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What do the lists of numbers mean next to menu items in Prague?

Since 2015, restaurants in Czech Republic have to use standardized food allergy charts. Since the standardized allergens are numbered, restaurants often list just the numbers for each food, with a ...
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What does "K+M+B 2016" mean in when written on a church wall?

It looks like it is a yearly thing, renewing the old one when the new one is up. In the church I read about it was done as part of the Epiphany Mass. It is a blessing to the house. 20 and 15 being ...
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Caught in Czech Republic for travelling with invalid ticket

The stamp on your ticket is so poor, that it is really difficult to read. It does indeed say Aug 27th, but it can very easily be read as Aug 21st: The stamp actually reads 'P27Ⅷ17', but the uppermost ...
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Caught in Czech Republic for travelling with invalid ticket

They did not believe me and took me to another person who forced me to pay 800 Kronas as a fine. They said if I refused to pay, I would be taken to the police station. Ticket inspectors cannot make ...
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Is the Innsbruck to Prague sleeper train really direct?

The important part first: You can stay in your compartment - and to be safe, you should stay there during the stop in Salzburg. This train consists of so-called "Kurswagen" - the individual cars go ...
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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?

As a local, I would find the Prague-Salzburg route generally unproblematic, even during winter; many people from Prague use it to get to the Alps for skiing (in which case, the tricky part starts ...
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What does "K+M+B 2016" mean in when written on a church wall?

It is a christian tradition also of Austria and South Tyrol (where I live in, which is a province of northern Italy near the Austrian border, and which was Austrian territory before WWI). Usually ...
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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?

Enter "Prague" and "Salzburg" into the Rome2Rio website and you'll see lots of alternatives for getting from one of these cities to the other. While having a car can make country touring easier ...
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Identify a plaque in Prague Vyšehrad cemetery

The inscription says in Czech: Památce kněží, řeholníků a řeholnic, obětí nacismu a komunismu Já jsem vzkříšení a život. Kdo věří ve mne, i kdyby umřel, bude žít. Evangelium Svatého Jana 11, 25 ...
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What does "K+M+B 2016" mean in when written on a church wall?

I am from southern Austria. Here groups of children, dressed as "Die heiligen 3 Könige" (the 3 wise men) walk from house to house and: Sing some songs Bless the house and people Write "C + M + B" and ...
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Frankfurt to Prague layover in Schwandorf

I am not sure why the other answerers can't find your connection. I suppose you are aiming for one of the connections leaving Frankfurt hh:53 (hh being an even hour) by ICE, then with a connection in ...
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How big a problem are pickpockets in Prague?

Prague is safe, I would say to the European standards. You really don't get people coming to you with a knife and wanting your money, certainly not in touristic areas and not during the day (a bit ...
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Are there sources in Prague that have hand-held, printed maps?

Are there for sources in Prague that have hand-held, printed maps? Maps are easy to obtain in Prague, no matter how you come to the country. Airport: A free map is available at the airport's public ...
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Caught in Czech Republic for travelling with invalid ticket

As an additional point aside from the other answers, you should always try to make sure you are being stopped by real ticket collectors: Will be wearing a uniform (at least a coat with the DPP logo). ...
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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?

Many people drive this route, it is all main roads and there are several routes you can take. Many of the roads will be motorways but not all. And main roads in mountains will not be straight. If ...
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Should I show Hotel reservation when entering Schengen zone?

We say don’t try to trick them, show them the true documents if asked for. All these Fake bookings might get you a Real booking : A flight straight back home. If you get caught up in these free ...
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Who was or what is Týn in Prague?

As the English Wikipedia page says, "Týn" is the name of a nearby courtyard visited by merchants. Jonathan Reez points out that "Týn" itself is an archaic word for a fence. In this case, "before" ...
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How big a problem are pickpockets in Prague?

Is Prague bad? Prague is no worse than any touristy city, better than some I would say. As always, if it happens to you, the impact can be huge. The risk is the same as at home, but when in a foreign ...
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I have an 8-hour layover in Rome. Can I go out of the airport with a Schengen single-entry visa?

For flights within the Schengen area, visas don't matter. You can fly between Rome and Prague a dozen times if you want, and exit the airport every time, as well as any other airport in the Schengen ...
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What does "K+M+B 2016" mean in when written on a church wall?

In Czech Republic, it's signature of the Three wise men (literally Three kings in Czech), Kašpar, Melichar and Baltazar. Some children (probably from observing families) still go caroling on the 6th ...
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Free floating car sharing in Prague for travelers

I'm an active Car4Way user and I can tell you with 100% confidence the service you're interested in does not exist as of 2017. Car4Way comes closest to what you need - the cars are free floating, they ...
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Is it legal to smoke weed in Czech Republic?

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 ...
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Uber from the airport in Prague - pickup location and reliability?

I've found that they're reliable during the day but can be problematic (no cars available) after midnight. In that case I recommend using their local equivalent Liftago - as of 2019 they're slightly ...
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How much time to reserve for a visit to Mucha Museum in Prague?

The museum is quite small - 2 or 3 rooms, as I recall. Reviews on TripAdvisor suggest 1-2 hours, depending on whether you care to watch the the half hour documentary on his life. Personally, I didn'...
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Who was or what is Týn in Prague?

I'll add to David Richerby's answer. Translating from Czech Wikipedia, Týn (also Týnský dvůr, meaning "Týn Yard") was a fenced in and moated trader's yard where traders had to pay a toll ("Ungelt" in ...
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Is it possible to pay a visit to only ONE synagogue in Prague?

Is it possible to pay a lesser amount to visit a single synagogue? All the synagogues are managed by a single Jewish organization and from their website it's quite clear you only have 3 options: ...
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Caught in Czech Republic for travelling with invalid ticket

As far as I know (empirically, after living in Prague for about a decade) it doesn't matter where (on which side of the ticket) exactly the stamp is as long as there is only one. This way I recommend ...
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Money withdrawal options around Prague's Main Train Station?

I had gone to Prague in the month of August 2016. I withdrew around 2200 CZK which was around 80 Euros. When I checked my Deutche Bank statement, I saw I was charged around 83 in total. So around 3 ...
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How big a problem are pickpockets in Prague?

I've visited Prague twice in the past five years and, as mentioned in another answer on this page, I didn't feel at any greater risk of being robbed in Prague than in other tourist destinations ...
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How much country-side can I see by train [Prague-Kutna Hora]?

I've taken many-many train rides in Stredocesky Kraj (the district surrounding Prague). The only things you can see are train stations, industrial zones, small forests, and agricultural fields. ...
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