Committee Session
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1. Prague geology

Most of people visiting Prague concentrate only on the main tourist spots – Prague Castle, Old Town Square or Charles Bridge. In this field trip we would like to prove you that Prague and its surroundings have a lot more to offer. Area of Prague does not necessary be only about crowded squares. It´s full of beautiful natural places with a lot of interesting geological features. This field trip will be aimed to the southern and south-western rim of Prague and the suburbia. We will concentrate on interesting places of geological age, but also on younger spots, to show you how the close surroundings of the city look like.
Please mind that this field trip will be partly on your own feet and require some fitness. Lunch and guide included. Maximum capacity is 30 people.

Martin Bachura: +420 733 505 447
Frantisek Chalupa: +420 605 700 324

Meeting time:

Meeting place:
Railway station Praha-Smichov, central departure hall
Meeting place location in googleMaps
Getting there – metro station (yellow B-line) Smichovske nadrazi >> stairway in the middle of the station >> escalators under the departure board into the central hall. OR trams (6, 12, 14, 20) to Smichovske nadrazi stop – see for connections.

9:37 (dep.) regional train 19952 to Praha-Reporyje 9:49 (arr.)

Field trip through Prokopske and Dalejske udoli (Prokop´s and Daleje valley) – Prague basin, through Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian formations. Approximately 12 km walk in normal terrain. Water, little snack and lunch in the end of the trip included.

13:30 Lunch at Gurmania restaurant. Includes main course (according to your pre-marked preferences – vegetarian/non-vegetarian) and one drink of your choice (offer from - large MMX beer, „bottom-less“ jug of water, raspberry lemonade, elderberry lemonade, ginger lemonade, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Tonic, Cappy juices, sparkling water, hot tea).

Prague surroundings

2. City of Kutná Hora

We would like to invite you to one of the most interesting cities in the country, Kutná Hora. With its beauties is definitely comparable with Prague, but is calmer and not so crowded.
Kutná Hora was developed as a result of the exploitation of the silver mines. In the 14th century it became a royal city endowed with monuments that symbolized its prosperity. Kutná Hora, the city of silver, is deservedly attributed the other name „national treasury“. This is to say that its wealth helped to ensure the boom of the Czech Kingdom. The centre of the city was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1995 thanks to its historical importance and architectural gems. All of the streets, houses and churches exude a long history full of important events. The symbol of Kutná Hora is the unique late Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara.
Guide, entrances and lunch included. Maximum capacity is 50 people.

Jaroslav Jirku: +420 723 026 620
Petr Taborik: +420 775 416 065

Meeting time:

Meeting place:
Central railway station Praha hlavni nadrazi (Praha hl.n.), ground floor under large departure boards in the middle of the main hall (next to moving transportation belts)
Meeting place location in googleMaps
Getting there – metro station (red C-line) Hlavni nadrazi. OR tram stops Jindřišská or Hlavní nádraží and then approximately 5 minutes-walk to the station (map) – see for connections.

7:59 (dep.) speed train 977 to Kutna Hora 8:56 (arr.)
9:03 (dep.) Kutna Hora regional train 2417 to Kutna Hora – Sedlec 9:07 (arr.)
  • Church of Madonna´s Ascension, Sedlec Ossuary
    (10:24 possible train transfer into downtown, or walk; 1-2km)
  • The Valachian Courtyard, Church of St. Jacob
  • Czech museum of silver Hrádek and medieval mine
  • Holy Body Chapel, St. Barbara Cathedral
Probably at 16:45 back to Prague (arrival to Prague at 6PM).
Water, snack and to-go lunch is included.

Kutna Hora

3. Příbram mines

History of the city of Příbram is well connected with uranium, silver and iron. Mining took place from 1950 until 1991. There were 41 shafts (of which 14 were dead-ends), 42 prospecting shafts, four adits and 2 188 km of horizontal mine tunnels. The total mining area was 57.6 km2. Mining was conducted to a depth of approx. 1 400 m beneath the surface (the site was tested to a depth of 1 750 m). Extracted was a total of 48 432 metric tons of uranium. From 1958 the ore was processed on site at the physical processing plant in Bytíz and from 1962 at the chemical processing plant in Mydlovary as well. After the mine’s closure, a part of the underground portion of Mine IV’ and shaft # 16 were used from 1992 until 1998 as a tank for natural gas with a capacity of 620 000 m3. This field trip will show you a whole mining history of the city and bring you down to the pits and shafts. These activities can be physically demanding, please mind it! Maximum capacity is 50 people, lunch, guide and entrances included.

Radek Klanica: +420 732 718 987

Meeting time:

Meeting place:
Entrance to the main conference venue (Albertov 6, Faculty of Science)
Meeting place location in googleMaps

9:00 coach transfer to Pribram
10:00 – 11:00, Ševčín mine complex (nám. Hynka Kličky 293) incl. mineralogy exposition
11:15 – 12:00, water wheel in the Drkolnov mine
12:30 – 13:00, water gallery with entrance from the Vojtěch mine
13:00 – 13:45, mine train in the Prokop gallery
13:45 – 14:00, steam mining machine of the Anna mine
14:00 – 14:45, historical Wasserlauf underground with going down through the Anna mine and leaving at the Vojtěch mine
15:00 – 16:00, late afternoon lunch – possibilities around the museum: Restaurants Na Vršíčku, Březohorka, pizzeria Luigi
16:30 – 18:00, Vojna monument in Lešetice, uranium mining exposition, communistic prison camp for political prisoners. Leaving back to Prague.

Water, snack and to-go lunch is included.

Pribram mines

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