Prague is located in the heart of central Europe Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union.
Prague is a great city to explore on foot, and we encourage DrupalCon attendees to make the most out of their stay in the city by getting out and seeing the city after hours.
- The best-known walking tour is Kr√°lovsk√° cesta. For centuries, Czech kings went along this route to their coronation.
- Charles Bridge (KarlŇĮv most) is the oldest preserved bridge in Prague. It connects the Old Town (Star√© mńõsto) with Little Quarter (Mal√° Strana).
- Troya Castle (Trojsk√Ĺ z√°mek). ‚Äď One of the most beautiful Czech Baroque castles from the 17th century is situated at the edge of Prague. The adjacent park is freely accessible in the opening hours of the Castle.
For more tourism information for those visiting Prague for the first time, visit Prague's Official Tourist Portal. For alternate languages, click the flag icon in the upper right-hand corner.
Weather and Climate
Prague is a lovely city to visit all year round, the lengthy spells of glorious warm and sunny weather, interspersed with grey days and heavy showers only adding to its romantic appeal. During the month of September, when DrupalCon is hosted, you can expect moderate weather, as Prague will just be leaving the peak days of summer heat. Warm during the day, chilly during the night. To be safe, dress in layers!
We are currently on CEST - Central European Summer Time (UTC/GMT +2 hours).
The Czech koruna or Czech crown (CZK) is the official currency of the Czech Republic, however some restaurants, hotels and shops take Euros as well. Credit cards are also accepted in most hotels, large shops and spendier restaurants. Many local shops and cheaper restaurants do not accept credit cards. If you are able to pay in cash, we recommend doing so.
Your hotel should have an ATM and should also be able to exchange currency for you. For current exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.
The electrical current in the Czech Republic is 230V. Wall outlets generally take the standard Type E plug but Type C two-pin plugs may be used as well (see Europlug). If you don't use this voltage in your country, we recommend picking up an adaptor at the airport.
Beer in the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is the number one beer drinking country in the world, famous for its delicious golden lager style Pilsner.