Prague never lets you go… this dear little mother has sharp claws.
The capital city of the Czech Republic is poetically considered to be the heart of the European continent. The history is deeply rooted in every building and you can feel the cultural spirit in every step. Different architectural styles have been preserved throughout the wars and years of the communist era so the visitors may compose their own image of Prague. With the Prague Castle, the largest castle complex in the world on one side, facing the Dancing House representing the contemporary architectural tendencies on the other side, visitors can appreciate the centuries of history embedded in the buildings. Prague is not only a city of historical monuments, but also a city for living, where culture is an integral part of things. It is not surprising to find that it has been a source of inspiration for famous Prague residents and personalities, such as Einstein, Kafka, Mozart, van Beethoven.
At the same time, growing since the Velvet Revolution, Prague, the meeting point of Eastern and Western Europe has quickly become a site to host multiple scientific conferences and cultural events. The same goes for movie makers who just love coming to Prague and making it the scene of their movies. You may have seen Prague in motion pictures such as The Bourne Identity (2002), The Illusionist (2006), Casino Royale (2006), Mission: Impossible (1996), and Amadeus (1984).
Prague isn’t just a city, but an entity of some kind.
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Prague airport is an international air-hub that handles over 13 million passengers a year. They can choose from offers of 60 airlines connecting Prague directly to more than 150 destinations around the world. Five regular Cargo carriers operate here, as well as dozens of other companies providing charter flights.
|Frankfurt, Zurich, Vienna, Munich||up to 1 hour|
|Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen||up to 1,5 hours|
|Stockholm, London, Helsinki||up to 2 hours|
|Madri||around 2,5 hours|
|Duba||around 5,5 hours|
|New York||around 8, 5 hours|
|Beijing, Seoul, Atlanta||around 10 hours|
All IGCC 2019 registered delegates will obtain a complimentary Prague public transportation ticket valid throughout the event dates. Tickets are issued at the congress registration desk. You will thus need a single ticket for transfer from the airport (or main station) to the Prague Congress Centre.
The most recent information on Prague’s transportation system can be found on the official website: www.dpp.cz
The Prague metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated by color: A - green color (Depo Hostivař station - Motol station), B – yellow color (Černý Most station - Zličín station), C - red color (Letňany - Háje station), with transfers possible at Muzeum station (lines A and C), Můstek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C). Metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. During peak hours, trains run every 1 or 2 minutes and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes.
Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Night tram lines 91–99 operate approx. between 0:00 and 5:00 in 30 minutes interval. At nights friday/saturday and saturday/sunday the interval is shortened to 20 minutes. The station Lazarská is a central transfer stop where all the lines meet. Complete a.m. schedules are located at individual stops or online.
The daytime and night-time operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Night-time service is provided by bus numbers 901 to 960. Complete bus schedules are located at individual stops or online.
Bus 119: Prague Airport – Nádraží Veleslavín (metro line A) – 17 min
Bus 100: Prague Airport – Zličin (metro line B) – 18 min
Bus 179: Prague Airport – Nové Butovice (metro line B) – 45 min
Airport Express Bus: Prague Airport – Prague Main Train Station (metro line C) – 35 min
You can find more info about all kinds of transportation from/to the Vaclav Havel Prague Airport here.
When taking a taxi, make sure the taxi is equipped with a permanently installed yellow roof lamp with the TAXI sign in black letters. The registration number, company name and price list including the base rate, rate per kilometer and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors of the cab. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the meter in the cab. Customers are recommended to order a taxi with non-stop dispatching offices where the information on fares is available in advance.
Explore Prague in exciting way connected with healthy life style. You can enjoy either the sightseeing in the city center or relaxing along the Vltava River.
Travelling by city transport is possible with a valid ticket only. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the metro system. The regular ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance. Transportation tickets issued at registration desks to IGCC 2019 registered delegates do not need to be validated. Make sure to have your ticket at all times when using the public transportation.
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The validity of tickets can be checked by the transit inspection of Prague public transport company at any time during travel or stay in the public transportation. The ticket inspector is entitled to ask the passenger to produce his or her valid ticket, to confiscate invalid tickets, and to collect a penalty (1500 CZK, or 800 CZK if paid on spot) in case of travel without a valid ticket. In case of unpaid freight / luggage the inspector collects a penalty (200 CZK or100 CZK if paid on spot). To prove their identity, inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts.