Prague has been on top of my preferred destination. This city is the capital of Czech Republic known for its historic chapels, world class museums, trendy nightclubs, and multitude of shopping districts. If you wish to travel to Prague, then you should take into account my list of must have information.
Three basic things to keep in mind:
- Available medical service
- Police force
- Transportation service
Prague information service
For those who want to access various information’s about Prague, you can find it at the Prague Information Service. Don’t be afraid or even hesitate to ask anything you need to know as the friendly staff will be more than willing to help you, especially if you want to arrange a city tour, finding hotel accommodations, dinner reservations, tourist attractions, historic sites, and so on. The staff can also assist you when you need police service or medical related services.
Safety and order
The main police station of Prague is just a few walks away from Wenceslas Square, but you should be very careful though as many travelers gave low marks for the services offered by Prague police.
In times of emergency, there are several numbers you can call and these are:
155 – Ambulance service
112 – General emergency
150 – Fire
158 – Police
There are various hospitals in Prague offering round the clock care and these are Na Homolce Hospital and Motol Hospital, but one that I like the most is the Canadian Medicine Center. It is the longest running international clinic in the city.
How to get to the city?
The fastest and easiest way to get to the city is traveling by air through Ruzyne Airport, which is just over 10 miles from the city proper. The good thing is that the airport is pretty small unlike any other oversized Western airports. Roaming around the airport is easy because of its small size. If you are already in the airport, it would be really easy to get around the city. There is an airport shuttle to get you to your preferred destination.
Roaming around the city
If you are already in the city, roaming around wouldn’t that much of a problem because public transportation is operating 24 hours a day. I prefer to hire a public transport rather than renting a car and do the driving on my own and this is because the roads in Prague are upgraded constantly. If you prefer to drive on your own, then you need to buy a special sticker. Below is the guide when buying driving stickers:
- D sticker- lets you drive around the city for a week
- M sticker- lets you drive for a month period
- R sticker- lets you drive the highway the whole year through
When visiting the beautiful city of Prague, it would help a lot if you are going to equip yourself with the must have information mentioned above. It will make your trip a smooth and care-free experience. The more you know about the city, the more you will enjoy the beauty that Prague has to offer.