23rd ISU World Congress, Český Krumlov, Czechia

The Theatre

Exact location: 48.8105 N, 14.3188 E

The congress activities will be centred in the Municipal Theatre. The beautiful historical building is on the edge of the city centre and can be reached within several minutes from the whole old town.

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The entrance

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The auditorium offers 280 seats on a sloping floor and balconies

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There is a beautiful view from the lobby and outside terraces

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The historical town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO heritage site, is one of the most valuable architectural and cultural sights in Central Europe. The intactly preserved city centre, dominated by a huge castle complex, is a unique blend of Gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture.

The old town is formed around several tight bends of the Vltava river in a scenic hilly landscape. The rugged scenery offers an abundant number of captivating views and photographic opportunities.

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A moderate hyperstereo of the town and castle

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In the streets of the old town at dusk

More images in high resolution are in a gallery at stereopix.net

Apart from the organised excursions there are many things to explore and activities to go in for - you can visit diverse museums, expositions or just go hiking in the surrounding countryside.

The town is rather small, but being a popular tourist destination it has all the necessary services and infrastructure. There are various places to eat and stay, ranging from very moderately priced to high-class. You can find ordinary supermarkets and facilities outside the historical core.

The old town tends to be crowded in the peak season, but many of the visitors do not even stay overnight. If you want to take pictures without people, you can set out in the morning, when the streets are entirely empty (many of the photos used in the presentation were taken from dawn until around 7 to 8 a. m., when the very first tourists start to appear).

Getting There

Český Krumlov is located about 140 km south of Prague (as the crow flies), close to the border with Austria. Although travelling from Linz, Vienna or Salzburg can be an option, Prague will be the most convenient starting point for most travellers.

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Bus

There is a frequent and reliable coach service between Prague and Český Krumlov, operated by a private company - RegioJet. The journey takes just under 3 hours. The coaches tend to be fully booked - be sure to reserve the ticket several days in advance.

Train

Český Krumlov is on a small branch line. Currently, there is one direct train a day from Prague to Krumlov. In all other cases you need to change trains in České Budějovice (Budweis) on the main line between Prague and Linz. The journey takes around 3 hours or more, depending on the connection.

Charter Buses

Charter buses for the congress attendees from Prague to Český Krumlov and back are a proposed possibility.

More information about the public transport and the proposed charter service will be provided later, the particular schedules are not known at this point.

Accommodation

The city agency of Český Krumlov will provide a preferential reservation system for the congress attendees, offering hotel rooms of various price levels. details will be specified later