Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium

Practical information

How to get to Olomouc

From Vienna or Prague airport
We recommend to take the Student Agency bus which goes directly to Olomouc. See the company website, or call: +420 542 424 242 or +420 800 100 300.

Accommodation

Accommodation grants
Authors of accepted oral presentations (or two co-authors) will receive three night's accommodation in a university dormitory (within walking distance of the conference venue).

Dormitory Bedřicha Václavka
Address: Šmeralova 8, Olomouc, 77111
tel. (reception): +420 585 638 300
Web: http://www.skm.upol.cz/en/dormitories/dormitory-bedricha-vaclavka/
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How to get to the dormitory

By public transportation
Take a tram of an even-numbered line (trams 2,4,6 from the train station, train 4 from the central bus station) and go to "Žižkovo náměstí" tram stop. From there, continue on foot to the street 17. listopadu, go past the main university canteen, turn left and continue for another approx. 150 meters, until you get to the front of the Bedřicha Václavka dormitory.

How to get from the dorm to the venue

Pre-reserved Accommodation
If you are an oral presenter who is not intereseted in the accomodation grant, a poster presenter or you will attend Olinco as a member of the audience only, below there is a number of pre-reserved accomodation facilities ready to take bookings under the keyword “Olinco”.  Please, contact the desired facility by 15th April at the latest. Free rooms after this date are not guaranteed. All these hotels are in a walking distance of the conference venue and the prices range approximately between 700 and 2000 CZK for a single room per night.

Penzion Na Hradbách
Address: Hrnčířská 3, Olomouc 772 00
Tel./ Fax: +420 585 233 243, +420 602 755 848
E-mail:
rezervace@nhpension.eu
Web:
http://www.nhpension.cz/
 
Penzion Na Hradě
Address: Michalská 4, Olomouc, 779 00
Tel.: +420 585 203 231

Fax: +420 585 203 232
E-mail: penzion@penzionnahrade.cz
Web:
http://www.penzionnahrade.cz

Hotel Palác
Address: 1. Máje 27, Olomouc, 779 00
Tel.: +420 585 242 175
E-mail: info@hotelpalac.cz
Web: http://hotelpalac.cz/

Hotel V Ráji

Address: Hanáckého pluku 10, Olomouc, 779 00
Tel.: +420 585 223 500
Fax: +420 585 223 500
E-mail:
hotel.vraji@seznam.cz
Web:
http://www.hotelvraji.cz
 
Pension Křivá
Address: Křivá 8, Olomouc, 772 00
Tel.: +420 585 209 204

E-mail: info@pension-kriva.cz
Web:
http://www.pension-kriva.cz
 
U Dómu
Address: Dómská 4, Olomouc
Tel.:
+420 585 220 502
E-mail: hoteludomu@email.cz
Web: http://www.hoteludomu.cz
 
Hotel Arigone
Address: Univerzitní 20, Olomouc, 771 00
Tel.: +420 585 232 351
E-mail: hotel@arigone.cz
Web:
http://www.arigone.cz

Other Accommodation possibilities
If you don't choose between the pre-reserved hotels, you can look for other accommodation possibilities here.

Travel
Olomouc is easily reached by express trains (2.5 hours from Prague, 3.5 hours form Vienna, 3 hours from Katowice).

The closest airports are in Ostrava (2 hours by bus and train), Brno (2 hours), Prague (3.5 hours), Bratislava (4 hours), Katowice (4 hours) and Vienna (4.5 hours).

More information about traveling to Olomouc can be found here.

Money
The Czech koruna (CZK or Kč) is the official currency in the Czech Republic. The approximate exchange rate (as of 20 March 2012) is 25.7 CZK to a Euro and 19.8 CZK to a US Dollar. Exchange rates for all major currencies are available here.

Electricity

Czech sockets are standard European sockets CEE 7/5, with a voltage of 230 V/50Hz. All visitors coming from countries using appliances/plugs that do not work with such sockets/voltages (e.g. USA, UK) are advised to bring adapters.

Mobile phones
Czech mobile phone operators use both of the two standard European GSM bands, 1800 and 900 MHz. All European mobile phones will work without problems but visitors from the US may need a tri-band phone.

The country calling code for the Czech Republic is +420.

Weather
Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate, with temperatures averaging 17°C during the day in early June. Worst comes to worst, a raincoat or an umbrella may be of some use. Current forecast is available here.


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