June 14, 2017 – Opening Ceremony & Welcome Cocktail at Karolinum Hall

Univerzita Karlova, Ovocný trh 560/5, Praha 1

Please, take your seat before 6.50 PM.

The semiformal dress is welcome

How to get there:

Take Metro line A from Nádraží Veleslavín to Můstek (app. 20 min), then follow the plan below

(when going from the Faculty or hotels near the Faculty)

 

June 16, 2017City Tour Finished by Conference Dinner

Important notes:

  • The programme will start at 5:30 pm at the tram stop “Vozovna Vokovice ” in walking distance from the Faculty

  • please be ready at the tram stop at 5:20 PM at the latest as the tram cannot wait for latecomers

  • estimated finish of the dinner at 10:00 pm

  • Costs are included in the registration fee

 

Ride by Unique Historic Trams

Experience a ride by historic tram which operated in Prague in past times and enjoy panoramic views of Old Town, Prague Castle, and Lesser Town or of the embankment & Vltava River.

The route of tram ride will be scheduled based on the location of hotel/venue of your choice. A short orientation city walk can follow. The guests would get of the tram and make a short city walk back to the hotel. Please note that the historic tram cannot be set in operation in icy conditions or during heavy snow falls.

 

Visit of Beautiful Library in Strahov Monastery

The Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov is one of the oldest monasteries of the Premonstratensian Order in the world. It has been a working monastery practically ever since it was founded in 1143. Fire, the Hussite Wars, religious wars, and the Communists all failed to shut down this institution. The Premonstratensians are an order of canons regular founded in 1120 by St. Norbert and they are an integral part of the Roman Catholic Church. The source and centre of the life of the Strahov Premonstratensians is the monastery at Strahov, where novices and clerics are brought up and trained, and where the abbot resides along with other representatives of the canonry.

Besides its spiritual services and abbey life, Strahov Abbey also plays a role in the cultural life of society. The famous and unique Strahov Library and the reopened Strahov Picture Gallery are cultural institutions proving to the world that the Strahov Premonstratensians have always cared for the development of culture and education. The Strahov Library (Philosophical Hall and Theological Hall) collections contain approximately 200,000 volumes, estimated to hold 260,000 works.

 

Conference Dinner at the Grand Monastery Restaurant

The Premonstratensian Monastery in Strahov was founded in 1140 by Bishop Zdik of Olomouc with the support of the Czech prince and future king Vladislav II. The first mention of a brewery dates from the break of 13th and 14th century. The last complete reconstruction was finished in 2001. The brewery was restored and a restaurant was opened brewing and serving its own dark 14° “St. Norbert” beer named after the founder of the Premostratensian order.

The restaurant is located within the picturesque area of the Strahov Monastery, just a short walk from the Prague Castle area. Traditional Czech cuisine is served at the restaurant together with a good range of Czech and Moravian wines.