Social Program

Social Program

Welcome Party

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Day:      Monday - July 2, 2018
Time:     19:30 - 22:00
Place:    Mánes Terrace (Slovanský Island)
Price:     Complimentary for all registered participants / 650 CZK accompanying persons

Women in Plasma Physics Lunch

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Day:      Tuesday - July 3, 2018
Time:     12:30 - 14:00
Place:    Art Restaurant Mánes (Slovanský Island) - to be confirmed

Festive Conference Dinner

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Day:      Thursday - July 5, 2018
Time:     20:00 - 23:00
Place:    Rudolfinum (Palachovo Square, Praha 1)

Rudolfinum is an im­por­tant ar­chi­tectu­ral mo­nu­ment of Pra­gue. The Neo-Re­naissan­ce bu­il­ding on the bank of the Vl­ta­va is as­so­ci­a­ted with mu­sic and art sin­ce its ope­ning in 1885. To­day it is a seat of the Czech Philhar­mo­nic, as well as the Ga­le­rie Ru­dol­fi­num and the re­cent­ly re­no­va­ted Cafe Ru­dol­fi­num.

Price:     1 550 CZK


Sightseeing Tours

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The following sightseeing tours are provided by the agency Active Travel, click here.
Each tour has a minimum limited number of participants - in the case of low interest you will receive your money back or you can choose another tour.

Prague Old Town

Time:    Monday - July 2, 2018 - from 14:00  (duration 4 hours)
Price:     30 EUR (entrance fees and a guide included)
Min. number of participants: 20

A walking tour within the area of the Prague Old Town . The tour begins at the Municipal House and the Powder Gate and follows to the Old Town Square . Visitors can admire splendid buildings of different architectural styles - the Old Town Hall in the Gothic style with its fascinating astronomical clock, St. Nicholas Church in Baroque style, the Gothic Church of Our Lady Before Týn, the attractive Kinsky Palace in Late-Baroque style or the Tyn School in the Renaissance style. From the Old Town Square the tour continues through the Pařížská Street with its mainly Art Nouveau buildings to Josefov - the Jewish Quarter. This part of the Old Town offers inside visits of the Old-New Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Old Jewish Cemetery, Maisel Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue or the Ceremony Hall.

Český Krumlov

Time:   Tuesday - July 3, 2018 - from 9:00 (duration approx. 11 hours)
Price:    63 EUR (a bus, a visit of the castle, lunch (no drinks) and a guide included)
Min. number of participants: 25 

When you arrive in Český Krumlov , you will be captivated at first glance by the monumental panorama of the chateau here, which rises above the picturesque Renaissance architecture of the adjacent little town. Taking a walk through the historical centre will, thanks to its inimitable medieval character, leave you in no doubt as to why Český Krumlov is one of the gems included on the UNESCO list.

Vltava River Cruise with dinner

Time:   Tuesday - July 3, 2018 - evening (duration 2 hours)
Price:    25 EUR (dinner in a buffet style +1 drink)
Min. number of participants: 20

The evening panoramic boat trip (boats Klara, Cechie or Moravia) through the historical centre of Prague offers unique views of the Prague’s best known sights: the St. Agnes Convent, the Charles Bridge, the National Theatre or the Vyšehrad Castle.

Prague Royal Route

Time:    Wednesday - July 4, 2018 - from 14:00  (duration approx. 4 hours)
Price:    10 EUR (no entrance fees included, a guide)
Min. number of participants: 15

Royal Route - a traditional route where the festive coronation processions of the Bohemian soveregns used to walk along before the  actual act of coronation.

The tour starts in Náměstí Republiky Square, where once Royal Courtyard, the second residence of the kings of Bohemia, used to be. Then the walk continues through Celetná Street to the Old Town Square, over the Charles Bridge to Lesser Town (Malá Strana), uphill along Nerudova Street to the Prague Castle .

Prague Castle

Time:    Wednesday - July 4, 2018 - from 14:00  (duration 4 hours)
Price:     30 EUR (entrance fees and a guide included)
Min. number of participants: 25

A sightseeing tour in the area of Hradcany . The tour of the Prague Castle includes the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George´s Basilika, the Golden Lane . In the area of Hradcany the visitors can continue across the Hradčanské Square passing by the spectacular palaces of Schwarzenberg, Tuscany, Archbishop´s Palace and the Martinic Palace to the Loretto Church or the Strahov Monastery and the Museum of National Literature.

Kutná Hora

Time:    Wednesday - July 3, 2018 - from 13:00 (duration approx. 6 hours)
Price:    48 EUR (a bus, entrance fees and a guide included)
Min. number of participants: 20

Kutná Hora , the UNESCO town, is a medieval mining town with lots of Gothic architectural monuments from the 13th century.

A walking tour includes the fascinating St. Barbora‘s Cathedral, the Royal Palace and the for­mer Royal Mint.

Konopiště Chateau

Time:    Wednesday - July 4, 2018 - from 13:30 (duration approx. 5 hours)
Price:     40 EUR (a bus, entrance fees and a guide included)
Min. number of participants: 20

Konopiště Castle , founded as a Gothic fortress, was inspired by French fortresses with a symmetrical layout of the towers, several entrances and drawbridges. Thanks to many modifications, it was gradually converted into a romantic chateau with luxuriously furnished interior modified for the everyday life of the aristocracy. It is a chateau where one of the first electric lifts, electricity and plumbing mains were installed. Konopiště Chateau was chosen by the successor to the Habsburg throne Franz Ferdinand as his seat. His assassination in Sarajevo was a pretext for the start of World War One. World War Two also influenced history at Konopiště, with the SS headquarters being established here.

Karlovy Vary

Time:    Wednesday - July 4, 2018 - from 9:00 (duration approx.10 hours) 
Price:     49 EUR (a bus, a visit of a factory and a guide included)
Min. number of participants: 25

Karlovy Vary - the best known town in the world renowned West Bohemian Spa Triangle, in which some of the most famous figures in European artistic and cultural life have enjoyed treatment, is today the second most visited spot in the Czech Republic. Thanks to its unique architecture, it is one of Europe’s most beautiful spas. You can taste the healthful spa waters from the local springs and enjoy a variety of historical and modern colonnades of this beautiful spa village. Then you can admire locally manufactured Moser glass and Thun porcelain and taste delicious local wafers and traditional “Becherovka” liqueur.

Karlštejn Castle

Time:    Thursday - July 5, 2018 - from 13:30 (duration approx. 5 hours) 
Price:     40 EUR (a bus, entrance fees and a guide included)
Min. number of participants: 20

The Karlštejn Castle holds an absolutely exceptional position among Czech castles. It was established by the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV as a place to store the royal treasures, collections of holy relics and the crown jewels. The castle is located in a picturesque site on the Dragon´s rock in the middle of dense forests just about an hour´s drive from Prague.

Terezín

Time:    Thursday - July 3, 2018 - from 9:00  (duration approx. 6 hours)
Price:     45 EUR (a bus, entrance fees and a guide included, no lunch included)
Min. number of participants: 20

The town of Terezín was founded in 1780 by the Emperor Joseph II as a Late Baroque fortress intended to defend Bohemia from the north-west. Named in honour of the Empress Maria Theresa. The Small Fortress was converted into a prison already in the 19th century. During the Second World War the town was changed into a Jewish ghetto and the concentration camp was established in the Small Fortress. During the WWII 160 000 prisoners passed this way, 36 000 of whom died here. Original fortifications are preserved round the whole periphery of the town. The town has become a national monument.

Typical Czech Pubs

Time:    Monday - July 2, 2018 - evening
Price:     35 EUR (4 course menue with typical aperitiv Becherovka or Plum brandy, unlimited consumption of beer, wine and soft drinks, music / no guide)
Min. number of participants: 20

U Fleků Restaurant - the brewery and the restaurant U Fleku in Prague is one of the most famous places with black beer and the most visited Czech cultural sights such as the Prague Castle, the Old Town Square, Vysehrad or the Jewish quarter. This beer restaurant is located close to the Manes Galery.

Time:    Wednesday - July 4, 2018 - evening
Price:     35 EUR (4 course menue with typical aperitiv Becherovka or Plum brandy, unlimited consumption of beer, wine and soft drinks, music / no guide)
Min. number of participants: 20

U Medvídků Restaurant -  the history of the beer restaurant dates back to 1466. In the past century the original brewery was converted into the first Prague cabaret and also into the one of the biggest beer halls in Prague. The beer restaurant is located close to the National Theatre