Conference location

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University, Prague. This building has a convenient location in the historical city center, in the area called Lesser Town (Malá Strana) close to local attractions like Charles Bridge (Karlův most) and Prague Castle (Pražský hrad). The building has been recently renovated.

The Conference building

Address:

Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Malostranske namesti (Square) 25,
118 00 Praha 1

Directions:

Airport:

Prague airport Ruzyne is located about 8km west from the city center. The airport is divided into two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Flights from the Schengen countries arrive at Terminal 2, others on Terminal 1. The taxi and public transport stops are in front of both terminals. The best way how to get to and from the airport is the 119 bus line going between the airport and Dejvicka metro station which is less than 100 meters from the conference hotel. Standard fares apply - 32CZK ticket is the best option.
You can also use the taxi - the price for one way trip to the city center should be around 500CZK per car.

Trains:

Trains from Western Europe usually arrive at the Holešovice railway station, others on the Main station. Both stations are connected to the Metro line C ("Nádraží Holešovice" and "Hlavní nádraží" stations), so both conference venue and conference hotel are easy to reach.

Coaches:

Most international coaches arrive at the Florenc bus terminal. The terminal is connected to the Metro line C ("Florenc" station), so both conference venue and conference hotel is easy to reach.

Conference:

Conference venue is located in the historical city centre, in the area called Lesser Town (Malá Strana), so it could be a nice walk from your hotel if it is somewhere nearby (e.g. from the Old Town or from Hradčany). Prague has a good public transport, a tram stop "Malostranské náměstí" of lines 12, 20 and 22 is right in front of the faculty building. You can use the tram line 20 to go directly without transfers between the conference hotel Diplomat ("Dejvická" stop) and conference venue.
You can also take Metro (underground/subway) line A (green) to the station "Malostranská" and then either go one stop by tram (lines 12, 20, 22) to the stop "Malostranské náměstí" or walk there through Letenská street (less than 10 minutes).

Of course, you can always take a taxi, just say the address "Malostranské náměstí, Mathematics Faculty".

GPS coordinates of the conference venue: N 50°05'17.42", E 14°24'13.28"

Public transport tickets:

There are several ticket types available for the Prague Public Transport system. All tickets are valid in Metro, trams and buses.

  • 32 CZK ticket: you can travel on it 90 min. from validation (unlimited transfers).
  • 24 CZK ticket - you can travel on it 30 min. from validation (unlimited transfers).
  • 110 CZK ticket - you can travel on it 24 hrs from validation (unlimited transfers).
  • Fares in Prague - Prague Public Transport (DPMP)

The public transportation system in Prague is quite reliable and safe - safe to the extent as any Capital City may be, but certainly not safer. As in any other bigger city, beware of pickpockets. They are in action in the most frequented places as the Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), the Main Railway Station (Hlavní nádraží) and on metro stations and metro trains in the city centre. Also tram line no. 22 (going through the city centre) does not have exactly good reputation. Always try not to be alone when using trams at night.

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About Prague

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St. Vitus' Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Víta)

St. Vitus' Cathedral

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Charles Bridge (Karlův most)

Charles Bridge

The oldest Prague bridge built in the place of the Judita's Bridge that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. The Stone or Prague Bridge since 1870 called Charles Bridge, was founded by Charles IV in the year 1357. Both ends of the bridge are fortified by towers (the Lesser Town Bridge Towers, the Old Town Bridge Tower). From 1683 to 1928 thirty sculptures and sculptural groups of the saints were gradually set on the bridge piers.

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National Theater

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