Useful information : When to go...
When to go
Prague is particularly popular in spring. The mild season is suited to the Biergärten, open-air cafés with long communal tables that spring up in all the city’s parks. It is also the musical highlight of the year. From mid-May to June, Prague Spring hosts a programme by international and local musicians. Remember that you are unlikely to be alone in the streets at this time of year, which is also true of September that is equally busy.
As the summers are both hot and humid, it is preferable to wait until October for the last of the fine weather and fewer crowds. You can attend the grape harvest festival at Prague castle and in other districts in the city.
If you don’t mind the cold, go to Prague in winter. You will be able to enjoy the romantic, snow-covered city in relative peace and quiet, whilst making the most of the Christmas market and musical concerts on the squares in the Old Town and Wenceslas Square.
Formalities and useful addresses
Prague Tourism Board – www.praguewelcome.cz
Money and budget
Credit cards are becoming more and more common in Prague, especially in tourist spots such as Kutnà Hora or Karlštejn castle. ATMs abound within the city.
Health and safety
Prague Police – [TEL] 156
Post offices are open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm.
Prague’s main post office is in the New Town (Jindřišská 14) and is open every day from 2pm till midnight. The post office near Masaryk station (Masarykovo nádraží) is open 24/24.