. Prefix for the Czech Republic: +420. Prefix for Prague: 02.
Activate the roaming service. Call customer services at your mobile phone operator. You normally have to accept a local company. Another option is to rent a phone.
Most hotels, cafes and restaurants have Internet connection. If you don’t have a telephone or computer, there are cyber cafes where you can pay for time.