Travel Recommendations

Prague is a well connected city in the heart of Europe. Dozens of both regular and low-cost carriers provide cheap air tickets to the city’s main airport, Vaclav Havel International. Other nearby airports include Brno (Czech Republic), Dresden, Nuremberg and Munich (all Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Bratislava (Slovakia). If you wish to avoid air travel, multiple international and domestic train and bus connections are on offer for very affordable fares. The English website of the German Railways provides an easy-to-navigate search for available train connections, while Eurolines and Megabus are reliable providers of international bus connections. We recommend to book your transportation earlier as ticket prices might rise quickly.

Prague has one of the best public transport systems in Europe. The metro, trams and buses are used by two thirds of Prague’s population and cover the majority of the city and its outskirts. If you’re staying for the entire duration of the Convention, we recommend you to buy a tourist pass that will enable you to use any type of mass transit as many times as you want within the time period for which your pass is valid. Find an overview of available passes here.

Accommodation Recommendations

Prague offers a large variety of uncounted lodging options, with cheap hostels offering single beds in dormitories as well as separate rooms, medium-range and high-end hotels, but also private accommodation as well as hundreds of Couchsurfing and AirBnB options – the latter especially interesting for smaller and larger groups .

Since Prague is a well-visited city around the year, we recommend to arrange your accommodation the earliest possible to enjoy the best offers and deals.

We are cooperating with a couple of centrally located hostels in Prague (map available here) in order to offer you an exclusive IAPSS Autumn Convention 2015 discount. The following hostels participate in the discount agreement:

Old Prague Hostel | www.oldpraguehostel.com

Prague Square Hostel | www.praguesquarehostel.com

Hostel Prague Tyn | www.hostelpraguetyn.com

In order to enjoy a discount of 15%, please make your booking through the online booking form available via the links stated above. Please e-mail the respective hostel of your choice after booking, indicating a) your booking reference number and b) the promotional code ‘IAPSSAC15’.

Travellers Hostel | www.travellers.cz

This hostel offers beds in dormitories (discounted rate at 15 EUR/night) and in smaller rooms (discounted rate at 20 EUR/night). For a booking, please contact sales@cihs.cz and indicate the promotional code ‘IAPSSAC15’. Discounts are also available for other hostels/hotels related to Travellers Hostel (for more, please consult: www.cihs.cz).

Visa Invitations

Visa invitations are available for those in need for a Schengen Tourist Visa. Please check with the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs whether you need a pre-arranged visa or not here. We provide visa invitations on the basis of a completed registration (ticket). After purchasing your ticket, please get in touch with our Congress Management at ac-administration@iapss.org with a digital copy of your passport. We will then issue your personalized visa invitation in due time!

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