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Anytime Hop ON - Hop OFF Prague
Tuesday 12. 7. 2016 Prague Castle in Detail
Thursday 14. 7. 2016 Grand Tour of Prague
Friday 15. 7. 2016 Grand Tour of Prague
Sunday 17. 7. 2016 Old Town and Jewish Quart

Hop ON - Hop OFF Prague - Your Flexible City Tour

Conditions and price

  • Price of the 24 hour ticket for Summer season 2016 is 23 EUR / 600 CZK (blue card)
  • Price of the 48 hour ticket for Summer season 2016 is 31 EUR / 800 CZK (orange card)
  • Valid vouchers are replaced with a Ticket-cards directly on the bus
  • Ticket-cards are valid for 24 or 48 hours after first stamping
  • Refundable deposit of 20,- CZK is collected on the bus per each released card

Service description

  • Transport around Prague, not just to the most important sights, but also to several prominent hotels, the Staropramen brewery, Prague Congress Centre and others.
  • 3 routes - 26 stops for getting on, off or transferring between routes. Interactive overview of the stops, including a map of all 3 routes, can be found here.
  • Informative audio commentary in 22 world languages
  • An hour-long trip on a sight-seeing boat on the Vltava

An English speaking assistant on every bus


Prague Castle in Detail

The Prague Castle, an ancient symbol of the Czech lands, is the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic. The Prague Castle was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Přemysl Dynasty (Přemyslovci). According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m². A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from Roman-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications in the 14th century.

The famous Slovenian architect Josip Plečnik was responsible for extensive renovations in the time of the First Republic (1918-1938). Since the Velvet Revolution, the Prague Castle has undergone significant and on-going repairs and reconstructions.

A visit includes: Old Royal Palace, Golden Lane, Bazilik of St. Georg, and St. Vitus Cathedral. The tour then follows the "Royal Route", the former promenade of kings and part of the official coronation by foot. Tour ends at Lesser Town (close to Malostranska Metro station) after winding stairs down from Prague Castle.

Please kindly note THIS IS A WALKING TOUR!

Date and time: Tuesday, 12 July, 9:00 - 13:00

Price per person: 49 EUR (incl. Prague Castle - Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden lane)

Including A/C coach transfer to the Prague Castle and then from the city centre to the Prague Congress Centre, English speaking guide.


Grand Tour of Prague

The insightful historical tour lets you enjoy the city´s most famous sights. The tour starts at the Prague Castle (Hradčany), listed as the biggest castle complex in the world. It established itself as the spiritual centre of the Bohemian sovereigns from 9th century and since 1918 (foundation of Czechoslovakia) it has served as the residence of presidents. A visit to St. Vitus Cathedral is included. The tour then follows the "Royal Route", the former promenade of kings and part of the official coronation route by foot. Winding down to Lesser Town where you will cross the famous Charles Bridge and continue to discover remarkable monuments in the Old Town area. This remarkable journey ends in front of the Old Town City Hall with its extraordinary astronomical clock.

Please kindly note THIS IS A WALKING TOUR!

Dates and times: Thursday, July 14, 9:00 - 13:00; Friday, July 15, 13:00 - 17:00

Price per person: 39 EUR (partly - visit of St.Vitus cathedral only)

Including A/C coach transfer to the Prague Castle and then from the city centre to the Prague Congress Centre, English speaking guide.


Old Town and Jewish Quarter

This insightful historical tour of the Old Town of Prague lets you enjoy the city's most famous sights such as the Powder Tower, the Estate Theatre, the Charles University, the Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter and other sights. You will discover astonishing history of the Jewish community in Prague, which can be traced back to the middle of the 10thcentury. Miraculously many outstanding monuments have remained intact through WWII.

The visit includes the Jewish Museum located in Prague Synagogues and Old Jewish Cemetery.

Please kindly note THIS IS A WALKING TOUR!

Date and time: Sunday, July 17, 13:00 - 17:00

Price per person: 50 EUR

Including A/C coach transfer from/to the city centre to the Prague Congress Centre, English speaking guide.


Congress program

The Congress is divided into multiple sessions of various types. To actively participate (as a presenter) you must submit a contribution to the one of the following sessions:


The Scientific Program of the Congress will offer a wide range of topics, which are incorporated in the present orientations of the ISPRS Technical Commissions and all their Working Groups.

Theme Sessions will present bridging themes between/among WGs.


ISPRS cooperates with other organizations and they organize together so called Special Sessions (SpS). These sessions will enhance a range of potential applications of our knowledge and will spread our achievements to the member of our sister organizations.


On Sunday 17 July, there will be oral and interactive sessions organized by ISPRS Student Consortium. The students who are currently working on their graduate, master and PhD. studies are welcome to attend.


All registrants at the ISPRS Congress may nominate a software system or a data set for the contest. In principle, all tutorials, software or data sets nominated for CATCON contest should be non-commercial and should be provided to users without license charges for not-for-profit use.


ISPRS together with United Nations Initiation on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) will organize the first ISPRS — UN-GGIM National Mapping and Cadastral Agency Forum. One of the strategy goals of ISPRS is to provide a better forum for National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies to discuss their scientific and technical issues in mapping.


ISPRS together with the International Academy of Astronautics will organize the first ISPRS-IAA Space Agency Forum. The Forum provides an ideal platform for Space Agencies for mutual discussions with one of the main community of users of space imagery and scientific community that supports it.


ISPRS encourages companies to organize Exhibitor’s Showcase Sessions and Commercial Sessions to present the latest development of their societies to the ISPRS Congress participants.


Half-day or one-day tutorials will take place before the Congress (11 and 12 July). These tutorials are prepared for Congress participants to bring their knowledge up to date or to be introduced to new developments.


Summer school before the Congress will focus among other topics mainly on: LIDAR Measurements and Free softrware for GIS and remote sensing. All Summer school participants must have an accepted paper at the Congress.



The Congress offers social activities every evening such as Welcome Reception, Exhibitors’ Reception, Congress Dinner and more.

For young scientist special social program will be prepared like Young Scientists Ice-Breaker Party, Soccer match and more.

Various optional and technical tours will be offered.

General Information Final program


The main purpose of the Student Consortium is to link students, young researches and professionals in different countries and provide a platform for exchange of information, to organize student specific events and other actions that integrate youth effectively into ISPRS.

Youth activities will start with Summer school before the Congress, followed by Youth Forum during the Congress. “Youth Forum” Best posters and papers will be awarded during the General Assembly. To strengthen the interaction among young scientists special social program for young scientists will be organized.

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ISPRS recognizes individual accomplishments through the sponsorship of awards and honors which are granted at each quadrennial Congress. Nominations for deserving candidates for awards are welcome and may be made by individuals or organizations in due time.

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