Conference Venue

PyCon CZ will take place at Hlubina – the coal mine complex re-made into a cozy conference center. We’re pretty excited about the place, and hope you’ll be as well!

Location

The Conference hall is in the middle of the national monument area called Dolní Vítkovice (shortened DOV or DV).

Dolní oblast Vítkovice is located in the centre of Ostrava. It includes extensive industrial ironworks with a former coal mine, coke ovens and blast furnace operations with exceptional technology flow and specialized machines as well as a unique collection of industrial architecture.

The manufacturing complex closed down in the 19th century, but since then it was transformed into a unique educational, social and cultural centre. Its significance now reaches beyond the boundaries of the region.

DOV now includes attractions such as the Science and technology center, a multifunctional auditorium, and the Bolt Tower. See more info at the DOV’s official website.

Getting to the venue

On Friday and Saturday everything will be happening at Brick House (“Staré koupelny” in Czech).

Don’t worry!
There will be a navigation in place to guide you through the area during PyCon CZ.

Public transport

The venue is just a 2-minute walk from the tram stop Dolní Vítkovice Hlubina (trams number 1, 2, 11, 12 and 18). Follow signs with PyCon CZ logo from there.

By bike or foot

You are looking for Vítkovická 17 (it’s the closest point on the map to reach Staré koupelny). Park your bike in front of the Cineport building and Kavárna Maryčka.

By car

Parking is close to the tram stop Dolní Vítkovice Hlubina. Look for the closest point from parking place Vítkovická 17, Moravská Ostrava). You can park inside the area for free, around the street Vitkovicka.

Getting around Ostrava

For details about different transport options check our guide to getting around Ostrava.

Workshops venue

Workshops will be happening at VŠB-TU Ostrava – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Getting to the VŠB

The building you are looking for can’t be easily navigated to by its address, however, it is big and green so you won’t miss it. This GPS location will lead you right in front of the main entrance.

Public transport

The venue is just a 4-minute-long walk from the tram stop Hlavní třída (trams number 5, 7, 8, 9 and 17). Follow signs with PyCon CZ logo.

By bike or foot

There are a lot of places around the building where you can park your bike. There is a bike rack for your bicycle or shared Nextbike or Rekola in front of the building.

By car

There is a big parking lot available for free behind the green building. If the tollgate is closed, use the bell to call the reception. Apart from that, many parking lots are located near the university, but be careful because not all of them are public or free. You can find a lot of free places to park on near 17. listopadu street.

Main building of VSB FEI

We want to thank our partner for lending us their building. If you’re thinking about studying computer science, make sure to check their website and a short video.