The workshop is organized by the Institute of Physics of the Faculty of Philosophy and Science of the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. The Silesian University belongs among the youngest universities in the Czech Republic. Its Institute of Physics represents a significant part of the University‘s Faculty of Philosophy and Science offering a wide range of prestigious study programmes in the area of applied and theoretical physics.


Opava is a lovely town situated on the banks of the Opava river that has a rich history and a significant cultural background. Located in the north-east corner of the Czech Republic approximately 400 kms east from Prague, it lies in the heart of the Czech Silesian region of which it is a political and administrative centre.

The lectures of the RAGtime 17 meeting will take place at the "Hradecká" building, while some informal discussions will occur at the "Bezručova" bulding where the Instutute of Physics resides (see Contacts for the full address of both buildings and a map showing the route between them). It is situated on a picturesque square of Petr Bezruč, a famous Czech writer and a native of Opava, which is conviniently located just a short walk from the Opava’s town centre.




There are several possibilities of pleasant (mostly three-star) hotel accommodation that is within a walking distance from the workshop venue. Furthermore there are some four-star hotels that are reachable by using the public transport (20-30 minutes) or reasonably priced taxi. You can choose from the list below that contains a number of hotels that we recommend.




Nám. Republiky 17
746 01 Opava
Distance: 10 minutes walk

Pekařská 11
746 01 Opava
Distance: 15 minutes walk

Pekařská 65
746 01 Opava
Distance: 20 minutes walk

Žižkova 8
746 01 Opava
Distance: 10 minutes by public transport + 15 minutes walk
(or take a taxi for approximately 100 CZK)

Lípová 105/2
746 01 Opava
Distance: 5 minutes by public transport + 15 minutes walk
(or take a taxi for approximately 100 CZK)



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