Beauty & SpasAll your spa needs - just peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.
- Anenské slatinné lázně
- Aquaforum Františkovy Lázně
- Lázeňský hotel ROYAL Mariánské Lázně
- Lázně Hodnín
- Lázně Libverda
- Lázně Malvazinky Praha
- Richmond Park Hotel
Solariums & Beauty salons
DentistsHopefully it'll just be a gas, gas, gas...
- Brite Smile
- Canadian Medical Care
- Dental Emergencies
- Dental Live
- Dental Office H33
- Erpet Medical Centre
- EsthetX Dental Clinic
- GHC Klinika Praha
- AIDS Help Line
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Anti-smoking Help Line
- Children's Crisis Line
- Counseling in Prague
- Crisis Center Prague
- Drop In
- Senior Phone
MassageRelax. These hands have got you covered.
- Bernard Beer Spa
- Cordeus Spa
- E.A.S.E. - TantraSpa
- Harmony Spa
- Lázně Libverda
- Mantra Spa
- Miracle Salon
- Mystic Temple
- Nam Jai Thai Massage
- Thai Fit
- Thai Orchidea
- Thai World
- Zen Asian Wellness
- Zen Studio
The Czech medical system is partially government-run and partially private, and there are a number of Western trained doctors now operating in Prague.
Here is the list of some private clinics and hospitals, that offer help to foreigners who need assistance in English or other languages. Some the medical centres also have 24-hour phone numbers, that you can call if you should require immediate help.
- Brandeis Clinic
- Canadian Medical Care
- Pediatric Health Centre Prague
- Polyclinic at Narodni
OpticiansContact lenses (in Czech čočky, literally translated as lentils). The following can help with your lentils or the the more old-fashioned spectacles.
PharmaciesPharmacies, a.k.a. lékárna, are all over the place - here are just a few.
TattoosObviously check the hygiene situation as well as the artsistic ability of your chosen tattooist.
Business directoryFor all your business needs peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.
- Baker Tilly Czech Republic
- Cap Gemini
- Deloitte & Touche
- Ernst & Young
Architects & Interior design
BanksOpening a bank account in the Czech Republic is relatively easy, though it does depend on the bank. ČSOB, KB and Česká spořitelna offer English speaking help desks in their branches in central Prague.
- Česká spořitelna
- ČSOB Československá obchodní banka
- Deutsche Bank
- GE Capital Bank
- ING Nationale-Nederlanden
- KB Komerční banka
Chambers of commerce
- American Chamber of Commerce
- British Chamber of Commerce
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic
- Czech - Belgian - Luxenbourg Joint Chamber of Commerce
- Czech - German Chamber of Commerce
- Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic
- French - Czech Chamber of Commerce
- Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
- Swedish Chamber of Commerce
- Swiss - Czech Chamber of Commerce
Language schoolsLearn to speak another language and even to teach another language.
- Agentura Educo
- CZ Lingua
- London School of Modern Languages
- Prague Language Centre
- The Bell School
- The Caledonian School
Couriers & Messengers
Real estateFinding a small space to call your own can be tricky. Demand is high and supply is low - economists we may not be, but the effects of this seem fairly evident, even to us. Alternatively, if you're looking for office space you're definitely in a buyer's market. The Czech language classified paper Annonce publishes an accommodations issue every week. Many of the expat establishments such as laundrettes, as well as cafés and bars have notice boards where you can find private ads. Here are the main real estate agents. A complete list of agents can be found on line at www.reality.cz.
- AAA BYTY.CZ akciová společnost
- ALOCA - Prague Real Estate (Czech Republic)
- At Home Network
- Česká Realitní a Investiční
- Colliers International
- Cushman & Wakefield
- European Reality
- Hanex Group
RecruitmentThe best newspaper for hiring Czech staff is Mladá fronta Dnes. They have specific days for job adverts and the staff, for a fee, will translate your adverts from English. There is also a section in classifieds where people looking for work can advertise. The best resource for finding English speaking staff is The Prague Post; www.praguepost.com. Of course the internet is increasingly the best place to find those companies looking for talent. One of the best specialising in Prague is www.jobpilot.cz.
- Deutsche Schule Prag
- English College
- English International School
- Global Concepts
- International School of Prague
- Lycee Français
MediaPeruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left for all your Media options.
Czech magazinesYes, they are in Czech, but ...
Czech newspapersIf your language is up to it, or you just like looking at the pictures, these are the main Czech newspapers in the city.
Foreign press & Websites
RadioThe Czech radio scene is well established and very popular. The only local English language station is Radio Free Europe, although there is always the BBC and Radio 1 and Expres Radio have limited English language programmes.
For in-depth reports on Central and Eastern European affairs you can subscribe free to their RFE's newsletter. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'subscribe' as the subject line of the message. There is a daily round up of the news at 09:45 and 21:30 Mon-Fri on 101.1 FM. You can also download the report from the internet at www.radio.cz. All frequencies are in FM unless otherwise stated.
TelevisionThere are four main television stations in the Czech Republic, two state and two commercial. In addition there is a city cable TV broadcaster which is available free for apartments with a satellite dish.
OfficialsAll your official needs - peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
SportAll your sporty needs - peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.
BowlingThere are lanes all over the city, but be warned if you are a purits that some of the smaller ones are not at all plush, and pins are often attached with string.
DivingIt might be a landlocked country but that's exactly why the Czechs like to go to the beach and dive.
Extreme sportsFun and games, until somone gets hurt...
- Aerobic - Asketa
- Blue Orange
- David Wellness & Fitness
- Delroy's Gym
- Fitness Týn
- HIT Fitness Flóra
- Holmes Place
- Oasis CITY relaxation centre
- Sportcentrum Evropská
- Sport centrum hotel Duo
- Sportcentrum YMCA
- Top Deck
- Top Hotel Praha
- Wellness Centrum
- World Class Fitness Center
- World Class Health Academy
FootballAll the following Prague teams now play in the Czech Republic's premiere league, the Gambrinus liga.
- AC Sparta Praha (AXA Aréna)
- Bohemians 1905 (Ďolíček stadión)
- FK Viktoria Žižkov (Stadión Viktorky)
- SK Slávia Praha (Stadión Eden)
GolfThe big game with the little balls is becoming as popular here as anywhere else. Find out more about all the best Czech golf courses at our partner golf webserver GolfCzech.com. Featuring detailed information, interesting places, itineraries, Czech golf news, golf tournaments and much more...
- Cínovec – Teplice
- Driving Range
- Golf and Country Club Prague
- Golf Club Praha
- Jižní Čechy
- Karlovy Vary
- Mariánské lázně
- Michalovice u Mladé Boleslavi
- Praha – Hostivař
- Praha Karlštejn Golf Klub
- Ypsilon Liberec
Horse racingNot too shabby at their horses, the Czechs...
Ice hockey & SkatingThe Czech Republic is one of the few countries to have a sport more popular than football, but being regular world champions at ice hockey have, not surprisingly, made it the national sport. They first won the world title in 1947 and took the title six times as Czechoslovakia before carrying on as the Czech Republic (five times, including 2005). The ELH (Extraliga ledního hokeje) containing 14 clubs, begins every September. The two Prague giants, Sparta and Slavia, are traditionally strong in this of course but have been overshadowed by the mighty Vsetin. A small industrial town close to the Slovak border, Vsetin was dawdling in the lower leagues until they were bought by Slovenian petroleum company Slovnaft in the early 1990s. Whilst all the top Czech players were following the carrots being dangled in the US, Vsetin snatched the best of the Russian and Slovak players. The formula money + sports club = success works a treat still and Vsetin have won the league five years out of the last six. Tickets to games are cheap (50 - 120Kč) and can be bought at the stadium.
SquashPrices will vary, but expect to pay around 200Kč a court. Cheapskates should play during the early hours of the weekday. Fat cats can afford to squash their opponents on weekends and evenings.
- ASB Squashcentrum
- SB Centrum
- Sportcentrum Nové Butovice
- Squash Arena Novodvorská
- Squash Centrum Pro-6
- Squashcentrum Strahov
- Squash Point
Swimming poolsIndoor and outdoor.
- Hostivař - Oasa
- Hotel Axa
- Plavecký stadion Podolí
- Sokol královské Vinohrady
- Sportcentrum YMCA
TennisAll the following have indoor and outdoor courts. The outdoor courts are not supposed to open officially until May 1, but if the weather is good they sometimes open earlier. Prices vary but expect to pay around 350Kč an hour for a court.
- Bendvik - Michal Vecko
- LTK Cibulka
- Sportovní areál HAMR
- Tenisová hala LTC Podolí
- Tenisová hala na antuce
- Tenisová hala TJ Solidarita Praha
- Tenisový klub Písnice
Useful addressesAnd all the rest you can find here - just peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.
BabysittingThese listings are for your information only. You should check the background and references of anyone you are thinking of leaving your children with.
Film developmentFilm might be old skool but, but if you are, so are these folks too...
Cultural institutesFor a little cultural insight...
- British Council
- Cervantes Institute
- Goethe Institut
- Hungarian Cultural Institute
- Institut Francais
- Instituto Italiano di Cultura
- Scandinavian House
- Slovak Institute
Currency exchangeDo not believe the zero per cent commission they advertise. Shop around before changing money, and remember the best exchange rate is from an ATM (bankomat).
Expat contactsA weird mix...
Laundry & Dry cleaning
Lost your credit card?For lost cards in the Czech Republic, use the following numbers:
Marriage servicesNeed a wedding planner... who speaks Czech?
StorageFor all things great and small.
TailorsUp a little? In a little? Out a lot?
WatercoolersNeed a place to gossip?
Where to find Prague In Your PocketAirport
Marriott entrance stand
Euroagentur (arrival hall)
VIP Airport lounge
Pubs and Clubs
Caffreys – Staroměstské nám.
Casino Ambassador – Václavské nám.
Dubliner – Týn
Goldfingers – Václavské nám.
Hard Rock Cafe – Malé nám.
JJ Murphys - Tržiště - Malá Strana
TGI Fridays – Na Příkopech
Hotel Ambassador – Václavské nám.
Hotel Belvedere – Milady Horákové, Praha 7
Marriott Apartments - V tůních , Praha 2
Hotel Paříž - Náměstí Republiky
Hotel Four Season - Veleslavínova
In front of the Ambassador hotel
In front of Blaník - Václavské nám. 56
Můstek – Špalíček
Neoluxor bookstore – Václavské nám. 41
Czech tourism office – Staroměstské nám.
Václavské nám. 57
Václavské nám. 50