Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is well known for its historical monuments, classical architecture and rich cultural heritage that continues today in many theaters, concert halls, opera houses and galleries. Come and discover this wonderful city and walk in the footsteps not only of Franz Kafka and Antonin Dvorak but also of Tycho de Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Bernard Bolzano, Christian Doppler, Albert Einstein, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, Vladimir Prelog and others.
The dominant feature of the city is Prague Castle with its gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. The castle, formerly the seat of Czech kings since 1087, became the seat of the president in 1918. The Lesser Town below the castle boasts a profusion of intimate corners and character restaurants blended with splendid aristocratic palaces and charming gardens. The 14th century Charles Bridge, the most remarkable promenade site in Prague, connects Lesser Town with the Old Town, amazing network of twisting medieval lanes. The Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square houses the oldest working Astronomical Clock in the world (1410). At every hour, a presentation of four figures and statues of 12 Apostles starts. Between the Old Town Square and the river bank, remains of unique 13th century Jewish Town offer mysterious spiritual atmosphere. Due to hilly landscape over double-bent river valley, the elevated sites such as the Castle offer magnificent views over the city's “one hundred spires”.
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague handles flights of most European carriers, including low-cost ones, as well as some overseas flights.
Bus 119: Prague Airport (Letiste Ruzyne) → Nadrazi Veleslavin (end stop of the bus and Metro line A), then take Metro: Nadrazi Veleslavin → Muzeum (7 stations). The journey takes approximately 45 minutes, including the changes and waiting times. The bus stop is situated directly in front of the airport terminal.
Prague public transport is fast, efficient and frequent. Metro and most daily trams and buses operate every day from 5 AM till midnight. Night trams and buses (line numbers beginning with 5) operate throughout the night. Similar to most capitals, the concentration of picpockets is elevated, be aware in the historical centre as well as on your route from/to the airport.
Basic fare of 32 CZK (approx. 1.30 EUR) entitles the holder to use all means of public transport (Metro, trams, buses and cable car to the Petrin hill) for up to 90 minutes including unlimited number of changes. The ticket must be validated using a yellow box inside the first bus or tram, or while first entering designated area in Metro. After validation, just keep the ticket with you.
Tickets can be purchased at:
When entering the bus, remember to validate the ticket.
The fast bus line operates daily from 5:30 till 21:00 in regular intervals of 30 minutes. The route is Prague Airport → Dejvicka (Metro A) → Masarykovo Nadrazi railway station (Metro B) → Hlavni Nadrazi (Prague Main Railway Station, Metro C). The fare is 60 CZK or 40 CZK if travelling just between the airport and Dejvicka Metro terminal.
From the terminal stop, Hlavni nadrazi, you can continue by Metro directly to the conference venue (Muzeum, 1 station). A cheaper 24 CZK ticket can be used for this route.
From Dejvicka Metro terminal, you can use Metro as described under Public transport.
The journey from the airport to the Adria Hotel takes approximately half an hour and should cost around 600 CZK. The taxi rank of both official airport companies (AAA radiotaxi and Radiocab) is situated directly in front of the airport terminal. We strongly recommend ordering a taxi from your hotel reception rather than finding a cab in the street.
Photograph courtesy of Kseniya Bura.