Foreign participants will be accommodated in the student's dormitory "Kolej 17. listopadu" at the address Patkova 3, 18200 Prague 8 (see this map) within a walking distance from the Institute. The dormitory provides double rooms with semi-shared equipment (two rooms share a small kitchenette, a shower and a toilet).
The lodging expenses of foreign participants are comprised in the registration fee.
The official currency of the Czech Republic is "Ceska koruna" (Czech crown), sign: Kc, code: CZK. Exchange of foreign currency is available in Prague at the Airport and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are widely accepted in restaurants and shops. Payment in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops.
Exchange rates to the main world currencies are approximately:
- 1 EUR = 27.0 CZK
- 1 USD = 25.4 CZK
For detailed current exchange rates see this page.
Travelling to Prague
Common ways of getting to Prague are flying to "Vaclav Havel Airport Prague" or travelling by international trains.
Getting around in Prague
The public transportation system in Prague consists mainly of buses, metro and trams. There is also a funicular going onto the top of the hill "Petrin" with beautiful view over the Old Town and the central parts of the New Town. Tickets with four different periods of validity are available:
- 30 minutes - 24 CZK
- 90 minutes - 32 CZK
- 24 hours - 110 CZK
- 72 hours - 310 CZK
All tickets are transfer tickets, i.e., you are allowed to change among different kinds of transportation as many time as you need until the ticket expires. The ticket must be validated in one of the yellow validators (at the entrances to the metro, inside the trams and buses). The tickets are available in ticket machines at metro stations, at the public transportation information centres, most tobacconists and selected bus/tram stops. All the tickets are valid for the whole city area including airport bus lines 100, 119, 191, 319 and 510 (except for the fast Airport express AE coaches that operate at their own rates).
From the Airport to the Institute:
At the airport we recommend you to visit one of the "Public transport information" kiosks and buy a couple of 90-min tickets or a 72-hours one. Then follow the signs outside Terminals to take bus no. 119 to the "Nadrazi Veleslavin" station. There take the green line [A] metro up to the Museum station where you change to the red line [C] in the direction "Letnany" and leave at the fourth stop at "Nadrazi Holesovice". There you exit towards the end of the train, take a left turn on the top of the staircase and go through the door to the bus stop. There you take line 112 towards ZOO or 201 towards "Cerny Most". Exit on the the first stop after the bridge over the river, which is just next to the Institute. For further information or other options see this page or this page.