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Prague, Czech Republic
Prague (Praha) is the capital of the Czech republic. Where exactly? A zoomable map is here.
Prague’s beautiful preserved historical centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992, reflects eleven centuries of history. Prague is a city of (not just classical) music and art, found here every step, a city of gardens and parks, and a city where the best beer in the world is brewed and savoured.
Basic Information About Prague:
Capital of the Czech Republic (EU member since 2004): 1,243,000 residents
Currency: Czech koruna (CZK) [100.00 CZK = about 3.7 EUR]
Airport: Václav Havel Airport Prague, 30 minutes from the city centre
Time: Central European Time (GMT +1); Central European Summer Time +1 (GMT +2)
Climate: temperate, average annual temperature 9.0 °C; summer average 19.0 °C; winter average -0.9 °C
The Vltava River flows through the city for 31 km; maximum width 330 m
Historical centre: Castle District (Hradčany), Lesser Town (Malá Strana), Old Town (Staré Město), New Town (Nové Město), and Vyšehrad
Download a document on Prague with practical tips.
The conference site
Národní technická knihovna (Czech National Library of Technology NTK) is located on the west bank of the river Vltava (known as Moldau in Germany) between Thákurová, Studentská, Technická Streets and Fleming Square. It and can be easily reached by underground, green line (Metro A), station Dejvická. Use the Šolínova/Vysoké školy exit. Tram Stops: Lotyšská and Dejvická, Bus Stop: Dejvická. There is an underground car park or use available street parking.
Address: Technická 2710/6, 160 80 Praha 6, Czech Republic
Travelling to Prague
Airport Shuttle Airport Express Line – Special bus service provides a direct connection to air, rail and public transport daily from 5:30 to 22:30. Route: Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) (metro line C, trains) – Dejvická (metro line A, only boarding) – Terminal 1 – Terminal 2 Interval: every 30 minutes; duration: 33 minutes
Many hotels offer a (paid) taxi service to and from the airport.
Travelling in Prague
Transportation Public transport Prague has an extensive, well-functioning public transportation network; its central axis is formed by three underground lines (colourcoded and labelled A, B and C), plus trams, buses, ferries and the Petřín funicular. The metro operates daily from 5:00 to 24:00. Night service is provided by trams and buses. Passengers must obtain a ticket prior to boarding the vehicle or before entering the paid area of the metro station and validate this ticket.
Single tickets ticket for 90 minutes (basic) – 32 CZK, children (6–15 years) 16 CZK ticket for 30 minutes (short–term) – 24 CZK, children (6–15 years) 12 CZK
Travel passes ticket for 24 hours – 110 CZK, children (6–15 years) 55 CZK ticket for 72 hours – 310 CZK, children not discounted fares
There are plenty hotels in Prague. For your convenience the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University in Prague has a few offers for the conference that can be booked through Weco -Travel. Please see this document and book via Soňa Riegerová, Weco -Travel (CZ) s.r.o. Thámova 13, Praha 8, 186 00, tel: +420 234 094 147, fax: +420 234 094 108, gsm: +420 777 753 786, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wecotravel.cz, www.facebook.com/wecocz. Only these hotels are indicated on the map (with Weco in brackets). In principle you can either stay close to the conference site or stay in the old city centre. The conference site can be reached easily by underground.
A few pictures of Prague, most taken by Maarten de Waard, a few by Dick de Waard.