About Prague

Prague, a city with a uniquely preserved historical centre that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List

Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. Prague presents itself to you as a changeable city, which likes to alternate styles: it is romantic and successful, ancient and modern, but above all it is a city that is cosmopolitan through and through, and is used to welcoming foreigners.

Visitors from around the world are fascinated by its unique symbiosis of carefully preserved monuments of all periods and styles, from Romanesque rotundas, Gothic cathedrals and Baroque churches, Renaissance palaces and gardens, to Art Nouveau, Cubist and purely modern buildings.

The skyline is dominated by Prague Castle towering above the Vltava River, which in turn reflects the city’s landmarks, towers, church domes, palaces and houses, garden greenery and islands.

Congress Venue

Prague Congress Centre
5. Kvetna 65
Prague 4
Czech Republic

http://www.kcp.cz/en/homepage
Metro stop: Vyšehrad - Line C

The Prague Congress Centre is among the largest, most prominent landmarks of the Czech capital and boasts beautiful panoramic views over the city. The Prague Congress Centre ranks among the best-known congress venues in Europe with more than 50 halls, reception and meeting rooms. The high technical standards and diverse options of the centre for arranging meeting spaces make the venue a prime choice for hosting exhibitions, social events, banquets, and cultural productions, as well as congresses and conferences.

Travel Information to Prague

How to Get There

By Air
Prague’s location in the heart of Europe makes the city easily accessible to travellers from almost all countries. The maximum flying time from all major European cities is 2.5 hours. 52 airlines fly to 110 destinations in 42 countries from Václav Havel Airport Prague, which is one of the busiest airport. There are also low cost providers. The Airport has two Terminals, Terminal 1 and 2.

By Train
Prague has several train stations, international trains are likely to arrive at the Main Railway Station (Hlavní Nádraží). There are also some international arrivals at Holešovice Station (Nádraží Holešovice). These stations are connected to the underground line C (red line) which leads directly to the Prague Congress Centre

By Car
You can reach Prague by highway from all directions:

  • From the North – Highway E55
  • From the South – Highway E50
  • From the West – Highway E50
  • From the East – Highway E67

The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the North-South Prague City Expressway – follow the road signs for Kongresové centrum Praha,

Parking Information
A car park with almost 1,000 spaces is situated under the Prague Congress Centre and Vyšehrad Business Centre.

Short-term parking – small passenger vehicles (prices include VAT, as per August 2015)

Price Parking duration
50 CZK basic rate per 1 hour
50 CZK up to 10 hours – hourly rate
500 CZK for over 10 hours each 24 hours
500 CZK 24-hour parking permit with unlimited number of entries
1 000 CZK for 4 days following first 3 days at daily rate
1 500 CZK for maximum of up to 3 days over first week (7 days)

 

Local Transportation

Prague has an extensive, well-functioning public transportation network; its central axis is formed of three underground lines (colorcoded and labelled A, B and C), plus trams, buses, ferries and the Pet řín funicular. The metro operates daily from 5:00 to 24:00. Night service is provided by trams and buses.

Bank services

Banks are open from Monday to Friday, generally from 09:00 to 17:00. ATMs (cash machines) can be accessed 24 hours a day. All banks are closed at weekends and on public holidays.

There are plenty of currency exchange offices, banks and cash machines (also known as cashpoints or ATMs) throughout the city and at Prague International Airport at which to change your money into Czech Koruna or Czech Crown (CZK).

Climate

The city of Prague has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. At the end of June daytime temperatures in Prague can be around 21-23°C (71-74°F). Rainfalls might also occur.

Currency

The currency in the Czech Republic is the Czech Koruna or Czech Crown (Kč/CZK). The official name in Czech is koruna česká.

Link to currency converter
1 Euro = 27,08 CZK (at Oct, 20 2015)
1 USD = 0,88 Euro (at Oct, 20 2015)

Electricity

The normal electric current in the Czech Republic is 230 Volt/50 Hz, (EU-standard). Electrical plugs are European 2-pin / round pin attachment plugs. You can buy an adapter for it in any common electrical shop or department store.

Internet connections

WiFi will be available in dedicated areas of the venue.

Passport & visa requirements

Citizens of EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland may stay temporarily within the territory of the Czech Republic without any permit whatsoever on the basis of a travel document or ID card. A notification obligation does however apply for this group for stays longer than 3 months. You must notify the pertinent inspectorate of the foreign police service.
Citizens of countries with which an agreement on visa-free travel has been concluded only require a passport. For detailed information about visa requirements and application procedures please refer here

Shopping

The main shopping streets in the centre of Prague are from Charles Bridge to Old Town Square, Celetna Street, Na Prikope Street, Wenceslas Square. Business hours in Prague are from Monday to Saturday, usually from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm. There are also numerous shopping malls like Palladium, Atrium Flora and Letnany around the city, that have longer opening hours and are usually open on Sundays.

Telephone

The international dialing code from abroad is +420.
For international calls, dial 00 + national code + area code + personal number.

Time zone

Prague is in the Central European Time (CET) time zone.

Useful Links

Prague Airport
Prague Public Transport Railways (ČD): www.cd.cz
Tourist information