Academy and University Center
Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
CZ-373 33 Nove Hrady
Event participants will stay directly on campus in the conference center or at a B&B/hotel, which is a 3-min walk from the event venue.
Participants’ accommodation will be booked by the organisers on behalf of the participants. The approximate costs for the participants will be in the range of 28-40 Euros/night, depending on single or double occupancy and the type of a room.
If you travel from Prague, Czech Republic
Take a train (recommended) or a bus to České Budějovice.
From České Budějovice you can travel by:
Bus to Nové Hrady (recommended)
The bus station in České Budějovice is located on top of the Mercury Shopping Center, which is basically opposite to the Central railway station. The bus station in Nové Hrady is a few minutes walk from the venue.
Train to Nové Hrady train station, then by bus to Nové Hrady bus station.
Travel from the Central railway station in České Budějovice to Nové Hrady train station, which is actually 5 kilometers away from the town of Nové Hrady. Then you need to take a bus from Nové Hrady train station to Nové Hrady bus station.
For connections see here.
If case of any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you to get to Nové Hrady.
If you travel from Vienna, Austria
Take a train to Gmünd, Austria. This town is located on the border between the Czech Republic and Austria. The Czech part is called České Velenice, but it’s still the same train station. Here you need to change trains. Travel from České Velenice train station to Nové Hrady train station, then take a bus from Nové Hrady train station to Nové Hrady bus statuion.
For connections see here.
Let us know, please, if you choose this route. We will find the best connection for you.
By car: You can park your car in front of the institute for free. It is a safe and comfortable car park.
About the Area
Nové Hrady (Czech Republic) is a small town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, having just under 3,000 inhabitants. The town lies in the Nové Hrady Mountains (Novohradské Hory in Czech) close to the Czech-Austrian border. It is about 30 km south-east of the town of České Budějovice on a hill above the Stropnice river.
The Region of South Bohemia is an administrative unit of the Czech Republic, located mostly in the southern part, bordering Austria in the south and Germany in the west. Owing to its geographical location and natural conditions the region belongs to the areas where the first settlements began to appear in the distant past. In the past centuries, South Bohemia was famous for fishpond cultivation and forestry.
The regional capital České Budějovice (Budweis in German) is a pretty town with approximately 100,000 inhabitants and a definite must-see. Located in the center of a valley of the Vltava River, it is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of České Budějovice, the University of South Bohemia, and the Academy of Sciences. Probably best known for the original Budweiser beer, there are many other places of interest there as well. The old town preserves interesting architecture from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th century periods. This includes buildings around the large Ottokar II Square, the old Town Hall with murals and bronze gargoyles, the 16th century Black Tower and the most valuable historic building in České Budějovice - the Dominican convent with the Gothic Presentation of the Virgin Mary church from the 13th century, on Piaristic Square.
The town of Český Krumlov with its beautiful castle – a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Hluboká nad Vltavou with its picturesque Tudor-style Hluboká Castle, are also worth to visit.
For countryside favorers, the near vicinity of Nové Hrady offers many interesting sites to visit. The nearby Theresa Valley with a romantic English-style park and waterfall provides a one-off experience. The Hojná voda Primaeval Forest is (along with the Sophie Primaeval Forest) the oldest Reserve in Continental Europe with 400-year old trees. The Cow Mountain with its observation tower in this forest is an ideal place for a trip for active sportsmen. In this area you can see blockfields, granite rocks and a mushroom rock called Napolean’s Head.