23-27 April 2012
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
Europe/Prague timezone

Tourist info

Tourist info

Prague public transport

The main means of public transport is the underground railway - the metro, with complementary systems of bus, tram and railway transport. Prague’s underground is quite a new one and very efficient. You can get more information at the http://www.dpp.cz/en/transport-around-prague/ page.

Transit schematics (PDF) are available here: http://www.dpp.cz/en/transport-around%20prague/transit-schematics/.
 

All participants will get free one-week public transport ticket at registration. Ticket is valid 23 - 27 April 2012 (Monday to Friday, 24 hours per day).

To find a public transport connection visit: http://idos.dpp.cz/idos/ConnForm.aspx?tt=pid&cl=E5

Weather

April weather in Prague usually brings quite changeable and rainy weather. The average high temperature is 13°C, average low temperature is 4°C. You can find current weather conditions at http://www.weather.com/weather/today/EZXX0012.

Currency

Currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna (Czech crown), sign: Kč, code: CZK. Exchange of foreign currency is available at Prague international Airport and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops.

Exchange rates to the main world currencies are approximatelly:

  • 1 CHF ~ 21.0 CZK
  • 1 EUR ~ 25.5 CZK
  • 1 GBP ~ 30.5 CZK
  • 1 USD ~ 19.5 CZK
For detailed current exchange rates, please see the following page:
http://www.csob.cz/en/Csob/Exchange-rates/Stranky/exchange-rates.aspx

Time zone

Czech Republic is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Czech Republic, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour; 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Daylight Saving Time starts on March 25 at 01:00 GMT.

Details: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=204

Electrical outlets

TYPE E

Czech Republic uses a 230 volt 50 Hz system with standardized round plug with two round pins measuring 4.8 by 19 mm (0.189 by 0.748 in), spaced 19 mm (0.748 in) apart and with a hole for the socket's ground pin (CEE 7/5).  This standard will also accept Europlugs and CEE 7/17 plugs. Sockets are installed with the earth pin upwards. Although the plug is polarised, there is no universally observed standard for connecting the live and neutral. The former Czechoslovakia Standard ČSN 33 2180:1979, section 6.2.2. required live to be on the left side of socket.