Welcome to Prague

Get the guide in your language


”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 cobbled streets and Gothic alleyways, seeing the moon hover behind the towers and pinnacles of Europe’s most beautiful capital, will definitely come back.

Facts

Population 1.2 million
Currency 1 koruna česká (Kč - CZK) = 100 haléřů
Opening hours Businesses/Shops are open Monday to Friday 9–18/19h. Saturdays between 9–12. Most shops remain closed on Sundays. Around the tourist areas the opening hours are more generous.
Website www.praha.eu
Newspapers Mladá Fronta Dnes
Lidové noviny
Prague Post (English)
Emergency numbers 112
Police 158 (Policie)
Ambulance 155 (Sanitka)
Fire Brigade 150 (Hasiči)
Tourist information Prague Information Service
Addresses:
- Staromestské námestí 1, Old Town Hall
- Rytířská 31, Praha 1
- Main Railway Station (Hlavní nádraží)
- Lesser Town Bridge Tower (Malostranská mostecká věž) - April - October
+420 12 444 or +420 221 714 444
tourinfo@pis.cz