Practical Information

Climate

September in Brno is influenced by Marine – Mild Winter climate. When you travel to Brno in September you can expect both sun and rain, occasionally thunderstorm. The range of average daytime temperatures are around 16°C and 24°C.

So what to wear in September? Bring a rain jacket just in case since it will be raining a few days during this period. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly.

Money / currency

In Czech Republic the currency is the Czech Crown (CZK). Expect 1 EUR ~ 25 CZK, 1 USD ~ 21 CZK.

You can withdraw Czech Crown from ATMs using your credit card or exchange currency at any money exchange (they are a lot of the close to railway station on Masarykova street) or bank branch. ATMs can be found throughout Brno. The logos of the type of cards accepted are shown beside the machine. Credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) are accepted in shops, hotels, and restaurants.

Emergency phone numbers

The Pan-European Emergency Number: 112

Medical Emergency and Ambulance: 155

Police: 158

Fire Department: 150

Electric standards

In the Czech Republic the power plugs and sockets are of type E. This socket also works with plug C and with plug F if it has an additional pinhole.

Language

Official language in Czech Republic is Czech. English is widely spoken overall in Brno, especially in younger generation.

Time Zones

Czech Republic has only 1 time zone. Time in the Czech Republic is given by Central European Time (UTC+01:00) and Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).

Mobile Phones

Same as in other European countries, mobile phones operate on the frequencies of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz. There are several mobile operators in the Czech market, like O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile or U:fon, offering postpaid packages as well prepaid cards for those who want to use their phone without a contract.

The international telephone country code for Czech Republic is +42.

Safety and security

Most visitors to the Czech Republic experience no difficulties but you should be aware of street crime and petty theft.

Every lamppost in Brno has a 6-digit number posted at eye-level. Should you need assistance from the police or emergency services, these codes will help pinpoint your location if you’re unable to offer an exact address.