The conference will take place in Brno. Brno, the Czech Republic's second largest city (a population of nearly 370,000 people), lies in the central part of Europe and is the metropolis of Moravia, one of the historic lands of the Czech Crown. To the north of Brno there is the protected area of Moravian Karst (Moravský kras) and to the south stretch the Moravian vineyards with their typical wine cellars. Brno was established as a settlement of merchants on the junctions of rivers Svratka and Svitava in 11th century. It withstood the pressure of both the Hussite and Swedish besiegement, witnessed Napoleon's military expedition to Slavkov, became an industrial centre of the Habsburg monarchy called "the Austrian Manchester" and, in the twentieth century, gained a character of a modern city thanks to the construction of new buildings in the functionalist style. The most important example of modern architecture in Brno is The Tugendhat Villa - a historic site inscribed on the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List. Today Brno is a seat of universities and important juridical institutions. It offers many possibilities of cultural enjoyment in its numerous theatres, museums, cinemas and clubs. The Brno Exhibition Centre with its eighty-year tradition is a venue of many international trade fairs, exhibitions and congresses. The City of Brno regularly holds various cultural events, festivals as well as some notable sporting events.

The venue of SET 2008 is the Continental Hotel. This three-star hotel is located in a quiet part of the city and is close to the Railway Station and Old Town, the cultural and leisure centre of the city.

We have pre-booked rooms by 30 September in the Continental Hotel. Each participant should book his/her rooms via booking form and use the keyword "SET2008"

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Travel Information


How to reach Brno

  • By train: There are fast and express train connections between Brno and Prague, Vienna, Hamburg, Berlin or Budapest as well as other destinations in Europe (the time-table). The main railway station (Brno hlavní nádraží) is situated in the city center.
  • By air: You can take a flight to international airports Prague, Vienna or Brno. If you will travel via Prague or Vienna, you can take a bus or a train to transport to Brno, see the time-table. The buses go to the bus station Zvonarka or the bus station Grand. If you will travel by air to Brno directly, you can take public transport or taxi from Brno-Turany airport to the city center. Prague is about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Brno, Vienna is about 3 hours from Brno, Brno-Turany airport is about 20 minutes from the city center.