Conference location | Accomodation | Travel instructions | City of Brno
Lecture rooms equipment: data projector & computer, visualizer, whiteboard or blackboard.
Accomodation | Conference location | Travel instructions | City of Brno
Josef Taufer Student Dormitory (Jana Babaka 3/5, Brno) is regularly used as a commercial hotel during school vacations and it offers apartments with two double rooms sharing one bath and a kitchenette. The participants may book either a bed in a double room or a whole double room as a single room. The accommodation is with breakfast.
The prices are special offers arranged for the participants and have been booked for a fixed package of six nights with arrival on Thursday, August 26 and departure on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Some additional nights are available. They are charged by 25 € / 600 CZK / night, and again, they have to be negotiated via the organizers. Please, use the Special wishes column for indicating extra nights.
The hostel accommodation cost is payable together with the conference fee.
Continental Hotel (*** category), Kounicova 6, Brno. It is situated in the centre of the town with easy access from the train/bus stations and 10 minutes walking distance to the conference site. The given prices are with breakfast.
The prices are special offers arranged for the participants, the accommodation is booked for the basic period August 26 – September 1, 2010. Additional nights are possible, please use the Special wishes column for indicating extra nights.
The hotel accommodation cost is payable at the hotel desk as usual.
Participants are kindly asked to indicate their dates of arrival and departure in the Special Wishes column, if different from the defaults August 26 and September 1.
Travel instructions | Conference location | Accomodation | City of Brno
It´s possible to take a direct flight to Brno, but there is only limited number of connections.
Other possibilities are:
From Prague airport
From Vienna airport
From Brno airport
Bus 76 goes to the main station (day bus route). Bus 89 (night bus route) goes directly almost to the hotel (get off at Česká stop). Price for the taxi is about 500 CZK/25 EUR.
From hotels to the conference site
From the Hostel to the Faculty of Science
From the Main Railway Station Brno to the Hotel Continental
From the Bus Terminal GRAND to the Hotel Continental
From the Main Railway Station Brno to Josef Taufer Student Dormitory
See the map
City of Brno | Conference location | Accomodation | Travel instructions
Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, with a population of almost 400 000 inhabitants and the country’s judiciary and trade-fair centre. The first written note of Brno comes from the ninth century. City rights were acquired in 1243. After successful defence of the city against the Swedish 350 years ago (in 1643–45 during the Thirty Years’ War), Brno became the capital of Moravia. There are six public and state Universities in Brno. Historical and artistic places of interest include:
Founded in the first half of the 13th century as a royal castle for the defence of Brno. After the 17th century it served as a provincial fortress, and in the 18th and 19th centuries it was a prison for political inmates, called the “prison of nations” of the Habsburg monarchy. It is famous e.g. thanks to many Italian Carbonari prisoners. In 1939-1940 it was prison of the Brno Gestapo, and afterwards served as a military building. Since 1960 it has been the central office of the Brno City Museum. There is a permanent exhibit in the castle`s casemates, and a new exhibition named “Spilberk – Prison of Nations”, as well as displays on Brno history and the City Museum gallery, are currently being prepared in the northern wing.
The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul is located on the hilltop next to the city centre, on the presumed site of the former Brno castle (including a chapel) from the 11th and 12th centuries. After the old castle`s demise a detached Romanesque basilica was rebuilt as a Gothic cathedral in the 13th century, further modified in the 15th and 16th centuries, and converted to the Baroque style in the 18th century. Its current neo-Gothic form dates from the end of the 19th century. Since 1777 the cathedral has been the seat of the Brno bishop. The original church crypt from the 12th century is now accessible to visitors.
National Cultural site. Founded in the 13th century. The late gothic building we see today was constructed in the 14th and 15th century. (A. Pilgram, A. Gabri, M. Grim, builders) with its final touches added in the 16th century.
Dietrichstejn palace was built in the years 1613-16 by G.G.Tencalla. The monumental palace was rebuilt around the year 1720. Part of the building complex is the “bishop’s courtyard” built in 1352. Today’s Moravian Provincial Museum.
The Capuchin monastery and the church in the former Coal Market were built by Ondrej Erna in mid-17th Century. It contains a crypt with mummified bodie of the order members and benefactors of the Capuchin Order.
March 20, 2010
Conference registration is open.
May 15, 2010
The titles and abstracts of the contributions have to be submitted.
June 15, 2010
The authors will be informed about the decision of the Programme Committee.