SofSeml2010 Location

SOFSEM 2010 will be organized in Hotel Bedřichov, Špindlerův Mlýn, a winter center in Krkonoše (Giant Mountains) about 150 km from Prague (see the interactive map).

The arrival day of the conference will be Saturday, January 23, 2010 and will start with the dinner.
The departure day of the conference will be Friday, January 29, 2010 after the breakfast. For more information see transportation details.

Hotel Bedřichov


The offered registration fees are based on accommodation in main bulding and in dependency. The dependency is situated about 8 minutes up the hill from the main building. You can download the Orientation scheme of the Hotel Bedřichov.

The number of each type of the room is limited (“First come, first served”).

Main building

The main building offers rooms with one to four beds, which are fully furnished. Some three and four-bedded rooms actually have 2 rooms with a shared ante-room and toilet and bathroom facilities.

We offer you accommodation in following types of rooms:

Rooms with shared bathroomRoom in main building

Dependency VIII – ONLY FOR STUDENTS Fully Booked

Accommodation is provided in two-bed + two-bed rooms, where each two-bed + two-bed room share an ante-room, kitchen, toilet and bathroom facilities.

Rooms with shared bathroomRoom in dependency

General Information

In all rooms – in the main building and in dependency is WIFI internet connection free of charge. Each participant of the SOFSEM has got one visit to the swimming pool free of charge per day.

All meals will be served in the main building.

Accommodation is provided for max. 6 nights – from Saturday until Friday. Check out day is Friday morning.

Car parking is provided on the parking next to the main building and on the parking between the dependency buildings VII and VIII. The price is 60,- Kč (about 2 Euro) per one day.

Plan of the hotel area

Hotel services

Hotel Bedřichov also contains other suitable meeting areas in the Švejk Restaurant for 10–60 people and in the U Medvěda Restaurant for 80 people (see Leisure Activities).

Špindlerův Mlýn and Krkonoše

The centre of Špindlerův Mlýn is placed in the confluence of the Labe with Dolsky creek. The town is sheltered from the all sides by mountain zones: Kozí hřbety, Pláně, Krkonoš and Medvědín.

The Krkonoše were part of the Czech kingdom and they have been settled by the Slavonic nations. During the 13th century, two main business paths across the top of the mountains were built. The legend of "Krakonoš" appeared sometime during the 16th century when ores and precious metals were found in the area. The mining engineer Kryštof from Gendorfu arrived soon after. Supported by the Habsburgs, he eventually gained control and ownership of the whole territory of Krkonoše. He rebuilt the old stronghold in Vrchlabí and in 1548, the famous castle with four corner towers. Glass manufacturing began to spread with mining and the reminders of it you can still admire in Harrachov. The mining industry then began to loose its importance and was substituted for homesteads like Luční bouda, Martinovka and Brádlers' booth. After the 30 Years War and antireformation, the Chapel of St. Vavřinec was constructed in 1681 on the top of the highest peak of the Czech republic – Sněžka – with the spring of the river Elbe (Labe) being blessed in 1684. During this time there was a boarder change with Silesia, with the western part of the Krkonoše Mountains under the control of the Czech count Harrachov.

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