Important Prague Information
THE 22ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING,
2nd-3rd November 2017, Corinthia Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is the most attractive touristic and meeting destination in the Czech Republic. The City of a Hundred Spires atop the Vltava River is well-known among people from all over the world and ranks as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Prague’s location in the heart of Europe makes the city easily accessible to travelers from almost every country. Prague is not only rich in architectural monuments, cultural heritage and historical sights, but is also very modern and dynamic.
Let Prague inspire you, just as it inspired many significant artists and scientists in the past. The city’s mysterious atmosphere reflects in the works of Prague’s native son Franz Kafka. W.A. Mozart, whom “the people of Prague understood,” completed and performed his first best-known opera Don Giovanni here. Prague also became an important university centre which gave the world a number of personalities whose discoveries and inventions we cannot imagine our lives without today.
Prague has always been a crossroad of the most important trading routes, as well as a cultural and political centre of Europe. One of its major landmarks, Charles Bridge, symbolizes the historical connection between the east & west that made Prague a place in which elements of Slavic, German, Italian, and Jewish cultures merged to create a picturesque city with a unique, magical atmosphere. Prague is one of the safest destinations with a great transportation infrastructure.
Prague’s location in the heart of Europe makes the city easily accessible to travelers from almost every country. From the Václav Havel Airport Prague, one of the busiest airports in Central Europe, fifty-eight airlines fly to 121 destinations in 43 countries. There are flights from 14 different airports in Great Britain. Dozens worldwide, from Aarhus to Zurich.
Prague Airport is located 30-45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There is a good connection between the airport and city centre by public transport, buses, and taxis.
- 119: Prague Airport – Nádraží Veleslavín (metro line A) – 15 min
- 100: Prague Airport – Zličín (metro line B) – 18 min
- Airport express: Prague Airport – Prague Main Train Station (metro line C and connection to SC, EC, IC and EN trains) – 35 min
- Terminal 1 – in front of the Arrival Hall
- Terminal 2 – in front of the Arrival Hall
Prague has a very sophisticated subway, tram and bus transport system. The Prague underground is quite new and efficient, and has only three lines that will get you anywhere you need to go. At peak times, trains run every 2 or 3 minutes, and during off-peak hours at least every 8-10 minutes.
You can find more information about the Prague public transport here.
Public transport tickets can be purchased:
- At public transport counters in the arrival halls of Terminals 1 & 2 at the Airport (from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
- From automatic ticket machines placed at bus stops and tram stops and at metro stations (cash required)
- From bus drivers (cash required)
- At newsstands
In the city centre, taxis are easy to take from the street but we strongly recommend you use the hotel taxis or to call a taxi by phone through the radio taxi service.
- Profi Taxi: +420 261 314 151 or +420 844 700 800
- AAA Taxi: +420 222 333 222 or +420 2211 0 2211
The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Inhabitants of the EU require passports or other form of valid identification in order to enter the country. The same applies for the citizens of Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, who can move freely within the European Union.
Visitors from other countries must have passports valid for at least further six months after the date of arrival and in some cases, they need visas. The list of countries whose citizens require a visa in order to visit the Czech Republic can be found here.
In 2007, the Czech Republic signed the Schengen agreement. Inhabitants of the Schengen countries can move freely within the Schengen area without having to go through border checkpoints. However, they still must have their passports or identification cards with them when travelling.
Facts & Important Numbers
- Population: 1,250,000
- Geographical location: 50°05’19″N and 14°25’17” E (city centre)
- Climate: The average november temperature is 6°C
- Official currency: Czech crown (CZK)
- Electricity supply: 230 V
- Time: CET (GMT +1)
Emergency telephone numbers are composed of three digits and can be dialled from mobile telephones and phone boxes free of charge:
- 112 – general emergency number
- 155 – ambulance / first aid
- 158 – police
- 150 – fire brigade
- 156 – Prague municipal police