Accommodation & city guide

ACCOMMODATION

Organizing accommodation can be stressful. But that does not necessarily have to be the case—especially since the four-star Panorama Hotel Prague has created special room rates for ROOTS SUMMIT 2020 attendees!

Located right next to the Cubex Centre Prague, the hotel is less than a 5-minute walk away from the event venue and has great access to public transport that will take you right to the city center. It offers all the comforts and services of an international first-class hotel, while being excellent value for money. Features include a deluxe American breakfast buffet, a restaurant that offers à la carte dinners, a fitness studio, a wellness area and a rooftop pool with a panoramic view over Prague.

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CITY GUIDE

SIGHTSEEING

Prague Astronomical Clock
A trip to Prague would be nothing without paying a visit to the Prague Astronomical Clock, the Orloj, which is located at the southern side of the Old Town Hall Tower. This medieval astronomical clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still in operation. When the clock strikes the hour (from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.), the procession of the Twelve Apostles is set in motion.

Reservations can be made here.

Boat tour on the Vltava
The Vltava is the longest river in the Czech Republic and runs across almost the entire country, including through Prague. Therefore, a river cruise makes for a great way to gain a different view of the city. The many cruise companies in operation offer all kinds of tours: long ones, short ones, ones where you can dine or have drinks during the tour, cheap ones and more expensive ones. But whichever one you choose, you can expect panoramic views from the deck and informative and entertaining commentary that will provide an unforgettable experience.

Tickets are available here.

John Lennon wall
Once an ordinary wall, since the 1980s, it has been covered with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and extracts of lyrics from songs by the Beatles. A true must-see for every fan.

FOOD

Trdelník
Trdelník, a kind of spit cake, is made of sweet pastry dough that is wrapped around a stick, grilled, and topped with sugar and walnuts. These “chimney cakes” can be found at every tourist spot in Prague and make for a great on-the-go snack and will satisfy even those with the greatest sweet tooth.

Czech goulash with dumplings
If sweet desserts are not really your thing, but you still want to try traditional Czech food, guláš might be the right dish for you. This hearty meal consists of beef or pork goulash with a dark sauce and is served with steamed dumplings. Most restaurants in Prague list this dish on their menu as a specialty of the house.

Medieval dining experience
Immerse yourself in the romance of medieval times with an authentic dining experience in Prague. Leave the modern world behind as you step into a candle-lit tavern and sit down to a mug of beer or a glass of wine. A generous five-course meal of medieval food and a captivating entertainment program with jugglers, belly dancers and swordsmen are the highlights of this 3-hour evening.

Tickets are available here.

CULTURE

Maisel Synagogue
Five synagogues and a cemetery are what remains of Prague’s once-thriving Jewish neighborhood. The Maisel Synagogue is devoted to Jewish history in Bohemia and Moravia up to the 1780s. It was built in 1592, rebuilt in 1689 after a fire and renovated in 1893–1905. Out of the five synagogues of Prague, this is the most “museum-like” in that it displays historical objects but also allows visitors to explore documents through touchscreens.

Tickets are available on-site or can be purchased in advance here.

Mozart concert and dinner
Listen to performances of Mozart’s music over a delicious meal in the sumptuously decorated Boccaccio ballroom at the Grand Hotel Bohemia. Groups of two to eight people can enjoy a three-course meal over a period of 3 hours. The meal is accompanied by duets from operas such as The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni, showcasing musicians and singers from Czech opera houses.

Tickets are available here.

National Museum Prague
The Národní muzeum [national museum] was founded in 1818 and aims to systematically establish, prepare, and publicly exhibit natural, scientific and historical collections. It recently underwent reconstruction work and at present exhibits close to 14 million items in five departments: the Natural History Museum, the Historical Museum, the National Museum Library, the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, and the Czech Museum of Music. It is housed in 11 buildings in Prague and in five buildings outside the city.

Tickets may be purchased in person at all National Museum box offices.

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