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What to take for a trip to the Czech Republic?
- Travel information
- Most useful items
- Packing list
- What should you eat when visiting the Czech Republic?
- How much money should you take with you?
- Useful information
From Prague, famous for its beautiful sights, through picturesque mountains and wonderful national parks, to Brno, which is enchanting for history fans - there is something for every travel enthusiast in the Czech Republic. This country is just in the middle of Europe, with great access from most countries - so nothing stands in our way of visiting and admiring this beautiful place. Check what to pack when planning a trip to the Czech Republic, what to eat, and what should you remember!
Leisure and sightseeing
The most useful items
The weather in the Czech Republic is quite similar to the weather we know from Poland, Germany or Lithuania - and we don't need any special documents to cross the border. However, it is worth remembering a few items of luggage that you should pack.
- Masks and antibacterial gel - this is an obligatory element of a suitcase during the coronavirus pandemic. Remember to have a supply of disposable masks and an antibacterial gel for hand disinfection with you when traveling.
- ID card - you do not need a passport to cross the Czech border - all you need is an ID card, which you should always have with you. Also, remember your driving license if you plan to rent a car on site.
- European health insurance - in the Czech Republic there is free health insurance for people insured in most European countries. You will not be exposed to additional fees during a possible visit to the doctor or stay at the hospital.
- Comfortable shoes - regardless of whether you want to explore the beautiful Czech cities or less known, picturesque mountains or landscape parks - you will surely need comfortable shoes that will be comfortable during long hours of hiking.
- Czech currency - in most cities, you can easily pay by card, but it is worth having some crowns with you, even for tips.
- Warm and rainproof clothes - so that the weather does not surprise us at the most unexpected moment, remember to pack a warm sweatshirt and a windbreaker or a rain jacket with your luggage.
LUGGAGE TYPE: Suitcase
- Travel insurance
- Health insurance
- ID card
- Credit card
- House keys
- Socks x3
- Pants x3
- Sleepwear / Pajamas
- Flip-flops / slippers
- Comfortable shoes
- T-Shirt x2
- Trouser belt
- Summer jacket
- Shower gel
- Prescription drugs
- An anti-diarrheal drug
- Pills for sore throat
- Power bank
- Glasses box
- Cotton mask
- Phone charger
What is worth eating when visiting the Czech Republic?
Of course, the most famous elements of Czech gastronomy are delicious fried cheese and beer - and you must try them! But that's not all that Czech cuisine has to offer. It has strong Austrian, German, and Hungarian influences, but has its own unique character.
- Hermelin - the Czech equivalent of delicious Camembert cheese. It is marinated from several days to several weeks in vegetable oil with herbs and spices. Most often served as a snack with beer, as an appetizer, or in addition to bread.
- Dumplings - it’s a dish based on boiled potatoes or wheat flour. The dough is rolled into a cylinder, steamed, and then cut. They are most often served with vegetables, meat, and sauces, but there is also a sweet version with fruits.
- Fried cheese - filling and usually served with french fries or baked potatoes and delicious tartar sauce. It is not a dietary dish, but you must try it when visiting the Czech Republic!
- Topielce - delicious Czech sausages. The sausages are made from meat and bacon and then marinated for about 7 days.
- Czech soups - thick, aromatic goulash soup, garlic soup, or… beer soup, which in addition to beer also contains milk, cinnamon, and egg yolks - Czech cuisine is full of soups! They are filling, warming and delicious.
- Marlenka - one of the most famous Czech cakes. It’s a delicious honey cake layered with pudding. Perfect for dessert!
- Czech beer - if you like beer you will be delighted in the Czech Republic. Be sure to try beers from small local breweries. The popular ones, available in every supermarket, include Pilsner Urquel or Budweiser.
- Goose liver pate - goose meat is considered exclusive meat in the Czech Republic for special occasions. Therefore, goose liver pate is an excellent treat, similar to French foie gras.
How much money should you take with you?
The Czech Republic is quite an affordable country. The highest prices are in big cities, such as Prague, and in tourist destinations.
- We will pay for soup and a second dish in a restaurant from about EUR 8.
- A bottle of Czech beer in a store costs EUR 0.5.
- Smaller snacks in the pub, such as fries or potato pancakes, will cost us about EUR 1.5-2.
- When planning an overnight stay in a double room near the center of Prague, we must be ready to spend about EUR 30.
- Fuel costs about EUR 1.5 per liter.
Czechs are considered a friendly, warm nation. However, we should remember to be careful when dealing with newly met people and beware of pickpockets or frauds.
- In the Czech Republic, vignettes will be required when traveling by car. The cheapest one costs EUR 12 and is valid for a week.
- The Czech Republic is divided into three regions - the Czech Republic, Moravia, and Silesia. The people of Moravia in particular can be quite sensitive to being called Czechs.
- Be sure to plan some time to see one of the many Czech castles - they are delightful!
- Interestingly, in a pub, adding to a new mug of beer the remnants of the previous one is considered to be a huge faux pas.
The Czech Republic is a beautiful and interesting country that will delight all fans of architecture, history, and gastronomy. Find out about it on your own! When planning your trip to the Czech Republic, download the MyLuggage app so that we can prepare a personalized packing list for you - so that you don't forget anything.
10 September 2020