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What to pack for your trip to the Czech Republic

The climate in the Czech Republic is moderately continental, with cold winters, during which the temperature is often below freezing, and warm summers, during which nights remain cool. Precipitation is fairly frequent, but it's not abundant in most of the country, amounting to around 400/500 millimeters (15/20 inches) per year.

All-weather gear. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too – handy for when the weather clears up again. During the winter you might also opt for an actual rain jacket like the Patagonia Torrentshell, especially if you plan to go hiking in the jungle or explore the island interior's natural beauty.

Lightweight shoes for hiking. Pack a not-too-bulky pair of trail runners that can handle both streets and trails in dry and wet conditions, such as Saucony’s Peregrine 7 for men or women, that hold up well on wet and dry ground.

Power adapter and charger. In the Czech Republic the power plugs and sockets are of type E (this socket also works with plug C and with plug F if it has an additional pinhole). The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. These power adapters are included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

Travel guides. The Lonely Planet's Prague and the Czech Republic Travel Guide is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Since the fall of communism in 1989, the Czech Republic – and its capital in particular – has evolved into one of Europe's most popular travel destinations.