The Charming Czech Republic
Forget about using traveller’s cheques when checking out the Czech Republic. Simply exchange your AUD to CZK and prepare for an amazing experience. This life-size 3D pop-up book of history is yours to read with the help of the Czech koruna.
Flip a page and you’ll arrive in medieval times, with classic old bridges leading to Prague Castle. Thankfully, it’s that overwhelmingly positive view of medieval times – where everyone speaks kindly and reads from giant scrolls in the street. (Well the locals won’t actually be reading from scrolls, but it certainly wouldn’t look out of place if they did!)
Turn through some more pages and you’ll find some unbelievable scenes, such as the subterranean ossuary in Sedlec or the streets of Prague’s Old Town. There are countless stories to read and places to see, but the key to unlocking this spectacular storybook is the local Czech koruna.
Even though the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, a currency called the ‘euro’ isn’t nearly fabulous enough for this fairy-tale of a nation. Instead, they use the koruna (which locally means crown – so fitting).
If you’re coming from (or headed to) any other part of Europe, carry a castle-load of cash and no one will bat an eye. But if you’re coming or going to anywhere else, you’ll need to declare anything higher than EUR 10,000 or equivalent.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Czech Koruna with no hassles.
The AUD to HRK chart above shows how these currencies have compared over time. Set a date range to see the trends and get a feel for when is a good time to purchase your Czech koruna. You can sign up for currency alerts and when the koruna is the price you want, you’ll get an alert. It’s never been easier to be King or Queen of the Crown!
Coins and notes
The koruna was once divided into 100 haler (just like our cents) but hal coins have been out of use since 2008. So if anything has haler included in the price, it’ll be rounded to the nearest koruna.
Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Kč values, with banknotes going from 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 Kč increments.
Facts about the currency
- The koruna was introduced in 1993 when Czechoslovakia was split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- What would you do if you had an old currency in circulation but needed to change it thanks to the formation of a new nation? Well the Czechs decided to just whack stickers over the values on their old banknotes to now label them as korunas. Hey, it got the job done.
- You’ll find the 100 Kč note is the most commonly used note. It’ll buy you all the basics like a coffee from a café, lunch from a café, or an afternoon snack from a café. (Look, they like their cafés here, OK?)