SOFSEM 2000 - Travel Instructions


  • Sofsem 2000 Location
  • Hotel, phone
  • Venue/Climate
  • How to get to Sofsem
  • How to get from Sofsem
  • Contacts, arrangements

  • SOFSEM 2000 LOCATION:
    SOFSEM 2000 will be held in Milovy, Czech Republic. Milovy is a small village in the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands (the central part of the Czech Republic) by the town Nove Mesto na Morave, not too far from central higway D-1 connecting Prague and Brno, two biggest cities of the country. The distance between Milovy and Prague is about 200km.

    HOTEL / CONFERENCE CENTRE:
    SOFSEM 2000 will take place in the hotel Devet skal (Devět skal, 'Nine Rocks') located in the village Milovy, at the waterside of a pond. The hotel offers modern and attractive facilities, including excellent accommodation, conference rooms, and recreation facility (swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, day club, coffee-rooms, and other services).
    Address: Hotel 'Devet skal'  Phone: +420-616-664282 ,84 ,86
             592 03 Milovy       Fax:   +420-616-664311
             The Czech Republic
    VENUE / CLIMATE:
    Milovy is one of the best known tourist and sport centres of the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands (altitude of about 700 meters). Concerning the weather at the time of SOFSEM, the temperature will be probably ranging from -5 to +5 degrees of Celsius, with occasional rain and snow showers; even heavy snowing, although not very probable, cannot be excluded. Drivers should be aware of icy roads occuring in the winter season. The hilly country is very colourful and pleasant for cross-country skiing (skiing equipment is available at the hotel sport centre) and/or walking -- therefore good shoes and sufficiently warm clothing are recommended.


    TRAVELLING TO SOFSEM
    The nearest international airports are Prague (recommended because of better public transport connections to Milovy) and Vienna.

    Prague - Milovy by Sofsem bus
    Special SOFSEM bus will be organized mainly for foreign participants travelling from Prague on Friday November 24th.
    The seats must be reserved in advance and confirmed via sofsem@sofsem.cz.
    Deadline for preferences for foreign participants - November 10.
    The bus will depart from - Zikova street No 4
    (Rector office of Czech Technical University),
    Metro station 'DEJVICKA' (see global and detail maps of Prague) at 18:00.
    If date/time of Sofsem Microbus departure is not convenient for you, Prague-Milovy by train can be an option.

    Prague-Milovy by train
    The nearest local railway station to Milovy is Nove Mesto na Morave. From there a regular bus connection between Nove Mesto na Morave and Milovy operates.
    As fast trains from Prague DO NOT stop at Nove Mesto na Morave, participants should change at Zdar nad Sazavou for local train to Nove Mesto na Morave and then continue by a local bus to Milovy (see table below).
    Recommendation for foreign participants:
    Go from Prague to Zdar nad Sazavou (to be pronounced as 'Zhdyaar nad Saazavou') and than the transport by SOFSEM car should be requested (preferably in advance) to take you from Zdar nad Sazavou railway station to Milovy.
    Train   Prague  Zdar           Nove Mesto        MILOVY
    Nr.     MainSt  nad Sazavou    n/M     BUS
    ------  ------  -------------  ----------------  ------
    R 277    5:40    8:06    9:42  10:03   11:05x    11:41
    R 675   10:16*  12:33   12:37x 12:58   13:25x    13:57
    R 279   13:44   16:02   16:08x 16:30   16:32x    16:59
    R 671   14:39   17:03   17:07  17:28   18:15x    18:47
    R 275   17:44   20:02
    R 673   18:41   20:59   22:39x 23:00
    R 375   23:17    1:28
    *  Prague-Smichov             
    x  operates on working days only (Monday to Friday)
    
    Notes: A special SOFSEM bus will go from Zdar nad Sazavou railway station to the conference site on Friday November 24th on 20:02 (to transport participants arriving to Zdar from Prague by R275 train).

    Vienna - Milovy by train
    You can use EuroCity trains Vienna-Prague to get to Ceska Trebova; then the transport by the SOFSEM car should be requested (in advance) to take you from Ceska Trebova railway station to Milovy.
    Train Nr.  Vienna Sudbf (Ost)   Brno  Ceska Trebova
    ---------  ------------------  -----  -------------
    EC 070        6:55              8:36       9:38
    EC 172       11:55             12:36      15:38
    EC 072       14:55             16:36      17:38
    EC 074       19:10             20:51      21:53
    
    Brno - Milovy by train
    • Take a train from Brno-Main Station to Zdar nad Sazavou
    • in Zdar nad Sazavou change for a local train to Nove Mesto na Morave
    • in Nove Mesto na Morave change for a bus to Milovy
    Train  Brno     Zdar            Nove Mesto       Milovy
    Nr.    MainSt   nad Sazavou     n/M       BUS
    -----  -------- --------------- ---------------  ------
    R670    5:15     6:22     6:31x   6:52    7:05x    7:37
            8:08     9:38     9:42   10:03   11:05x    11:41
    R274    8:54     9:55
           10:00    11:32    12:37x  12:58   13:25x    13:57
    R276   13:52    14:53
           14:05    15:37    16:08x  16:30   16:32x    16:59 
           15:00x   16:32    17:07   17:28   18:15x    18:47
    R278   16:54    17:57
           17:12x   18:44  
    x  operates on working days only (Monday to Friday)
    
    Notes: A special SOFSEM bus will go from Zdar nad Sazavou railway station to the conference site on Friday November 24th on 20:02 (to transport participants arriving to Zdar from Brno,Bratislava by R278 train, and from Prague by R275 train).

    Brno - Milovy by bus
    Brno
    Zvonarka   Milovy   Bus number
    --------   ------   -------------------------------
     7:50 a    10:10    720265 (Brno - Svratka)
    14:50 x    16:59    840104 (Brno - Svratka)
    20:10 N    22:0%    840104 (Brno - Svratka)
    x operates on working days only (Monday to Friday)
    a operates on Saturday and Sunday only
    N operates on Sunday only
    
    Bratislava - Milovy by train
    • Take a train from Bratislava-Main Station to Zdar nad Sazavou
    • in Zdar nad Sazavou change for a local train to Nove Mesto na Morave
    • in Nove Mesto na Morave change for a bus to Milovy
    Train  Bratislava  Zdar           Nove Mesto       Milovy
    Nr.    MainSt      n/Sazavou      n/M      BUS
    -----  ----------  -------------  ---------------- ------
    R274    6:55       9:55 
    R276   11:56      15:00   15:50x  16:11   16:32x    16:59
    R278   14:51      17:57  
    
    Notes: A special SOFSEM bus will go from Zdar nad Sazavou railway station to the conference site on Friday November 24th on 19:00 (to transport participants arriving to Zdar from Brno,Bratislava by R278 train, and from Prague by R275 train).


    TRAVELLING FROM SOFSEM:
    A more precise/convenient travel plan can be prepared for you at SOFSEM 2000; below you will find just a few connections for your information.
    A special SOFSEM bus is to be organized on Saturday December 2 to take participants from Milovy to Zdar nad Sazavou railway station for trains to Prague, Brno, and Bratislava. The bus will depart from Milovy at 6:45 a.m. arriving to Zdar nad Sazavou railway station for trains to Prague (R672, 7:30-9:46) and to Brno/Bratislava (R277, 8:08-11:07).

    Milovy - Prague by train
    The SOFSEM car can be requested to transport foreigners from Milovy to Zdar nad Sazavou railway station, if necessary.
    Milovy   Nove Mesto          Zdar               Prague
             na Morave           nad Sazavou        MainSt
    -------  -----------------  ------------------ --------
                                         3:18 R374   5:31
                     5:01 x,S   5:22     6:23 R670   8:38* 
     6:02x   6:40    6:56       7:17     7:30 R672   9:46
     6:42x   7:20    8:08 x     8:29     9:57 R274  12:18
    12:43   13:20   14:13      14:34
                    14:20      14:41    14:55 R276  17:18
    14:13   14:45   16:34      16:55    17:59 R278  20:18
    16:33x  17:05   18:26 x,S  18:47    18:54 R1570 21:17
    x  operates on working days only (Monday to Friday)
    S  operates on Saturday only
    *  Praha-Holesovice
    
    Milovy - Vienna by train
    The SOFSEM car should be requested to transport from Milovy to Ceska Trebova railway station for the following trains:
    Train Nr.  Ceska Trebova   Vienna Sudbf (Ost)
    ---------  --------------  ------------------
    EC 075         8:20            11:03
    EC 073        12:20            15:03
    EC 173        16:20            19:03
    EC 071        20:20            23:03
    
    Milovy - Brno, Bratislava by train
    Milovy  Nove Mesto         Zdar              Brno       Bratislava
            na Morave          nad Sazavou       MainSt     MainSt
    ------- ----------------   ----------------  ---------  ----------
                                      1:30 R375    2:29        5:07
                     5:01 x,S   5:22  5:35 x       6:44
     6:02x   6:40    6:56       7:18  7:35         9:04
                                      8:08 R277    9:11       11:07
     6:42x   7:20    8:08 x     8:29 12:34 R675   13:35
                                     14:19 R1571  15:35
    12:43   13:20   14:13      14:34
                    14:20      14:41 16:02 R279   17:07       19:06
    14:13   14:45   16:34      16:55 18:00        19:30
    16:33x  17:05   18:26 x,S  18:47 20:04 R275   21:07       22:58
                                     20:58 R673   22:03
    
    Milovy - Brno by bus
               Nove Mesto   Brno
    Milovy     na Morave    BusSt
    ---------  ----------   -----
     6:02 x      6:40        8:25
    16:10 a     16:45       18:30
    17:12 N     17:50       19:35
    
    x ... operates on working days only (Monday to Friday)
    N ... operates on Sunday only
    a ... operates on Saturday and Sunday

    Organizing Committee of SOFSEM 2000
    Faculty of Informatics MU
    Botanická 68a
    60200 BRNO
    Czech Republic

    Phone: +420-5-41 512 214
    Fax: +420-5-41 212 747