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How to stay safe in Prague

Despite the fact that crime rates in Prague are comparatively low, this is a big city, and travellers should exercise the common precautions.

1) Pick-pocketing is really the worst danger. We recommend you keep valuables in a hotel safe. Do not take large amounts of cash with you as you can always use cash machines which are on every corner. Be careful in touristy areas, like Charles Bridge, Karlova St. on Old Town Square, on trams 22 and 23, on the metro during peak hours and in busy stores.

2) ‘Unsafe’ Locations – Wenceslas Square at night can be risky if you get close to prostitutes or even drug dealers who operate there. Some foreigners have been robbed of all their money. The final locations to avoid are Prague’s main train station at night and the nearby park.

Other concern which might spoil your romantic feel of the city are stag parties comprised of rowdy beer-addled lads which can appear anywhere around city centre, especially at night.

3) Taking a taxi is another problem. Always call a reputable company in order to avoid been overcharged.

Natural Hazards in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is in a zone where earthquakes are virtually unknown and tornadoes are very rare. The only natural disaster which appears in the Czech Republic is local flooding. Concerning natural hazards, it is one of the very safe countries.

Police and Safety in Prague

Is Prague a safe city to visit? Prague is comparatively safe city; crimes of violence are very seldom.  Prague is not more dangerous than any other European City. Statistically you are more likely to be robbed in a North American city than in Prague. Don’t be paranoid and just look …

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Scams in Prague

Tourists are easy targets for scams everywhere in the world, and so it is in Prague. If you know in which particular situation you might be affected and you learn how to protect yourself, your peace of mind while travelling will be satisfied. As a tourist to Prague, the most …

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Thieves operates in the crowded and touristy locations, mostly in teams. Tourists, especially foreigners are an easy target for pickpockets in Prague. Be careful when visiting tourist-packed places such as Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and Wenceslas Square. Pickpockets usually work in teams and possess an arsenal of expert techniques …

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Ripped Off by Prague Taxis

In every single large city in the world, stories emanate about unsuspecting tourists being conned by unscrupulous taxi drivers, keen to exploit their lack of knowledge when it comes to local pricing and there lack of comfort in a foreign land. Unfortunately Prague is a city that is not exempt …

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Legal Matters

You should always carry with you some form of identification. If you do not and the police ask to see proof, they can detain you for up to 72hours. If for any reason you are arrested, you have the right to call your embassy or your lawyer and get a …

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Czech Drug Laws

Prague’s liberal laws and liberal policies mean that the city has earned a reputation of being pot-friendly, and it is estimated that nearly half million marijuana users are largely ignored by the authorities and tolerated by almost everyone. Most pubs and non-tourist bars outside of the centre allow you to …

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