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I just can tell you about my personal experience: Most often it would have been possible for me to pay with Euros in restaurants, bars or hotels, but the exchange rate was really bad. So I preferred to exchange money in a bank and then use Czech crowns. If you book tickets or accommodation online, it wasn't a real problem for me because the prices in Euros ...


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I have been to Prague over a weekend once so here are my suggestions based on that trip. I am sure there are much more to consider. Hradčany castle on the left bank of Vltava is impressive and the area around it worth a stroll. A bit to the south is a park on a hill reachable with a funicular. At the top is an old mirror house. The old town is really ...


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I have found some information on city-pilot.cz: There is a partial decriminalisation of drugs in the Czech Republic – However, beware: decriminalisation does not equal legalisation! Possession of drugs for one’s own use is not punishable, that is, you will not go to prison, however, the possession of drugs is also judged as an offence. What does ...


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By public transport it's little harder to get there, but yes, it is possible: 1) Go to Brno first. The easiest and most comfortable is by bus with the company Student Agency (it's very popular transport - I recommend to buy a ticket in advance - you can do it online) 2) Brno to Blansko by train and Blansko to Punkva caves by bus Search departures on ...


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Citing from http://wikitravel.org/en/Prague#Money In Prague, especially around tourist sights, there are plenty of Exchange offices with very bad rates which also charge commission. Best rates are found around Main Railway Station (Hlavní nádraží) - exit the station, left across the park, to street "Politických vězňů". There are about 5 offices, mostly ...


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After somebody mentioned Rome2Rio.com on another question, I've gotten a lot of great use out of it. It doesn't demand a date from you, and it's not limited to air. It will combine all sorts of transportation to give you different options and different prices. http://www.rome2rio.com/s/Krakow/Prague However, sometimes it tells me I can go from A to B for ...


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Where did you find the price for the ICE? I think there is no ICE between Nuremberg and Prague. There is even no direct train. If you do want to go by train, you have to travel on regional trains and change once. Just check the schedules here. The Deutsche Bahn has a bus service from Nuremberg to Prague. Prices start at 19 EUR for a single ticket. It takes ...


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You could take a Eurolines bus directly from Nuremberg to Prague for 39 € (or 35 € for "Promotional Ticket - can not be changed or refunded!") The trip takes 4 to 4½ hours, and looks like there are 1-3 daily connections. I don't know if this is the cheapest public transport option available (probably not), but it's much better than the ICE price, and quite ...


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Public Transportation The public transportation web page of Vaclav Havel Airport mentions various forms of transportation, some of which seem to operate only during day-time. However, according to the DPP web page, bus 510 operates at night-time from 00:15 to 05:00: Na Beránku – I. P. Pavlova – Letiště (Prague Airport), bus 510 interval: 30 ...


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And here is my personal experience from Prague: Exchange rate in the banks was between 23,5 and 24,5 Crowns for 1 Euro ticket machines for public transport are still not accepting Euros, but parking automats are accepting Euro coins(only 1 and 2 Euro coins), exchange rate: 1 EUR= 25 CZK in the hotel we could pay with Euros too, and the exchange rate was 1 ...


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Most of central Prague is full of tourists and its hard to escape them because that's where most of the interesting sights are. It will keep you busy if there are just there for one (long) weekend. After a few days I needed a break from the touristy parts and just walked around in the more residential areas. I walked from the bus station at Florenc to ...


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The best approach: Withdraw money from an ATM. Nothing beats the ATM rates in any country in the world, unless there happens to be a black market for local currency (which doesn't apply to any EU countries). Second best approach: Exchange physical euros. You can find a comparison of exchange rates in Prague on Kurzy.cz ("Čistého Kč" = amount of CZK you ...


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If it has to be simultaneously cheap and time-saving, it will be hard to beat the plane. You may consider a trip by bus. It takes roughly 10 hours and is probably cheaper than the plane if you plan on a short notice. See e.g. here: https://www.busradar.com/ 10 hours is also the duration of a day-time train, via Berlin. There are combined train/bus routes, ...


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Do you know about Mitfahrergelegenheit (Carpool)? Though it's more than just carpooling, it includes buses and trains. This website is a good start. From my experience and experiences of others, it's mostly safe and you also get to meet new people.


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I don't know about the bus and train stations, but I have seen a lot exchange points in the old town, around the Charles bridge. Finding one of them should be no problem at all. But it doesn't hurt to search for some exchange offices around your hotel or the places you plan to visit. In general banks offer better rates than exchange points, but there could ...


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Most places will let you pay with Euro cash, but at an atrocious exchange rate; vending/ticket/etc. machines won't take euros or plastic (with very few exceptions). Withdrawing CZK at an ATM will likely hit you with a foreign withdrawal fee, so this is the second least advantageous option (check with your bank/card issuer, apparently there are banks which ...


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The fastest option is to take an ICE train to Nuremberg and travel onward by bus from there. Total travel time is around 7.5 hours. The ICE trains as well as most buses between Nuremberg and Prague are sold through Bahn.de, if you book well in advance you can get tickets for around €40, buying on departure at the station can cost upwards of €150. There is ...


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Overstaying Penalties Overstaying a visa, regardless of duration, is a serious offence and is therefore subject to penalties. The possible penalties for overstaying a Schengen visa are (inversely ordered by severity): no penalty fine record ban deportation Note that you can be subject to a combination of these. For example should you be deported you'll ...


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I have been looking for all possible options and luckily I could find something. Please double check but I notice this site: http://speciale-aanbiedingen.nl.voyages-sncf.com/nl/start-verkoop?prex=T_AFF_520B5C23D5C9A&ectrans=1 You can book your ticket and it should cost 72.40 euros and 8 hours+ travel time. From Kwakow to Prague. On this site you can ...


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I'd say take the train, from this site: There is only 1 direct train between Krakow (Poland) and Prague (Czech rep.) and it goes overnight. It is also possible to go to Katowice (PL) or to Bohumín and there change to the train to Prague. TLK 402 Silesia, dep 22:03, Arr: 07:37. 45€ seat, 55€ couchette / bed. Schedule valid from 2013-12-15 to ...


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The Czech police website has a good overview of the current legal situation, albeit only in Czech. Selling marijuana for whatever amount of money or services is a criminal offence, punishable for one to five years in prison: § 187 Nedovolená výroba a držení omamných a psychotropních látek a jedů (1) Kdo neoprávněně vyrobí, doveze, vyveze, ...


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There are exchange offices at central bus and central train station, both easy to spot. There are many more of them spread throughout the city center. Also, you can easily encounter tourist information spots, where you can get some more directions. It is also probably good to note that some shops near the city center accept euros as currency, but the rates ...


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Yes, it's safe - keeping your bags safe is their only job! I've heard of thefts from bags by baggage handlers at airports, by other travellers, even by hostel staff. I've never, anywhere in the world, heard of anybody having something stolen from a bag left in an accredited/official left luggage operation at an airport or train station. And as for why, ...


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Detailed information on Taize prayers is available on the official website. Here's the full list of regular meetings in Prague: First Monday of each month at 18:30 at "Kostel svatého Martina ve zdi". Address: Martinská 416/10, Praha 1 First Wednesday of each month at 20:00 at "Kostel sv. Františka z Assisi". Address: U Habrovky 2, Praha 4 First Thursday of ...


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Prague 1 has both the biggest concentration of bars, clubs and old pubs, and the biggest concentration of sights. Check out the Foursquare map for the top-rated sights: And the top-rated night venues: Therefore you should stay in Prague 1. I can recommend staying near the intersection of Vodickova street and Wencelas square, as that's the nexus of ...


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You have got some good answers already but if you want to explore what's possible with the train, one nifty tool is the DB “Sparpreis finder”. It's basically another interface to their booking engine but instead of specifying a time and seeing a handful of detailed connections ordered chronologically, you can specify a date and see all connections ordered by ...


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I am from Czech Republic, and so I can confirm that there is at least one Exchange Point on the Prague main train station. You can ask someone from Czech Railways infocenter for exact information how to find this Exchange. Also anywhere in Czech Republic you should be able to pay directly with Euros, so you do not need any CZK.


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The water level in Vltava fell down considerably since the culmination on 4 June. There are still some restrictions on mass transit and for example some metro stations in the city center are still closed. Though I would expect most of those restrictions to be gone by the end of the month. UPDATE: All metro stations are now open. The temporary flood walls ...


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To be honest unless you are arriving here by plane then no, there is no good duty free. But alcohol is cheap enough, you can buy at tescos, lidl, aldi etc. Although the large tescos superstores carry the best range at a good price. For boarding a plane you would only be allowed the standard 100ml bottles in carry on and would have to check the rest. More ...


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There's an official Prague portal Prague Welcome. Both have a nice event calendar, so you should be able to pick something you like. There's definitely a lot to do. Prague's major sites are also listed on Prague Welcome. I also found another website Prague Experience that seems to have a nice calendar full of events. Since you'll be in Prague for Easter, I'd ...



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