Organizing Committee of SOFSEM '97
Faculty of Informatics MU
SOFSEM '97 -- Travel Instructions for non Czech/Slovak participants & IT/CT Lecturers
- 1) LOCATION:
- SOFSEM '97 -- the 24th international seminar on
current trends in theory and practice of Informatics -- will be held
in Milovy, Czech Republic, from November 22 to 29. Milovy is a small
village in the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands (the central part of the
Czech Republic) by the town Zdar nad Sázavou, not too far from central
higway D-1 connecting Prague and Brno, two biggest cities of the
HOTEL / CONFERENCE CENTRE:
SOFSEM'97 will take place in the hotel 'Devet 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
Address: Hotel 'Devet skal' Phone: +420-616-94282 ,84 ,86
592 03 Milovy Fax: +420-616-94311
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
- 4) TRAVELLING TO SOFSEM:
The nearest international airports are Prague (recommended because
of better public transport connections to Milovy) and Vienna.
- 4.a From PRAGUE:
- By Special SOFSEM Bus:
Special SOFSEM bus will be
organized for participants travelling from Prague on
Friday November 21st.
The bus will depart from
Zikova street No 4 (Rector office of Czech Technical
Metro station 'DEJVICKA'
- By Train:
There are several daily train connections from
Prague to Zdár nad Sázavou (to be pronounced as 'Zhdyaar nad
Saazavou'). Then the transport by SOFSEM car should be
requested to take you from Zdár nad Sázavou -- railway station
Train Nr./Name Departure Prague Zdár n.Sáz. Operates
277 R DEVIN Praha hl.n. 5:52 8:28 daily
077 IC M.CORVINUS Praha-Holes. 7.27 9:43 daily
279 R SLOVAN Praha hl.n. 11:52 14:21 daily
671 R VYSOCINA Praha hl.n. 14:22 17:01 daily
275 R SLOVEN.STRELA Praha hl.n. 16:37 18:54 daily
673 R BRNENSKY DRAK Praha-Holes. 18:12 20:38 not on Sat!
375 R PANNONIA Praha hl.n. 22:36 1:04 daily
- Train fare Prague -- Zdár nad Sázavou is app. 110 Kc (4 USD).
- You are advised to plan at least 60 minutes for transport
from Praha-Ruzyne airport to the centre of the town.
- 4.b From VIENNA (for further detailed info see
You can use EuroCity trains
Vienna-Prague to get to Havlíckuv Brod; then the transport by
SOFSEM car should be requested to take you from Havlíckuv Brod --
railway station to Milovy.
Train Nr./Name Vienna Sudbf Brno Havlíckuv Brod Destination Operates
070 EC DVORAK 7:25 - 9:03 - 10:19 -->Prague daily
172 EC VINDOBONA 11:25 - 13:03 - 14:19 -->Berlin daily
072 EC SMETANA 15:25 - 17:18 - 18:33 -->Prague daily
- 5) TRAVELLING FROM SOFSEM:
- A more precise/convenient travel
plan can be prepared for you at SOFSEM '97; below you will find just
a few connections for your information:
- 5.a To PRAGUE
- By Special SOFSEM Bus:
Special SOFSEM bus will be organized
for participants travelling to Prague on
SATURDAY November 29.
The bus will depart
from Milovy at 7:30 arriving to Prague app. at 10:00
- By Train:
The SOFSEM car should be requested to transport
you from Milovy to Zdar n/S. -- railway station.
Train Nr./Name Zdár n/S. Prague (station) Days of operation
672 R BRNENSKY DRAK 6:23 8:50 Holesovice not on Sun
4270 O /652 7:27 10:01 Main st. daily
274 R SLOVEN.STRELA 8:35 11:01 Main st. daily
278 R SLOVAN 14:58 17:32 Main st. daily
276 R DEVIN 18:37 21:18 Main st. daily
076 IC M.CORVINUS 20:22 22:45 Holesovice daily
- 5.b To Vienna:
The SOFSEM car should be requested to
transport you from Milovy to Havlickuv Brod -- railway station.
Train Nr./Name Havl.Brod Brno Vienna Sudbf Operation
071 EC DVORAK 19:32 - 20:51 - 22:33 daily
173 EC VINDOBONA 15:32 - 16:51 - 18:33 daily
073 EC SMETANA 11:17 - 12:36 - 14:33 daily
- 6) IMPORTANT NOTES:
- By October 31st, please, let us know your travel plans
to allow organize all neccessary arrangements (car transport
from/to a railway station, accommodation, etc.)
- Contact SOFSEM organizers if none of the above mentioned transport is acceptable for
you and a special travel arrangement is needed.
We look forward to seeing you at SOFSEM '97 and wish you an enjoyable
stay in the Czech Republic.