The City of Prague

Prague is indisputably the most attractive tourist destination in the Czech Republic. Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the city of one hundred spires is known virtually all over the world and regularly ranks among the most beautiful European cities. 

Contact information

Prague Convention Bureau
Rytířská 26
110 00 Prague 1
Česká Republika
Tel: +420 224 235 159
Fax: +420 224 234 399
E-mail: info@pragueconvention_cz

Web
pages
www.pragueconvention.cz

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The capital of the Czech Republic is both a modern city and architectural treasure whose historic centre has been on the UNESCO world heritage list since 1992. It is also a place pulsing with cultural life.

Prague contains all architectural styles: Romanesque rotundas, Gothic spires and cathedrals, Renaissance chateaux and palaces, Jewish synagogues, Baroque churches and monasteries, Cubist and Art Nouveau structures. All of them are located on 866 hectares of the historic city centre. In recent years, international studies have ranked Prague among the most attractive towns for meetings and congress or incentive tourism. Prague offers a wide range of historic monuments and places for organising various events, including hotels, conference halls, and restaurants. It is also the seat of the president, legislature, administration, and political subjects as well as important social, cultural, and educational institutions. The famous Charles University (founded 1348) belongs among the oldest universities in Europe. Thanks to its attractiveness, the city has been chosen by Hollywood filmmakers for making numerous films.

PRAGUE INSPIRES

Let Prague inspire you, as it has many outstanding artists and scientists in the past. Its mysterious atmosphere is reflected in the work of the local native Franz Kafka. W. A. Mozart, who was “understood by the people of Prague”, completed and presented here his best opera, Don Giovanni. As an important university city, it became a home to many personalities, whose discoveries and inventions make the present world what it is. Prague is never “out of season”. The local artistic life includes excellent operas, concerts, theatres and ballet. The city hosts the famous annual Prague Spring festival of classical music, several international film festivals, Prague International Jazz Festival and many other events.

CITY WHERE HISTORY MEETS FUTURE

Prague is remarkable for its astonishing wealth of architectural monuments, arts and historic places, but also for being modern and dynamic. It is a real European cultural centre whose breath-taking atmosphere leaves unforgettable impressions on its visitors. Historic palaces, merchants’ houses and modern architecture stand here next to each other in perfect symbiosis. All of this makes Prague an exceptionally attractive place worth visiting.

CITY MATURED TO PERFECTION

Prague shows progress in every detail. It may pride itself on a perfectly working public transport system, excellent public facilities, and a wide range of top-quality services. Its offer of conference spaces is also diverse and includes historic jewels in the city centre as well as modern conference centres equipped with the latest technology, which hosted for example IMF or NATO meetings. With culinary experience offered by local restaurants and catering companies added, the result will be perfect indeed.

EVERYTHING WITHIN REACH

Prague is an important traffic junction. The Václav Havel Airport serves for 53 airlines offering flights to 130 destinations in 52 countries worldwide. The journey from the airport to the centre takes only 30 minutes. Prague has three international railway stations and a coach station, all connected with underground stations. A motorway system connecting it with other important European cities makes it easily accessible from any corner of the planet. Moreover, any location in the centre may be reached within a few minutes, by walking. Museums, restaurants, monuments, relaxation and entertainment venues – everything is literally within the reach.

FAVOURABLE OFFER

Prague offers the top quality for a favourable price. It has over 70,000 beds in accommodation facilities, most of them built in the past decade and offering the top standard. Prague PCO and DMC provide high-quality and complex services. This is another reason why Prague is an ideal destination for international conference events.

Incentive programme

Historic car ride

Enjoy a sightseeing ride in the footsteps of Bohemian kings in Trabants, old Škoda cars, vintage and other vehicles.

Old tram ride

Go back in time to historical Prague aboard 70-100-year-old trams. We will plan a route of this unique ride guided by a conductor wearing a period uniform.

Sightseeing cruises

The Vltava River is an ideal place for admiring the beauties of Prague. You can choose from many cruises in combination with dinner, lunch, or live music. A boat trip through the Prague Venice will enable you to see the main city monuments through fishermen’s eyes from the river a century ago.

Treasure hunting

In this game, competing teams will visit famous monuments throughout the city. You will admire fantastic medieval houses appearing in every curve of paved streets of the old town and enjoy heartiness of local inhabitants.

In Mozart’s footsteps

A unique opportunity to visit places related to Mozart’s stay in Prague. You will learn why he received such a warm welcome from local citizens and why his music has remained in Czech hearts to this day.

Franz Kafka Tour

Franz Kafka tour will take you to places related to the famous writer, which influenced his works and were typical for an inspiring atmosphere of the city in the early 20th century.

Following Art Nouveau trail

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, new architectural styles arrived in Prague. This tour will give you the opportunity to compare various examples of Prague Art Nouveau with other styles of the period.

Beer excursion

A tour of breweries and the best pubs in the city, including the historical ones. On this excursion you will taste local beer and discover the long beer-brewing tradition in the Czech capital.

Glass decoration

Visit the famous Prague glass gallery, admire beautiful pieces of artistic works and create your own piece and decorate it as you wish.

Film Prague

Experience Prague in James Bond’s footstep, or on a dangerous mission as in Mission Impossible. Action games are inspired by these famous movies shot in Prague.

Events on ice

Regarding ice hockey, Czechs are world-famous as masters in this sport. Play a match with your team on ice, guided by Czech ice-hockey professionals.

Cooking course

Would you like to cook a traditional Czech dish or an exotic specialty? Learn from real professionals how to prepare a delicious soup, fantastic main course, and excellent desserts.

Prague collectors

Experience the technical underground of the City of Prague. Dozens of metres below the surface of Prague's historic centre, you will see the underground tunnels which contain the engineering networks ensuring the day-to-day function of a modern city.

Prague Convention Bureau

The Prague Convention Bureau is a non-profit organisation founded in 2008, continuing in the work of the Prague Association of Congress Tourism (PAKT). It includes member subjects from among hotels, conference organisers (Destination Management Companies, Professional Conference Organisers), structures suitable for holding conferences or similar events, restaurants, and other suppliers of conference services. The Bureau closely cooperates with The Prague City Council, Czech Tourism (Czech Convention Bureau), Association of Czech Hotels and Restaurants, Chambers of Commerce, and other subjects active in the congress tourism field, and is a member of ICCA and Meeting Professionals International.

The Prague Convention Bureau is especially a marketing organisation with the mission to strengthen a positive awareness about Prague as one of the leading European congress destinations. The Bureau seeks to maximally utilise the city’s congress potential and to support its economic growth.

OUR SERVICES

Within our activities we provide numerous free professional services:

  • Acting as an independent mediator between clients and local service providers. Broking contacts with Prague conference centres and other venues suitable for holding events, hotels, professional conference organisers (PCO) and destination management companies (DMC).
  • Providing information and objective advice on possibilities offered by Prague as a congress destination.
  • Assisting in communication with local administration authorities, media, and other important industry representatives.
  • Advising in the selection of a venue for a particular event.
  • Informing on public institutions, Prague’s infrastructure, accommodation and venues for social events.
  • Organising visits to venues as required by the customer.
  • Providing promotional and advertising materials – from the list of professional conference organisers to brochures about Prague, city maps, photos, videos, etc.

MEMBER SUBJECTS

Currently, the Prague Convention Bureau includes over 70 subjects in five categories:

  • Hotels
  • Event organisers
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering and restaurants
  • Services

Transport accessibility

By air

Thanks to its unique location in the very heart of Europe, Prague has always been an important traffic junction and strategic point for international meetings.

Prague Airport

  • Frequent and fast bus service
  • Journey to the city centre under 30 minutes
  • 53 airlines flying to 130 destinations in 52 countries

Transport to/from the airport:

Bus connection to underground lines A and B:

  • Terminal 1
  • Terminal 2 – in front of the arrivals hall
  • Airport express: Prague Airport – Prague Central Station (underground line C and connection to SC, EC, IC and EN trains) - 35 min

By car and train

Rail and coach transport
  • Three main railway stations – Prague Central Station, Holešovice, and Smíchov connected to underground stations of lines B and C

  • Prague-Florenc coach station connected to an underground station of line B

  • Train connection with cities throughout Europe

Road transport

  • Prague is the main traffic junction of European routes leading from West to East and from North to South.

  • Through motorways and highways it is connected with all neighbouring countries.

  • Journey to the German border takes only two hours.

Contact information

Prague Convention Bureau

Rytířská 26
110 00 Prague 1
Česká Republika
 
Tel: +420 224 235 159
Fax: +420 224 234 399
E-mail: info@pragueconvention_cz

Web pages

www.pragueconvention.cz

Venues

Full name Venues  Maximum capacity  Location  Type (hotel, congress centre) 
Výstaviště Letňany  34250 Praha Conference facility 
Kongresové centrum Praha 13925 Praha Conference facility 
O2 aréna 11750 Praha Conference facility 
Incheba Expo Praha 9900 Praha Conference facility 
TOP HOTEL Praha 4290 Praha Hotel
Hilton Prague 4234 Praha Hotel
Veletržní Palác 3370 Praha Conference facility 
Pražský hrad 2960 Praha Conference facility 
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague 2500 Praha Hotel
Obecní dům 1744 Praha Conference facility