Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Mathematics and physics, Charles University
Malostranské nám. 25
CZ-11800 Prague 1
The DigiLing Summer School will take place in room S1, Floor 4 of the "MFF UK" building (see below). There will be signs posted near the front desk and in the appropriate floors.
The training school will take place at the historical building of the School of Computer Science of the Charles University, in the Lesser Town in the center of Prague. The building itself was built in today's shape in the 17th century and it served then as a Jesuit monastery. It has a rectangular shape with a small yard in the middle; three wings now belong to the University, and the fourth to the famous baroque (roman-catholic) St Nicholas Church.
In the picture just below, you can see the east wing with the main entrance to the building (marked with the red arrow). The parking lot on the square has been closed down so you won't see so many cars there.
Getting from the airport
To get to the venue the best option is to take bus #119 from the airport to its terminal stop Nádraží Veleslavín. From there, you can either take tram #20 that goes directly to Malostranské náměstí, or – which may be a little faster – you can take metro to the station Malostranská and from there the tram #12, #15, #20, or #22 to Malostranské náměstí (one stop).
Prague has a well developed and reliable public transport, with the following prices for tickets, which are valid on buses, metro, and trams (more details here):
You can buy tickets in slot machines in the underground stations, in most newsstands, specialized public transport shops, Prague transport information centers at the airport and the main railway station, in the mobile app or per SMS (make sure to check out whether your provider is not blocking this service before you get on - maybe this is why this service is only offered in Czech). You can change between the buses, metro, and tram for no additional charge as long as your ticket has not expired. Remember to validate your ticket as soon as you get on the bus/tram or in a metro lobby by sticking it into a yellow machine with a green glowing arrow, or you may be subject to a fine of 800 CZK if you are caught. Each type of ticket should be validated only once – the first time you start to use it (never when you change).
RestaurantsYou can consult this app any time. We offer a selection of our proven lunch places.
Ananta - all-you-can-eat daily menu for CZK 115 and water for free. Hare-Krishna style Veggie food. Do not study the menu; it is always mixed vegetables with rice, lentil/vegetable soup, a small salad and halva for desert on a compartment plate. Three tram stops away.
Dhaba Beas is a franchise chain. The closest one is in Victora Huga str., Tram 20, 12, 15. Four tram stops away. A very tiny bistro, sooner a takeaway. Others are regular restaurants.
Natureza - the daily menu consisting of a soup and a main course for CZK 138, in a walking distance from Malostranské náměstí.
In-house: Profesní Dům.
Closest outside the faculty building: Ferdinanda.
Totally luxurious food as well as interior, very good value for the money at lunchtime: Café Savoy, two stops away.
Rich and savory Czech cuisine, a cheap but good restaurant chain: Kolkovna.
Three tram stops away: Vidličky a nože.
Café HAMU - from 12:45 (till 12:45 open only for the employees of The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) you can get menu for very reasonable prices (in Czech only), round the corner
Welcome party will take place in Restaurant U Glaubicu on Monday, June 17, starting at 18:00 on a self-pay basis. The restaurant is just behind the corner, the address is Malostranské náměstí 266/5. A group will leave the faculty building right after the end of the last Monday lecture (Localization) at 17:45.
A guided tour through a unique medieval parts of the faculty's building will take place on Thursday, June 20, starting at 16:00 and 16:30. We have to split into two groups about 20 people, so please write yourself on corresponding attendance list in the lecture room. We will meet at 15:55 and 16:25 in groundfloor in front of the lifts.