Accomodation in Olomouc and travelling

Accomodation

Participants can book accommodation themselves. Of the wide range of accommodation options at all levels, the organizers recommend:

University accommodation

3 min walking, from €20, phone +420 777 000 202 or hotel@upol.cz

      

Long Story Short Hostel (rooms and dorms)

15 min walking / 1 tram stops, from €20 http://www.longstoryshort.cz/

        

Hotel Penzion Na Hradě 3 stars

10 min walking, from €53 http://www.penzionnahrade.cz/

         

Hotel Palac 3 stars

8 min walking, from €58 http://www.hotelpalac.cz/

       

Hisperia Hotel Olomouc 3 stars

6 tram stops, from €60 http://www.hotel-hesperia.cz/

      

Theresian Hotel & Spa 4 stars

25 min walking / 2 tram stops, from €69 http://www.theresian.cz/

         

Arigone Hotel 3 stars

15 min walking / 1 tram stops, from €70 http://www.arigone.cz/

      

Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc 4 stars

17 min walking / 2 tram stops, from €69 http://www.clarioncongresshotelolomouc.com/

      

Hotel Trinity 4 stars

25 min walking / 2 tram stops, from €75 https://www.hotel-trinity.cz/

        

Getting to Olomouc

By plane

Olomouc is reached easily from Prague, Vienna or Brno international airports. From Václav Havel Airport Prague, take a shuttle bus (Airport Express, ticket 60CZK [€2.30]) operating from 5.30 am to 10.30 pm. The Other option is to take a taxi to Prague railway station (Praha Hlavní nádraží, approximately 540CZK [€21] per car). There are many direct trains every day from Prague to Olomouc (distance 250km; travel time 2 hours 15 minutes; The Czech Rail company trains, RegioJet trains, Leo Express trains). For train schedule and prices, visit idos.cz., average ticket price 220CZK (€8.50).

Olomouc’s nearest international airport is Brno-Tuřany Airport, 74km from Olomouc (50 minutes by car). However, it is a small airport and serves only flights from London airports (Stansted and Luton).

You can take a direct bus to Olomouc (distance approximately 280km, visit le.cz or flixbus.co.uk) or travel by train from Vienna train station (for further details visit idos.cz, cd.cz, regiojet.com).

Olomouc city

Olomouc had always been among the most important cities of the Kingdom of Bohemia. With its convenient location, ancient university and spiritual, cultural and craft traditions Olomouc has been for centuries a natural centre of Moravia, attractive to artists, intellectuals and businessmen. Olomouc is the most beautiful Czech town according to world-renowned tourist guide Lonely Planet. The majestic Holy Trinity Column is a remarkable monument and since 2000 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage.

Olomouc is the fifth-largest city in the Czech Republic. It lies right in the heart of Moravia, of which it was formerly the capital. Olomouc is one of the most beautiful towns in Central Europe. Travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet has ranked Olomouc among the top 10 European destinations: “Olomouc is one of the Czech Republic’s most under-rated destinations, with a great nightlife scene and a mini-Prague feel.”

For centuries, Olomouc was one of the most significant seats of the Czech kingdom, and as the natural centre of Moravia, it attracted leading artists, scholars and merchants. Its distinguished and diverse past has left the city with a superb collection of historical treasures, making Olomouc the second-largest historical monument preservation area in the country after Prague.

Today Olomouc is the seat of the medieval Palacký University, the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic, established in 1573. The city is also home to the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, several interesting museums, theatres and clubs.

The most famous sights include the Holy Trinity Column (a Unesco World Heritage Site), an astronomical clock on the front of the Olomouc town hall, a group of six baroque fountains and the modern Arion fountain.

Visitors can experience 1,000 years of history when they visit the cathedral and palaces on the Wenceslas mound. It was at this historical site, known as Olomouc castle, that the last ruler of the Přemyslid dynasty died by the sword, and where the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his Sixth Symphony.

See also: http://tourism.olomouc.eu/welcome/en

Take a virtual tour around Olomouc and Palacký University

Czechia – Practical Info

  • Czech currency is Czech Crown (CZK)
  • 1 EUR = 25.5 CZK
  • There are lot of ATM within the city
  • It is quite usuall to pay by credit card in restaurants, hotels, etc.
  • Czechia is an EU member
  • Czechia is in Schnegen area
  • Emergency call: 112
  • Phone code to Czechia: +420 (or 00420)
  • Weather forecast for Olomouc: https://www.yr.no/place/Czech_Republic/Olomouc/Olomouc/