If you are already in the city
Metro stations
The change stations:
Florenc: B lineC line
Můstek: B lineA line
Muzeum: A lineC line

Practical Information | Getting there:


From the Airport Praha-Ruzyně

Bus Nr. 119 (from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
direction Dejvická
to the station Dejvická (the journey will take 18 min.)

Metro A, the green line (from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
direction Skalka / Depo Hostivař
to the station Muzeum (the journey will take 7 min.)

Metro C, the red line (from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
direction Háje
to the station Opatov (the journey will take 20 min.)

Bus 213, 260 (from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
direction Želivského/Kohinoor
to the station Chodovec (the journey will take 5 min.)


Alternative way from the Airport Praha-Ruzyně

Bus 119 (from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
direction Dejvická
to the station Dejvická (the journey will take 18 min.)

Metro A, the green line (from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
direction Skalka / Depo Hostivař
to the station Želivského (the journey will take 20 min.)

Bus 213
direction Háje
to the station Chodovec (the journey will take 25 min.)

The ticket for the journey costs 26 CZK (for max. 75 min. long journey). You can buy it by the yellow ticket-vendor at the airport or at every metro station.


Taxi from the airport to Chodovec (to the hotel TOP) would cost aprox. 1000 CZK.


Shuttle from TOP Hotel (it has to be booked on hotel registration form), the journey will take 50. min and would cost aprox. 650 CZK.




Accommodation


TOP HOTEL Praha, the member of the TOP HOTELS GROUP, is located within a quiet area of the Prague 4 city district. It is situated 5 minutes from the National Archives in Prague [venue of the DLM Forum Members Meeting in the Czech Republic]. Under one roof, it offers the widest range of services among all Czech hotels: accommodation, 5 restaurants and summer terraces, wellness centre with a swimming pool, tennis courts, bowling, Japanese garden, more than 1.000 parking places, casino and many other services.


TOP HOTEL Praha offers luxury accommodation in 810 four-star hotel rooms, in which you can also find a minibar or television sets with satellite reception. In all rooms there is Internet connection (Wi-Fi) available.


Details on www.tophotel.cz.


Delegates may register on address dlm@tophotel.cz at the attractive cost of 85 and 95 Euro [up to 10th March 2009]. Hotel offers also transport from the airport as well as additional programme.


If the delegates prefer accommodation nearer to the centre of Prague, they may ask for other offer from TOP HOTELS GROUP on the same address.




Travel from the hotel to the National Archives


Distance from the National Archives to the hotel is 300 meters approximately (3 minutes walk).

Map of the Top Hotel Prague




Other practical Information


The currency unit is the Czech Crown (CZK / Kč), 1 € = 24 CZK
(Coins 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50; Banknotes 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000).

The time in the Czech Republic is GMT + 1 (summer time GMT + 2).

All motor vehicles drive on the right and seatbelts and lights (within all the year) are obligatory. The maximum speed in towns is 50 km p/h, on main roads 90 km p/h and on highways 130 km p/h.

Generally, chemists are open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(from Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings).

Medical assistance is available in hospitals 24 hours a day. In case of emergency dial the number 112 (or 155 for the first aid, 158 for police, 150 for fireman).

Post Offices are usually open from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The main post office (Jindřišská 14, Praha 1) is open nonstop except break (12 p.m. – 2 a.m.).

Shopping centres are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week.




Tips for Trips


The Old Town (to the metro station Muzeum, Můstek, Náměstí republiky, Staroměstská, Národní třída):

The Wenceslas Square: National Museum of the Czech Rep., the statue of St. Wenceslas, the patron of Bohemia; the shopping boulevard;

The National Theatre (1868, 1883)

National Avenue (famous through the Velvet Revolution 1989);

The Old Town Square: The Prague Astronomical Clock (1410), the statue of Jan Hus (Czech church reformer, burned to death 1415), the Týn-Church (with the tomb of astronomer Tycho de Brahe);

The Charles Bridge (1357) with the baroque statues from M. B. Braun and from the Brokoffs connects the Old Town and the Lesser Town;


The Lesser Town (across the Charles Bridge or to the tram station Malostranské náměstí):

The St. Nicolas Church: the top of Czech Baroque, built 1704-1755 by the Dientzenhofers;


The Hradčany / The Castle District (to the tram station Pražský hrad):

The Prague Castle: the seat of the Czech kings and presidents;

St. Vitus Cathedral: the top of Czech Gothic, built 1344 (-1928) by P. Parléř and Matthias of Arras, the coronation place and the thumb of Czech kings;

The Petřín garden and the look out tower;


Vyšehrad (metro station Vyšehrad):

Romanic castle (9/10. cent.), the first seat of the Czech princes;

The Slavín-cemetery with the thumbs of the most famous Czechs (e.g. B. Smetana, A. Dvořák, K. Čapek).


The modern architecture in Prague:

J. Plečnik: The Church of the Jesus´ Heart (1928-1932)
(metro station Jiřího z Poděbrad)

The Žižkov TV Tower (the look out tower; 1985-1992; 216 meters high)
(metro station Jiřího z Poděbrad)

F. Gehry – V. Milunić: The Dancing House (1996)
(behind the National Theatre on the river side)


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