The Workshop will take place on the first floor (above ground) of the building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague, which is situated in the historical centre of Prague–in the quarter called Malá Strana, at the foot of the Prague Castle and near the medieval Charles Bridge.
The building formerly served as the House for Professed of the Jesuite Order—more information can be found on the Faculty website. A Romanesque rotunda of St. Wenceslas was discovered in 2004 on the premises of the building.
Street address: Malostranské náměstí 2/25, Praha 1
GPS: 50°05'18.2"N 14°24'13.8"E
Václav Havel Airport Prague (IATA code: PRG) is located about 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of the city centre. It has two main passenger terminals: Terminal 1 is used for flights outside the Schengen area, Terminal 2 for flights within the Schengen area.
It is strongly recommended to take an official taxi (counters of the official taxi operators can be found in the arriving halls of both airport terminals). A one-way trip between the airport and Prague centre should cost about 500 CZK (20 €). Standard fare is about 28 CZK (1.1 €) per km.
The Prague Public Transport is frequent and reliable. There are two bus lines that connect both airport Terminals 1 and 2 with the Metro network:
More details about the Public Transport connection to the airport at the Airport website or at the Public Transport website. A plan of Metro and Tram lines here (the Workshop venue is at the small grey sign of the St. Nicolas Church with label MALÁ STRANA).
Tickets for the Prague Integrated Transport System:
Tickets can be bought at the Public Transport counters in the arriving halls of both airport terminals (from 7am to 10pm), at tobacco shops, or at automats placed at all of the metro stations and at some of the tram / bus stops (cash needed). Tickets must be validated when used for the first time (yellow machines inside the public transport vehicles or at the entrances to the Metro stations). Once validated they can be used for all means of transport of the Prague Integrated Transport System including river ferries, Petřín funicular, and local trains.
More details about fares here.
The currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (koruna česká, abbreviated Kč, international code CZK). The current exchange rate is about 1 EUR ≈ 27 CZK, or 1 USD ≈ 24.3 CZK. Some major supermarket chains, souvenir shops, and restaurants may accept Euro, but at an unfavourable exchange rate. Credit cards are widely accepted.
Emergency services (police/ambulance/fire and rescue) can be contacted by calling the common emergency telephone number 112. It can be dialed free of charge from fixed telephones and mobile telephones, even when locked or with no SIM card present.