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Useful information on prague, czech republic, by maxin prague dmc

The Czech Republic is a two-chamber parliamentary democracy with a President as a head of the state. We are a member country of i.e. the EU, NATO, UN, IMF and the World Bank Group. From January to June 2009 the Czech Republic held the Presidency of the EU. The Czech Republic is a member of the Schengen area, however, we are not a member of the Euro zone.

The local currency is Czech Crown (approx. 26 CZK/1 EUR; 24 CZK/1 USD; 36 CZK/1 GBP). Although EUR is not the local currency, it is accepted in the majority of city centre shops, however, the exchange rate used is disadvantageous.

Shops in the city centre are open from Monday to Sunday usually from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Important telephone numbers

Emergency calls (general) 112
Fire brigade 150
Police emergency 158
Municipal police emergency 156
Ambulance 155
Hospital Na Homolce (Foreign reception) (+420) 257 272 144,
(+420) 257 273 289
American Dental Center (+420) 221 181 121
Lost credit cards (AMEX) (+420) 222 800 222
Lost credit cards (VISA) (+420) 272 771 111
Lost credit cards (MasterCard/EuroCard) (+420) 272 771 111
Lost credit cards (Diners Club) (+420) 267 197 450


Embassies of foreign countries in the Czech Republic

Should you need to contact your Embassy, please click on the below link and select the Embassy of your country from the directory of Foreign Missions to the Czech Republic:


Public holidays in the Czech Republic

January 1 New Year
May 1 Labor Day
May 8 Liberation Day (1945)
July 5 Cyril and Methodius
July 6 Jan Hus (1415; reminder of execution of a famous Czech reformist)
September 28 Day of the Czech Statehood
October 28 Declaration of Independence of the Czechoslovakia (1918)
November 17 Day of Struggle for Liberty and Democracy
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas Day 1
December 26 Christmas Day 2