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IETF 93 Prague, Czech Republic - July 19-24, 2015

Airport Transportation

Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport, is located 10km (6 miles) west of the city center. Terminal 1 (T1) is for intercontinental flights including flights from the UK, North America, Near East, Africa and Asia, Terminal 2 (T2) is for flights from EU countries, and Terminal 3 (T3) is for charter flights.

Taxis are available from Terminal 1 and 2. Fix Taxi and AAA RadioTaxi are the official taxi services from the airport. Both taxi services are at guaranteed tariff prices, according to the number of kilometres passed.

Prague has cars services - Uber and its local competitor LiftAgo. Pricing is roughly same as taxi services.

Cedaz Shuttle Bus: There is also a shuttle bus available to the city center of Prague. It lets off in Old Town 50 m from Republic Square - náměstí Republiky - a short walk (maybe 15 minutes) to the IETF 93 Meeting venue. The shuttles run from 7:30am to 7:00pm daily. Price: 150,-CZK one way (approximately 6.USD or 5.50 Euros). Transport of standard luggage (1 checked + 1 hand luggage) per person is included in price. Catch the shuttle bus at Exit F of Terminal 2 (first stop), Exit F of Terminal 1 (second stop).

Public transportation is also available. There are two ways how to get to the IETF 93 Meeting venue:

  • the airport 100 Bus to the Metro B Zlicin station (take the yellow Metro B line to the Florenc Metro Station)
  • the airport AE bus to the Metro C Hlavni nadrazi station (take the red Metro C line to the Florenc Metro Station)

Florenc station is a five minutes walk from IETF 93 venue.

For overflow hotel, use:

  • the airport bus 119 to the Metro A Nadrazi Veleslavin station (take the green Metro A line to the Staromestska Metro Station). Overflow hotel is about 10 minutes walk.

There is a page of public transport company describing airport transfer and transit schematics

At registration desk for IETF, each participant will receive a ticket entitling him or her to free public transportation (except for trains) in the zones P, 0 and B in the Prague area. These zones cover the capital including the airport. The ticket is valid from July 19, 2015 to July 24, 2015. In case of any inspection during using the public transport, it is necessary to show the ticket as well as the IETF badge. Please note this ticket is NOT valid for AE bus.

Arrival Coordination

Arrival Coordination - for ease of taxi sharing from the airport.

Room Sharing

Departure Coordination

Departure Coordination - for ease of taxi sharing back to the airport.

Language

The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech.

IETF Language Buttons

Public Transportation and Area Maps

Tour and Self-tour

Prague Zoo, U Trojského zámku 3/120. There are a number of ways to get to the Zoo, by bus, or car, or on a steamboat on the Vlata River.

Prague Castle.

Walking Tours of Prague.

Sightseeing Tours.

River Cruises (day and evening).

Prague Funicular Railway. The Funicular runs from Lesser Town to the top of Petrin Hill. “On the side of the hill is a park and wooded area. And at its summit, set in landscaped gardens, is the Petrin Observation Tower, a mirror maze, a church and an observatory with a telescope open for public use. The funicular stops half way up Petrin for passengers that wish to dine at Nebozizek Restaurant to alight.”

Getting Around (to and from the Meeting Venue)

Prague Public Transport - Bus, tram, and Metro. Single ticket (90 minutes), 1-day, 3-day, and 1-month passes available (children under 9 ride free with adult).

Exercise

Running Trails:

Hiking:

IETF Hackathon

Entertainment

ATMs & Money Conversion

The official (cash) currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (koruna, with the international abbreviation CZK). More about the Koruna with images of the different bank notes.

XE Currency Conversion Web Site

Self-Service Laundry

Prague Andy's Laundromat, Korunní 14/723, 120 00 Praha 2 - Vinohrady

Electrical Plug / Outlet

Electronics

Alza.cz is just across the river and has quick delivery option

Cellphones / Data

Thank you to those on the 93Attendees list who provided this useful information.

Information on SIMs.

There is a Vodafone booth at the Terminal 2 Arrivals level. They sale prepaid cards and also wifi “hotspot” like devices. Vodafone hotspot rental and SIM information

There is O2 show next to Hilton hotel (in the hallway going thru the building across Hilton lower lobby entrance). The price is about 550 CZK for 3GB package or 800 CZK for 10GB package. O2 pricing page

Miscellaneous Information

Local etiquette on tipping in restaurants: 10% is normal to tip, and even when the bill says “Service is not included” it means “the TIP is not included,” service is always included.

It is unnecessary to tip your Taxi driver. However, it is appropriate to round up the fair or add a few extra coins for exceptional service.

Supermarkets

There is an Albert market around the corner from the IETF 93 meeting venue:

Albert, Sokolovská 394/17, Praha 8 - Karlín

Billa, Sokolovská 14, Praha 8 - Karlín (open Mo-Fr: 6-23, Sa 7-23, Su 8-22)

There is also a Tesco Express 1.6km from the IETF 93 meeting venue:

Tesco Express, Havlíčkovo nám. Praha,

Restaurants

Please also take a look at the map the IETF 93 Host has put together (The small amber icons that look like a glass of beer are bars).

Note that Prague does not ban smoking in restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. Each establishment may be smoking, non-smoking, or have separate areas.

Historic restaurant info (including vegetarian and non-smoking restaurants) from first Prague IETF may still be helpful: IETF 68 wiki

Restaurant info added for this IETF:

  • Cafe Imperial, Na Poříčí 15, Praha 1, +420246011440
  • Gate, Sokolovská 31, Praha 8, +420224815305 (FREE WiFi)
  • Lehká hlava, Boršov 2, Praha 1, +420222220665 (VEGETARIAN)
  • Indian Jewel Restaurant, Týn 6, Praha 1, +420222310156 (HAS VEGETARIAN OPTIONS)
  • Mlsná kavka, Sokolovská 29, Praha 8, +420777913054 (VEGETARIAN)
  • Maly Buddha, (Little Buddha), 46 ravine, Prague 1, Prague Castle, +420 220513894 (NON-SMOKING)
    • Vietnamese temple food and regular food. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian (beef, chicken, seafood). Also teas and light dishes. No smoking. Extremely popular. Reviews recommend: vegetarian spring rolls, Chinese chicken. Úvoz 46, Prague 1-Hradcany. Tel. 2051 3894. Open Tues.-Sun. 1-10:30 p.m. No credit cards. 100-200 Kc.
  • U modre kachnicky, two restaurants, specializes in duck/game (NON-SMOKING)
  • Evergreen Retaurants, four stylish restaurants nearby Hilton ( Charleston - U mrtvýho ptáka - U Saní - U karlínského přístavu )
  • Almare ristorante italiano,Těšnov 1059/1110 00 Praha 1 Tsjechië. Italian Seafood restaurant near the hotel.

For help in finding restaurants to book dinners for larger groups (Thank you, Lars, for the information):

Mgr. Simona Demmer
Owner Prague Private Dining
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Prague Private Dining
poledni 50/15, 147 00, prague 4, czech republic
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t: (+420) 728 292 962
e: simona@praguedining.com
w: www.praguedining.com

Social Event

The IETF 93 Social Event will be held at the Žofín Palace. To get there, take the Metro B (yellow line) from Florenc — Národní třída, then walk about 800 meters. Please see the MAP co-hosts BROCADE and CZ.NIC have provided. Tickets are $25. (USD) - children 10 and under are free with their parent/guardian.

Espresso, Coffee, and Tea

Costa Coffee - Florenc, Sokolovská 17, 186 00 Praha 3-Karlín

Kafe Karlín, Sokolovská 46/51, Karlín, 186 00 Praha 8

Kavárna CAFÉ, Karolinská 650/1, 186 00 Praha 8-Karlín

Weather

Photos

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