Pre/Post Conference Accompanying Program

SATURDAY, SEPTEMVER 2, 2017

SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF PRAGUE

14.00 – 18.00
Meeting point: 14.00, conference venue

The walk with guides (held in English) is not included in the registration fee. Tickets can be purchased for 400 CZK. Please, make the reservation in advance via registration form to the conference.

Minimum number of persons: 10

Places of interest: Strahov Monastery, Hradčanské Square, South Gardens of the Prague Castle, Prague Castle, Cathedral of St. Vitus at Prague Castle, Nerudova Street, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, etc.

Old Town Square

The most significant square of historical Prague. It originated in the 12th century. The square has several dominant features, the baroque St. Nicholas Church (K. I. Dienzenhofer, 1732 - 1737), the rococo Kinský Palace housing the National Gallery exhibition hall, the Stone Bell House - a gothic city palace from the 14th century - now the Municipal Gallery concert and exhibition halls, and the Memorial to Master Jan Hus sculptured by Ladislav Saloun (1915). The very place where the 27 Czech noblemen were executed on 21 June, 1621, is marked in the square pavement.

Charles Bridge

The oldest Prague bridge built in place of Judita’s Bridge that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. The Stone or Prague Bridge renamed Charles Bridge in 1870, was founded by Charles IV in 1357. According to the latest research the construction was started by Master Otto and finished by Peter Parler in 1402. Both ends of the bridge are fortified by towers (Lesser Town Bridge Tower, Old Town Bridge Tower). From 1683 to 1928 thirty sculptures and sculptural groups of the saints were gradually set on the bridge piers (M. Braun, F. M. Brokof, etc.). The bridge is 515 meters long and 10 meters wide.

Prague Castle

A national cultural monument, the symbol of more than 4 millennia of development of the Czech state. Since its foundation in the last quarter of the 9th century it has been developing uninterruptedly throughout the past eleven centuries. It is a monumental complex of ecclesiastical, fortification, residential and office buildings representing all architectural styles and periods, surrounded by three castle courtyards and covering 45 hectares. Originally it was the residence of the princes and kings of Bohemia. Since 1918 it has been the seat of the president.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

TRIP TO KARLŠTEJN CASTLE

10.00 – 16.00
Meeting point: 10.00, conference venue

The trip is not included in the registration fee. Tickets can be purchased for 1700 CZK. Please, make the reservation in advance via registration form to the conference. The price includes bus transport, entrance to the castle and lunch.

Minimum number of persons: 15

A visit to a majestic gothic castle founded 650 years ago by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and of the Roman Empire. The castle was built in the 14th century as a place for safekeeping of royal treasures, especially the coronation jewels. Located in a picturesque site on the Dragon´s rock in the middle of dense forests just about an hour´s drive from Prague, for many visitors this is one of the most popular destinations. A trip includes 30 minutes walking.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

PILSNER URQUELL BREWERY EXCURSION

10.45 – 17.00
Meeting point: 10.45, conference venue

The trip is not included in the registration fee. Tickets can be purchased for 1800 CZK. Please, make the reservation in advance via registration form to the conference. The price includes bus transport, excursion, small present and lunch.

Minimum number of persons: 15

What excitements await you during your tour of Pilsner Urquell:

  • You will learn about the history and secrets behind making the legendary Pilsner Urquell lager.
  • You can see the actual spot in the brewery where Pilsner Urquell beer has been brewed since 1842.
  • We shall guide you through our modern bottling plant, with its capacity of 120,000 bottles per hour; a unique exposition on the ingredients we use; and the historic and modern Pilsner Urquell brewhouse.
  • The tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery would not be complete without a visit to the historic brewery cellars, where you can taste unfiltered and unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell on tap straight from oak lager barrels.

 

Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: November 02, 2016
  • Call for dissemination event proposals: January 10, 2017
  • Paper submission (strict deadline): May 10 2017 23:59:59 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: May 31, 2017
  • Authors notification: June 14, 2017
  • Final paper submission and registration: June 28, 2017
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: August 01, 2017
  • Conference dates: September 3-6, 2017

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