Prague, the Heart of Europe
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.
The name Magic Prague is known all over the world. Doctor Faust's Prague, Golem's Prague - this name was given to the city after the mythical clay giant symbolizing Jewish magic. Rudolphian Prague - after Emperor Rudolf II, who contributed to its reputation to a great extent. This emperor of alchemists, the admirer of occultism and Maecenas gathered in Prague one of the biggest collections of art of that time. The remains of this collection, still preserved in Prague, are remarkable. However, the emperor left behind something that cannot be taken from the city - the atmosphere of mystery.
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
The congress will take place in the campus of Czech University of Life Sciences. The campus is about 20 minutes 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. Due to its location, Prague a very good initial point for field excursions across the whole Bohemia.
The modern campus offers a concentration of all services and facilities in one place. There are four Faculties with classrooms and lecture theatres, two congress halls, students’ dormitories, Menza (a student restaurant), restaurants and bars, parking etc. The main venue of the conference will be situated to a modern Congress Centre of the University. All these facilities are within 10 minutes by foot around the campus. There are 3 hotels in the immediate vicinity of the campus.