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Transport, Food and Accommodation

TRANSPORT

Conference venue: Konvikt – the Arts Centre of Palacký University Olomouc (Univerzitní 3, 771 80 Olomouc)

PARTICIPANTS TRAVELLING BY PLANE

Olomouc does not have an airport, but is easily accessible by train from Prague. After arriving to Prague Airport, you can take the Airport Express bus directly to the Prague train station. From there, you can take a train to Olomouc with one of three major railway companies: České dráhy, RegioJet or Leo Express. Please note, that travelling on most trains requires a seat reservation, which can be made on the respective company’s website. For further directions, see the following paragraph.

PARTICIPANTS TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

From the main train station in Olomouc, take tram no. 2, 4 or 6. Get off at tram stop Náměstí Republiky (cca 5 minutes), cross the street and continue along the tram rails for about 30 metres. After that, take left turn to slightly rising Univerzitní street. You can use Telepizza restaurant at the corner of the Univerzitní street. Continue along the street and enter first gate on the left.

PARTICIPANTS TRAVELLING BY BUS

From the bus station, take an underground passage to the tram station and take tram no. 4. Get off at tram stop Náměstí Republiky (cca 5 minutes), cross the street and continue along the tram rails for about 30 metres. After that, take left turn to slightly rising Univerzitní street. You can use Telepizza restaurant at the corner of the Univerzitní street. Continue along the street and enter first gate on the left.

ABOUT OLOMOUC

Olomouc is a city with rich history and interesting present. You can read more about its history, which goes way back to the prehistoric era, on the UNESCO website. Olomouc has become UNESCO member because of its second largest cultural heritage site in the Czech Republic. Besides its beauty, Olomouc is also a university city, in which time-honoured Palacký University resides. Thanks to its genius loci, thousands of students and cultural traditions, you will find a lot of beautiful spots, marked by pleasant coffee smell, good food or cultural spirit of the city.

We would like to recommend to you the best that Olomouc offers and wish you a pleasant stay in the Moravian capital.

FOOD (LUNCH)

Lunch is not included in the conference fee, so we would like to offer some tips on restaurants, cafes and other pleasant places.

Cafes
Jazz Fresh Café – the best for lovers of quality coffee and imaginative design
Café La Fée – the best hot coffee in Olomouc served in the atmosphere of French Provence
Naše Café – a unique coffee serving as a training center maintaining a high quality standard nonetheless
Kafe Kodó – roastery with outstanding coffee „on the go“
Střední formát – the right place to get Turkish coffee prepared in jazva

Restaurants

BurgBurger
Jazz Tibet Club – a restaurant, where you cannot miss, regardless of whether you order a la carte or the day menu
M3 – unique combination of a brasserie and outstanding cuisine
Špagetárna – spaghetti in a thousand ways
Konvikt Restaurant – modern cuisine in pleasant environment
U červeného volka – classic cuisine in cozy environment
Svatováclavský pivovar – a must-stop for every beer lover

Kluby

S-Cube – a place full of concert with spacious dance floor
15 minut – a second home to Olomouc students
Ponorka – a legendary residence of underground

Theaters

Moravské divadlo Olomouc – wide variety of drama, ballet, opera and operetta
Tramtárie – young alternative theater

Further useful links 

Olomouc tourism – oficial Olomouc city website
ZOO Olomouc

ACCOMMODATION

PALACKÝ UNIVERSITY OLOMOUC – ACCOMMODATION AND DINING SERVICES

  • Palacký University Olomouc – Accomodation and Dining Services Office
  • Šmeralova 8, Olomouc 771 11
  • Tel.: +420 777 000 202
  • Tel./fax: +420 585 226 057
  • E-mail:  vondra(at)skamnw.upol.cz
  • Web:  www.skm.upol.cz/en/

The Accommodation and Dining Services offer accommodation of a hotel type during the whole year, including dining in one of the university campuses, to students and both local and foreign guests. Owners of the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) also get significant discounts. All accommodation objects are within reach of the city center using public transport.

HOTEL ARIGONE

Hotel Arigone is ranked in the *** hotel class offers 53 rooms (16 single bed, 18 double bed, 1 suite and 8 junior suites). An extra bed can be added nearly to all of the rooms. The rooms are furnished to an above-average standard.

BETÁNIE HOSTEL

HOTEL FLORA

Hotel Flora is a modern ten-story hotel with international clientele located in a peaceful city quarter. It lies within a close neighbourhood of city parks, in which famous floristic exhibition called Flora Olomouc takes place. It is about ten minutes by walking from the city center. It offers high-quality services, pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff, for which it is often visited by Czech celebrities. It was partially reconstructed in 2002, renovating the hotel rooms and constructing the 10th floor, which now has a multipurpose hall. Upper floors of the hotel also offer beatiful view of Olomouc and peaks of Beskydy and Jeseníky mountains.

BEST HOTEL GARNI

HOTEL GÓL OLOMOUC

This garni type hotel was founded in 1992. The name Gól refers to its location in the vicinity of Ander Stadium. Besides the total of 50 beds, the hotel also offers a lounge for 40 persons, an exchange office, safe deposit box or a bike deposit. It is located in a quiet city area, has its own parking lot, tennis courts and other sports facilities.

PENSION U JAKUBA

The Pension U Jakuba is located directly in the historic center of Olomouc. It is an ideal place not only for Czech and foreign tourists, visitor and admirers of historic landmarks, but also for weddings, business trips or other social events requiring quality short-term and accessible accommodation. The pension lies in ‚8. května‘ street, directly next to the Upper Square in a townsfolks‘ house with an uninterrupted history going back to the 15 century. In 2003-2005, the building was fully renovated. Today, it offers comfortable accommodation in luxuriously furnished studios/apartments, both single and double beds, for convenient prices. For more demanding clientele, the hotel offers an attic apartment. A private parking lot is available as well.

CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OLOMOUC

HOTEL PALÁC OLOMOUC

HOTEL U DÓMU