here. It is wise to stick to traffic rules and speed limits since police controls are frequent.
112 is the general emergency line throughout the European Union (similar to 911 in the U.S.) The number can be dialed from any phone.
The cuisine of the Czech Republic has always maintained a very high standard, even through the difficult war and Communist years. In the interwar years the Prague cuisine was regarded as equal to the Parisian and Viennese one.
Meals are often started with a soup (polévka). These can be meat broths with different noodles and dumplings. Since picking mushrooms is a national pastime, mushroom soup is popular. A speciality is garlic soup (česnečka) with bread croutons.
Beef, veal and especially pork is very common as main dish. Lamb, venison and fish (apart from the traditional Christmas carp) are less common. Goulash and schnitzel often appear on menus. A vegetarian (but calorie-rich) alternative is camenbert baked in breadcrumb butter with lingonberry sauce (hermelín). As side dishes, dumpling, noodles and potatoes in al forms (mashed, boiled, fried, are often served).
There is a huge variety of desserts - often regarded as the best part of the Czech cuisine. This ranges from fruit dumplings and pancakes to all kinds of cakes and strudels.
The Czech Republic is an associate member of the Schengen agreement which exempts travelers from regular personal border controls between almost all European Union (EU) countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Estonia) and two European Economic Area (EEA) countries (Norway and Iceland). as well as Switzerland. People living in Great Britain and Ireland are subject to personal border controls upon entry to the Schengen area. Border controls can, however be imposed on travellers from all states.
If you are not a citizen of a Schengen country, please check with the embassy responsible if a visa is required for entry. If you need a visa, please start the paperwork AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Not only can handling times be long, but it might be difficult to find the embassy responsible for citizens of your nationality and location. In many cases, Czech embassies do not hold consular offices and the visa applications are handled by embassies of or in or in other countries. This can delay procedures. Please note that invitation letters are only issued for invited speakers and selected poster presenters.
Liblice Catle offers free wireless connection Free Wifi is getting more common also in cafes and restaurants.
There are no laundries in Liblice.
Lunches, breakfasts and dinners are served in the dining room the Castle, if not announced differently.
In case of emergency, call 112 (general emergency). If you are a citizen of any of the Nordic, EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, you have access to essential health care if you register beforehand at a social insurance office in your home country and obtain a European Health Insurance card. If European health insurance cards are not yet issued in your country,ask for a form E128, or a form E111. People from non-European countries are strongly encouraged to obtain a travel health insurance.
The Czech Republic does not have the Euro, but an own currency, the crown (koruna) abbreviated CZK. Coins exist at 1, 2, 5 , 10, 20 and 50 CZK, notes at CZK100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000.
Cash machines (ATMs), in Swedish "Bankomat" or "Sedelautomat", are frequent in the Czech Republic, but there is no one in Liblice. Currency exchange offices, are common in Prage but sometimes have high commissions and/or unfavourabe rates. There are exchange offices at the airport as well as cash machines. Credit cardsr are very widely accepted, but sometimes this does not include "Diners" and "Amex" due to their higher fees for businesses.
The closest one is in Melník, Tyršova 100. It opens from 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri, 08.00 to 12:00 Sat.
There are no official public holidays during the meeting, since Ascension Day i not a public holiday in the Czech Republic.
Registration will be at the front desk of Liblice Castle on 27th May 2019 from 14:00 to 20:00. Later arriving participants can get their material in the lecture room during coffee breaks.
Shops generally open 09:00 - 18:00 (Mon to Fri) and 09:00 - 12:00 on Sat, supermarkets longer and also on Sundays and public holidays. Most popular souvenirs are:
Please note that there are no shops in Liblice, but emergency toiletries are available at Liblice Castle.
Taxis should be preee-booked. Waving down taxis from the pavement in New York Style is NOT a good idea, you will very probably be cheated and, if you are unlucky, even mugged.
For calls to the Czech Republic: Dial +420 (the country code for the Czech Republic), then the nine-digit subscriber's number. If you want to make a call from the Czech Republic, dial 00 + the country code + area code + the subscriber's number.
The GSM network works on frequencies of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz (dependent on the carrier). It's not compatible with some mobile phones in North America or Japan.If you are taking your mobile phone with you, make sure that it is able to work on these.
Central European daylight saving time (UTC + 2) will be in force during the meeting. There is no time shift between Germany, France and the Czech Republic and a 1 hour time shift between London and Liblice. If it is 1 o'clock in London and 2 o'clock in Frankfurt it is 2 o'clock in Liblice.
Tipping is less common in the Czech Republic than in the rest of Europe. At restaurants in the Czech Republic a gratuity or service charge is usually included. If it is there should be no need to leave a tip. If no service charge is included, it is good etiquette to tip the waiter or waitress 10% to 15%. In case of bad service it is OK to give nothing. For porters CZK 20,- per bag is a god amount.
Ladies' rooms are marked with "ženy or dámy" and Gentlemen's rooms with"Muži" or "Páni". Unisex teilets are fairly uncommon in the Czech republic.
Please see the Venue & Access page for details.
The electricity supply in the is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.
Weights and measures
The Czech Republic uses the metric system.
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