a fairytale city
“Need to know’s”
Things to know before visiting Prague
Some restaurants in Prague accept Euros, however, they use the Czech Crown also called Koruna.
Coins: 1 kč, 2 kč, 5 kč, 10 kč, 20 kč and 50 kč
Bills/Banknotes: 100 kč, 200 kč, 500 kč, 1000 kč, 2000 kč, 5000 kč
Prague was one of the cheaper cities we visited in our 3 and a half week trip in Europe.
Beer: 50 Kč / 2.68 CAD / 2.06 USD / GBP / Euro
Pop: 75 kč / 4.02 CAD / 3.10 USD
Panino: 100 kč / 5.36 CAD / 4.13 USD
Hostel Dorm (Near Castle): 320-490 kč / 17.17-26.29 CAD / 13.21-20.23 USD
Tram/Bus: 25 kč / 1.34 CAD / 1.03 USD
These items are based off of an average price that we saw.
Ie. Beer was often between 50 kč and 75 kč. Pop between 75 kč and 100kč
**CAD and USD totals are based off of the exchange rate September 2016**
**1 czk = .05 CAD or 1 czk = .04 USD**
Language & Simple Phrases
The main language in the Czech Republic is Czech. However, many citizens know English, so there is nothing to worry about.
Hello (informal): Ahoj (Ahoy)
Yes/No: Ano (ah-no) /Ne (Neh)
How are you (informal): Jak se máš? (Yak seh mahsh)
Thank you: Děkuji (Dyekooyee)
Goodbye (informal): čau (chow)
COST! Watch out, they generally charge 20 kč to 50 kč
Go to The Green Stove cafe! They are a small cafe with maybe 6-8 tables.
They have the kindest staff/owners and you get a good price! For 100-150 kč you can get a beer/pop and ‘Panino’ (Sandwich, basically a panini). We went almost every day. You can find it near the Prague Castle at Úvoz 169/6, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana. They also have coffee and desserts for you to try in addition to their beer and panino.
If you didn’t read the blog post, would be to go to the Prague Castle at night. You will find yourself wandering the grounds with only a few people vs. the hoards of people during the day. In addition, also go on the Charles Bridge at night, with a beer, and listen to the music being played by local artists whilst taking in the views!