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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which running event would that be? I looked at several event calendars for Prague, and they all list only a marathon on May 11th. In any case, I wouldn't be concerned; you're in walking distance of lots of sights, and the metro shouldn't be affected by such events anyway.


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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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I really enjoyed poking around in the indoor shopping arcades just off of Wenceslas square. Despite being right in the city center, they have an 'off-the-beaten-track' feel to them, and are full of many nice little finds. Catch a Czech movie, try to find the stunning Tesla Radio stained glass.


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I have been to Prague last year for 4 days, I recommend: Prague castle (Pražský hrad), the neighbourhood Hradčany is composed of souvenirs shops, churches, palace … the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí). If you are lucky to be around Christmas time. Nothing really beats the atmosphere here. Shops with mulled wine, ham, Trdelnik again. I stayed at an ...


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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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There are exchange offices on 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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Airport Duty-Free stores are located after the security check points and before the boarding zone. As such, purchasing Alcohol would be allowed and carrying it aboard, assuming you will pass any other boarding requirement as well, would also be allowed. (Note, in at least the US, a lady's purse counts as a carry on, so if you also had an actuall (rollaboard) ...


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When we went to Prague last year, the travel agent recommended we exchange our Canadian currencies in Canada prior to departure. Once there, we found out that the rates were better in Canada then in Prague. You can pay in Euro in most tourist places while in Prague but you have to be careful as often the waiter/clerk will do the convert in his/her head so ...


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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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Unfortunately I have no information on the particular area. But for train travel in general you may find this page really helpful: http://seat61.com/ It gives detailes info on your railpass question: http://seat61.com/Railpass-and-Eurail-pass-guide.htm You maybe have to find out yourself what the right choice is.


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Deutsche Bahn website finds a few connections, e.g. Praha hl.n. Mi, 21.08.13 ab 05:16 EX 521 Express-Zug Pardubice hl.n. Mi, 21.08.13 an 06:21 Wait time 10 Min. Pardubice hl.n. Mi, 21.08.13 ab 06:31 Sp 1915 R 1915 Eilzug Wroclaw Glowny Mi, 21.08.13 an 10:28 There doesn't seem to be any direct train though. ...



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