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where in prague can i get the best rates for buying czk with euro? firstname.lastname@example.org
From my experiences the best rates could be found:
- Several exchanges in "Opleatlova" and "Politickych veznu" streets - close to Wenceslas street,
-small Exchange in metro B vestibule downstairs at junction of the "Jungmannova", "Perlova" and "Narodni" streets,
- Exchange in the passage of the building "Jungmannova" street - No 32 or 34
There are lots of exchange offices all over the tourist area and although the rate fluctuates daily they all offer more or less the same rate at any given time.Don't change money at the airport because the rates there are a rip off and don't be tempted to change any with anyone who approaches you in the street because thats even more of a rip off. Personally I always change my money here in England before I go.The rates are just as good as in Prague.
There are many places to exchange near charles bridge and touristy areas, avoid western union they give very poor rates such a rip off.
And DO NOT change money off the street, when your near thge money exchange people will come up to you and offer amazing rates, just ignore they give fake currency, and some times russian rubals etc...
Exchange at Politickych veznu - I found the best rate in March 2009.
Travel Tips for Prague
The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum: Present at the founding of the Jewish Museum in Prague in 1960 were Dr. Hugo Lieben, a historian, and Dr. Augustin Stein, the representative of Czech Jewish movement and later head of the Prague Jewish Community. The orginal aim was to preserve valuable artefacts from the Prague synagogues that were liquidated during the reconstruction of the Jewish Town at the beginning of the 20th century. It makes me look back the concentration camp in Poland - Auschwits.
Metronome at Letna Park
For a brief time in the 1950s this was the site of the world's large statue of dear Uncle Joe Stalin. The enormous sculpture was blown up in 1962; the metronome was put in Stalin's place in the 1990s. A humorous touch, no?
It has always seemed to be...
It has always seemed to be natural to me, but I changed my mind after seeing some people drinking beer. :-] Foreigners! You HAVE to know this before entering Czech!!
*wait until the hat falls down, don't eat it with a spoon
*when you're almost finished with one glass and there is a new one in front of you, don't pour the rest into your new beer
*don't mix your beer with Cola, Sprite or another alcohol, please
*after touching glasses hit the table too.
I guess that's it. If you follow these rules, you will get out of pubs healthy. ;-)) Now go and enjoy your beer!!
Tomb and bust of Antonin Dvorak .
Final resting place of one of the world's best and most prolific composers, Antonin Dvorak. He and his wife Anna are buried in the pantheon of the Slavin cemetary of Kostel Sv Petra a Pavla in Vysehrad complex. The pantheon with its beautiful neo-gothic arches and wrought iron craftsmanship, forms the outer boundary of the cemetary. Many other famous and accomplished Bohemians are also buried in the cemetary. Near the cemetary gate located closest to the cathedral can be found a map showing the location of each tomb.
Dvorak was the son of the Nelahozevez village innkeeper and butcher. Antonin himself became a journeyman butcher. His many contributions include helping the United States to establish a classical musical identity. He died at the age of 63 from a heart attack, although he also likely had cirrhosis of the liver. He was known to have had a great love of pivo ( beer ).
It is interesting to note that the Czech Republic and seven other former soviet bloc nations were admitted to the European Union on May 1, 2004, the 100th anniversery of Dvorak's passing. What a painful and tragedy laden 100 years it was for these great nations. May the next century be a time of peace, liberty, and prosperity for all of them.
Composer Bedrich Smetana, who is best known for his symphonic poems of the fatherland including Vlatava, is also buried in the Slavin cemetary. Smetana was from the Bohemian city of Plzen, where his father was one of the early brewmasters of Plzen ( Pilsner ) beer. Smetana tragically died of Syphilis in 1884, at the age of 60.
Right, not exactly off the beaten path as such as it is mere yards from the Charles Bridge, however it is when you consider its range of appeal as an attraction...
Situated just south of the Charles Bridge on a small promontory of land in the former head office of the 19th C. municipal waterworks (I love the way that back in the Victorian era even utilities buildings were built in such grandiose manner!) is this memorial to Bedrich Smetana, the Czech Republic's most famous Classical Composer.
I am a fan of his music, but I'm thinking that unless you are REALLY a fan, you might find this museum a bit of a limiting experience. Even in winter it seemed a bit stale and stuffy and if you're not fluent in Czech you do need to organise a guided tour (Czech/English/German) to get the best out of the place.
Either way, it is part of the Prague Card and being so close to the Charles Bridge the building has a spectacular location with great views of the bridge and castle behind across the Vltava River...
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