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Plans to visit Prague ?

The IMWA2008 congress takes place in Karlovy Vary. Karlovy Vary is only 130 km from Prague. Karlovy Vary is only 130 km from Prague.

As is explained below, you can make use of the congress-organized bus transfer from Prague to Carlsbad and vice versa. The buses stop also at the Prague Airport. Therefore, for those of you who will travel via Prague anyway, this will be an ideal opportunity to explore Prague on your way to the congress or your return journey.

View of Prague’s Old Town: The Tyn Church at the left, the Townhall Tower at the right

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and a UNESCO Listed City is known as veritable treasury of the arts and architecture. It has in its historical centre over 1700 cultural monuments of immense value, hundreds of ancient houses, palaces and churches, old lanes and beautiful gardens. It is rightly regarded as a most beautiful city in the world.

You can make use of the congress-organized bus transfer from Prague to Carlsbad, and back from Carlsbad to Prague. The coaches will stop en route at the Prague Airport. Click here for more information.

If you need assistance with arranging your pre/post-congress stay (accommodation, etc.) in Prague, please contact the Congress Secretariat. For those interested, accommodation at amicable rates in quality Prague hotels has been arranged. The accommodation, but also city tours and other optional services can be booked with the Congress Secretariat.

PRAGUE – HOTELS (rates in EUR)

  Single room Double room
Hotel Maria Falkensteiner**** 128 145
Hotel Harmony*** 99 118
Hotel Digitals*** 67 82
Economy-type accommodation 55 66
          Room rates are quoted per room and night, and include breakfast and taxes.

More information about Prague…. Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is situated in the very heart of Europe on the Vltava (Moldau) River. From the time of its foundation in the 10th century it has been the residence of Bohemian princes, kings and Holy Roman emperors. Now with a population of 1.2 million it is the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague has a pictoresque location. Visitors to Prague can enjoy exceptional views of the city from atop one of the hills on which the city center is built, or from the banks of the Vltava River, with its islands and bridges.
The true beauty of Prague lies in its architectural variety. For that reason Prague is –justifiably– called an “architectural” pearl. A unique abundance of monuments from Prague’s famous past have been preserved: churches, palaces and monasteries, built in Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, Classical and Art Nouveau styles.
Musical life in Prague has a deeply rooted tradition. Prague is linked with the names of the two greatest Czech composers, Antonin Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana, and also with Mozart who premiered his opera Don Giovani at the Estates Theatre in Prague.
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