Travel Information

Place of Conference

Faculty of Informatics (Fakulta Informatiky)
Masaryk University
Botanická 68a
CZ-602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
tel.: ++420 5 41 512 359
tel. rec.: ++420 5 41 512 300
fax: ++420 5 41 512 568

Students Dormitory

Kolej Druzba
Kounicova 50
602 00 Brno
web: (in Czech).


Recommended Hotels

There are some rooms reserved in the hotel Royal Ricc. The price is 3 200 CZK (currently approx. 80 USD) per night.
Other recommended hotels:
Hotel Slovan, Lidicka 23, Brno
phone ++420 5 41 32 12 07
1200,- CZK / single
1800,- CZK / double
Hotel BOBY, Sportovni 2a, Brno
phone ++420 5 72 72 110
2950,- CZK/ single
3200,- CZK/ double
Hotel Continental, Kounicova 6, Brno
phone ++420 5 41 21 28 06
1190,- CZK , 1790,- CZK (superior)/ single
1790,- CZK, 1990,- CZK (superior)/ double

Hotel HOLIDAY IN, Krizkovskeho 20, Brno
phone ++420 5 43 24 66 93
2850,- CZK
Hotel Voronez, Krizkovskeho 47, Brno
phone ++420 5 43 21 22 33
2160,- CZK / single
2760,- CZK/ double
Hotels in the map.
For a complete list of hotels in Brno, please see Hotels in Brno


Exchange Facilities and Rates

Currency used in the Czech Republic is Czech Crown (CZK, koruna ceska, Kc). There are exchange facilities at the train/bus stations, airport and at the border. The approximate exchange rate is 40 CZK for one US dollar and 36 CZK for 1 EURO. Look at actual exchange rates. Czech Crowns are available in the following denominanions: 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20. We advise you to ask for 500, 200 banknotes when you exchange your money as these are easier to change. Do not change money on the street.

Time Zone and Climate

Czech Republic is on Central European Time (MET DST), which means it is two hour ahead of Greenwich mean time (GMT). The average temperature for September is between 15-20 degree C. The weather is normally warm and sunny.

The place

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, with a population of almost 400,000, and the country's judiciary and trade-fair center. The first written note of Brno comes from the ninth century. City rights were acquired in 1243. After successful defense of the city against the Swedes 350 years ago (in 1643--45 during the Thirty Years' War), Brno became the capital of Moravia. The nineteenth century was a period of technological progress and development for Brno. It became one of the most prominent industrial centers in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was in Brno where J. G. Mendel formulated his theory of heredity, V. Kaplan produced the first water turbine and LeoČ Janacek composed his musical works. Milan Kundera wrote his first novels here. Brno is the place of birth of Kurt Goedel--- one of the most important scientists of the 20th century in the world context.
Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the Czech Republic. It had been a royal city since 1347. There are six Universities in Brno. Historical and artistic places of interest include:

In the immediate surroundings of Brno are the Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves; the site of the "Battle of the Three emperors" (Napoleon, Alexander of Russia, and Franz of Austria), commonly known as the Battle of Austerlitz; the chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz); Pernstejn Castle; and many other attractions.