Czech Republic


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Where To Stay

Many Prague hotels with stunning Art Nouveau and Art Deco details have been carefully restored and upgraded. Private homes that tend to be just a subway ride from the city center also offer lodging.

Elsewhere, lodging can be found in inns, motels and even some castles and in luxuriously refurbished châteaux.


Arriving & Departing: There is nonstop service from the U.S. to Prague's airport in Ruzyneÿ. A shuttle bus to the city center is about $3. Taxi fare is about $15; it is wise to arrange the fare first.

Getting Around:The rail network is extensive and EuroCity and InterCity trains connect Prague to major cities throughout Europe. For information on the Czech Flexipass and the European East Pass, see by rail.


New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday and Monday (Mar. 30 and 31), May Day (May 1), Liberation Day (May 8), Day of the Slavic Apostles Cyril and Methodius (July 5), Jan Hus Day (July 6), Independence Day (Oct. 28), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas and Dec. 26.

Money Matters

Banking hours are weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Czech koruna is divided into 100 hellers. $1 = 27 CZK, as of Dec. 2, 1996.

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