BORDERS OF EUROPE
International Summer School
Erasmus Intensive Programme

Information

Theme 2012:
Borders Of Europe: The Old and New Europe

Hosting institution:
Masaryk University, Brno


Local Organizing Committee

Academic Director:
Katerina Uhlirova

Email:
Katerina.Uhlirova@law.muni.cz

Project Coordinator:
Eva Koleckova

Email:
Eva.Koleckova@law.muni.cz

   

Practical Information

On this page you will find practical information about the venue, accommodation and travel.

See the Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/events/293544247378828/

Brno is a picturesque city situated in the heart of Europe. To the south you can find the fields and vineyards of the southern Moravian lowlands, to the north the wooded foothills of the Bohemian-Moravian range. The summer school offers a balanced mixture of lectures and workshops coupled with interesting sites visits and field trips.

Brno is located just a few hours away from Prague and Vienna.  During your stay, you will therefore also visit the Czech Capital, Prague (including a visit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), as well as Vienna (including a guided tour of the United Nations Office)

 

ACCOMMODATION

Dormitory Kounicova: http://www.skm.muni.cz/ubytovani.php?akce=200&lang=en   

The address is Kounicova 50.

Facilities include: studios with two twin rooms, a toilet and a shower; shared kitchens are in the corridor; each room equipped with internet connection.

The accommodation is within walking distance of the Faculty of Law (app. 8 minutes)

 

TRANSPORT AND DIRECTIONS

General

The main site for route planning using public transport is IDOS: http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/   - there are English and German translations of this web page - see the right side of the form. 

 

Important addresses:

Faculty of Law (Veverí 70). See http://www.law.muni.cz/content/en/o-fakulte/prezentace-fakulty/virtualni-prohlidka/

for a virtual tour of the Law Faculty, Masaryk University!

Dormitory Kounicova (Kounicova 50)

Google map of the locality: http://maps.google.cz/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206822514951643290661.0004b827b33ff60894e05

 

Prague Airport to Brno

Ruzyne Airport to Prague City centre http://www.pragueairport.co.uk/public-transport.htm   

Prague City centre to Brno by train.

A connection goes approximately every 45 minutes (consult IDOS), duration of the journey about 3 hours (2 h 43 m “EC, IC, SC” – 3 h 31m “R”) price from CZK 170,- / EUR 7,- (fast trains „R“  or „Ex“ bought in advance) to CZK 320, -/EUR 13,-  (fast trains “R”, “Ex” or “EC/EN”)goes from the Main Train Station: Metro C (red line) – HLAVNÍ NÁDRAŽÍ

Prague City centre to Brno by bus

Various services go approx. every 30 minutes, duration of the journey is about 2,5 hours (consult IDOS)price about CZK 200,- / EUR 8,50,-almost all services depart from Florenc Bus Station: Metro C-B, station FLORENCbooking is advisable for some services (necessary for groups)

 

Vienna Airport to Brno

Direct bus line from Vienna Airport to Brno, journey takes about 2,5 hours, price about EUR 12,5

StudetAgency operates 6 lines and Tourbus one line directly from Vienna Airport to Brno bus station at Hotel Grand; booking in advance is advisable.

 

Vienna Airport to Vienna City centre

S-Bahn (line S-7, at Wien Rennweg changed to S-9 for Wien Meidling) or Vienna airport lines bus to Wien Dörfelstraße (Meidling Bahnhof); takes about 40 minutes, price EUR 5,4 train and EUR 7 bus

City Airport Train (CAT) to city center (Wien Mitte); takes about 16 minutes, price EUR 10

 

Vienna City centre to Brno by train

goes every 2 hours (consult IDOS), duration of the journey is app. 1 h 50 m

price app. EUR 9,50

EC trains goes from Wien Meidling through Wien Simmering to Brno hl. nádraží

 

Vienna City centre to Brno by bus

Goes every 2 hours (same lines as direct lines from Vienna Airport)

goes from the bus stop Wien Praterstern/

Lassallestrasse on metro line U1

 

Transport around Brno

General info – public transport - tickets for public transport can be bought in ticket machines (accept coins only) or at newspaper standsregular tickets are CZK 20,- for 15 minutes, CZK 25,- for 60 minutes (incl. any transfers), or CZK 90,- for one day monthly tickets are CZK 550,- or CZK 275,- (students until 26th year of age) tickets are valid for all means of transport incl. trams, buses and trolley buses. Do not forget to punch them immediately after getting onto the means of transportfor route planning, please use special version of IDOS or map of transport routes. From 23:00 to 5:00, the public transports operate in the night regime (there are special night bus lines calling every hour) – consult IDOS to plan your route

General information about the routes and prices can be find on the web page of pubic transport company (DPMB)

 

Public transport from Main train station/Bus station Hotel Grand

To Faculty of Law

By tram 12, 13 from tram stop “Hlavní nádraží” (Main train station) direction “Technologický part”

get of at tram stop “Konecného námestí” or “Nerudova”

To dormitory Kounicova

By tram 12, 13 from tram stop “Hlavní nádraží” (Main train station) direction “Technologický part”

get of at tram stop “Klusáckova”

General info

Taxiprices are around CZK 28- - 30,- per km + fixed sum of approx. CZK 40,- per ride. Recommended services: Lido taxi (+420 542 214 221), City taxi (+420 542 321 321)