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Hours of Operation

Though hours vary, most banks are open weekdays 8–5. Private currency exchange offices usually have longer hours, and some are open all night.

Gas stations on the main roads are open 24 hours a day.

In season (from May through September), most museums, castles, and other major sights are open Tuesday–Sunday 9–4. Hours vary at other times during the year, and some attractions in smaller, off-the-beaten-track places shut down altogether from November to March.

Most pharmacies are open weekdays 9–6, and are closed weekends. For emergencies, some pharmacies maintain weekend hours, though these can change from week to week. Ask someone locally for advice.

Some stores are open weekdays 9–6, but many are now are open to 11 pm. Some larger grocery stores open as early as 6 am, and a few of the hypermarkets in Prague (usually well outside of town along Metro lines) are open 24 hours. Department stores often stay open until 9 or even 10 pm. Outside Prague, most stores close for the weekend at noon on Saturday, although you may find a grocery store open at night or on the weekend.


January 1; Good Friday, Easter Monday; May 1 (Labor Day); May 8 (Liberation Day); July 5 (Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day); July 6 (Jan Hus Day); September 28 (Day of Czech Statehood); October 28 (Czech National Day); November 17 (Day of a Struggle for Liberty and Democracy, aka Velvet Revolution Day); and December 24, 25, and 26 (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day).


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