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Living in Jihlava

It is always useful to get some practical information either when you are planning a journey or later when you are about to set out on the road.

Useful links about the  Czech Republic and the town of Jihlava

  • For information about visa, currency, language, time and climate, telephoning, smoking, safety etc. click here
  • Pictures of Jihlava can be found here
  • Web Tourist Guide is available here

Public Transport

In the town of Jihlava there is a good public transport system consisting of buses and trolleybuses.

Public transport connections and timetables are available here

Tourist Info Centre

For tourist information visit

  • Tourist information centre Jihlava - Town Hall

Address: Masarykovo náměstí 96/2, Jihlava
link here

or

  • Tourist information centre Jihlava - Gate of Holy Mother

Address: Věžní 4785/1, Jihlava
link here

Mobile phones

These mobile phone companies operate in the Czech Republic: 

Address: Benešova 1269/28, Jihlava
web sites here

  • T-Mobile

Address: Komenského 1321/1, Jihlava
web sites here

  • O2 Telefónica

Address: Hradební 5440/1,(City Park), Jihlava
web sites here

Post Office

There are several post offices in Jihlava. The Central Post Office is located in the Masaryk square and is also open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 to 12:00.

  • Central Post Office

Address: Masarykovo náměstí 4321/8, Jihlava

Web sites of Czech Post here

The basic price of a stamp for a letter or postcard  to be sent in the Czech Republic is CZK 10,-, to most EU countries CZK 20,-.

 

Banks, bank account

There are many bank institutions in the town. If you wish to open a bank account, you may choose e. g. one of  these:

  • Komercni banka (Commercial Bank)

Address: Palackého 1606/46, Jihlava
web sites here

  • Ceska sporitelna (Czech Savings Bank)

Address: Křížová 1, Jihlava
web sites here

  • GE Money Bank

Address: Masarykovo náměstí 50, Jihlava
web sites here

  • CSOB

Address: Masarykovo náměstí 14, Jihlava
web sites here

Police

  • The Metropolitan Police station

Address: Křižíkova 10, Jihlava
link here

Emergency Call: 156

Emergency Calls

General Emergency Calls                                    
112                                                                                
Fire Brigade 150
Ambulance 155
Police 158
Metropolitan Police 156

 

Health care

  • Emergency Medical Services

Address: Vrchlického 59, Jihlava
link here
Monday - Friday: 17:00 – 22:00
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays: 09:00 – 22:00
Phone: +420 567 157 376
Fee: CZK 90,- to be paid at the ticket machine in the hospital before the medical treatment

  • Stomatologist emergency has no permanent address.

    Stomatologist emergency service in Jihlava district is provided by the individual stomatologists. Week days 15:00 - 19:00, weekends and holidays 8:00 - 12:00.

    Updated schedule of stomatologist service you can find here, phone number for more information +420 567 157 211.

Living expenses

To cover the costs of accommodation, food and transportation, you will need 300 – 400 euros per month, though it depends on your personal choices.

  • There is an overview of basic monthly costs for a student:
Accommodation 100 euros                                                              
Food 150 euros
Transportation (discount for student under 26) 10 euros
other personal expenses 100 - 200 euros
  • And there are prices of basic food items:
Bread, 500 g             1 euro                  
Milk, 1 l 0,5 euro                       
Yoghurt, 150 g 0,5 euro
Beer, 5 dl 0,5 euro
Butter, 250 g 1,2 euro
Bottled water, 1 l 0,5 euro
Juice, 1 l 1,5 euro
Ham, 100 g 1 euro
Cheese, 100 g 1 euro
Pasta, 500 g 1,2 euro

 

Opening hours

Most shops shops are open from 8:00 till 17:00 on working days and Saturday morning, while supermarkets remain open till 20:00 every day of the week. Banks, libraries, pharmacies are usually closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Public holidays

  • 1st January New Year´s Day
  • 1st May Labour Day
  • 8th May Liberation Day
  • 5th July Cyril and Methodius
  • 6th July Jan Hus Day
  • 28th September Czech Statehood Day
  • 28th October Czechoslovak Statehood Day
  • 17th November Fight For Freedom and Democracy Day
  • 24th December Christmas Eve
  • 25th December Christmas Holiday
  • 26th December Christmas Holiday

What to do at the weekends?

If you go in for sports there are different and fun things to do (swimming, skiing, cycling, indoor and outdoor sports). Information in English here.

The Vysočina region provides many opportunities for hiking. Trails are well marked and hiking (as well as cycling) maps are available in bookshops.

Do not miss the opportunity to participate in sports courses and semester sports organized by the College as some of them take place at the weekends. For more information ask

Head of Department of Sports
Mr Emanuel Hurych
hurych@vspj.cz

You can also spend weekends travelling, starting in the neighbouring towns such as Telč and Jindřichův Hradec, explore Prague, Brno, Český Krumlov and finally, during holidays,  you can find time to visit Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary) or Vienna (Austria).

Prague is a must visit on your list and here are some tips!

If you prefer cultural and social activities, you can visit local theatres, museums, cinemas or clubs. Please look here for more information.

Traditional fairs

Fairs regularly take place at Masaryk square. There is a huge offer of homemade products, regional products, farmer food, jewellery, wooden and wool products and many other goods.