- Tourist Information
- Weather and When to Go
- Flights, Airport
- Transport, Getting There
- Do not Miss in Prague
- Attractions/What to See
- Prague Historical Quarters
- Prague Guided Tours
- Prague River Cruises
- Excursions Outside Prague
- Prague Events, Festivals
- Opera and Classical Music
- Restaurants and Cafes
- Pubs, Bars, Czech Beer
- Czech Food
- Clubs and Nights Out
- Shopping, Fashion
- Sports Facilities, Fitness, Spa
- Parks, Garden, Green Spaces
- Internet, Phones, Post
- Money Exchange, ATMs
- Costs in Prague
- Visas and Embassies
- Work and Study
- Safety, Police, Legal Issues
- Government and Politics
- Praguers, Society
- Medical Services, Pharmacies
- Disabled and Wheelchairs
- Families with Children
- Gay and Lesbian Scene
- Prague's Adult Areas
- Stag and Hen Parties
- Czech Traditions
- Congress Tourism
- E-brochures, Movies
Welcome to Prague
Things to do in Prague
Safety in Prague
Useful tips before you go
- If you wish to exchange money in Prague (especially in the city centre) please be careful as many exchange offices charge very high commission. You will have no problem withdrawing cash from any ATM machine as they all accept UK-issued debit or credit cards (much cheaper). Please note that the majority of exchange offices do not accept Scottish or Northern Ireland-issued banknotes. Therefore be sure that you have English notes (or use your card).
- Keep your bags close to your body, carry money in a secure money belt, or in a wallet in your front pocket or inside jacket pocket, and be especially wary of crowds. Be careful in crowded areas such as trams and tourist attractions - there may be pickpockets (common sense needs to be used).
- When eating in cheaper restaurants please check your bill as sometimes foreigners can be overcharged with extra items added or changed prices. Prices in the menu always include VAT and you are not obliged to leave any tips. A service charge is always included although tips between 5% and 10% are widely expected when satisfied (recently the situation has improved and this is almost unheard of in the more upmarket restaurants).
- Short-Change Scams. The most common scam is simple short-changing. Example: hand someone a 500 CZK note at a food stand, and the cashier hands back change for 200 CZK. If you just take the change and walk away without counting it, they’re winning, but if you do count notes and claim you gave a larger note then they hand you the other correct change, as if it was merely a small oversight. Anytime you pay for something, make a careful mental note of how much it costs, how much you're handing over, and how much you expect back. Whenever you purchase something, make a mindful mental note of how much it costs, what amount you're handing over, and how much you expect back.
- When taking a taxi on the street be very careful; when possible always call a cab, from the airport pre-book safe airport transfer. It is not recommended to take a taxi from a tourist spot or a train station or from the inner city centre - even the locals avoid doing this.
- If you are taking your mobile phone with you to Prague then before you go call your operator to check your roaming rates.
- Remember if you find a special deal for a 3 star or 4 star hotel and it claims to be a luxury hotel, check TripAdvisor.com before booking if you don't want to spoil your romantic break, as hotels might be rated as a 3 star but in fact you will be sleeping backpacker-style! (article about Prague Accommodation Tips and Advice)
- Cash Machines (trick - stealing your card): if you getting cash from an ATM try to use one inside a bank. If you have to use one on the street get someone in your party to watch out for you whilst using the machine. A favourite trick is for someone to interrupt you as you make your transaction, by pointing to a Czech note on the ground and saying you have just dropped it. You bend down to pick up the note and when you stand up again your card has gone.
- Many museums and galleries are closed on Monday and quite a few smaller churches only open for services. Joining classical music concerts in the churches can be another way of visiting. Check for service and concert times at the church entrances.
- The discount card “Prague Card” is suitable especially for those who wish to spend several days in Prague and visit the best-known sights while spending less money on the entrance tickets. As well as free entrance to more than 50 attractions, including the Prague Castle, the card also offers discounts at selected partners, and includes also a multi-language tourist guide to Prague.
- Late evening or early morning walks, especially in the peak season, are the only way to avoid the crowds of people in famous locations such as along the Old Town Square and Charles' Bridge. Prague Castle, frequently packed with tourists in the daytime, is surprisingly empty in the evening.
- Exploring Prague on Foot
- Prague Bus Tours
- The Oscar for Tourism Presented to Český Krumlov
- The two new Michelin Star Restaurants in Prague
- Ruzyne Airport Uses an Automatic Check-in System
- Prague Police Officers have Strengthened Supervision in the Metro
- The Czech Republic Attracts Tourists from the East
- Children Aged up to Ten can Travel in Prague Public Transport for Free
- Zlatá Koruna Abbey near Český Krumlov
- Prague Sex Clubs Have Reduced Their Prices Because of the Crisis
Prague Hotel Deals
- Václav Havel died on Dec. 18, 2011
- New Year's Eve
- Christmas Markets in Prague will Start on 26th November
- Prague's Winter Weather
- Taxi Driver Robs Foreigner who Objected to Unfair Price
- Prague - Police Arrested Youngsters Suspected of Raping a Young British Woman
- Tourists are the Most Interested in the Czech Republic since 2004