Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics

21-27 July 2024, Prague, Czech Republic

20th anniversary of the first (FQMT'04) conference, 10th FQMT conference.


Main conference site of the FQMT'24 conference is

Pyramida Hotel

Address: Orea Hotel Pyramida, Bělohorská 24, 169 01 Praha 6

In the case you want to stay in the Pyramida Hotel you can find discount prices for various types of rooms at the section Accommodation of our www pages. In the same section you can also find link to the Pyramid Hotel reservation form.

Pyramida Hotel
(Main conference site)

The comfortable four-star hotel, was built in 1980 in the neo-functionalist style with an interesting star-like ground plan and pyramid-like outer shape. Last renovation of the hotel took place in 2021-2022. The hotel offers a wide selection of conference services.

Pyramida Hotel is situated in the residential area of Prague called Břevnov near the Prague Castle and the historical centre of Prague - see map Prague Center - FQMT sites. It is, in the same time, near the Prague international airport - about 20 minutes by car. From the Pyramida Hotel you can reach easily many historical and important places of Prague by trams which have their stops nearly in front of the Pyramida Hotel: Prague Castle within 5 minutes, Lesser Town is about 10 minutes by tram, Charles Bridge area, too, Old Town and New Town centers (in the vicinity of Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square) within 20 minutes ride. You can find more about Pyramida Hotel here.

How to get there:
Pyramida Hotel is located in the area of Prague called Břevnov near the Prague Castle - see map Prague center - FQMT sites and a more detailed map Pyramida Hotel neighborhood.

How to reach the Pyramida Hotel from the Airport by public transport (between 4:30-23:00):

  1. Take high-capacity bus/trolleybus No 59, to the terminal Nádraží Veleslavín.
  2. At the terminal, enter an underway and follow the green labels featuring a stylized M letter to reach the underground (Metro) line A. Take the underground in the direction Depo Hostivař or Skalka to the station Hradčanská (3rd stop).
  3. At the Hradčanská station, an escalator will transport you to an underway vestibule. Here turn left and follow arrows labeled Břevnov or Malovanka to reach a tram stop. Take tram No 25 and go to the stop Malovanka (4th stop). Walk in the direction the tram arrived; after 100 m you will reach the entrance of the Pyramida Hotel (see also map Pyramida Hotel access).

How to reach the Pyramida Hotel from various places in town:

Parking places
Guarded parking places are available at the Hotel for about 12 EUR per 24 hours.

Many historical places of Prague, as for example Prague Castle or Charles Bridge, can be reached from the Pyramida Hotel within a pleasant 30 minutes walk.

Wallenstein Palace
(Welcome Party on Monday evening)

The Wallenstein Palace is nowadays the seat of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. It is therefore only very exceptionally open for public events. These events must be approved by a committee of the Senate. The FQMT'24 conference is very fortunate to receive the support from the Senate and the possibility to use a part of the Wallenstein Palace for its activities.

More details on the Wallenstein Palace can be found here. You can also look at the virtual tour through the Wallenstein Palace.

How to get there:
Wallenstein Palace is situated just below the Prague Castle, in the very center of the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) in close vicinity the Lesser Town Square and the Charles Bridge - see map Pyramida Hotel neighborhood .

Special tram will depart from the Pyramida Hotel to the Malostranská stop to facilitate FQMT'24 participants transfer.
Stop Malostranská can also be reached from the Pyramida Hotel by regular tram line No 22 or No 23. The entrance to the Wallenstein Palace is from the Wallenstein Square which you can reach within five minutes walk either from tram stop and underground station Malostranská or from tram stop on the Lesser Town Square (Malostranské náměstí). - see map Prague Castle and Wallenstein Palace.
Alternatively, you can get to the Wallenstein Palace directly from the Pyramida Hotel within 30-40 minutes of a nice walk.

Church of Our Lady before Týn
(Concert on Wednesday evening)

The Church of Our Lady before Týn (Týn Church) is located in Prague's Old Town near the Old Town Square. Its construction took place from the middle of the 14th century to the first decades of the 16th century. It is one of the most artistically important churches in Prague, both in terms of architecture and its preserved interior furnishings. Its western facade facing the square is one of the most famous landmarks of Prague.

The Church of Our Lady before Týn really features rare works of art: e.g. the Gothic Passion motifs on the north portal, the altar paintings by the Baroque painter Karel Škréta, the unique Renaissance tombstone of the astronomer Tycho de Brahe, and the rare organ. The Týn organ was built in 1673 by Johann Heinrich Mundt. It is the oldest working organ in Prague; thanks to sensitive reconstruction it has been preserved in its original Baroque form. Their authentic sound can be heard on numerous recordings and in the classical music concerts that are held in Týn Cathedral.

You can see some photographs of the Týn Church here .

How to get there:
The Church of Our Lady before Týn is situated in the Prague Old Town and its entrance can be reached from the Old Town Square (see also map Prague Center).

On Wednesday, a special tram will depart from the Pyramida Hotel to a suitable tram stop to facilitate FQMT'24 participants transfer.
The church can also be reached from the Pyramida Hotel by regular public transport and a 15-20 minute walk. First take tram No 22 or 23 to the Malostranská stop. From this stop, you can cross the Vltava River on the Mánes Bridge in 6-8 minutes on foot. At the end of the bridge you will reach the Jan Palach Square (Náměstí Jana Palacha). Alternatively, you can cross the river by tram No 2 or No 18 or by metro (line A, from Malostranská to Staroměstská stations). On the right hand side of the Jan Palach Square, continue along Kaprova Street (roughly perpendicular to the river) to the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí). When you reach the central part of the square (within about 8-10 minutes), you can easily identify the Church of Our Lady before Týn with two almost identical tall Gothic towers and behind a group of two houses. The entrance to the church is in one of these houses - you will be guided from the area in front of the houses.

Břevnov Monastery
(Conference dinner and concert on Friday evening)

It was founded as the first monastery in Bohemia by Prince Boleslav II and Saint Adalbert (Vojtěch) of the Slavnik dynasty, Bishop of Prague already in 993 AD. The monastery was built amidst forests, at the source of the Brusnice river and on a road leading westwards from Prague. For centuries there was only a small settlement around the monastery which was later on surrounded by farms. This Benedictine monastery, however, played the decisive role for the spreading of culture and art in Czech lands.

The original monastery has been rebuilt many times. Its oldest parts date from the 10th century. In 1964 the Pre-romanesque crypt (open nowadays to the public) of the original 10th century church was discovered below the choir of the present St. Margaret church. Neither the Romanesque nor the Gothic buildings of the monastery survived. From the 15th century on, the monastery was in a state of poverty for three centuries. During 18th century it was largely rebuilt in the Baroque style.

Most of monastery present day buildings are dated from 1708 to 1745 and were built in Baroque style by Christoph Dientzenhofer. The same architect also erected as a part of monastery complex the Church of St. Margaret, which is considered to be one of the most remarkable works of Czech Baroque architecture. The presbytery of the church was built by Christoph's son, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, architect of many important Baroque churches and palaces of Prague. The altarpieces are the work of Peter Brandl, one of the best Czech painters of high Baroque era.

The interiors of Břevnov monastery are decorated by valuable paintings, e.g. in the former ceremonial hall of the monastery, nowadays called Theresian Hall, there is a ceiling painting the Miracle of the Blessed Gunther painted by Kosmas Damian Asam of Bavaria in 1727. This is one of the best preserved ceiling paintings in Prague.

The entrance to the monastery is through the ornamented main gateway built by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer in 1740 and decorated with a statue of St. Benedictine. The main building of the monastery complex can be reached then by crossing a large courtyard.

Behind the monastery is situated its large Baroque garden. At its gate is a nice Baroque pavilion called Vojtěška with a chapel above a well which marks the spot where Prince Boleslav and Bishop Vojtěch are supposed to have met and decided to built the Břevnov monastery.
You can see some photographs of the monastery and read a little more about its history here .

How to get there:
The Břevnov Monastery is situated in the Patočkova street not far (about 1800 m) from the Pyramida Hotel.

Special tram will depart from the Pyramida Hotel to the stop Břevnovský klášter to facilitate FQMT'24 participants transfer.
You can also reach the monastery (see map Pyramida Hotel neighborhood and the interactive map):

  1. either by about 30 minutes walk along the Bělohorská street (the main street where the Pyramida Hotel is situated) going up to its crossroad with Patočkova street, near of which you see the monastery,
  2. or by going tram No 22 or 25 (4th stop, about 5 minutes) along Bělohorská street from the stop Malovanka to the stop Břevnovský klášter. Then, walking right with respect to the direction in which the tram arrived, cross a wide road (Patočkova street). From here you will see the monastery entrance within about 100 m distance.