Learn more about Prague and the conference venues! To make your stay as comfortable as possible, we prepared a couple of useful tips for you.
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Is Prague safe? Petty theft is a problem, especially in major tourist areas in Prague. Pickpocketing is common at busy places and on public transport. Except for that, Prague is extremely safe compared to other European capital cities. There are basically no shady areas and it's usually completely okay to walk anywhere you like, even at night.
If anything goes wrong call the emergency number 112.
Is Prague friendly? It is, just remember that people might not be used to speaking foreign languages. Saying "nerozumeem" is the simplest way of telling them you don't understand Czech.
How should I move around the town? While Uber is available in Prague, the Liftago app provides a very similar experience. Also, Prague has an excellent system of public transport, which includes three lines of metro trains, trams, and buses.
With a Czech SIM card, you can use SMS tickets, otherwise you need to buy paper ones in yellow ticket machines. During the conference you should be okay with regular 30 min tickets for 24 CZK. Zone P includes everything you need, even the airport area.
At night, there is a different, limited system of public transport and metro is completely out of order. The last train usually goes around midnight. Depending on your route it still might be okay to take public transport, but calling Uber or Liftago is usually less tiring.
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How to get there: From the city center – trams 4, 5, 12 or 20 to Lihovar. Follow the sidewalk to the right, cross over the bridge, turn at first right and keep walking straight. There will be posters to guide you.
Address: Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha 5
GPS: 50.0532481N, 14.4082011E
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How to get there: take green metro A to Dejvická and then walk the Technická St. Another option is to arrive at Thákurova stop (many trams and buses) and walk the Thákurova St.
Address: Thákurova 9, Praha 6
GPS: 50.1050400N, 14.3896428E
Around venue: The large rounded square nearby will host a huge regular Farmers' Market (8am–2pm). For food, pay a visit to AvantGarde ($$$) or to Bistro Santinka ($$). A rather short walk towards the Hradčanská metro stop can take you to a world of hip bistros and coffee places (Místo, Café Záhorský, a Table!).
Prague is a very lively place, especially in June. During the conference days there will be multiple alternative activities you can attend:
Looking for something else? Check out GoOut for concerts, festivals, exhibitions, movies, parties, and more.
National Technical Museum during Prague Museum Night
Praha Žije Hudbou
When it comes to mainstream tourism, Prague can be full of traps. Watching the Honest Guide is not only the easiest way for you to avoid them and to get the most useful tips about just anything, but it's also fun to watch!
USE-IT maps are paper tourist guides for young people, from young people. Made by locals, no-nonsense, non-commercial, free, and up-to-date. USE-IT map of Prague is very well maintained and PyCon CZ highly recommends you to get one!
Great news! We will be giving away these maps for free at the conference venue. Of course, you can also get it at other various places in Prague.
Fly to PRG, Vaclav Havel Airport. To get to the city, use
Look for accommodation around Anděl or Smíchovské nádraží to get the best connection with both the conference venue and the rest of the city. Both places have access to the yellow metro B as well as bus/tram connections to the venue.
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Never been to the Czech Republic? Here's some practical info: