Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics

14 - 20 July 2019, Prague, Czech Republic

Local information


The citizens of the USA and the European Union do not need an entry visa for the Czech Republic. Visitors from other countries, when unsure, should contact their Czech consulate to inquire about the required visa practice.
Please note a somewhat changed situation after the Czech Republic has joined the Schengen (more details).


Currency in the Czech Republic is Koruna (CZK), smaller unit is Halir (not used in cash, 1 Koruna = 100 Halir).
The exchange rates are about 23 CZK per US dollar and 26 CZK per Euro (June 2019).

Up-to-date exchange rates of the Czech National Bank are given here.

You can also use the OANDA currency convertor.

Major payment cards are accepted in most shops and other places.

Public transport

Prague public transport consists of three underground (i.e. subway, tube, metro) lines A, B, and C connecting city center with edge parts and numerous tram and bus lines. You can also enjoy funicular railway to the Petřín Hill.

For each journey in Prague public transport you need a ticket that costs CZK 32 (for up to 90 min travel) or CZK 24 (up to 30 min). The tickets are available at vending machines or newspaper agents, and also at bus drivers (for somewhat higher price). The ticket is valid (after validation in vehicle) for any number of transfers.

In Prague trams you can also buy your ticket from a vending machine placed inside the vehicle using your contactless payment card. The ticket bought in this way is already validated.

More information on routes, tickets, fares, time tables, etc you can find on the web site of Prague Public Transit Co. Inc. (Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy)

Arrival to Prague

By train: you can get out either at the Main Station ("Hlavní nádraží") or at the station "Nádraží Holešovice".

To get to the center of Prague from train stations: The best choice is to use underground. Both stations are on line C of Prague underground.

By plane: you land at the Prague Ruzyne International Airport (Vaclav Havel Airport Prague).

To get to the center of Prague from the Airport you can take either:

Further details on transport from and to Prague Airport you can find here.

Emergency phone numbers

Free calls:
Police: 158
Ambulance: 155
Fire Department: 150
Unified Emergency call: 112

Other Prague emergency and important numbers you will find here.


The weather in Prague has continental character. In the middle of July the maximum day temperatures reach usually 25 to 30 Centigrade and fall down to 15-20 Centigrade during night.

Actual information on weather in Prague you can find here.

General information on Prague

Many important practical information you can find at Prague Official Tourist Portal.

Description on Prague attractions and monuments is available here.

Culture events in Prague are listed here.

Panorama views of Prague: Virtual Prague.

Interactive map of Prague: Google maps.

Interesting maps and other geographic information on Prague: Geoportal Praha.

General information on Czech Republic

Official pages of the Czech Republic: www.czech.cz.

Tourist destinations, activities and events in the Czech Republic: www.czechtourism.com.

Interactive map of the Czech Republic is here.