Boasting the highest density of castles in Europe, Czech Republic is also rich in cultural and historical sites, with well-preserved Gothic architecture and towns all with a story to tell.
However, there are a number of tourist targeted scams and petty crime to be wary of here.
Note: vast majority of trips are trouble free and there is no need to be paranoid. That said, it always pays to be aware, careful, and prepared.
- European emergency number: 112
- Fire: 150
- Rescue/ambulance: 155
- Metropolitan police: 156
- Police: 158
How it works: Bar, restaurant: stealing unattended bags/valuables on the chair or table. Street, mall, shop, park, bus/metro station: snatching at night. Overnight train: bag theft on the Prague-Vienna route. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKbCA6yWW6I…Read more…
How it works: Scam 1: there is a group that sells tickets at inflated prices for a performance in a small room, rather than in the real concert hall which…Read more…