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Czechia - what to expect

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia is a landlocked country located in Central Europe. It shares borders with Austria, Poland, and Slovakia. Czechia is a country of architecture. Its Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Classicism, Art-Nouveau, Cubism, Functionalism, and Communist-era architecture can be seen throughout the country. It has the most castles in Europe. About 2000 as an exact number. Moreover, the Prague castle is one of the largest ancient castles in the world.

Prague, the capital of Czechia along the Vltava River is known as the golden city of spires.

St Vitus Cathedral Prague, Czechia
St Vitus Cathedral Prague, Czechia
Lennon Wall Prague, Czechia
Lennon Wall Prague

Czechia Fast Facts

  • Official Name: the Czech Republic with a Short name as Czechia
  • Capital: Prague
  • Population: 10.7M in 2021
  • Currency: Czeck Koruna, 1 US$= 22.2 CZK
  • Some stores, restaurants, and hotels accept payments in euros but the exchange rate may not be very favorable.
  • Official Language: Czech
  • Visa Requirements: The Czech Republic (Czechia) is a member of the European Union (EU) and Schengen area. Anyone can visit it with a valid Schengen visa.
  • Best Time to Visit: late Spring(April-May) to early Autumn(September-October) is the best time to visit the Czech Republic.

Czechia Top Experiences

  • Visit the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world
  • Take a Day trip to Kutna Hora
  • Visit Prague Castle as the largest ancient castle in the world
  • Walking over Charles Bridge seeing the spectacular views along with the state-of-the-art monuments.
  • Visit the Bohemian Switzerland National Park, a 2 hours drive from Prague
Astronomical Clock Prague, Czechia
Astronomical Clock Prague

Czechia Safety Issues

The Czech Republic has a low crime rate and is a safe place for travelers. Although the crime rates are very low. However, it is advised that you remain vigilant at all times, especially on the streets and Bus Stations. Besides, travelers are advised to keep an eye on the potential issues related to their safety.

Some potential, issues, places, or safety tips

  • Visitors are most likely to face petty street crime, particularly pickpocketing and ATM card skimming
  • Be vigilant on crowded tourist locations or on public transportation such as buses, trains, subways, and trams.
  • Popular tourist spots are the Charles Bridge area, Wenceslas square (Václavské náměstí), Old Town square, and Prague Castle.
  • Violent or confrontational crime is rare in the Czech Republic
  • The emergency line in the Czech Republic is 112. English-speaking operators are available 24/7

Recent Report is beneficial before a visit to Czechia.

Czechia Budgeting Plan

The transportation system in Czechia

Ticket option is good for a limited timeframe. Don’t forget to validate your ticket before entering trams, buses, and in the entry halls of Metro stations. You can also download an app to purchase tickets. Moreover, many of Prague Metro stations have ticket offices.

  • Within Prague, travel by taxi is generally safe and reliable. The best approach for obtaining a taxi is to call the company directly rather than to pick one from the street
  • Uber and other travel services like Liftago are widely available in Prague and most of the other Czech cities too.
  • You can use the budget bus companies like Flixbus that can take you across the country for a cheap price.
  • By keeping a flexible schedule, one can use the ridesharing service BlaBlaCar.


A hostel dormitory bed starts around €10 and most hostels come with breakfast.

Budget hotels start at around €50 per night for a single room with basic amenities.

I stayed in The Republic Garden Hostel and booked it by By staying there I can recommend it.

In addition, other sites to plan and choose your accommodation might be Air BnB, Agoda, or Hostelworld. However, when you’re looking for a hostel, do your research first. Then read the reviews to get a feel for the place. Finally, book somewhere that suits your needs.

Food and local Dishes

The Czech Republic offers a wide range of traditional foods with a diverse palette of flavors. Due to the blending combination of neighboring countries, we find a unique range of Czech dishes and cuisine. So, here are a few from our selection.

  • Knedliky is the country’s simplest food. A Czech bread.
  • Kulajda is a beautiful cream soup of mushrooms and potatoes.
  • Zeleninová polévka is a Czech vegetable soup that is usually served as a nutritious appetizer.
  • Bramboráky is a saltish/spicy traditional Czech potato pancake.
  • Ovocné Knedlíky, A sort of desert with boiled fruit dumplings.
  • Koláče is a colorful pastry and a common item in Slovak bakeries
  • Trdelník, a grilled or baked dough. It is made by wrapping the dough around a metal or wooden stick.

Suggested daily budget – For Backpackers, a suggested budget is below 50€. It includes a bed in a dorm, a portion of basic food, and public transport within the city with a couple of site-seeing.

Czechia TIPS, DOs & DON'Ts

  • Change your money only at the banks or ATMs. So, an offer to change money by an unknown person on the street is most likely be a scam.
  • If you stay more than one day in Prague then Prague Welcome Card is a good option. It is a ticket for many places at a discount rate or even free. In this way, you can visit more than 50 places free. Besides you can use unlimited travel options as per your stay.
  • For less frequent visits, you can use Prague City Pass or one for all Prague Card.
Charles Bridge Prague, Czech Republic
Charles Bridge Prague, Czech Republic


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