Logistics

VENUE

It has a very interesting history. Having first served as the Prague Stock Exchange (1938 to the start of the Nazi occupation in March 1939) the building was home to the parliament (1946 – 1992) and a radio station (1995 – 2009). The National Museum took possession of the New Building from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in 2009.

National Museum, New Building

National Museum, New Building

ACCOMMODATION 

Prague.eu  is the city´s official tourist information service, offering online booking and useful and up-to-date information about Prague.

Participants in the Congress are invited to book accommodation in advance in order to take advantage of special offers. Check the list of Partner hotels below, where special rates for Congress delegates apply. Please note that special rates are only guaranteed until 31 January 2018.

To avail of the the special rate, use the password: SHARING and send your request at the respective booking email address. Please note, you can not apply the special rate code trough hotel´s online booking. 

Andante Hotel
booking: reservations@andante.cz
single room 79 €
double room, single use 85 €
double room, double use 90 €
 
EA Hotel Royal Esprit
booking: axmann@euroagentur.cz
double room, single or double use 90 €
 
EA Hotel Mánes
booking: axmann@euroagentur.cz
double room, single or double use 80 €
 
 

Other online booking can be done through booking.com, tripadvisor.com or airbnb.com

 
PRAGUE PUBLIC TRANSPORT 

For information about Prague Public Transport timetables, check this website  or download this useful app for

Android

iOS

*The Prague metro runs from 5.00 to 24.00

Prague Public Transit at Prague Airport offer all the relevant information on the operation of public transport in Prague, including routes, timetables and fares.

Prague Airport Info centre, Terminal 1, arrivals hall and Terminal 2, arrivals hall: open daily from 7.00 a. m. to 9.00 p. m.

Find out How to get conveniently from Prague Airport to City Center in FAQ

 

TAXI

Taxi drivers have quite a bad reputation in Prague. For some the profession is almost synonymous with deception. Yet it is not exactly fair to tar all drivers with the same brush. Upon exiting the departure hall, you will probably encounter someone asking if you want a taxi and pointing you toward his  car. If you are going to take a taxi, you might want to stop for a moment and think about which one you´re going to choose.

AAA radio taxi

T: +420 222 333 222 or 14 014 (nonstop dispatching)

Online app, where you can check the price. 

Terminal taxi offers a flat rate of 400 CZK to anywhere in Prague. So if you´re going to the center, this company is slightly cheaper than AAA Radiotaxi

T: 776 000 112

Liftago Taxi  is a mobile app with the best available taxis in Prague. You can choose the car according to arrival time, price, car model or driver´s rating. You just fill the pick-up and destination address, choose the best offer and check your driver’s arrival. The app will let you know once the taxi arrives to your pick-up address.

Download the best-rated taxi app for Android or iOS. 

Uber  also works perfectly as a means of transport from/to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague; simply open the app and call yourself a car. If you arrive at Terminal 1, take the Exit D or E and walk over two crossings to Parking Area P1. From Terminal 2, take the escalator upstairs to the Departures Hall and use Exit D.Since there is no official Uber meeting point or parking zone at Prague Airport, you may be waiting for your car to arrive for quite some time, depending on how close it is and the traffic situation. In general, the waiting time is around 10 minutes, but during rush hours it could be as long as 30 minutes. The ride from the airport to downtown (Wenceslas Square or Old Town Square) will cost from 300 CZK ($12.00), depending on traffic. Still, it´s one of the best options to get from and to the airport.

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VISA

All FIAF 2018 congress attendees should contact the Czech consulate or embassy in their respective country to enquire about entry requirements. General information is available on the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, where visa-related enquiries can also be made.

Please read carefully the visa procedures for a Schengen (short-stay) visa, describing the visa requirements for entering the Czech Republic for the purpose of business, conference, cultural or sports event, etc.

Citizens of the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland can stay on the territory of the Czech Republic on the basis of their passport or identity card without a permit.

List of states whose citizens are required to have a visa. 

List of states whose citizens are exempt from visa requirement.

Visa forms

Visa fee – see the fee for visa type C, for a stay up to 90 day

In case you need invitation from National Film Archive in order to obtain a Schengen visa, please contact us at this email address: fiaf2018@nfa.cz

 

CURRENCY

In the Czech Republic only the Czech crown (Česká koruna – CZK) can be used. With the exception of at duty free shops, foreign currency is not accepted in the CR. Some supermarkets, hotels, etc. will accept payment in euros, but very few do so. More about Exchange rates in FAQ

 

CLIMATE

The weather continues to get warmer in Prague in April, when the spring season is underway. During this month, the average temperature for the city starts at 6.5°C, thanks to highs of 11°C during the daytime and lows of 2°C after dark. This rises to 11°C by the end of the month, due to daytime highs of 16°C and night-time lows of 6°C, which makes the final week of April the best time to visit the city.

With relatively cold temperatures and a high chance of rainfall, you’ll need to pack warm clothing, such as coats, jumpers and jeans if you plan to visit Prague in April. An umbrella or waterproof jacket would be wise if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors.

 

FOOD & DRINK

Prague is full of restaurants, cafes and pubs. You can choose among a wide variety of cuisines, from traditional Czech to international. A “typical” Czech dish is goulash with dumplings. Fish, though widely available, is not so popular. Apart from Czech cuisine, restaurants, bistros and cafes offer a very broad range of dining options including Vietnamese, Mediterranean, Thai and Indian. Check Tripadvisor for options as regards your favourite cuisine in your vicinity.

 

HISTORY OF PRAGUE

The history of Prague dates back to the ninth century. Here is its history in a nutshell.

 

LANGUAGE

The official language of the Czech Republic (and, of course, its capital) is Czech. You will not find many foreigners speaking the language, which is only spoken in Czechia and is very difficult to learn. Nevertheless, you do not need to worry about not being able to communicate during your visit to Prague as very many locals speak English.

 

PRAGUE GUIDE

Lots has been written about its community and culture. We have chosen a tourist official websites that should help you to understand what is Prague like.

 

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

The quickest way of calling help is to use the 24 hour free-phone emergency numbers.

Police of the Czech Republic 158

City Police 156

Medical emergency, Ambulance 155

Fire department 150

Breakdown Service – Yellow Angels 1230

Universal European emergency number 112