Tropentag 2020:

Food and nutrition security and its resilience to global crises

September 9 - 11, 2020,
organised by
ATSAF e.V., Germany


General venue information


Prague

Charles Bridge by Jiří Píša

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.3 million people. Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Looking at the map we can find that Prague really is a focal point; heart and centre of the continent. However, Prague is not only a geographical heart of Europe, but also a place where for centuries different nations were mixing and different cultures were merging, influencing each other. Those who walk through Prague walk through the history of Europe and its cultural streams.

For more than one thousand and one hundred years visitors to Prague have been trying to give Prague a suitable name: stone Prague, golden Prague, magic Prague, hundred-spired Prague, Prague, mother of the all cities... Each of these highlight one of its many attractive features.

Hundred-spired Prague – as this name suggests, Prague is the city of architectural treasures. It might be impossible to count all the large and small spires of Prague churches, palaces and houses. This city has been developing for more than one thousand years, in the course of time many memorable buildings have been built. In spite of often having been destroyed, Prague was able to keep its enormous legacy. It excels in Romanesque monuments; it is known as a world-renowned work of Gothic city planning. The re-catholicization of the country was accompanied by a remarkable development of the Baroque style. Hundreds of artists, mainly from Italy and Germany, gave Prague its Baroque appearance, which the city has been preserving since that time. The countenance of Prague reflects every cultural period and every artistic style.

For more information about Prague visit: http://www.praguewelcome.cz/en/

 

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS)

CULS from above

The congress will take place in the campus of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. The campus is about 20 minutes by public transport from the city centre. The campus is situated in the northwest suburb of Prague - in the city district Suchdol. It is a quiet garden-suburb with a few small protected areas near-by.

The modern campus offers a concentration of all services and facilities in one place. There are six Faculties with classrooms and lecture theatres, congress halls, students' dormitories, Mensa (a student restaurant), restaurants and bars, parking etc. The venue of the conference will be located at four sites - Aula, Round pavilion, T building and building of Faculty of Environmental Sciences. All the facilities are placed on the campus reachable by foot within 10 minutes. There are 3 hotels in the immediate vicinity of the campus and other hotels and accommodation are easily reachable by public transport.

More information about the CZU is available here: https://www.czu.cz/en/

 

Map of the campus with the conference locations (pdf)

 

CULS CULS
Greenhouses and botanical garden on the campus
 

Currency and exchange rates

The currency in the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (Kc / CZK). Banknotes are in denominations of CZK 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000. Coins are in denominations of CZK 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50. There are many places in Prague that accept payments in EUR too.

Rate of exchange:

  • 1 EUR = approx. 25 CZK
  • 1 USD = approx. 23 CZK
  • 1 GBP = approx. 29 CZK