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Social Event in Prague

Prague is one of Europe’s best-preserved cities, with a romantic riverside location enhanced by graceful bridges and a magnificent skyline punctuated with medieval church spires. Its historic Old Town follows a plan laid out 1,000 years ago, with ancient squares and winding cobblestone streets. Haunting Prague Castle looms large across the Vltava River, rising above the exquisite Charles Bridge. Add extravagant, fairy-tale architecture; memorable classical music; and, these days, good food and drink, and it’s easy to see why Prague charms everyone who visits. These all touristic attractivity has a special value added for IAMG: the IAMG inaugural meeting on 27 August, 1968, during the 23rd Session of the International Geological Congress, was held there. The Russian tanks had already come in when the meeting was held (Czechoslovakia was accupied by surrounding communist countries led by Soviet Union) and its participants had to leave Prague in a hurry but our organization got established… During this brief excursion we visit the popular touristic sites, like Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, or Old Town Square. But even more important, we visit places that were crucial for establishing of IAMG and long standing and founding IAMG members will talk about the tumultuous summer of 1968…

Accordingly, the program of the Commemorative Event in Prague includes:

  • guided city tour;
  • lunch in the city centre (restaurant Profesni dum);
  • guided visit of the place, where IAMG was established;
  • scientific session (talks will be delivered by IAMG Founding Members, IUGS President and IAMG President);
  • celebration dinner in Hotel International.

Join us for this memorable event!

Date: 8.9.2018

Organizers: Frits Agterberg, Karel Hron, Kamila Fačevicová

Price: 75 USD

This event has limited capacity, please register as soon as possible!

Organizational details:

The connection from Olomouc to Prague is up to participants. For the preferred option on Saturday morning also some concrete trains can be recommended, like those in the pdf document (with the preference to the first one). The meeting point in Prague main railway station (Praha hl.n.) will be announced well in advance, the sightseeing part of the event starts from here at 10:00. There will be a possibility to leave the luggage with the organizers at this point and their transfer to one of hotels we recommend (without any direct link to IAMG2018) will be organized, where you can pick them up on Saturday evening. These hotels are

Vienna House Diplomat Prague

Hotel DAP – Military club Prague

We strongly recommend to book the accommodation there well in advance, because Prague is a very busy city in summer.

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