Prague is a city of very high standards, offering both historical and modern conference venues, hotels, restaurants and places of interest. Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic situated on both banks of the Vltava River is a beautiful city with a rich history. Thanks to its location in the centre of Europe, Prague has always been an important crossroads of trade and culture. Prague, often called "Golden" or "Hundred-spired", belongs among the architecturally unique European towns, attractive for tourists from around the world. Visitors find themselves enjoying a living museum of European architecture from Romanesque time to the present.

Prague has 1,200,000 inhabitants and stretches over approximately 500 square kilometers. The dominant feature of the city is Prague Castle, which houses the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. The castle had been the seat of Czech kings since 1087, until 1918 when it became the seat of presidents of the Czechoslovak Republic, and since 1993 it has been the seat of the president of the Czech Republic. Prague has one of the oldest universities in Europe; the Charles University which was founded in 1348.

Prague has a designated UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage area of more than 8 sq km, over 100 theatres, concert halls, galleries etc.

More than 100 personalities famous world-wide have lived in Prague (e.g. King Charles IV, Rudolph II, J. A. Comenius (KomenskĖ˜), W. A. Mozart, Franz Kafka, A. Einstein, A. Pick, M. Sklodowski - Curie etc...). With a widely-opened pro-market economy, stable democratic government, stable currency and well-known working skills of the people, this country provides a great opportunity to host a conference in order to bring together scientists and business people from all over the world.

Complete information about Prague is available at the official website of Prague at

Lukas Fiala, FZU AS CR