Currency & Cash Machines
The currency in Prague is the koruna (CZK/k). Czech bank notes are issued in denominations of k 100, k 200, k 500, k 1,000, k 2,000 and k 5,000, and coins in k 1, k 2, k 5, k 10, k 20 and k 50. Some hotels, shops and restaurants accept euros as well, but many only take koruna.
The best exchange rate is usually obtained by withdrawing koruna from the cash machine (ATM) of a bank in Prague, even accounting for any transaction fees charged by your own bank (check fees with your bank). Cash machines in Prague accept debit and credit cards backed by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Maestro.
Visa & Passport
Since the Czech Republic is a member state of the EU and of the Schengen area, most tourist visitors do not require a visa. For EU citizens, a valid ID card is required, whereas overseas tourists must present a valid passport. It is your responsibility to ensure you provide the required documents and/or obtain a visa if one is needed.
For more detailed information about entering the Czech Republic, please click here.
Prague has a humid continental climate. While late spring usually brings many hours of sunshine and temperatures averaging 20 °C (68 °F), heavy rain and thundershowers are to be expected too. It is important to note that, despite the warm or even hot days, nights can be quite cool.
You can click here for the most up-to-date weather forecast.
The electrical supply in Prague is 230 V. Electrical sockets take standard European two-pin plugs. Attendees from the U.K., North America and elsewhere should bring adapters. In Prague, adapters can be purchased at most supermarkets, the main train station or the airport.
If you are unsure about which adapter to bring, or if you need one, please look here.
Tips are usually welcomed by staff in the tourism industry. A 5–10 percent tip is customary if the service was good.
Smoking is not permitted in enclosed public places.
TRAVELING TO PRAGUE
Train & Coach
Attendees who live in Europe might want to consider traveling to Prague by train or coach for environmental reasons. The following websites can help you find a suitable connection.
Václav Havel Airport Prague is the city’s international airport and serves many destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.
There are a variety of transport options from the airport to the city. Look at the airport’s website for more information.
GETTING AROUND PRAGUE
Owing to environmental concerns and traffic congestion in general, using the metro, buses or trams when traveling in Prague is recommended. If you are reliant on arriving by car, please note that parking spaces in the city center are scarce. Car parks are available throughout the city, but they can be expensive.
This is a popular public transport option in Prague. The entire network is divided into three lines, represented by a color: Line A (green), Line B (yellow) and Line C (red).
The Prague metro is an open ticketing system, which means no turnstiles. Passengers are obliged to buy and validate a ticket before entering the metro platform. One can now buy tickets by SMS or via the sejf mobile wallet (available free from the App Store and Google Play) too. There are uniformed ticket inspectors, who have the right to check the validity of tickets at any time inside the metro area.
Buses & Trams
Passengers are obliged to buy and validate a ticket before boarding a bus or a tram. Bus lines from No. 100 to No. 291 operate all around the city during the day. Each stop has its schedule written on the board. Also, there are bus lines that operate after midnight, when the metro and most trams are not in service. The bus lines from No. 501 to No. 513 run all night from midnight until 4:30 a.m.
When traveling by tram you have access to downtown Prague and places that buses cannot enter. Trams operate 24/7 in the city center. From midnight until 4:30 a.m., there are transferring tram lines from No. 51 to No. 59. Each stop has its own schedule written on the board.
VENUE & ON-SITE SERVICES
Cubex Centre Prague
Na Strži 2097/63
140 00 Prague 4
Public transport to the venue
Cubex Centre Prague is located about 100 m from the Pankrác metro station (Line C—red). Within walking distance, there is a bus stop as well.
Parking at Cubex Centre Prague
There is a car park at the Arkády Pankrác shopping mall. Please note the fees and opening and closing times here.
Lunch will be served every day from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.
Wi-Fi will be available throughout the congress. The login details will be provided on-site.