City of Prague
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is well known for its historical monuments, classical architecture and rich cultural heritage that continues today in many theaters, concert halls, opera houses and galleries. Come and discover this wonderful city and walk in the footsteps not only of Franz Kafka and Antonin Dvorak but also of Tycho de Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Bernard Bolzano, Christian Doppler, Albert Einstein, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, and others.
The dominant feature of the city is Prague Castle with its gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. The castle, formerly the seat of Czech kings since 1087, became the seat of the president in 1918. The 14th century Charles Bridge, the most remarkable promenade site in Prague, connects Lesser Town with the Old Town, amazing network of twisting medieval lanes. The Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square houses the oldest working Astronomical Clock in the world (1410). At every hour, a presentation of four figures and statues of 12 Apostles starts. Between the Old Town Square and the river bank, remains of unique 13th century Jewish Town offer mysterious spiritual atmosphere. Due to hilly landscape over double-bent river valley, the elevated sites such as the Castle offer magnificent views over the city's “one hundred spires”.
For more tourist information please visit Prague City Tourism website and you can take a look at these tourist guides:
The time zone in Prague is CET (UTC+01:00)
International dialling code for the Czech Republic: +00420
The official conference language is English.
No translation/interpretation services will be provided.
Should you need to visit a doctor, we recommend contacting the reception desk of your hotel, they will direct you to the nearest hospital. If urgent medical assistance is required, call the emergency 112 or 155.
The standard electrical voltage in Czech republic is 230 volts AC, 50Hz.
Tap water is safe to drink in Prague.
The currency is Czech crown (CZK), approximate rate is 1 EUR = 25 CZK.
In emergency situations, you can contact the local police, ambulance service, fire department and other emergency services by calling 112.
Alongside 112, the following specific emergency numbers are available:
155 – ambulance
150 – fire brigade
158 – police
ATMS & CREDIT CARDS
ATMs are widely available and open 24 hours a day. Large supermarkets and shops often accept euros in cash (only banknotes, change in CZK only).
Please note that small grocery stores and some restaurants may accept cash only.
The closest ATMs and bank are located near Ladvi metro station.
Getting to Prague
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague handles flights of most European carriers, including low-cost ones, as well as some overseas flights.
Public transport & tickets
Prague public transport is fast, efficient and frequent. Metro and most daily trams and buses operate every day from 5 AM till midnight. Night trams and buses (line numbers beginning with 9) operate throughout the night. You can find needed connection on the Prague Public Transport web
Basic ticket fares are 32CZK (valid for 90min) and 24CZK (valid for 30min). Tickets can be purchased at tickets machines (CZ coins needed), newsagents (tobacco shops), metro entrance areas, etc. The ticket must be validated in the validating machine while first entering the bus/tram/metro.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare for the participants' children.