Etiquette

  • Greetings It’s customary to say dobrý den (good day) when entering a shop, cafe or pub, and to say na shledanou (goodbye) when you leave. When meeting people for the first time, a firm handshake, for both men and women, is the norm.
  • Visiting If you’re invited to someone’s home, bring flowers or some other small gift for your host, and remove your shoes when you enter the house.
  • Manners On trams and metros, it's good manners to give up a seat to an elderly or infirm passenger.
  • Beer Never pour the dregs of your previous glass of beer into a newly served one. This is considered to be the behaviour of barbarians.