The 9th European Evaluation Society International Conference
October 6 - 8, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic
 

Prague & Czech Republic

Prague Tips

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, lies in the heart of Europe and ranks amongst the most impressive historical cities in the world. The city has always played an important part in the history of the nation, country and Europe. Since medieval times, Prague has been distinguished as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Prague is not only a centre of cultural movements dating back for centuries (Art from every period in history can be found here), it also exhibits a unique collection of historical monuments, dominated by Prague Castle.

Since 1992, the historical core of the city (866 hectares) has been listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register as a town with a unique and lively blend of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau and Cubist architecture.Prague was one of nine European cities awarded the title European City of Culture in 2000.Prague has around 1.2 million inhabitants. Since May 1st , 2004 the Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union. For more information, visit the website http://www.pis.cz/en. Prague remains the greatest tourist magnet.

It is beautiful all year round, but it is most beautiful in spring, when it comes alive with blossom.With the opening of the Prague Spring Festival, the concert halls and gardens of the city attract music-lovers from all over the world. Winter, however, is a time for people to visit the mountains. The Giant Mountains (Krkonose) are the highest and most beautiful range in the country. Summer is a time for hiking in the countryside or swimming in the countless lakes and reservoirs. At this time of year South Bohemia, with its lakes and extensive forests, is the place to visit. Autumn is best during the wine festival in South Moravia after the grapes have been harvested. The Czech Republic has much to offer to tourists from all around the world.

Prague Transportation

The most recent information on Pragues' transportation system can be found on the official website: http://www.dpp.cz/en/

Metro

The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour: A - green colour (Skalka station - Dejvicka station), B - yellow colour (Cerny most station - Zlicin station), C - red colour (Ladvi - Haje station), with transfers possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Mustek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C). Metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Trams

Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. to 24:00 a.m. Nighttime operation is from 00:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 58 with traffic intervals 30 minutes. The central transfer-station for nighttime lines is Lazarska stop. Tram schedules are located at individual stops.

Buses

The daytime and nighttime operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Nighttime service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 514. Bus schedules are located at individual stops.

Taxi

When taking a taxi, make sure the taxi is equipped with a permanently installed yellow roof lamp with the TAXI sign in black letters. The registration number, company name and price list including the base rate, rate per kilometre and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors of the cab. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the meter in the cab. Customers are recommended to order a taxi with non-stop dispatching offices where the information on fares is available in advance.

Prague City Transport Fares

Travelling by city transport is possible with a valid ticket only. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance.

Fares

Transfer ticket 26,- CZK (discounted children 6 to 15 - 13,- CZK)

Nontransfer ticket 18,- CZK (discounted children 6 to 15 - 9,- CZK)

The ticket is valid for 75 minutes after marking. During off-peak hours, i.e. 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on working days and all day Saturdays and Sundays ticket validity is lengthened to 90 minutes.

In trams and buses a nontransfer ticket is valid for 20 minutes after marking and does not allow changing of lines. In the underground the nontransfer ticket is valid for 5 stations after marking (excluding the starting station) and allows transfers between the underground lines. Time validity of the nontransfer ticket in the underground is limited to 30 minutes.

Nontransfer tickets are not valid on night trams and buses and for the Petrin Funicular.

The prices may be increased during the year.

Ticket Inspection

The validity of tickets can be checked by the ticket inspectors of Dopravni podnik at any time during travel or stay in the Metro system. The ticket inspector is entitled to ask the passenger to produce his or her valid ticket, to confiscate invalid tickets, and to collect a penalty (1000 CZK, if paid at once 500 CZK) in case of travel without a valid ticket. In case of unpaid freight the inspector collects a penalty 50 CZK. To prove their identity, inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts.

       
 
 
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