Welcome to Prague

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”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.


Population Approximately 1.2 million
Currency 1 koruna česká (Kč - CZK) = 100 haléřů
Opening hours Businesses/shops are open Monday to Friday 9 am-6/7 pm. On Saturdays between 9 am-12 pm. Most shops remain closed on Sundays. Around the tourist areas opening hours are more generous.
Newspapers Lidové noviny
Prague Post (English)
Emergency numbers Emergency: 112
Police: 158
Ambulance: 155
Fire Brigade: 150
Tourist information Prague Information Centre
Mariánské nám. 2, Prague 1
Opening hours: Mon and Wed 8 am-5/6 pm. Tue, Thu and Fri 8 am-4 pm