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About Prague

Prague, The City of a Hundred Spires on the Vltava River is known to people from all over the world and ranks among the most beautiful cities in Europe. Prague is not only rich in architectural monuments, cultural heritage and historical sites, but is also modern and dynamic. In Prague, beauty and history join together to make a unique and unforgettable city.

The Historic Center of Prague, built between the 11th and 18th centuries and comprised of the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town, is included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.  Through the 1100 years of its existence, Prague has undergone tremendous cultural, social and economic development, which is reflected in the city’s numerous monuments from all periods of its history and architecture representing many historical periods and styles, including the early middle ages, gothic period and high baroque period.  The Prague Castle, Hradćany Square in front of the Castle, the Cathedral of St Vitus, the Valdgtejn Palace, the Charles Bridge, the Gothic houses of the Old Town Square are only a few of the many notable places to visit while in Prague.

The parks, museums, castles, cathedrals and the little towns that make up the city, are steeped in culture and tradition and reflect the changes that Prague has experiences over the centuries. 

Arriving in Prague

Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) is modern, efficient and passenger friendly. PRG was voted the best airport in Eastern Europe in 2005, 2007, and 2009 and holds the prestigious IATA Eagle Award for the Most Deserving Airport 2011.  The airport hosts an average of 11 million passengers per year, with 58 airlines serving 121 destinations in 43 countries. The airport is located 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) and approximately 30 minutes from the Prague City Center and can be reached by taxi, shuttle or public transportation.

How to get from the Airport to the Prague Congress Centre & Headquarter Hotels

Public Transport
Take the 119 bus from the airport and get off on station Dejvicka. From there take a metro to the station Muzeum where you need to change to the C line and travel for two stops before disembarking at the stop nearest to the hotel - Vysehrad.

Airport Transfers
Private airport transfers can be booked through, Dekon, our partners in Prague.

Book an Airport Transfer

Prague Metro System

Aside from buses and trams, the Prague Metro system is the most used means of transportation in Prague. The underground network is divided into three lines: Line A= green, Line B= yellow and Line C= red. The metro operates daily from 05:00am – midnight.  The metro is an open ticket system, which means there are no turnstiles. Passengers must buy and validate a ticket before entering the metro platform.  Ticket  fares range from 24 CZK (for a Short-Term ticket, good for 30 minutes) to 310 CZK (for a Three-Day ticket, good for 72 hours).

The Prague Congress Centre is located next to the Vysehrad station on the red line and is two stops away from Wenceslas Square, the heart of the New Town in the Prague City Center.

Click here to download a PDF map of the Prague Metro System.

Additional information can be found by visiting the Prague Metro System website http://www.dpp.cz/en/.

Passports and Visas

Visitors from the EU require passports or other valid forms of identification to enter the country.  This also applies to visitors from Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Visitors from other countries will require passports that must be valid for six months post the date of arrival in the Czech Republic. Some visitors will require visas.  Citizens from countries that will require a visa to enter the Czech Republic can be found by visiting http://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/general_visa_information/index.html

In 2007, the Czech Republic signed the Schengen agreement. Inhabitants of the Schengen countries can move freely within the Schengen area without having to go through border checkpoints. However, they still must have their passports or identification cards with them when travelling.

Fall weather in Prague

Prague will leave the heat of the summer months behind as it fades into fall. The daytime temperatures will be mild while the evenings will be cooler. You’ll want to pack a mixture of clothing to ensure your comfort during your visit.

Average high temperature in September: 22° C, 65° F
Average low temperature in September: 9° C, 48° F
Overall: 14° C, 57° F
Annual precipitation: 39mm
Sunshine Hours: 8 hours

Electricity

Europe operates on 220 volts, compared to the standard 120 volts in the United States. 

Time Zone

Prague is in the CET - Central European Time Zone, which is one (1) hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

 

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