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The Czech Republic

is a relatively small country in the hearth of Europe:
Number of inhabitants: appr. 10,5 mil.
Area: appr. 78,9 km2
Capital: Prague with 1,24 mil. inhabitants
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
Religion: 80% atheists (no religion)
Official language: Czech
Currency: Czech crown (CZK)
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The Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate, with warm summers and cold, cloudy and snowy winters. The temperature difference between summer and winter is relatively high, due to the landlocked geographical position.
We reccommend to bring for both semesters: summer clothes and warm winter clothes (boots, warm and/or waterproof jacket, gloves,...)

Opening hours

Generally, all shops are open from Monday to Friday 9 – 17h, most of them have extended opening hours till 18/19h, some of them are open on Saturday morning as well. During weekends and holidays shops outside shopping centers are closed (see holiday dates in here).
Shopping centers and supermarkets are open daily from 9 to 21h (except Christmas holidays).


In Prague, there is a highly integrated and connected public transport system which belongs to the most reliable and user-friendly in the whole world . Students can buy single tickets (32/24CZK) or a month, quarter or whole year ticket (from 260CZK) and use all kinds of transport in the city: buses, trams, trains and metro.
See more information in here.
Václav Havel airport is the only international airport in Prague. It has two terminals- Schengen and non-Schengen Area and it takes appr. 35 minutes to get to the airport from the city center, see the website.
Official website of the airport.


Meal in a restaurant 100CZK
Beer 30CZK
Coffee 35CZK
Water (1l) 15CZK
Milk 20CZK
Bread 20CZK
Chicken (1kg) 130CZK
Apples, bananas (1kg) 30CZK