Social program

Sightseeing Cruise on Vltava River

Welcome Reception in Michna Palace

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meeting point: by the registration desk at 18:30


The main advantage of Prague Venice boat trip is to see Prague's main sights from the perspective of the fisherman sailing Vltava River with his boat 100 years ago.

You will be taken to places which are not so often visited by tourists, for example: watery casemates of the Old Town, Certovka channel and many others. From the boarding place at the site of the former Judith Bridge (by Krizovnicke namesti) you will be taken through a lagoon under Karlovy Lazne (Karlovy Spa) and then you will admire magnificent views or Prague - Prague Castle, Petrin Hill and Lesser Town roofs. National Theatre and then a drive under the Charles Bridge and continues to the Certovka channel. You will be introduced all places seen within the boat drive, all important historical events relating to route by professional guide speaking English.

Wooden Prague Venice boats are unique, as they were built as a copy of original boats sailing Vltava at the end of 19th century. They have flat-bottomed craft sited high up in the river enabling to enter Certovka channel, other tunnels and narrow spaces.

Prague Venice boat


Michna Palace - a part of Tyrs House - is situated in the heart of the city's Lesser Town (Mala Strana) near Charles Bridge and Hradcany. Agreeably to the historical notes this locality has been the oldest part of built up area in Prague. In the beginning it was a part of the church lands, then began an estate of the rich aristocratic ancestry. Baroque Michna Palace together with the fountain and atrium is the most precious place in all Mala Strana.


Conference Dinner


Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 19:30

Meeting point: by the Registration desk at 19:00


The dinner will be held in the Municipal House (Obecni dum). (

The Municipal House, a national cultural landmark, is among the most significant Art Nouveau buildings in Prague. It is located in the very centre of Prague, directly neighbouring the Powder Gate. The most significant Czech painters and sculptors of the time participated in the decoration of the Municipal House. That list included: Jan Preisler, Mikoláš Aleš, Max Švabinský, František Ženíšek, Ladislav Šaloun, Josef Mařatka, Josef Václav Myslbek, Alfons Mucha.

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