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GridLab Conference and Workshop
12th – 20th October, 2003
Olomouc, Czech Republic

GENERAL INFORMATION

Conference venue and accomodation

Hotel HESPERIA, Olomouc

The hotel is situated around 1 km from the center of Olomouc, close to the highway direction Brno . It`s a three-stars hotel after actual reconstruction. Number of rooms: 57 + 1 suite. Rooms have shower or bath and a toilet, you can also enjoy telephone, TV and minibar. In the hotel you find sauna and Whirlpool.

The hotel accepts following Credit Cards: Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, Dinners Club, JCB, American Express.

  • Price of a single room: 41 EUR/night/room
  • Price of a double room: 62 EUR/night/room

Travel

  • by car: you arrive to Olomouc from Brno on highway D1 in 1 hour (cca 80 km). The fastest way from Prague to Olomouc is via Brno on highway D1 it takes around 2.5 hours (around 280 km).
  • by train or by bus: Olomouc can be reached easily from Brno (around 1,5 hours) or Prague (around 3 hours).
    Timetable of trains and buses from Vienna to Olomouc on the 12/10/03
    Vienna Südbahnhof Bstg. 1-9 9:40 - Prerov 12:11 - Olomouc 12:26 train
    Vienna Südbahnhof Bstg. 1-9 10:25 - Breclav 11:40 - Prerov 13:00 - Olomouc 13:20 train
    Vienna Nord 12:37 - Breclav 14:45 - Olomouc 16:26 train
    Vienna Südbahnhof Bstg. 1-9 14:25 - Breclav 15:31 - Staré Mesto 16:27 - Olomouc 17:23 train
    Vienna Schwechat, Flughafen 17:00 - Brno 20:00 - Olomouc 21:30 bus
    Timetable of trains and buses from Prague to Olomouc on the 12/10/03
    Prague, Central Station 10:03 - Olomouc 13:27 train
    Prague, Central Station 11:05 - Olomouc 14:14 train
    Prague, Central Station 12:03 - Olomouc 15:27 train
    Prague, Central Station 13:05 - Olomouc 16:14 train
    Prague, Bus Station Florenc 14:00 - Olomouc 17:30 bus
    Prague, Central Station 14:03 - Olomouc 17:29 train
    Prague, Central Station 15:05 - Olomouc 18:14 train
    Prague, Central Station 15:23 - Olomouc 18:44 train
    Prague, Central Station 16:23 - Olomouc 19:44 train
    Prague, Central Station 17:05 - Olomouc 20:14 train
    Prague, Bus Station Florenc 17:30 - Olomouc 21:00 bus
    Prague, Bus Station Florenc 17:45 - Olomouc 21:30 bus
    Prague, Central Station 18:05 - Olomouc 21:16 train
    Prague, Central Station 20:23 - Olomouc 23:42 train

    Find your train or bus here.
  • by organised shuttle bus: we expect two buses will start from Vienna`s airport on the 12/10/03. Exact times will be communicated as soon as we know arrival`s times of registered participants.
    For the way back from Olomouc to Vienna the bus will depart on the 20th October in the morning. In case of ample interest we can also organise a bus for the participants on the conference only.
  • map of the Czech Republic – click here

About Czech Republic

  • Location: Central Europe (borders with Austria, Slovakia, Germany and Poland)
  • Area: 78,864 sq. Km
  • Population: 10 302 215
  • Time zone: Central European (C.E.T.)
  • Political system: Republic with a parliamentary democracy
  • Capital: Praha (Prague) 1,3 million people
  • Other towns: Brno (Moravia), Ostrava (Slezia)
  • Climate: the Czech Republic lies in the temperate climate zone of Europe, which makes for pleasantly mild summers and winters with only moderate amounts of precipitation. Lowland temperatures in July average 20° C, in January average –1° C to –2° C.
  • Language: Czech
  • Currency: koruna (Kc, CZK) Czech crown
  • Exchange rate: 1 USD = approximately 28 Kc, 1 EUR = approx. 31 Kc (approximate rates). For exact figures visit http://www.cnb.cz/.
  • Cheques, credit cards, currency exchange: Traveller`s cheques, Eurocheques and most credit cards (American Express, VISA, Dinners, JCB, Eurocard/Mastercard) are widely accepted in Czech Republic. Cash dispensers/ATMs are operating day and night throughout the city.

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