Basic Info about Prague

The basics of what you should know before travelling to Prague.

Location within Czech Republic

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Capital City: 1,259,079

Metro Area: 2,156,097



Prague has a typically European continental climate with colder, snowy winters and warm summers. Winters (December to February) can get quite chilly; January is the coldest month, with daytime temperatures around zero and cold winds. Snowfall can be common between December and March although snow cover of more than 20 cm is not frequent. Anyway, the fairytale vision of snow-covered roofs and twinkling lights is rewarding when visiting Prague in winter. Summers usually bring plenty of sunshine and the average daily high temperature of 24 °C (75 °F).
Asking when is the best time to visit Prague? Read our article on When To Visit Prague.
The Czech Republic’s currency is the Czech koruna or Czech crown (Kč / CZK). Despite being a member of the European Union, the Czech Republic has not adopted the euro yet.
Notes come in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 CZK.
Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 CZK.

Exchange Rates

1 € (EUR) = approximately 27 Kč (CZK)
1 $ (USD) = approximately 24 Kč (CZK)
1 £ (GBP) = approximately 38 Kč (CZK)
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