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IETF 99 Prague, Czech Republic (Czechia) - July 16 - 21, 2017

Hilton Prague, Pobrezni 1, Prague, Czech Republic 186 00 - Tel: + 420 2 2484 1111 - Fax: + 420 2 2484 2378

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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. Approximate fare for taxi: tariff 19,90 -23,90 CZK per km, the Hilton Prague is 10km from the airport, so the cost will be approximately between 420CZK and 460CZK (about $20 to $23 USD). Both taxi companies will take online reservations.

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

Public transportation is also available. There are two ways how to get to the IETF 99 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 99 venue.

Additionally, there is a shared ride shuttle service Prague Airport Transfers. They take online bookings up to the day of travel. From the booking page it looks like the shared ride is roughly half the cost of a taxi. The same company will also book a private car for up to four people.

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

Arrival Coordination

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

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

Free Congress Tickets

At registration, 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 16, 2017 to July 21, 2017. In case of any inspection during using the public transport, it is necessary to show the ticket as well as the IETF badge. You can find all the information about Prague’s public transport on the official site.

The ticket does not need to be validated. Just show it if a ticket inspector asks to see it.

You can use this form to plan your route.

Here you can find all the practical information about taxi service in Prague.

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

Side Meetings

The IESG has decided to provide a meeting room at IETF 99 in Prague in order to facilitate the scheduling of conversational side-meetings. The room is available for first-come first-served signup online. The meeting room will hold approximately 30 people and will be configured with a U-shaped table. This experiment will replace AD approval for rooms for side-meetings for potential new topics.

Side Meeting Room Reservations

Remote Hubs

Remote participation is available individually or from a Remote participation Hub.

IETF 99 Remote Hubs

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
I went because they advertised wash and fold service. I could pick it up four days later. I ended up doing my own laundry, two hours blown.

http://www.florentinum.cz/cs/jednotka.php?page=65 which is located inside http://www.florentinum.cz/en/lokalita/ceska-republika/. It was not self-serve. It was 250CZH for a bag of clothing.

Electrical Plug / Outlet

Electronics

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

Cellphones / Data

Information from the IETF 93 Attendees List from 2015:

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

Vodafone can also be found in the Palladium Shopping Center (about a ten minute walk from the IETF 99 Meeting Venue).

There is O2 shop 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. If you were satisfied it is common to leave around 10% tip (rounding up to some nice number when paying) but if you weren't satisfied you don't have to leave anything. If you on the other thought that the service was exceptional nothing is stopping you from leaving more.

Tipping by credit card is considered somewhat undesirable, as some establishments will take part, if not all, of a credit card based tip “for the house” rather than passing it along to the server. If you are paying by a credit card, give the server a tip when s/he returns your paying slip, or if paying by cash just round up the bill as you are paying.

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 99 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 99 meeting venue:

Tesco Express, Havlíčkovo nám. Praha,

Restaurants

On May 31, 2017 the law to ban smoking in all restaurants, bars, and pubs takes effect in Prague.

  • 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
    • 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 )
  • closed Almare ristorante italiano,Těšnov 1059/1110 00 Praha 1 Tsjechië. Italian Seafood restaurant near the hotel. closed
  • Bottega Linka Havlíčkova 1680/13, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město Italian style, good meat some veg. options. stylish and pricey. great wine celler.

For help in finding restaurants to book dinners for larger groups:

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

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

Ema Espresso. Na Florenci 3, 110 00 Prague 1 (they do flat white)

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ietf99.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/20 21:00 by jrlevine