Since May 2004 the Czech Republic belongs to the EU, so with an identity card you may cross the border as a EU citizen. Since December 21, 2007, there are no fixed border controls.
For permission to the drive on highways in the Czech Republic, you must be in possession of a motorway vignette. These can be bought at any gas station in the Czech Republic.
In the Czech Republic it is always required to to have lights on while driving, even during the day.
There is an absolute ban on alcohol in the Czech Republic for road users. You should not drink any alcoholic drink if you have to drive.
Debit card payments:
Debit card payments in the Czech Republic are possible in most stores. ATMs are also present in most of the villages. Banks with ATMs: Please note that your bank will charge a fee, which can be an amount up to 2.50 Euro. Check this at your bank.
To make cycling tours in the Czech Republic and car tours there are many shops to buy a roadmap. A road map also views the castles and caves. In our reception, hiking and cycling maps are also available.
Please note that if you are traveling on public transport with your dog, the dog is on a leash and muzzled. A European dog passport and a valid rabies vaccination is required in the Czech Republic.
Because of the many large and small rivers in the Czech Republic, there are many opportunities for anglers to fish. You will need a fishing license. You can buy these at the local tourist offices. You must have your home license with you
In the Czech Republic it is still possible for little money enjoy a nice meal in a restaurant. What you pay for a beer in France, you pay in the Czech Republic for a whole meal with beer. In most restaurants they are speak some English. There is usually a menu in multiple languages. Duck, carp, and knodel are typical Czech cuisine.
In the Czech Republic during the day is generally warmer than in the UK. The nights are cooler so you can sleep soundly. A warm sleeping bag is recommended if you sleep in a tent.
In the Czech Republic are beautiful cycling routes. The Czech landscape is often very hilly but there are also wonderful cycling on flat routes. It is
recommendableto to take your bike on the car to transport to the flatter areas.
1 januari: Newjear
1 mei: Labor Day
8 mei: Liberation from WW2 (1945)
5 juli: Day of Slavonic Apostles Cyril and Methodius
6 juli: Death of Jan Hus (1415)
28 september: Day of St. Vaclav (935)
28 oktober: Independence Day (1918)
17 november: Student Rebellions of 1939 and 1989
24, 25 en 26 december:Christmas
On the holidays mentioned are banks, post offices and many shops closed.