General Information

Czech Language

Even though at all the hotels, shops and restaurants in Prague are English spoken, we include a few basic Czech words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Prague.

Hi Ahoj
Hello Dobrý den
Good evening Dobrý večer
Good night Dobrou noc
How are you? Jak se máte?
I am fine Mám se dobře
Thank you Děkuji
How much is it? Kolik to stojí?
Beer Pivo
Would you like to go for a beer? Nechceš jít na pivo?
One Jeden
Two Dva
Three Tři
Ten Deset

Weather

The month of June is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 20°C to 22°C over the course of the month, exceeding 28°C. The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 60%, with little variation over the course of the month. Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light rain. You can check for current weather conditions in Prague at www.weather.com.

Currency

The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech Crown = Česká koruna (CZK = Kč) which is subdivided into 100 hellers (h). International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the Prague International Airport. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site. You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.

Time Zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday till Sunday.

Tipping

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.

Ac Power Plugs And Sockets

The Czech Republic uses a 220 volt 50Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.

Insurance

The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the Congress participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.