10 Things You Should Know Before Stepping Into Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle, Czech Republic


  1. Beer is so cheap, it’s cheaper than water. Prague actually has the highest beer consumption in the world- more than 156 litres of beer per capita per year. This includes the old, newborns and dogs. Imagine that! And I thought the Germans clinched the top spot.


  1. Tipping is a norm. Simply round the bill up to the nearest 10.

  2. Be warned. The Czech people don’t have the friendliest faces. It makes window-shopping a little intimidating..

  3. Most museums are closed on Mondays. Many shops are closed on Sundays. Most restaurants serve meals until 21:00. If you’re lucky, you can catch some that serve until 22:00. Beyond that, you can hunt for fast food.

Charles Bridge overlooking Prague Castle.
Charles Bridge overlooking Prague Castle.
  1. Common supermarkets are Billa, Tesco, Albert, Zabka. They can be easily found on every street.

  2. Don’t be surprised if smoking is allowed indoors and in dining areas. I had to endure second-hand smoke while dining in Prague several times which is real bothersome for non-smokers like myself.

  3. Public transportation is rather cheap, at 24 CZK (valid for 30 min) or 32 CZK (valid for 90 min). It is actually cheaper to buy a ticket at newsstands/ yellow vending machines than from the bus driver. 1-day tickets costs 110 CZK & 3-day tickets costs 310 CZK. (1€:27CZK)


Tram in Prague

8. Pickpocketing is rampant. In my entire 6 months travelling in Europe, I personally experienced 2 pickpocketing incidents, and both occurred in Prague. Thankfully, these pickpockets left empty handed. It pays to be a little more careful with your belongings.

  1. Lunch is the Czech’s main dish of the day. Soup is usually eaten, followed by a main course. For typical Czech meals, order vepro-knedlo-zelo, gulas or svickova.

  2. Pamper your palate by sampling some delicious Czech snacks: nakladany hermelin (pickled camembert cheese), utopenec (small fat pickled sausage), tatarak (raw shaved beef).

You will also like:  TEDx: How to travel the world with almost no money | Tomislav Perko


Not enough of Prague? Find out what to do, see and eat in Prague!


2 Replies to “10 Things You Should Know Before Stepping Into Prague, Czech Republic”

  1. […] someone in need of tips on studying abroad or advice on travelling to Prague? Don’t be afraid to share about your experiences and things to look out for! You […]

Talk to me!