Prague, Czech Republic
24 - 28 April 2010

Charles Bridge

Social Programme

Details about the social programme are available below.


Strahov Monastery

The Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov is one of the oldest monasteries of the Premonstratensian Order in the world. It was founded in 1140 by the Bishop of Olomouc, Zdík, with assistance from Czech Duke and subsequently Czech King Vladislav II.

It has been a working monastery ever since.
This tranquil setting was established for the Premonstratensians, followers of the teachings of St. Augustine. It was destroyed by fire in 1258 and rebuilt in Gothic style, with later Baroque additions.

The most valuable part of the monastery complex is the unique Library first established in 1143, it houses one of the oldest monastic collections in the country. Located in the theological and philosophical halls, it is over 800 years old, and despite being ransacked by invading armies, it still holds over 16,000 books.

The complex hosts the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady, the Strahov Picture Gallery and the Basilica of Our Lady, where Mozart improvised on the organ in 1787, and Picture Gallery, which was established in 1836 and includes one of the greatest private collections in the Central Europe.  The extensive complex is located near Prague Castle at the beginning of the Royal Way.


Grand Monastery Restaurant

On Monday 26 April, ECE 2010 delegates are invited to attend an informal social evening for dinner and light entertainment at the Klasterni Grand Monastery Restaurant in Prague. 

Upon arrival at the restaurant, guests will receive a traditional Czech apperitife, followed by a three course meal including traditional Bohemian specialities, delivered to each table.  The feat is prepared in front of restaurant guests and the head chef serves meat dishes on historic swords from the reign of Charles IV.  The beer served by the restaurant comes from own Monastery brewery and the wine comes from our own Moravian Premonstratensian cellars and bears the name of the founder of the order - Saint Norbert.

There are a limited number of places at the ECE 2010 informal social evening and tickets will include return transport from the PCC, dinner and entertainment.  Drinks are not included, a cash bar will be available.

For more information about the Klasterni Grand Monastery Restaurant please visit:

Tickets are priced at €50 and should be booked online when you register for the congress.