Practical information

Travelling to Brno

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic. You can reach it by plane (from some European cities), car, train or bus. The nearest international airports are Prague (Czech Republic), Vienna (Austria) and Bratislava (Slovak Republic).

Getting to Brno from these international airports is very simple. We will provide you with some recommendations, but you will find your way to Brno without problem even if you do not follow them precisely.

How to get to Brno from the Prague airport:

  • There are several flights a day between Prague and Brno for those who travel with Czech Airlines or a company which is a member of the SkyTeam. As flights between Prague and Brno are often full, it is a good idea to book one in advance. From Brno airport, you can get to the city center by charter bus which takes you to the Grand hotel (No. 10 on the map).
  • There are also good bus connections between Prague airport and Brno, which depart every hour. We recommend the Czech Airlines direct bus line or a bus of Student Agency. To book a place in a bus of Czech Airlines, go to the information desk at the Prague airport. With Student Agency, you may have to change at Praha-Florenc station, but you continue with the same company.
  • Another possibility is to get to the center of Prague (by taxi, airport charter buses, public transport) and take a bus from Praha-Florenc bus station (buses to Brno leave almost every half an hour) or a train (from the main railway station) to Brno. The train takes you to the main Brno railway station (No. 8 on the map). The bus takes you either to the Grand hotel (No. 10) or to the main bus station (No. 9). The journey from Prague city center to Brno takes less than 3 hours.

How to get to Brno from the Vienna airport:

  • There are several direct bus lines from Vienna airport to the center of Brno, operated by Student Agency (8:05 a.m., 11:05 a.m., 6:05 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., high-quality yellow buses with service, coffee, toilet etc.) and by Tourbus (7:10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., blue buses). The Student Agency buses take you to the Grand hotel (No. 10 on the map), the Tourbus buses take you to the central bus station (No. 9).
  • You can also take a charter bus to Vienna SĂĽdbahnhof; in the morning and in the afternoon, there is a good train connection to the main Brno railway station (No. 8) almost every hour. The journey from Vienna airport to Brno takes about 3 hours.

How to get to Brno from the Bratislava airport:

  • Take a charter bus to the city center and travel to Brno by bus or train from the main bus/train station. There are direct lines to Brno circa every two hours. The journey takes about 3 hours.

Travelling in Brno

Once you are in Brno, there is nothing easier than to get to the main building of the Faculty of Art, Arne Nováka 1 (No. 1), where the conference program will take place. At the tram station situated in front of the main railway station (No.8) and near the Grand hotel bus station (No. 10), take trams number 12 or 13 in the direction of Technologický park/Technické muzeum. Travel four stops to the Grohova stop. From here walk the Grohova street and after 50 m turn left). The building of the Faculty of Art (No. 1) is on your right side. You will find the registration desk on the second floor of the building C (a part of the main building).

From the main railway station (No. 8) you get to Česká stop and from here you get easily to the UNI hotel at the Rector’s Office (No.4) and to the Continental Hotel (No. 5). To get to the International Hotel (No. 6) from the main rail station, travel only two stops by tram 12 or 13 (Šilingrovo náměstí stop), then walk in the direction of the tram and after a two minute walk, you will see the hotel on your right. To get to the Garni hotel (No. 7), take the number 1 tram in front of the main railway station in the direction of Bystrc and travel seven stops (Lipová stop).

Do not forget to buy a “60 minute ticket” (25 CZK) and mark it in the tram, by inserting it into a yellow machine.



A number of rooms have been booked for the conference participants in some Brno hotels at a reduced price. These rooms can be booked by citing “Symmetry workshop”. We advise you to do so soon. You can also find other hotels on Brno official website.

(SR = single room, DR = double room.)

Continental Hotel ****
AddressKounicova 6, 602 00 Brno
ContactPhone +420 541 519 516, fax +420 541 211 203, e-mail
Reservation deadline30 Sept 2012
PriceSR 1250 CZK, DR 1680 CZK
CommentsIncluded: breakfast, internet connection etc.
International Hotel ****
AddressHusova 16, 659 21 Brno
ContactPhone +420 542 122 811, fax +420 542 210 843, e-mail
Reservation deadline30 Sept 2012
PriceSR 2905 CZK, DR 3255 CZK
CommentsIncluded: breakfast, LAN and WiFi internet connection etc.
Garni Hotel
AddressVinaĹ™ská 5, 603 00 Brno, block A3
ContactPhone +420 549 492 713, fax +420 549 492 702, e-mail
Reservation deadline30 Sept 2012
PriceSR 920 CZK, DR 1220 CZK
CommentsNot so close as Continental, International and UNI, but good price. Included: breakfast.
UNI Hotel at Rector’s Office
AddressĹ˝erotĂ­novo nám. 9, 601 77 Brno
ContactPhone +420 549 494 136, e-mail
Reservation deadline30 Sept 2012
Priceen suite DR 990 CZK, shared DR 720 CZK
Penzion Dvořákova ***
AddressDvořákova 1, 602 00 Brno
ContactPhone +420 222 539 539
PriceSR 1090 CZK, DR 1290 CZK

Restaurants; information for vegetarians and vegans

No need to plan your meals in advance! The city center is full of restaurants. There are several restaurants next to all the sites where the conference will take place. We will gladly share our gastronomic experience with you, as will our student assistants.

However, we provide some information on restaurants we can recommend if you prefer vegetarian food.

Orient restaurant Kupé

The nearest is small Orient restaurant. It offers 60 authentic meals of Mediterranean, Levanta and Egyptian cuisine, and in working days three kinds of lunch menu with soup and dessert.

Where it is?

Veveří 34

(Near the Faculty of Art, Veveří is the street where the tram goes).

Opening hours:



Restaurant that offers home made pasta.

Where it is?

Veveří 6

Near to Faculty of Arts, Veveří is the street where the tram goes.

Opening hours:

Fri 9:00-23:00

Sat 11:00-23:00

Sun 11:00-22:00

Vegetarian restaurant Rebio

Where it is?

In the building called “VelkĂ˝ Ĺ palĂ­ÄŤek” is in the city centre, near Svoboda square.

Mečová 2

Opening hours:

Mon-Sat: 11:00-21:00

Sun: 11:00-20:00

Vegetarian restaurant Rebio

Where it is?

It is near the city centre (near Svoboda square and Malinovsky square).

OrlĂ­ 26

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 11:00-19:00

Sat 11:00-15:00

Vegetarian restaurant Avatar

Where it is?

Mendlovo náměstí 10

You can get there from the main railway station by tram n.1 (direction Bystrc). Mendlovo náměstí is the 4 stop.

Opening hours:


Klub cestovatelů / Travellers´club Brno

Travellers’club Brno offers authentic Arabic cuisine.

Where it is?

Královo Pole, Veleslavínova 14


Opening hours:

Mon-Thu: 11:00-23:00

Fri-Sat 11:00-24:00

Sun: 11:00-22:00

Vegetarian restaurant Haribol

... is closed at the moment, the staff is on holiday until 2 January 2013.

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