The workshop will take place in the sport
Nymburk in the Czech Republic. See the
local map with the exact location. Nymburk is a small town (about
thousand people) 50 km east of Prague. It has a frequent train
connection to Prague (at least each hour), it is also easily accessible
by a car. The closest airport is in Prague.
In the sport center, the swimming pool and the sauna will be
in the evenings, we plan to have some sport sessions in the lunch
and it is also possible to rent a bike and make a nice trip along the
river. So bring an appropriate wear if you plan to participate.
Czech Republic does not use Euro. The local currency is Czech
Crown (CZK). It is easy to exchange currency at the airport or the
train station (but be careful to use official places and ask about the
rate in advance), the current exchange rate is approximately 1 EUR = 24
CZK, or 1 USD = 16.5 CZK. It is also possible to exchange money at the
conference site or take out of the ATM machines.
Transportation to Nymburk
On Sunday, there will be a conference bus from Prague
departing at 16:00 (4pm) from the bus stop in front of the hotel
Diplomat near the subway station
(the end station of line A, close to the airport).
If you arrive later on Sunday, please mail us the train or
plane arrival time and we will try to let you know
about other people with similar arrival.
If you arrive in the morning and plan to go to the city, there
is a left luggage facility that you can use at the airport in
Terminal 2 (Schengen flights). It is located in the departure area,
according to the map it is sort of right of and behind the check-in
counters. Unfortunately, there is no possibility of storing the luggage
near the bus departure, so this is probably most convenient, even if it
means a 20 minute bus ride to the airport. For public transport, you
can also buy a ticket for 100 CZK valid for 24 hours.
Arrival by train
Prague has two train stations in the city center, both
accessible by the subway, in about 10-15 minutes walking distance from
each other. Praha hl.n. (hlavni nadrazi, meaning the main
station) is number 1 on this
map. It is at the stop Hlavni nadrazi of the subway line C.
It is the long distance station and has fast trains to Nymburk (45 min
ride). Praha Masarykovo nadrazi is number 2 on this
map. It is at the stop Namesti republiky of the subway
line A. It has a
local train (56 min ride) to Nymburk every hour, more frequently on
weekday peek hours.
Sunday afternoon departures:
Praha hl. n: 14:09, 15:09, 16:09, 17:09, 18:09, 19:09, 20:09,
22:09, 23:24 (local train)
Praha Masarykovo n: HH:54, last train at 21:54
The tickets cost 70 CZK and needs to be bought before boarding
the train. For the local train, there are two stops in Nymburk,
preferable is the main station Nymburk hl. n., which has a taxi
stand; it is the second stop in Nymburk. (The first one is Nymburk
mesto.) In Nymburk, take a taxi from the main train station to the
sport center (a standard destination), the cost should be 150-200 CZK.
See the local
the route. The phone number of the taxi service is +420 602
Arrival by plane
There is no direct connection from the airport to Nymburk. You
get to the city and continue by train or the conference bus.
The preferred option to go to both train stations is a direct
(airport express). It departs at HH:04 and HH:34 from Terminal 1
(non-European and other non-Schengen flight origins) and two minutes
later from Terminal 2 (flights from Schengen countries). The cost is 50
CZK paid directly to the driver. The ride is about 40 minutes to Masarykovo
nadrazi and 50 minutes to hlavni nadrazi. The bus has also
stop at Dejvicka, where you would leave for the conference bus; then
the price is 30 CZK.
It is also possible to go by public transport. For this you
need to buy
a ticket for 26 CZK in advance, stamp it on the bus; the ticket
includes transfers. Take bus 119 to Dejvicka (last stop, also
the conference bus deparure), or bus 100 to Zlicin (last stop
as well) and continue by the subway.
A taxi ride to the city center should cost about 500 CZK. As a
option, one could take a taxi to Nymburk, the cost should be about
2500-3000 CZK depending on the traffic. (Quoted by AAA, which is the
standard taxi operator with stands at the airport, they also have a
kiosk in the terminal where you can order/inquire before going to the
Arrival by car
One needs to get to highway D11, take exit 35 or 39 and follow
map. If you zoom out the map, it shows also the best way to drive
through Prague if you arrive from the west. Within Prague, following
the signs to Hradec Kralove or Hradec Kr. will lead
you to the correct highway.
Social event on Wednesday
We will have an excursion and a dinner in the city Kutná hora.
The dinner will take place at the restaurant Stara Fara. See the printable map of the
city center. The
cathedral of St. Barbara, which is the start of the tour, is on the
bottom left, the restaurant is on the top.
Visas to the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union and
zone. Visitors from some countries may need visa to enter the Czech
The relevant informations can be found on the web pages of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
If you are not sure whether the visa necessity applies to you, please,
Czech emabssy or consulate in your country.
Czech consular authorities may ask you to enclose the
confirmation of your
accommodation as well as the health insurance for your stay in our
country. If needed, we will issue an invitation letter to authors of
and also to other participants known to us.
Please take into account that visa are usually issued at the earliest
10 days after the application is submitted.