Three major personal automobile manufacturers which are present in the Czech Republic are Škoda Auto (Volkswagen group) which is based in Mlada Boleslav, Hyundai Motor Company (Korean automobile manufacturer) and a joint venture of Toyota, Peugeot and Citroen (TPCA) which is based in Kolin.
It is therefore not surprising that the OCTAVIA has been the best – selling vehicle on its home market in the Czech Republic for 30 years and has also led the bestseller lists in seven other countries, for example in Poland, Austria and Switzerland.
Be aware that driving in the Czech Republic can be dangerous due to poorly repaired roads, lack of safe infrastructure and poor or inadequate signage. Before you set off on a road trip, study the maps carefully so you have an idea in mind on where you are going. If the weather is poor, take it easy .
OVERALL RISK : LOW. Czech Republic is very safe to travel to, the crime rates are very low, and even pickpocketing is not that common. However, it is advised that you remain vigilant at all times, especially on the streets.
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
The Czech Republic is famous for: Prague , the historic center of Prague is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Castles, there are several hundreds of castles, chateaus, and mansions in Czechia .
Tatra is a Czech vehicle manufacturer in Kopřivnice. It is owned by the Tatra Trucks company, based in Ostrava, and is the third oldest company in the world producing cars with an unbroken history.
In Prague , a great number of native citizens speak English at least a bit. And at the tourist hotspots, restaurants in the centre, hotels, and gift shops, knowledge of the English language is taken for granted. On the other hand, do not expect much English from the Czech police officers or bus drivers.
To really see Prague, it’s best to visit for four to five days . That will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture.
No, you do not need to rent a car in Prague ; in fact, you should NOT rent a car in Prague . When we visited Prague , we stayed in a hotel near Old Town Square, and walked everywhere. All of the adjoining countries are easy to get to by train or car .
The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech . Spoken by nearly 11 million native speakers, Czech is classified as part of the Slavic branch of Indo-European languages. Although many people in the Czech Republic have a base knowledge of the English language, knowing a few key phrases in Czech will take you far.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
Living costs in the Czech Republic are considered to be affordable. The average living costs of students range from 350 to 750 USD per month, including meals, accommodation, public transport and culture. The current exchange rate is available at the Czech National Bank website.