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Faculty of Science Field Station Velemín no. 142

The Velemín Field Station of the Faculty of Science is managed by the CUFS Department of Botany. It is located at the southwest end of the village of Velemín near motorway E55 (8) which runs from Prague to Teplice. It is a yellow building on the left side of the road, just past the turn for the blue hiking trail towards Milešovka. There is a front entrance and a rear entrance through the garden gate.

The station is used for faculty field trips, by students of other universities and graduate students working in the Bohemian Uplands, for work seminars and meetings, or the recreation of faculty employees and their family members.

The building has 20 beds in 4 separate rooms, a kitchen equipped with a stove and electric kettle, dining room, shower and WC. Visitors must bring their own sleeping bag and slippers.

View of the field station from the garden.

How to get there

By bus: Take the Prague-Teplice bus line leaving from Praha-Holešovice Station. Some buses stop at the “upper” Velemín stop or at the school, which is closer.

By train: Take a train from Masaryk Station in Prague to Lovosice. Disembark there and take a local bus or alternative bus service for the Lovosice – Teplice line, which stops in Velemín (even though Velemín does not have a station).

When driving, cars may be parked along the garden fence.

Information

There is a store in the village (open from 6 am – 8 pm) and two restaurants. There is a petrol station at the end of the village towards Milešov.

The faculty caretaker of the field station is doc. Lubomír Hrouda (hrouda@natur.cuni.cz, +420 606 569 557), who takes reservations for overnight stays. Keys can be picked up by calling the Dudový family (+420 725 185 662), who live at Velemín no. 120, on the left side of the road about 100 m before the field station; the keys are also returned here.

Price of accommodation at the Department of Botany Research Station in Velemín

The price of accommodation per night varies depending on one’s relationship to the faculty and the nature of the stay.

Price of accommodation for conducting teaching and research activities

  • Charles University Faculty of Science students and faculty: 50 CZK per night per person

  • other students and teachers: 140 CZK

Price of recreational stays for

  • Charles University Faculty of Science employees, family members and friends: 140 CZK

  • children aged 6-15: 92 CZK

  • children under 6 free

The accommodation may be paid in cash or by bank transfer to account number 1200-600-111200; a receipt (with the department stamp) will be issued for recreational stays of students and teachers from other schools. An invoice may also be issued.

Each visitor must sign in to the field station guest book and record the date of arrival and departure, the purpose of the stay (excursion, research stay, recreation); any scientific findings or observations are welcome, along with possible complaints.

This price list is valid as of September 1st, 2015.

Doc. Yvonne Němcová, Department Head
doc. Lubomír Hrouda, Faculty Caretaker

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