• Czech Republic
The Czech Republic (pop. 10m), comprising the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and part of Silesia, borders Poland to the north, Germany to the northwest and west, Austria to the south, and Slovakia to the east.
The Czech-inhabited lands of Bohemia and Moravia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from the early 17th century until 1918, when they were united in a common state with Slovakia and part of Silesia. The new state, known as Czechoslovakia, was broken up during World War II, but was reestablished in 1945. During the early 1990s, the Czechs and Slovaks decided to dissolve the republic, and two independent states were born in 1993: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Prague (pop 1.1m), capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, is located in the central part of the country, in the region of Bohemia. Often called the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ because of its many churches and towers, Prague is a main commercial, industrial, and cultural center. It is also one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and a major tourist attraction.
Greater Prague was formed in 1920 by the incorporation of 37 nearby towns and villages, but today it also includes numerous new suburban developments.The historic center of the city developed in a broad valley on the banks and surrounding hills of the Vltava River. Many bridges link the two parts of the city. The most famous of these is Charles Bridge.
There is a great variety of accommodation possibilities in Prague.
• 3-star hotels within a walking distance from the venue at €45
All above rates are per person, per night in a double room. Single and 3-bedded rooms are available upon request.
The quoted rates are on a full-board basis. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel, while lunch and dinner will be served at the venue.
Detailed information on accommodation and room reservations is provided by the local website at <http://bkp.pinknet.cz/eybc/>.