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Euro or CZK

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Euro or CZK

Most of the messages here seem to be one or two years old and I'm not certain when Czech Republic switched to Euros so I'm wondering if we still have to worry about the exchange rate. Do I understand correctly that they still use CZk but also Euros? Very confusing!

Thanks

Praha
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1. Re: Euro or CZK

We still use CZK (local abbreviation "Kč"). Some restaurants and shops offer you to pay in Euro, but they can set their own exchange rate, so it's better to pay in local currency.

Appearance of czech banknotes and coins - site of Czech National Bank: cnb.cz/en/…index.html

Countries using Euro: www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/intro/html/map.en.html

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2. Re: Euro or CZK

On a recent trip to Prague, we found the Czech crown rates much MUCH more favorable than the Euro. Most places posted prices in the local Czech value..but if you only HAVE Euro, they can take it. Would use the Czech $.

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3. Re: Euro or CZK

Euros are not legal tender. Only use Czech Crowns (Koruna/CZK/Kč).

Of course some places will take Euros, but they will offer you a poor rate of exchange and will tend to be tourist-oriented - for this reason I always steer clear of anywhere that quotes prices in Euros.

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