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The Olomouc School in Midwifery is organized by the Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Palacký University Olomouc in cooperation with the University Hospital Olomouc under the Erasmus+ BIP No. 2023-1-CZ01-KA131-HED-00126872-4.

The objectives of the winter schools are:

  • to learn about the best practices from each participating countries
  • to carry out practical training in midwifery techniques with focus on physiological and pathological pregnancy
  • to gain theoretical knowledge and improve practical skills in high-risk pregnancy and emergency situations
  • to facilitate the implementation of EBM into practice
  • to broaden the horizons of midwifery care, to deepen international cooperation
  • for foreign students to practice and improve English communication skills and the ability to work in an international team

The programme is available here. Slight changes in timing possible.

About Palacký University

Palacký University Olomouc is the second-oldest university in Czechia, educating scholars since the 16th century. The city of Olomouc is also the place of one of the richest national heritage sites, second only to Prague. A second home to more than 23,000 students from around the world, Olomouc is a university town, sometimes nicknamed the “Czech Oxford”. Its old center boasts a number of admired historical sights – a multitude of churches of various denominations and architectural styles, a majestic renaissance town hall, a number of monumental statues and fountains as well as remnants of mighty 18th century fortifications.

Palacký University’s eight faculties provide hundreds of study programmes, encompassing virtually all areas of contemporary arts and sciences. With science and research being the university’s top priorities, its research teams utilize state-of-the-art technologies and students assist in solving scientific research projects. It currently ranks among Europe’s elite research facilities in a number of fields, excelling particularly in nanotechnology, optics, experimental chemistry and medicine, as well as special education, kinanthropology and physiotherapy.

Travelling to Olomouc

By plane

Olomouc has no international airport. However, it is easily accessible from all of the following airports by train, bus or car.
Prague: Vaclav Havel Airport, Czech Republic (270km)
Brno: Turany Airport, Czech Republic (80 km)
Ostrava: Leos Janacek Airport, Czech Republic (80 km)
Bratislava – M.R. Stefanik Airport, Slovakia (210 km)
Vienna: Vienna International Airport, Austria (260 km)
Katowice: Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport, Poland (210 km)
Krakow: Kraków-Balice Airport, Poland (265 km)

The most frequent (and direct) train/bus connection is mainly between Olomouc and Prague/Brno/Ostrava. In Prague and Brno, there are frequent buses (30 min intervals between 05:30 and 21:00) connecting airport with the main train station. You can look at train/bus travelling possibilities (also in English and German).

How to get to Olomouc from the Vaclav Havel Prague Airport

There is a good network of buses connecting the airport and the main railway station.

Airport Express (AE): Terminal 1 or 2 to Main Railway Station (Hlavní nádraží) – approx. 30min | Operates every day from 5:30 am – 10:00 pm timetable (CZ) | Departure from Wilsonova street | Tickets available from the driver – 60 CZK

Bus line 119: The bus will take you from Prague Airport to Nádraží Veleslavín station (Metro line A) – 15 min – 32 CZK, timetable (CZ), then you continue by Metro to Hlavní nádraží station (Metro line C). Remeber that you have to change for line C in Muzeum Metro station. The ticket for bus applies to Metro as well. Prague Metro has 3 lines: A (green), B (yellow), and C (red). The detailed map of Metro lines is here. For further detailed information see this page.

Taxi: FIX Airport Cars (+420 220 113 892, +420 220 117 078, +420 722 555 525, | Taxi Praha (+420 220 414 414, ) | Contact counters of taxi operators are located at the arriving hall of Terminal 1 and 2. Departure points are displayed in front of arriving halls.

How to get to Olomouc from the Brno-Turany Airport

There is a busline no. 76 coming regularly in 20 min intervals from the airport to Brno Hlavní nádraží Railway Station. The bus stop in the airport is situated in front of departure terminal. The bus stop in Brno is situated in front of Grand Hotel close to Brno Main Station. Bus ticket can be obtained directly from the bus driver at 25 Kč or ca 1 EUR (you can also use contactless cards for payment). From Brno you can continue by train. For further detailed information, please refer to the company website (available in English).

How to get to Olomouc from the Vienna Airport

There is a frequent train connection from the airport (Flughafen Schwechat) to the main railway station. The stop is located right beneath the airport. The ticket can be obtained online. From Vienna you can continue to Olomouc by train, there direct trains and connections with a change. For further detailed information, please refer to the Czech Railways website (available in English).

By car

Olomouc is also conveniently accessible by car from Prague (approx. 3h), Vienna (approx. 2h 35min), Poland, and Slovakia. When driving on the motorway you will need to pay road tax. For more information please visit this website.

By train

Olomouc is easily accessible by train with some high-speed trains. There are three railways companies operating in the Czech Republic: The Czech Rail Company, Leo Express and RegioJet. These companies use trains which provide a fast and convenient connection to Olomouc. When selecting a train, it is recommended that you book in advance and buy the ticket from one of the companies. There are also selling places for tickets of the three companies situated close to each other in Prague railway station. For further detailed information, please refer to

Prague – approx. 2h 30min
Brno – approx. 1h 30min
Ostrava – approx. 1h
Warsaw – approx. 5h 30min
Katowice – approx. 3h
Vienna – approx. 3h by train

By bus

Travelling by bus is in most cases cheaper than by train, on some occasion also faster. For information about domestic and international timetables, please refer to or (both available in English).


Participants may take advantage of accommodation in a hotel-type university dormitory located within walking distance of the venue. We will make the reservations on your behalf if rooms are available. Please note that in case of cancellation less than 5 working days prior to arrival, you will reimburse you with the full price penalty charge.

Dormitory Generála Svobody or Neředín 2-4
• Šmeralova 1122/12, Olomouc, or třída Míru 644/13
• Double rooms, 2 neighbouring rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities
• Price: 430 CZK per person and night in a double room; 630 CZK per person and night in a single room, in Neředín 540-1070 CZK per person per night depending on type of room
• A 20-minute walk to the school venue / a tram stop 5 minutes away
• Contact:, +420 585 638 016, +420 777 000 202
• Website:

Photo & video gallery

Gallery of photos from previous years can be found here: 2020, 2022, and 2023.

Contact information

Mgr. Lukáš Merz, Ph.D.
Faculty of Health Sciences

Palacký University Olomouc

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