The official Prague currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (česká koruna), which is also abbreviated as Kč (international abbreviation is CZK). It has been the currency of the Czech Republic since 8 February 1993 when, together with its Slovak counterpart, it replaced the Czechoslovak koruna at par. One crown consists of 100 hellers. However, heller has not been in use since 1st September, 2008.
Some hotels, restaurants, and shops that accept payment in Euros
Although hellers are still incorporated into merchandise prices (so the final price is rounded off to the nearest crown value). The approximate value of 100 CZK is 4 EUR/6 USD.
The Czech Republic uses coins in values of CZK 1, CZK 2, CZK 5, CZK 10, CZK 20 and CZK 50.
Czech / Prague currency paper banknotes have values of CZK 50, CZK 100, CZK 200, CZK 500, CZK 1,000, CZK 2,000 and CZK 5,000.
The Czech crown is the best and at the same time often the only one possible currency to use when you are paying for something. The Czech Republic is the part of the European Union; however, the Euro is not widely accepted in here. But there are some hotels, restaurants, and shops that accept payment in Euros.
Be careful. Never change money on the street from unknown persons! – Read more HERE
Czech / Prague currency Denomination:
- 100 CZK carries Charles IV (who was the king of Bohemia and Holy Emperor)
- 200 CZK shows John Amos Comenius (bishop of Unity of the Brethren)
- 500 CZK demonstrates Božena Němcová (famous Czech writer)
- 1000 CZK shows revivalist historian František Palacký
- 2000 CZK demonstrates Emmy Destinn (Czech opera singer)
- 5000 CZK shows Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (the President of Czechoslovakia from 1918)