What to spend your koruna on
Entrance to Prague Zoo
Taxi from Václav Havel Airport to Prague city centre
Three-course dinner for two
Three-hour Segway tour of Prague city centre
Must-sees in Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is one of the most popular European destinations, whose rich atmosphere comes courtesy of spa towns like Karlovy Vary, as well as vibrant, exciting cities like Prague.
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Cashing in on the koruna
The koruna as we know it was introduced in 1993 when the Czech Republic became an independent state. Before this, the national currency was the Czechoslovak koruna. Each single koruna consists of 100 haléru, but as of 2008, the haléru coins are no longer in circulation.
In restaurants, a service charge is normally added onto your bill, but if not, Czech etiquette means you might want to leave around 10-15% of your bill as a tip. It is typical to give your tip directly to the waiter or waitress.
Commonly used banknotes
There are six notes that are common in the Czech Republic, to the value of 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 CZK. Each of these depicts a famous Czech figure, including the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, who features on the 100 koruna note.
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