Tropentag 2022:

Can agroecological farming feed the world? Farmers' and academia's views

September 14 - 16, 2022,
organised by
Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague


Excursions


Capital city Prague

Friday, 16th September 2022. Each tour cost EUR 20,-
Tours must be booked by Thursday noon; send an e-mail to: tropentag@ftz.czu.cz.
The minimum number of persons: 8; the maximum number of persons: 20.

  • Tour of Prague Castle

    On this tour, you will visit the Prague Castle premises with a licensed local guide. You will see the exteriors of Prague Castle - palaces and churches, and you will look inside St. Vitus cathedral (if open to the public on the particular day and time). You will walk around the main entrance of the Czech Presidential office at Prague Castle and soak up a history of 1200 years on the top of the Castle hill. You will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Lesser Quarter and the Old Town with Charles bridge from the Castle hill and its viewpoints. You will also see beautiful gardens surrounding the whole Castle. Duration of the tour: 3 hours.
  • Tour of the Old Town

    On this tour you will visit the Old Town of Prague with a licensed local guide. You will see the Old Town Square with its famous Astronomical Clock from 1410, the Tyn church from 1465, Charles University from 1348, the Mozart Theatre (the Theatre of the Estates) where the premier of the opera Don Giovanni was conducted by W.A. Mozart himself in 1787, the Art Nouveau gem called the Municipal House from 1911 next to the medieval black Powder Tower and you will also step onto the oldest stone bridge in Prague - Charles bridge from 1357. Duration of the tour: 3 hours.
  • Tour of the Jewish Quarter

    On this tour you will visit the Jewish Quarter in Prague with a licensed local guide. You will see where the former Jewish Ghetto used to be and you will visit the interiors of the old orthodox synagogues and walk across the old orthodox Jewish cemetery as well as the reformed synagogue. The Jewish Museum is housed in the former orthodox synagogues and the old Jewish orthodox cemetery also belongs to this museum. The Old-New synagogue is the only still actively used orthodox synagogue in Prague for services and ranks among the oldest ones still used in whole Europe. The Spanish synagogue is still actively used for reformed Jewish services and belongs to the Jewish Museum as well. You will also see the Holocaust (Soa) memorial at the Pinkas synagogue on this tour. You will need to purchase entrance fees for this tour on the spot from the local guide. The entrance fees are 500Kc or 20Euro/person (cash only, please). Duration of the tour: 3 hours.

Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences

The Botanical Garden has a unique and comprehensive collection of crop plants from the tropics and subtropics. The collection includes plants used for direct consumption, i.e. fruit, vegetables, cereals, legumes and root crops. Visitors can also see medicinal, aromatic and textile plants, as well as stimulatory food and spices.
Info and price: Tours to the Botanical Garden will be on Wednesday and Thursday every hour between 9 am and 2 pm. Tours are guided; no reservation is needed. Price: free of charge.


Community garden MetroFarm

Logo Prague Community Garden

Our community garden and farm is thriving and growing. There are many ways to get your hands dirty and break a sweat during our farming adventures. We have individual garden patches, take care of animals, grow veggies on our community field and transform our common areas.
Info and price: The tour is planned for Friday, Sept. 16 in the afternoon. Excursion must be booked by Thursday noon; send an e-mail to: tropentag@ftz.czu.cz; the tour is free of charge.