Just 300 years ago, Brno was a small town surrounded by vineyards. Then 100 years later, the town transformed into an industrial metropolis. Today, Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic where tens of thousands of students attend university. Cosy cafes can be found around every corner in Brno, as well as hundreds of restaurants and bistros, from traditional Czech cuisine to current global trend. Brno propose rich cultural life, dozens of galleries, alternative music clubs. There is no chance to get bored.
Czech Republic – useful information
Important telephone numbers (you can dial these from anywhere, from any switched on phone — even without a SIM card)
|112||Universal Emergency Number|
|155||Emergency Medical Service|
|158||Police of the Czech Republic|
Czech crowns (CZK). Many shops, restaurants as well as tourist centres accept Euros. But you should not be surprised that particularly in shops any change returned will be in Czech crowns. More info available here: Czech National Bank
Exchange points in Brno: Masarykova street
Foreign currency exchange offices are not permitted to charge fees for the exchange of currency. If you believe that a currency exchange transaction was unfavourable, you can cancel it within three hours after the purchase of currency. Keep the receipt after your exchange and check that it contains the correct date and time of transaction. In banks the fee charged for currency exchange ranges around 2 %. Some banks add the condition of the minimum fee (for example CZK 30). Banks in the Czech Republic are shut at weekends and on public holidays. In hotels you can exchange your money for crowns even in the hotel where you stay.