Useful information

Weather

The weather at the beginning of September in Pilsen is usually warm with temperatures around 20–25°C/70–80°F and somewhat humid. Sudden showers and thunderstorms are common, so bring an umbrella or be prepared to dash for cover.

You can view the current weather conditions at www.weather.com or www.pilsen.eu.

Time zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time (CET) – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October, along with the rest of the CET zone, the Czech Republic observes summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.

Currency

Czech crown (CZK, Kč) is the official currency in the Czech Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at Václav Havel Airport Prague and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site.

You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.

Lunches

You may buy lunch at the university canteen just few steps from the Annual Meeting Venue. The canteen offers hot meals, salads, sandwiches and beverages for reasonable prices during opening hours 10:30–15:00. The capacity of the canteen is 350 seats. Please note that only cash payment in CZK is accepted in the canteen. Apart from the canteen there are three snack bars and a café in the area of the university campus.
Eating out in the evening is quite popular in Pilsen and sometimes it is advisable to make table reservations the day before, especially for Friday and Saturday evenings. Please note that alcoholic drinks are comparatively cheap in Czech restaurants.

Gastronomy

Tourists come to Pilsen to see the sights and taste the world renowned Pilsner Urquell. Good food, friendly environment and excellent entertainment complement the pleasant experience.

Shopping

Most shops in Pilsen are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday through Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday through Sunday.

Tipping

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.

Insurance

The Annual Meeting organisers accept no responsibility for any medical expenses, theft, loss or accident incurred during the 19th EAA Annual Meeting.

Important telephone numbers

112 – General Emergency (The European Standard number)
150 – Fire
155 – Ambulance
158 – Police

Electricity

The Czech Republic uses a 220 volt 50 Hz system. Sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.

Official Language

The official language of the conference is English. Translation services are not provided.

Filming

It is forbidden to film at sessions, the Annual Business Meeting and other official occasions without the permission of the EAA.

Czech language

Even though English is widely spoken at the hotels, shops and restaurants in Pilsen, we include a few basic Czech words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Pilsen.

Slovník Vocabulary
Ahoj
Hi
Dobrý den
Hello
Dobrý večer
Good evening
Dobrou noc
Good night
Jak se máte?
How are you?
Mám se dobře.
I am fine.
Děkuji
Thank you.
Kolik to stojí?
How much is it?
Nechceš jít na pivo?
Would you like to go for a beer?
Pivo
Beer
Jeden
One
Dva
Two
Tři
Three
Deset
Ten