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Getting to Olomouc

The easiest way to reach Olomouc is by train or by bus. We are located close to two major airports, Prague and Vienna, making access to the city easy from both cities. If you wish to come here through Prague, the simplest way to come to Olomouc is by taking a train from the Prague Main Station (Praha Hlavní Nádraží). From there, you can find direct trains to Olomouc from Czech National RailwaysRegioJet and LeoExpress. The journey to Olomouc should take around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

If you choose to come from Vienna, you can take a bus directly from the airport (Wien, Flughafen Schwechat) with RegioJet and LeoExpress, but you can also take a bus from the city with FlixBus. You can take a train from Vienna to Olomouc with Czech National Railways and ÖBB, but these are routes with a transfer.

Other cities you can reach Olomouc from are Bratislava, SK (around 3 hours, requires transfer), Krakow, PL (direct train and bus connections, around 6 hours) and Warsaw, PL (around 6 hours). Other cities, such as Berlin and Dresden, are directly connected to Prague by train, making travel to Olomouc easier as well.

From inside the Czech Republic, Olomouc is also directly connected to other major cities, such as Brno and Ostrava, which can be reached by train and bus.

You can also find information on how to get here from Olomouc’s Tourism Office.

The city and its environs

Olomouc, located right in the heart of Moravia, is a city of about 100,000 inhabitants. Counting numerous squares, parks and churches, the city is a special place of its own, offering the full experience of Czech architecture, nature, food and culture.

The city is famed for its Holy Trinity Column, a UNESCO World Heritage site from the 18th century in the center of the old town. Its astronomical clock is a unique attraction, built in the 15th century, but reconstructed in 1955 after the war, as a syncretic reflection of its era. Moreover, the city is surrounded by beautiful parks, and Saint Wenceslas Cathedral’s façade defines Olomouc’s skyline.

Of course, you can’t talk about the Czech Republic without mentioning its cuisine. Besides the famous beer produced here, Moravia is also the wine region of the country, with a great selection of drinks to accompany the great local cheeses and typical food.

Near the city is the Bouzov Castle, a beautiful 14th century fortress that towers over Moravia and is a perfect place to visit and see the wonderful Czech countryside.

Accommodation

We will update the website with specific information about accommodation at recommended hotels and university dorms, contingent on availability.

The venue

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University. We will add more info soon!

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