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Su 21.4.
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Mo 22.4.
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Tu 23.4.
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Useful information

The tourist season
As a rule, the tourist season begins April 1st and ends October 31st. During this period most monuments are open. Outside the season (with the exception of the Christmas and New Years’ holidays) accommodation and some tourist services tend to be cheaper.


Important telephone numbers:
112 Emergency 1230, 1240 Road accident service
155 Emergency services 12 444 General information
158 Police 1180 Czech telephone numbers info.
150 Fire brigade 1181 International tel. numbers info.
156 Municipal police 133 001 Telephone telegram service

Foreigners’ Police in Prague:

Olšanská 2, 130 00 Prague 3, T: 974 841 219, email: infoscpp@mvcr.cz

EMBASSIES:

  • Great Britain: Thunovská 14, Prague 1, 118 00 T: 257 402 111, www.britain.cz
  • USA: Tržiště 15, Prague 1, 118 00 T: 257 530 663, www.usembassy.cz
  • Canada: Muchova 6, Prague 6, 160 00 T: 272 101 800, www.canada.cz
  • Australia: Klimentská 1207/10, Prague 1 T: 420/296 578 350
  • South Africa: Ruská 65, Prague 10 - Vršovice T: 420/267 311 114
  • Japan: Maltézské nám. 6, Prague 1, 118 01 T: 257 533 546, www.cz.emb-japan.go.jp
  • Netherlands: Gotthardská 6/27, Prague 6–Bubeneč, 160 00, www.netherlandsembassy.cz
  • Russian Federation: Korunovační 34, Prague 6, 160 00 T: 233 379 473, www.rusko.cdnet.org
  • Spain: Badeniho 4, Prague 7, 170 00 T: 224 311 222, www.embajada-esp-praga.cz
  • France: Štěpánská 35, Prague 1, 111 21 T: 221 401 011, www.ifp.cz
  • Austria: Viktora Huga 10, Prague 5, Smíchov 150 00, T: 257 090 511, www.austria.cz
  • Germany: Vlašská 19, Prague 1, 118 01 T: 257 113 111, www.german-embassy.cz
  • Italy: Nerudova 20, Prague 1, 118 00 T: 233 080 111, www.italianembassy.cz
  • Switzerland: Pevnostní 7, Prague 6, 162 01 T: 220 400 611


SI units:

  • Length:
    1 m (meter) = 39, 37 in (inch); 3,28 feet; 1,094 yd (yard)
    1 km (1 000 m) = 0,62 mi (mile)
    1 in = 2,54 cm
    1 foot = 0,305 m
    1 mile = 1 609 m
    1 yard = 0,914 m
  • Volume:
    1 l (liter) = 0,22 gal [UK]; 0, 264 gal [US]
    1 gal [US] = 3,785 l
    1 gal [UK] = 4,546 l
    1 barrel [US] = 158,9 l
  • Weight:
    1 kg = 2,205 Ib (pound) = 35,274 oz (ounce)


STATE OBSERVED HOLIDAYS:

On these days, public transport is drastically reduced. Bank and state offices are closed.

January 1st – New Year
Easter Monday – a fluctuating holiday – always the first Monday after the first Spring day of Spring, March 21st
May 1st – Labour Day
May 8th – Liberation from Fascism Day
July 5th – Cyril and Methodius Day
July 6th – John Hus Day
September 28th – Day of Czech Nationhood
October 28th – Day of the Foundation of Independent Czechoslovakia
November 17th – The day freedom and democracy were fought for
December 24th – Christmas Eve
December 25th – Christmas Day
December 26th – Boxing Day