Symposium dinner

Restaurant Vikarka

Date: November 8, 2012
Time: 19:00
Price: 70€


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EWOG-MDS symposium 2012 will not only be about science, but also about party.

Sign up for this event and enjoy a fantastic evening in the company of your friends and colleagues. We will offer an exquisite blend of excellent food and entertainment at the mediaeval atmosphere of Vikarka restaurant located at Prague castle complex. Part of the dinner is short tour around Prague Castle complex.

To buy a ticket please use the online registration form (if you are already registered to the Symposium, use your current login, select "I am already registered" option in Step 1 and reserve your ticket(s) in Step 2).





  A long, forsaken looking building that, according to the date 1594 under the coronated R, was also built in that year. There had been a house here, belonging to a magnanimous knight, that was rebuilt in the Hussite times. There was a deserted place here and somewhat deeper to the wall a deposit for cannons that was devoured by fire later on. Even the emperor Rudolph II had allowed money for the new construction where then were the bronze statues of Adrian de Vries’s founded and during the Thirty Years’ War a great number of cannons run. During the reign of the emperor Rudolph II there was an alchemist workshop here where, on the authority of the emperor, the known alchemists J. Kepler or Tycho de Brahe were trying to find a way how to produce gold, philosophers’ stone or tincture. The building was later changed into a court stable but when there was built a nicer stable in front of the Powder Gate bridge, the former emperor’s foundry was degraded to a shed. The main cathedral started to be renovated and this house was used as a storage, and in 1876 the whole building was offered to the St. Vitus chapter, and later there was a canonical house built here. There was reconstruction in the classical style here about 1816 but one hundred years later it served again as a stable. It got new appearance in 1964 and then later in 1990… further it was used and repaired in these days.


  At the very beginning of the 14th century there were church institutions in these places, however later, during the reign of Charles IV, who yielded the vicars right to brew beer, the Vicars’ liquor flowed here in streams. During the Hussite wars brewing of beer was temporarily interrupted, however it had its expansion during the reign of Rudolph II who resided at Prague castle. His court abound in Spanish grandees who did not draw in and spent richly in the local pub, and even the bargains settled well in the Vladislaus hall were wetted here by artists from all the world…


  The entire Vikárky complex went through an extensive reconstruction (since the autumn of 2005), which involved the efforts of a large number of talented and well-known individuals. The construction project was prepared by the architectural atelier of Ing. Arch. Ladislav Lábus. The interiors were designed by Ing. Jan Mayer, the chairman of the Linhart Foundation, Ing. arch. Yvona Bělíková and Ing. Tomáš Kuča, who had previously joined forces to create a series of very interesting projects, not only in Prague but abroad also. (Reconstruction of vila in Jana Masaryka street, the Lary Fary restauraurant, Restaurant Victoria, NOD gallery, the Labyrint gallery, the Old Sub-Station, Schlosswachbach chateau, the Children’s haematology ward of the Motol hospital, etc).

   A sensitivity to and sense of the original components is one of the things not lacking by these architects, and you can see this for yourself in both the Rudolph‘s foundry (the result of the efforts of the male part of this trio) as well as on the ground floor, which were designed by Yvona Bělíková. Painters, restorers, restorers, and many other skilled people, who have been co-operating with the above-mentioned architects for a number of years, did not hesitate in participating in the realisation process.


Symposium Secretariat: CZECH-IN s.r.o., 5. kvetna 65, 140 21 Prague 4, CZE | tel.: +420 261 174 301 | fax: +420 261 174 307
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