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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 field trips of the faculty, or other universities, graduates and doctoral students working in the Bohemian Central Mountains, workshops and meetings, in free capacity and recreation of faculty staff and their family members.

The capacity of the station is 20 beds in 4 separate rooms, the building has a kitchen equipped with stove, microwave and kettle, refrigerator; dining room, 2 showers, 2 toilets. Visitors must bring their own sleeping bag and slippers

View of the field station from the garden.


Since the opening of the D8 motorway in the direction of Ústí nad Labem, there is no direct bus connection from Prague to Velemín, all buses in the direction of Teplice run along the motorway and bypass Velemín.

Transport is, therefore, possible by train to Lovosice with a transfer to the bus Lovosice - Milešov or to an alternative bus transport ČD Lovosice - Radejčín. Both connections stop in Velemín, even though it does not have a railway station; when using ČD alternative transport, it is necessary to have purchased a ticket to the next Chotiměř station. Buses in Lovosice are waiting for connections from Prague!

By car on the D8 motorway to exit 52 Velemín; it is possible to park by the garden fence.


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, +420 728 742 830), 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.

It is also possible to pick up the keys from the secretary of the Department of Botany, Mgr. Viera Mrázová during the working hours of the secretariat.

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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