cultural program

Impact Summit Leadership Conference does not only aim to educate students about world political issues but also about the rich Czech Culture. Throughout the 7 day program all students will have the opportunity to visit the following monuments and have there a tour with an English speaking tour guide:

Prague Castle

The castle has been built around the year 880 by Prince Borivoj from the house of Premyslides. The Prague castle is considered to be the biggest castle complex of the world it also became a part of UNESCO in the year 1992. The castle complex consists of a wide range of architecture styles – from the remaining of Romanian style, up to gothic renovations from the 14.th century.  

Petrin Tower

The Petrin Lookout Tower is a 63.5 meters height watchtower which by its design resembles the famous Eiffel Tower. That is the reason why the Petrin Tower is sometimes called the Little Eiffel Tower. This famous tourist attraction can be either accessed by a cable car or a one-hour long walk through a beautiful park through which you can see the entire Prague

Vysehrad

The Vysehrad fortress was built approximately in the 10th century and it is located in the city center right next to the bank of river Vltava. Within the fort complex tourists can find the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, as well as the Vyšehrad Cemetery, containing the remains of many famous people from Czech history, among them Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Karel Čapek, and Alphonse Mucha.

Astronomical Clock

Astronomical Clock situated at OldTown Square is the third oldest Clock in the world and the oldest still operating. Due to its beautiful design and amazing view in the entire Prague it has become one of the most famous tourist attraction in Prague. The Clock was first installed in 1410 and it has witnessed many important landmarks of Czech history such as the famous defenestration. 

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is the oldest remaining bridge in Prague. The name Charles Bridge was suggested by K.H. Borovsky and it became popular around the year 1870.  Foundation stone had been laid down by the Charles IV. on 9. June 1357 at 5:31 am. Charles IV was obsessed with numerology, so he chose this date and time on purpose. If we write the numbers down in the following way: 1357 (year) 9 (day)  7 (month) 531 (time) – we will get the ascending and descending scale of numbers that has its acme at 9. There is a lot more magic hidden between stones of the Charles Bridge.

National Gallery

The National Gallery is the biggest gallery in the Czech Republic and contains the most precious pieces of modern art which can be found in Central Europe. The international collection includes numerous works by artists such as Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, Gauguin, Cézanne, Renoir, Schiele, Munch, Miró, and Klimt. Even though this site is not visited by many tourists who are not interested in art, it’s historical value and atmosphere should definitely be experienced by all delegates of the ISLC Conference  

Strahov Monastery and Library

If tourists want to dig deep down into the history of Czech literature they visit Strahov Monastery and Library. It’s Library ranks among the most beautiful medieval libraries in the world. It has been founded in 1143 and its historical value dates back even to the 9th and 10th century.

Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter is composed of six synagogues, including Maisel Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue, and the Old-New Synagogue; the Jewish Ceremonial Hall; and the Old Jewish Cemetery, the most interesting of its kind in Europe. The Jewish Quarter reminds us of the dark period of time in the Czech Republic when the country was occupied by Nazi Germany