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Czech Republic motorhome country guide
The landlocked Czech Republic has been described as the crossroads of Europe and its lands bear witness to many episodes of European history. The country is rich in historic sites and offers plenty of opportunities for outside activities. Prague is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and visitors come all year round despite cold winters. Be aware that pick pocketing is a significant problem in Prague. Beer drinkers won’t be disappointed, as ‘Bud’ and ‘Pils’ are Czech brand names.
Campsites, Motorhome Stopovers and Offsite-Parking in the Czech Republic (free wild camping)
The Czech Republic has over 560 campsites, a downloadable and searchable campsite guide is available at www.camp.cz There are no Motorhome Stopovers and Offsite-Parking is illegal.
Driving your motorhome or campervan in the Czech Republic
Dipped headlights are compulsory during daylight hours and on the spot fines can be issued for non-compliance of this and other traffic offences.
Vehicle related accidents must be reported to the police in the following circumstances: Any person is injured or killed. When the visible damage has a greater value than CZK 100,000. If third party property or street furniture is damaged, or the road is obstructed. In any of these situations, obtain a copy of the police report, as it may be required at the border when you leave the country. Upon entry into the Czech Republic, notify Border officials of any visible damage to the exterior of your vehicle too. If your vehicle is involved in an accident and the visible damage has a lower value than CZK 100,000 and the participants can agree who is responsible, the accident must be recorded on a European Accident Statement. This statement is used to report the accident to the insurance companies.
The Czech Republic operates a similar motorway tax system to Austria. A sticker (vignette) must be displayed on motorhomers or campervans with a MAM up to 3500kg, trailers are not taxed. Vignettes valid for 10 days, one month or one year can be purchased at borders, fuel stations and post offices. Motorhomes or campervans weighing over 3500kg will be monitored by an electronic premid toll box. Visitors will have to load credit onto the premid unit. Charges are variable depending on the number of axles and the emissions category of the engine and day of the week, more information is at www.mytocz.eu
LPG is widely available in the Czech Republic.