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|BW = CZ|hitch = {{good}}<rating country='cz' />}}__TOC__'''Czech Republic''' (Czech: ''Česká republika'') is a country in [[Europe]], with borders to bordering on [[GermanyAustria]], [[AustriaGermany]], [[Poland]] and [[Slovakia]]. It is a member state of the [[European Union]] as well as the [[Schengen Agreement]].Hitchhiking is mostly easy.
In most cases hitchhiking there is quite easy. Czech Republic is a in-transit country with dense traffic at on its main roads. Except native Along with the local drivers you can find there many drivers (especially truck drivers) from near-by nearby countries and from west and east Europe. Local truck drivers are really friendly, young car drivers often take two hitchhikers at time, and there are many experiences that really friendly driver takes hitchhiker several km near better place for hitchhiking (city, crossing, hostel..) or right in to place which hitchhiker travelled. For example in bad weather. Older drivers usually speak only speak Czech, often sometimes some Russian and possibly a tiny bit of more seldom German. Younger drivers can speak usually have at least a basic level of English. Hitchhiking is easy but for young couple or two girls is more easier.
'''Hitchhiking directly on motorways and expressways is not allowed at highways and motorways - see map'''; pedestrians are not permitted to walk on these roads for safety reasons. Thus hitchhiking typically involves standing on onramps or at petrol stations on the motorway. There While it is not suggested that one hitchhike on highways, actual confrontations with police are rare, and in the unlikely event that a police car does stop, it is best to ask somebody at gas station or service station. Hitchhiker isnt protected by drivers insurance. Be sure be polite and feign ignorance of the rules, and they will usually not give you are at transparent place - in summer there are many speeding mad motorcycle drivers in Czech Republica fine.
[[Image:Highways_motorways_CZWhen hitchhiking on regional roads make sure you are at a spot that is perfectly visible to the drivers - in summertime there are many speeding motorcycle drivers.png]]
[[File:Highways_motorways_CZ.png]]
 
== Regions and its number plates ==
[[File:CZ-CBudejovice-new.jpg|thumb|Czech registration plate. Important is only second character, here C = České Budějovice]]
[[File:Czech_registration_90s.jpg|thumb|Czech registration plate used before 2004]]
 
{| class="wikitable"
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| Region || Administrative centre || Plate || Other cities at hitchwiki
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| [[:Category:Hlavní město Praha|Hlavní město Praha]] || [[Prague]] || A ||
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| [[:Category:Jihomoravský kraj|Jihomoravský kraj]] || [[Brno]] || B || [[Znojmo]]
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| [[:Category:Jihočeský kraj|Jihočeský kraj]] || [[České Budějovice]] || C ||
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| [[:Category:Karlovarský kraj|Karlovarský kraj]] || [[Karlovy Vary]] || K || [[Cheb]]
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| [[:Category:Kraj Vysočina|Kraj Vysočina]] || [[Jihlava]] || J ||
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| [[:Category:Královéhradecký kraj|Královéhradecký kraj]] || [[Hradec Králové]] || H ||
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| [[:Category:Liberecký kraj|Liberecký kraj]] || [[Liberec]] || L ||
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| [[:Category:Moravskoslezský kraj|Moravskoslezský kraj]] || [[Ostrava]] || T ||
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| [[:Category:Olomoucký kraj|Olomoucký kraj]] || [[Olomouc]] || M || [[Prostějov]]
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| [[:Category:Pardubický kraj|Pardubický kraj]] || [[Pardubice]] || E ||
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| [[:Category:Plzeňský kraj|Plzeňský kraj]] || [[Plzeň]] || P ||
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| [[:Category:Středočeský kraj|Středočeský kraj]] || [[Prague]] || S ||
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| [[:Category:Ústecký kraj|Ústecký kraj]] || [[Ústí nad Labem]] || U ||
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| [[:Category:Zlínský kraj|Zlínský kraj]] || [[Zlín]] || Z ||
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== Border crossing ==
Czech Republic and all neighbouring countries are Schengen members, so there are no regular border controls any more, though German police often check the documents and backpacks of hitchhikers near the Czech border. Some border crossings remain good places to get an onward lift.
 
=== With Poland ===
*[[Chotěbuz-Cieszyn-Boguszowice border crossing|Chotěbuz-Cieszyn-Boguszowice]]
 
== Public transport ==
Public transport is generally not too expensive. Use this very convenient [http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlakyautobusymhdvse/spojeni/?lng=E search engine] for public transport in the entire CR.
 
== Phrasebook ==
Czech is a Slavic language.
[http://www.myczechrepublic.com/czech_language/czech_phrases.html Phrasebook with recorded sounds]
[http://www.hillmanwonders.com/czech/z_phrase.htm Phrases with trans-scripted pronounciation]
*Hello (formal/casual) '''Dobry den'''/'''Ahoj'''
*Are you going to ...? '''Jedete do ...?'''
*Are you please going in direction of ...? '''Jedete smerem na ...?'''
*Thank you '''Dekuji'''
*Goodbye '''Nashledanou'''
*Yes '''Ano'''
*No '''Ne'''
*Next petrol station '''Na dalsi benzinku'''
 
== Links ==
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/stopari.czsk/ FB group for Czech and Slovak hitchhikers]
* [[trash:Czech_Republic|Czech Republic at trashwiki]]
 
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{{Cities Czech Republic}}
{{Highways CZEurope/countries}}
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[[de:Tschechien]]
[[fr:République tchèque]]
[[pl:Czechy]]
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