Hotel Galant, Mlýnská 2, 692 01 Mikulov, Czech Republic
Hotel Galant is located only a few steps away from the Mikulov historic centre.
The hotel offers first-class regional and international cuisine and the best wines of Moravia or the beer from the mini-brewery Galant.
You will be accommodated in cosy, newly furnished rooms – each with interactive PC / TV and internet connection.
After scientific sessions you can enjoy a rooftop swimming pool, whirlpool bath tubs, sauna and numerous procedures in spa centre.
Mikulov is a picturesque historical town located in southern Moravia in the very heart of a wine region. The first written record of the town dates back to 1173. The priest, cardinal and Bishop of Olomouc Franz von Dietrichstein took over the estate in 1611 to create a residence worthy of his position in the state. He was responsible for the transformation of Mikulov from a small provincial town into the most important town in Moravia at that time. The town offers perception with literally all senses. For many people the reasons for a visit include history embodied in architectural monuments, while for nature-lovers and people preferring active rest it is the unique natural conditions of the region. To those who appreciate good wine, Mikulov offers rich viticulture tradition. The geographical position, the climate and the varied soil of the Mikulov wine region with the limestone slopes of the Pálava Hills affect the unique character of the local wine. This was already discovered by Ancient Romans, who considered the Pálava region ideal for vine growing. Nowadays Mikulov and its surroundings offer a lot of vine paths with stops at local public or family wine cellars or wine tasting centres. Local vintners regularly win awards at prestigious international competitions.
Mikulov Tourist Information Centre TIC provides a list of cultural and other events and touristic information on many historical sites – you will find pictures of some of them below
The conference venue is also an ideal location for visiting unique historical and cultural attractions nearby. To those who will decide to come a bit earlier and spend a lovely weekend in southern Moravia we would like to recommend a few places that are definitely worth seeing:
- Lednice-Valtice Area – a jewel of landscape architecture with a chateau and a huge park, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996 (13 km east of Mikulov)
- Dolní Věstonice – well known for the the Venus of Dolní Věstonice (11 km north of Mikulov)
- Brno – the capital of Moravia, the second largest city in the Czech Republic (50 km north of Mikulov)
TRANSPORT BY PLANE
Mikulov can be easily reached from the international airports in Vienna, Brno, Bratislava or Prague.
TRANSPORT BY BUS OR TRAIN – schedule
From Brno there is a direct bus connection to Mikulov.
From Vienna or Bratislava Mikulov can be also easily reached by public transport
TRANSPORT BY CAR (from the nearest airports)
Vienna: ca 90 km, road A5 and B7
Brno: ca 50 km, road R52
Prague: ca 250 km, exit 194 (Brno centre), road R52
Bratislava: ca 100 km – motorway D2, exit 41 (Mikulov), road 422
The hotel page provides an excellent navigation from Brno, Vienna and Bratislava.
TRANSPORT BY SHUTTLE SERVICE
The Galant Hotel offers optional arrangement for transport from the Vienna Schwechat airport by car or minibus (up to 9 persons). The approximate prices are as follows (excluding parking fee end waiting):
car: CZK 2600
minibus: CZK 2900
In case you are interested, contact please firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance and provide the service with detailed information on your flight.
The SCCG 2017 organisers recommend arranging for accommodation in the hotel Galant directly. The hotel offers an extra rate for the SCCG participants. During the reservation it is necessary to mention your affiliation with the SCCG 2017 conference. The discounted rate will be guaranteed to those who will book their accommodation one month before the conference dates at the latest.
Further accommodation options are available here.