Prague is a historical and at the same time modern city that should offer everything you need during your stay.
Prague has a very wide and well-functioning system of public transport. All relevant information can be found here, the fare price list is here. Should your accommodation be located further away from the conference venue, it might be a good idea to consider buying a 72-hour ticket. Otherwise, one-time tickets (30 or 90 minutes) will be enough.
The fastest and most efficient (in most situations) means of transport is the Prague metro with 3 lines (“A”, “B” and “C”). The conference venue lies just above Staroměstská metro station (line “A”).
Tickets can be purchased online (through an app that is easy to operate), via SMS (please note that the ticket only becomes valid after you receive a confirmation SMS) or in person at most metro stations. It is also possible to buy tickets directly on some trams (the modern ones), but this is not very reliable. Paying for the tickets by credit card is usually possible.
Getting to Prague
Both the main railway station (Hlavní nádraží) and the main bus station (Florenc) are located within a convenient walking distance from the city center.
The airport (Letiště Václava Havla) is located a little further away, with bus connection available. The best opportunity is bus line 119 that will take you to the green line of metro (“A”), just a couple of stations from the center.
Restaurants, food and shops
Czech cuisine traditionally includes meat. Vegetarian options such as salads or fried cheese with fries are available practically everywhere. Vegan options are somewhat rarer at traditional places.
Some tips regarding places to eat at (all very close to the conference venue):
Bistro Mezi řádky (the same building as the conference venue) – student bistro/café, smaller dishes, usually 2 lunch options
Refectory Právnická / Menza Právnická (Nám. Curieových 7, Prague 1) – student refectory
Hany Bany (Veleslavínova 5, Prague 1) – very popular among students, a café/bar with quite a wide selection of dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options
Plzeňská pivnice a restaurace u Rudolfína (Křižovnická 60/10, Prague 1) – traditional Czech cuisine
Forkys (Veleslavínova 60/10, Prague 1) – 100% vegan place
Maitrea (Týnská ulička 1064/6, Prague 1) – vegetarian restaurant, vegan options
Beas Vegetarian Dhaba (Týnská 19, Prague 1) – vegetarian buffet restaurant, vegan options
KFC (Kaprova 14, Prague 1) – the closest fast food
Supermarkets and grocery shops:
Žabka (Kaprova 16/9, Prague 1) – probably the closest grocery shop, a rather small one
Albert (Na Můstku 16, Prague 1) – the closest supermarket (1 metro station away or 15 minutes of walking)
The Czech currency is the Czech crown (CZK, 1 EUR = approximately 25 CZK). Paying by credit card is possible almost everywhere.
EUR in cash is also accepted at some places in the center, but this is not very reliable.
Places worth visiting (many more can be found here):
The Royal Way of Prague – the traditional coronation route of Czech kings, it connects most of the old city center and popular tourist attractions, such as Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
Vyšehrad Gardens – a quieter place with beautiful views
Rašínovo embankment – a walk along the river