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Other important information about the Czech Republic

In this section you should find all the important information we weren't able to categrize into our main categories.

Time zone
Post office
Postal rates
Business practices
Shop opening times
National holidays
Documents you need in the Czech Republic
Internet in the Czech Republic

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Time Zone
Time in the Czech Republic is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Daylight Saving Time begins in late March and ends in late September.

Post office:
The main post office on Jindrisska 14 (the big orange building just off Wenceslas Square) is open 24 hours a day. It is large but quite easy to getaround in. A few tips: Stamps, postcards and stationery are available at windows 22-26 and 36-39. Often only one or two of these windows are open at a time. Faxes and telegrams can be sent from the room to the right of the entrance hall. The telephone room is to the left of the entrance hall. You can make international calls by paying a deposit to one of the clerks, who will tell you which booth to enter.

Postal rates(in CZK):

Priority Non-priority Priority Non-priority
up to 10 g (inclusive) - - 12 -
up to 20 g (inclusive) 9 - 14 9
up to 50 g (inclusive) 17 - 26 17
up to 100 g (inclusive) 31 - 49 31
up to 250 g (inclusive) 50 - 93 50
up to 500 g (inclusive) 95 - 181 95
up to 1 kg (inclusive) 177 - 349 177

Type of mail  Maximum weight /Charge in CZK 
20g  50g  200g  350g  500g  1kg  2kg  5kg  10kg  15kg 
Ordinary standard letter) 6,5
Ordinary letter 8 10 12 14 16 20 25
Registered letter 17 20 22 24 26 30 34
Insured letter 17 20 22 24 26 30 34
Ordinary parcel 26 30 40 50
Registered parcel 35 40 50 60
Insured parcel 35 40 50 60
Mail for blinds - - - - - - - - - -

In Prague the value-added tax (VAT) is applied to almost every item or service you’ll encounter and is precalculated into each price.The most of products and services are taxed 22% (by law some products are taxed only 5%, including food, paper, coal and medical equipment). The VAT you pay is not reimbursable when you leave the country. The Ministry of finance can answer specific questions. Phone 25704 1111. more...
Business Practices
When meeting people for the first time and each successive time, shake each person’s hand - women’s as well as men’s. Often this shaking of hands occurs at the time of leave-taking as well. Follow your Czech counterpart’s lead. Czechs are very formal: Use titles (Mister, Miss, Doctor) in all discussions. Your Czech colleague will advise you when it’s permissible to shift to a first-name basis. Decision making is slow in Prague. Czechs will be very gracious in conversations, but don’t expect final decisions or actions to be taken quickly: Retain a long-term view in all business dealings. Finally, bring a gift of flowers, chocolate or wine when visiting a Czech home.

Store hours
Generally 9-6 (some with lunch breaks)
Banks may close at 3:30
Saturday: most stores close at noon
Sunday: almost none are open

Voltage: 220V/50Hz

National Holidays:
Jan. 1; Easter Mon., May 1, May 8, July 5+6, September 28, October 28, November 17, December 24-26

Internet in the Czech Republic
Internet is quite widely spread over the Czech Republic. If you can use internet in the Czech Republic, you will be able to find almost every inforamtion about the Czech Republic, especially culture programs, destination info etc. You can use plenty of internet cafes in Prague.
There are plenty of on-line travel guides to the Cezch Republic as well, but now you are on the best one, so why to use others ?

Charles University, Prague
Czech Technical University, Prague
Liberec University of Technology, Liberec
Masaryk University, Brno
Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Brno
Palacky University, Olomouc
Prague University of Economics, Prague
Technical University of Brno, Brno
Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava
University of Chemical Technology, Pardubice
University of Education, Hradec Kralove
University of Jan Evangelista Purkyne, Usti nad Labem
University of Ostrava, Ostrava
University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice
University of West Bohemia, Pilsen
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