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Hm, contrary to the opinion of the earlier editor I very much liked the Budweiser Budvar beer. I made the language more neutral; it may be a matter of taste. On the other hand I found Velkopopovicky Kozel to be the only Czech beer I actively disliked. -- Infrogmation 14:05, 2 Jun 2004 (EDT)

Didn't like Kozel??? How is it possible =), Although, I can second also liking Budvar. Aburda 05:09, 7 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Kozel is great, both svetly and dark beer

Budvar is to sweet for my taste

jvano

Train Schedule from main page

The below was removed from the main article because a schedule is not the best information to have in the article due to the fact that it may change. What would be better is to have a few paragraphs explaining the possibilities along major routes. -- Ilkirk 15:16, 4 Nov 2005 (EST)

selected trains

  • R 600 Cesky Tesin (5:40) - Havirov - Ostrava-Kuncice - Ostrava-Vitkovice - Studenka - Suchdol nad Odrou - Hranice na Morave - Lipnik nad Becvou - Olomouc hl.n. - Zabreh na Morave - Ceska Trebova - Usti nad Orlici - Chocen - Pardubice hl.n. - Kolin(CZ) - Praha-Liben - Praha hl.n. - Praha-Smichov (11:17)
  • R 601 Praha-Smichov (14:12) - Praha hl.n. - Praha-Liben - Kolin(CZ) - Pardubice hl.n. - Ceska Trebova - Zabreh na Morave - Olomouc hl.n. - Lipnik nad Becvou - Hranice na Morave - Suchdol nad Odrou - Studenka - Ostrava-Vitkovice - Ostrava-Kuncice - Havirov - Cesky Tesin (19:40)
  • R 671 Cheb (12:42) - Sokolov - Karlovy Vary - Ostrov nad Ohri - Klasterec nad Ohri - Kadan - Chomutov - Chomutov mesto - Jirkov zast. - Most - Bilina - Duchcov - Teplice v Cechach - Usti nad Labem zapad - Usti nad Labem hl.n. - Lovosice - Roudnice nad Labem - Kralupy nad Vltavou - Praha-Holesovice - Praha hl.n. - Praha-Liben - Kolin(CZ) - Kutna Hora hl.n. - Caslav - Svetla nad Sazavou - Havlickuv Brod - Pribyslav - Zdar nad Sazavou - Tisnov - Kurim - Brno-Kralovo Pole - Brno hl.n. (21:40)
  • R 1538 Cesky Tesin (17:19) - Havirov - Ostrava-Kuncice - Ostrava-Vitkovice - Studenka - Suchdol nad Odrou - Hranice na Morave - Lipnik nad Becvou - Prerov - Kojetin - Nezamyslice - Ivanovice na Hane - Vyskov na Morave - Brno hl.n. (20:29)
  • R 1539 Brno hl.n. (13:42) - Vyskov na Morave - Nezamyslice - Kojetin - Prerov - Lipnik nad Becvou - Hranice na Morave - Suchdol nad Odrou - Studenka - Ostrava-Vitkovice - Ostrava-Kuncice - Havirov - Cesky Tesin (16:30)
  • R 1540 Cesky Tesin (16:19) - Havirov - Ostrava-Kuncice - Ostrava-Vitkovice - Studenka - Suchdol nad Odrou - Hranice na Morave - Olomouc hl.n. - Zabreh na Morave - Ceska Trebova - Usti nad Orlici - Pardubice hl.n. - Kolin(CZ) - Praha-Liben - Praha hl.n. (21:34)
  • R 1541 Praha hl.n. (12:46) - Praha-Liben - Kolin(CZ) - Pardubice hl.n. - Ceska Trebova - Zabreh na Morave - Olomouc hl.n. - Hranice na Morave - Suchdol nad Odrou - Studenka - Ostrava-Vitkovice - Ostrava-Kuncice - Havirov - Cesky Tesin (17:58)

A piece of advice about what is not so polite to say in the CR

Please don't use the term "Eastern Europe" or generally "East" for the Czech Republic. For first we are not (and with one, 40-years period exception, we've never been) an Eastern country. It is very arrogant and inpolite to say that to the Czechs. For second, don't say to people that everything is quite cheap here, they know it well too, that in the West everything is more expensive - you can present yourself as an "arrogant westerner" again.

I think you will enjoy our country very much, especially if you would follow that advice :)

Finrod Felagund

Exactly! We are, and always have been, "Central Europe". If we are "Eartern Europe", then Austria and Hungary must be in Asia already, because they are even more to East than we are! :)
Rest assured that Wikitravel has always (since we set up our regions) put Czechia in "Central Europe". - Todd VerBeek 09:01, 9 May 2007 (EDT)

Currency?

Now that the Czech Rep. is joining the EU, are there any plans to adopt the Euro? Under the Buy section the czech crown (Kc) is listed the legal currency. However, many hotel listings on the pages already, and a few hotel websites, give rates in Euro. Should we be converting these to Kc? My personal feeling is that we should be displaying prices in the currency travellers will be using to pay, regardless of how well known it is, but I don't know whether both are in use in CR at the moment. Any ideas/opinions? Thewayoftheduck 02:33, 20 July 2006 (EDT)

In '04 prices were in USD, Euro and Kc. According to the Czech Gov. website "Quite often you will be allowed to pay in euros instead of Czech crowns. The common European currency of the euro is expected to replace the Czech crown around the year 2010." -- Andrew
So what do you think? List the prices in whatever currency the hostel/bar etc is advertising in? Thewayoftheduck 03:10, 20 July 2006 (EDT)
I'd say use Euro and Kc. Hotels use Euro to get more money from tourists, but the smaller shops, restaurants, and bars are less likely to take Euros and will only accept Kc. When I left Prague to visit friends in Poland we had a stop over at some small Czech town and I had to bum Kc. to get a little bit of food. Using both Kc. and Euro provides the flexibilty some places offer, but also provides the essential information for places that do not accept Euros. -- Sapphire


Climate

I don't have any information myself, but if anyone could indicate what the climate is that would be great —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.233.68.6 (talkcontribs) 28 Aug 2006

The climate is temperate with four seasons - spring, summer, fall, winter. The winter is with snow and freezing, in the summer you can swim.--Juan 12:24, 22 December 2006 (EST)

Tipping

Thats new for me. I havent notice that we have rules for tipping in here?!--Juan 12:13, 22 December 2006 (EST) I lived in the CR for a few months and whenever i tried to tip the waitress or waiter gave me the money back. After a while I stopped trying to tip.

Beer again

I am German. But as many of my friends, I think that Czech beers ranks among the best in the world. One thing that impresses me is the variety of beers (for instance from 1,5% alcohol upwards) that taste well. I think the wide variety of high quality beers should be mentioned in the article. -- 195.37.61.178 08:12, 26 June 2007 (EDT)

Just a note - there is a beer paragraph in the Drink section. Jamboo 05:21, 20 March 2008 (EDT)

Cities

The cities list on this page is limited by policy to 9. Would someone familiar with the country please reduce the list, preserving a nice geographic spread and the most important cities (for travelers). --Peter Talk 01:14, 13 January 2008 (EST)

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