Jun 26 – 30, 2017
Europe/Prague timezone
<a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/577066/attachments/1417295/2170432/Circ2-EDS17.pdf">2nd circular</a>

Tourist info

Weather

As Prague, Czech Republic enters its summer season in June, the temperatures continue to warm up. During this month, the average temperature for the city begins at 15°C (59°F), created by highs of 20°C (68°F) during the daytime and lows of 10°C (50°F) after dark. You can find current weather conditions at http://www.yr.no/place/Czech_Republic/Prague/Prague/​.

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 approximately:

  • 1 CHF ~ 24.5 CZK
  • 1 EUR ~ 27.0 CZK
  • 1 GBP ~ 30.0 CZK
  • 1 USD ~ 24.5 CZK

For detailed current exchange rates, please see the following page:
http://www.csob.cz/en/Csob/Exchange-rates/Stranky/exchange-rates.aspx

Some exchange offices charge explicit commission, ask the office in advance what amount of CZK you get eventually and compare it with the above rates.

You are strongly advised not to exchange money on the street!

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 27 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.