FAQ – practical information

Here’s a map with some restaurants and other locations of interest: http://tinyurl.com/EGG-2017-map

1.  Travelling to Olomouc

From Prague to Olomouc: The easiest way to get from Václav Havel Airport Prague to the main train station (Praha, hlavní nádraží, sometimes abbreviated to Praha, hl. n.) is to take the Airport Express (AE) bus. It stops right in front of the arrival hall (a bit to the right, the last bus stop) and takes you directly to the main train station which is the terminus. You buy the ticket from the driver for Kč 60 (about EURO 2.5, but the driver does not accept foreign currencies, so you have to exchange money at the airport, try to have a 200 crown note or less). The ticket machines at the stop do not sell this ticket.

There are also coaches going directly from the Prague airport to Olomouc. More info at the Regio Jet website, https://www.regiojet.com/en, or call: +420 542 424 242 or +420 841 101 101.

From Vienna to Olomouc: It takes approx. 3.5 hours by train or coach. Find your connection here: http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlakyautobusymhd/spojeni/

Coming by train: Olomouc is easily accessible by express trains from Prague, Vienna, or Warsaw.

Coming by car or coach: All major roads are open. Online map of traffic in Central Europe.

General information: Olomouc is easily reached by express trains (2.5 hours from Prague, 3.5 hours form Vienna, 3 hours from Katowice).

The closest airports are in Ostrava (2 hours by bus and train), Brno (2 hours), Prague (3.5 hours), Bratislava (4 hours), Katowice (4 hours) and Vienna (4.5 hours).

2.  Getting around

A tourist map of Olomouc with some basic information: http://tourism.olomouc.eu/basic-information/city-map/en

3.  Getting to the dorms

Address of the dorms: Šmeralova 12, Olomouc http://old.skm.upol.cz/en/dormitories/dormitory-generala-svobody/

There are some traffic closures in Olomouc, so to get from the train station to the dorms, take tram no. 7 or X4 from Hlavní nádraží stop and get off at the second stop, Envelopa. From there it is a 10-minute walk to the dorms. Or you can take the bus X from in front of the train station, platform C and get off at the second stop, Žižkovo náměstí. From Žižkovo náměstí it is a 5-minute walk to the dorms.

4.  Getting to the summer school venue

Address of the venue: Třída Svobody 26, Olomouc

If you are going from the train station, take a tram no. 7 in the direction to Neředín or X4 in the direction to Nová ulice, from Hlavní nádraží stop to Tržnice stop.

If you are going from the dorms, get on Envelopa stop (tram no. 7 in the direction to Neředín or X4 in the direction to Nová ulice) and get off at the next stop Tržnice.

The summer school venue is a big yellow corner building you will see from the tram stop.

In case of any accommodation problems, call one of the local organizers (numbers coming soon).

5.  Visa letters

If you need a letter confirming your attendance and accommodation at EGG, please send an email to jkparrott@gmail.com that includes your name, university, and postal address for a hardcopy.

6. Accommodation

The summer school participants will be accommodated at the university dorms – Šmeralova 12, Olomouc. (http://old.skm.upol.cz/en/dormitories/dormitory-generala-svobody/)

There are double rooms. Bed sheets and towels are provided. There is one bathroom for two double rooms. Wi-Fi is available in the rooms. Check out the rooms here: http://www.skm-upol.pano3d.cz/index.html?startscene=1

If you want to choose your roommate let us know before your arrival: jkparrott@gmail.com. The deadline for this is July, 10th.

The school starts on Monday July 24th and ends on Friday August 4th. The 13 nights starting with Sunday July 23th and ending with Saturday August 5th are included in the fee.

If you want to arrive a day earlier or leave a day later, it’s possible, but you’ll have to pay for the extra dorm night(s). The rate for the extra night in a double room is 315 CZK per bed and per night. Let us know if you want to stay at the dorms before / after the school. Please send an e-mail to jkparrott@gmail.com NO LATER than on 10th July.

The reception of the dorms is open all day except for from 5-6 am and pm.

Summer school full address:

Palacký University Faculty of Arts
Třída Svobody 26
771 80 Olomouc, Czech Republic