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Pardubice

Traveller’s Guide to Pardubice, A to Z

Shopping & Information

Foreign Press

It can be purchased in the main public transport stations or in one of the shopping centers, or in some of the the tobacco stores. Usually it is only in German and English, papers in other languages are not comonly available, however some newspaper companies may be able to re-route your home newspaper to your hotel room in Pardubice.

Information Center

It provides up-to-date information and tickets for social, cultural and sports events in the city. Unfortunately, its webpage does not have an English version, so you should have low expectations for the language skills of the employees there.

Postal Address:
Pardubice Region Tourism
nám. Republiky 1 (Square of the Republic), Pardubice 530 02
Phone: +420 466 768 390
Cell: +420 775 068 390
email: region@ipardubice.cz
web: http://www.ipardubice.cz/
ICQ: 251521373
Open: Mo – Fr 8 AM – 6 PM, Sa – Su 9 AM – 6 PM

Eurocenter
(at least there they should be able to provide you an English speaking info-guide)

Europe Direct Pardubice: +420 466 768 391
Eurocenter Pardubice: +420 466 768 392
Open on weekdays 8:30 – 12:30 , 13:00 – 17:00

Exchange offices

Money can be exchanged in many places – in the banks, in the exchange offices or even in some shops or supermarkets where you can pay with euros as well as with Czech korunas. One of the often-used exchange offices is Smenarna Binar in Sladkovskeho Street, open on weekdays 9 AM – 5 PM, SA 9 AM – 12 AM.

Maps, souvenirs & postcards

If you don’t want to print a map from the internet, you can buy a „real“ map on the main train or bus station, souvenirs and postcards as well. Those can be bought at innumerable other locations too, for instance in the city’s information centers, stalls, tobacco stores. And apart from that, each attraction has (or at least most of them) its own tourist office of a sort, where you can buy postcards, souvenirs and many other things. Average price of a postcard is 5 – 15 CZK (0.2 – 0.6 €). They need a stamp, which currently costs 11 CZK (0.45 €) for mail all around the world.

Groceries and basic services

There is a large mall Hyperova OC near the main train station, that should provide you with the food you might think of. Clothes can be bought there too. In addition to that, there are tons of other supermarkets,e.g. Billa on the Square of the Republic or Albert in Palackeho trida St. or Lidl ibidem. Alternatively, you can visit Tesco that looks just like the one in your hometown in Masarykovo Square. Other services, like hairdresser’s, laundry or stationery can be found in trida Miru Street, Pardubice’s 5th Avenue.

Webpages

Official city’s: http://www.mesto-pardubice.cz/en/

Infoweb: http://www.pardubice.cz/

Very short article on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardubice
(has a few more pictures if you switch to Czech version – „cesky“)

Map: http://mapy.turistik.cz/en/obec/pardubice/

Dictionary: slovnik.cz (might be useful)