House of Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies
Novotného lávka 5, Prague 1
Czech Republic
GPS: 50.0854139N, 14.4132978E

How to get here

The easiest way how to get to conference is to use a metro, tram or bus to Staroměstská station and then you can walk or take a tram number 17 or 18 for a one stop to the Karlovy lážně station. If you use a tram you will have our building on your your right side. You will go a few steps backwards against the direction of your travel by tram and turn left before you go into underpass.

“Novotného lávka“, on the right bank of the Vltava River near the Charles Bridge and Smetana Embankment, is made up of historic buildings, originally water mills, with a rich history. Already in 1396 there were 10 mills here. In 1489, the first wooden water tower was built here, which was later replaced by a stone tower in 1577. Over the centuries, the footbridge has undergone changes of ownership and naming. In 1870 it was called the Old Town footbridge, but in 1885 it was renamed in honour of the miller Karel Novotný (1827-1900), who built the existing iron footbridge.

Today these historic buildings, owned by the Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Socies, have been converted into spaces for education, culture, gastronomy and entertainment.

Also worth mentioning is the Old Town Waterworks at the end of the footbridge with a direct view of Hradčany, rebuilt in 1883 to a design by Antonín Wiehl, decorated with sgraffiti by Mikoláš Alš, František Ženíšek and Jan Koula. Since 1936 it has housed the Bedřich Smetana Museum.

Like time, the Vltava River flows beneath this place as an endless source of energy, inspiration and life.

Exploring Prague

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the most attractive and most visited cities in Europe. The city offers its visitors a breathtaking historical atmosphere, presenting architectural masterpieces ranging from the Roman era basilicas to the art nouveau, functionalist and cubist houses of the 20th century. We invite you to visit, among other places, the unique large complex of Prague Castle overlooking the city from one of its hills, to walk over the Charles Bridge built in the 14th century, and to wander the narrow romantic streets of the Lesser Town and Old Town. Prague will also unveil itself to you as a busy, modern Central European center of culture and business with numerous restaurants, bars, music clubs, galleries and concert halls, and, of course, friendly people.

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Travel to Prague

Thanks to its location in the heart of Europe, Prague is easily accessible from all the major European airports.

The Václav Havel Airport Prague is one of the busiest in Central Europe. It offers visitors of Prague a direct connection to around 130 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

For more information please visit Václav Havel Airport Prague.

Public Transportation

Prague has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe. The subway, trams, and buses are used by two-thirds of Prague's population and cover the majority of the city and outskirts. The metro especially makes getting around town a breeze since it enables you to cover long distances in a matter of minutes. If you can't continue to your destination on foot, you'll be able to catch a tram or bus from near the subway station.

The Prague public transport mobile app can be download here.

How To Get From Prague Airport To The Conference Venue

By Public Transport

Take municipal bus no. 119 to its terminal stop Nádraží Veleslavín. Once there, take metro line A to the Staroměstká station (5 stops).

The Conference venue is situated 450m from the Metro station Line A „Staroměstká“. See here on google maps

Travel time: 45 minutes, ticket price: 40 CZK (valid for 90 minutes).

Tickets can be purchased in following ways:

  • In information centers and yellow vending machines at metro stations
  • In every tram (only by contactless credit/debit card) and bus (only from driver, it is slightly more expensive)
  • In newspapers shops
  • In the new mobile application PID Lítačka

We recommend that you find the public transport stop near to your planned accommodation. You can also find other transport links here.

By Taxi

Taxi is much more expensive than public transport and it is only a little faster. It is reasonable to use taxis only for night arrivals/departures, when bus line 119 does not operate.

Only official airport taxis (Uber) are allowed to operate at the airport. You can find taxis in front of the arrival halls of both terminals. Moe information about the Uber service you can find at

How To Get From The Main Railway Station To The Congress Venue

From the Main railway station (Hlavni nadrazi) take metro line C (red line) to Muzeum station (1 stop) then change to line A and continue to Staroměstká station (2 stops).

The Conference venue is situated 450m from the Metro station Line A „Staroměstká“. See here on google maps.

Travel time: max 15 minutes, ticket price: 30 CZK (valid for 30 minutes).

Visa Requirements

The visa requirements are here.