ZOOfanatika 2020 - information
 

ZOOFanatika 2020
 
7th year of Slavic meeting of zoo-materials collectors and zoo-fans

WHEN AND WHERE
17th - 19 th April 2020
 In substitute date from 9th to 11th October 2020 in Ostrava Zoological Garden (www.zoo-ostrava.cz).
 


ARRIVAL BY CAR
by service entrance (no. 2 in the map, GPS: 49°50'42.121"N, 18°19'02.631"E) to service parking (no. 3 in the map), don't park in main parking at entrance of the zoo! Parking during the ZOOFanatika on the same place.
Way to the parking:
left from the main entrance, beside the public parking, there is Stromovka street and 150 m from the crossroad there is the service entrance, after that straight on and on the first turning turn right (direction to flamingos)
Park cars one beside and behind the other - as close as possible - even if blocking each other (you will be leaving together anyway) - the place for cars of the zoo and staff has to remain!
 


ARRIVAL BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
If you have not your own car, it is best to agree with some of the other participants who will come by car (from Prague for example) - it can be done for example through Facebook of ZOOfanatika.
Lines to the zoo, if you will come by public transport:
Train: from central station (Hlavní nádraží) by trolleybus no. 102 to the stop of "Vozovna trolejbusů" - 3 stops, 4 minutes (3 - 5 times per hour on weekdays and 3 times in weekends), from here by trolleybus no. 104 to the zoo - 8 stops, 11 minutes (daily 3 - 6 times per hour)
Bus: from Central bus station (ÚAN - Ústřední autobusové nádraží) on foot to stop of "Náměsti republiky" (about 300 m by pedestrian underpass), from here by trolleybud no. 104 to the zoo - 9 stops, 19 minutes (daily 3 - 6 times per hour)
Plane: from Leoš Janáček Airport (Letiště Leoše Janáčka, formerly know as Ostrva - Mošnov) to Ostrava ÚAN (Central bus station) and from here see Bus.


ENTRY TO THE ZOO AND REGISTRATION
First entry to the zoo (by car): by service entrance (no. 2 in the map) - there will be a name list at the gatehouse - just reporting the name is enough
First entry to the zoo (by foot): by main entrance (no. 1 in the map) - there will be a name list at the cash box - just reporting the name is enough
Registration: in the educational centre (no. 5 in the map)
The other entry to / from zoo: by service entrance (no. 2 in the map) with identification tag. Arrival / departure or entrance / exit in the time when the service entrance is closed (6 PM - 6 AM) will be by night service entrance (no. 4 in the map)
 


PRICE
Charge for adult is € 16.40, for child (under 15 years) € 13.7 and includes one join dinner, one toast drink (children and driver non-alcoholic), basic refreshment during all the program (coffee, tea, lemon water, biscuit, sticks, chips etc.) and overhead and other costs (identification tags, printing, etc.). Moreover there have be mentioned also free admission to the zoo in all three days, a substantial discount on meals and other extra things. Participants of last year will get a postcards with joint photo.
The table for collector's swap is for extra charge € 3,50. The other possibility is only half of the table for € 2.
Payment - by bank transfer in CZK (see info in the application), foreigners cash in the zoo (in CZK).
 


REGISTERING
You can register and order all else (i.e. accommodation, meals and table for swapping) by one PDF form. Only to fill out and send it to the e-mail (contact in the form) suffices. Save filled out application form under your name in the shape family_firstname.pdf (details in the application form). One application is required for each participant. Dead line for the registering is 1st October 2020!!!
Download the PDF application form if you didn't get it by e-mail (right click on the link and save as...) - don't fill out the application just in the internet browser.
Note: if you can not to open the PDF file, it is probably because you have old version of Acrobat Reader (that is made in version 11) - you can download current version for free on this site.
 


ACCOMMODATION
accommodation in Hotel DMH (www.hoteldmh.cz; no. 11 in the map) is arranged accommodation for those interested. The Hotel is about 13 km from the zoo, but well accessible by car (about 19 min. on weekday afternoon) or by public transport (about 35 minutes).

Facilities and surroundings:
the hotel has one paid parking (no. 12 in the map; it is for free from 6 PM to 8 AM), two free parking (no. 13 in the map) and another free parking across the road at Billa mall (no. 14 in the map). In front of the hotel there is a tram stop "Kino Luna" (no. 15 in the map), Billa and other shops, nearby are restaurants, ATM, post office etc.

Description:
The Hotel DMH has cheaper hostel (it is full) and hotel rooms of a type standard and above-standard - after careful consideration, we chose above-standard, because the price difference is small and the difference in quality is significantly higher. The above-standard rooms look decently - they are double and triple-bed with e own sanitary and complete facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available (you will receive a password at reception).

Price (incl. city tax):
€ 15,30 / bed / night (in double room) or € 12,80 / bed / night (in triple room) - however, the whole room is paid (including unoccupied beds). If you want to l stay together, you have to make an appointment and send the application form at the same time.

Transport from / to the zoo:
By car best with navigation (there is more routes) - GPS: 49°47'18.005"N, 18°13'33.737"E (hotel), 49°47'20.835"N, 18°13'30.647"E (parking lot). The journey is without any problems - on weekday (Thursday) during the afternoon (around 2 PM) it was about 19 minutes or even little bit less.
By public transport - by tram no. 2 just from the hotel (stop of "Kino Luna", no. 15 in the map) 13 stops (18 minutes) to the "Náměstí republiky" (no. 16 and 17 in the map) and from there by trolleybus no. 104 nine stops (12 minutes) to the zoo. The change between the tram and the trolleybus is about 200 m by pedestrian underpass (see map - no. 16 and 17). The tram runs on Friday about 6 times a day, 3 times on the weekend, the trolleybus 6 times a day (even on the weekend).

How to order the accommodation:
through the application form for ZOOfanatika (see above). We will order the accommodation continuously and namely, so specify (in the application form) with whom you want to stay in one room. Roommates, order at one time - we will order rooms only after they have been filled (i.e. when everybody from one room send me the application)!!!

How to accommodate:
individually - preferably right during the way to the zoo (it is near the D1 highway on the way from Prague and Brno), but the reception is non-stop, so accommodation is possible at any time. Reception staff will have a name list of accommodated guests. You will not pay anything, accommodation will be paid.

Individual accommodation:
if the accommodation is not suit to anyone, they can arrange others individually - individuals have a better chance.
Cheap hostels in Ostrava and the surrounding area do not want to book beds in longer advance, because they prefer to accommodate companies (for long-term) and other accommodation in Ostrava is generally quite expensive (especially near the zoo) and mostly with a small capacity. Near the zoo (about a kilometer) there is Studentská rezidence Slezská (Student Residence) with a hotel and prices for a bed of the order of 100 - 200 CZK. However a renovation will be there since January, so also the capacity will be reduced to just 15 beds, but if you will be quick you might succeed (especially for students it might be appropriate).
 


MEALS
Join dinner and toast at Friday: included in the price (of ZOOFanatika) - the dinner will be in Saola restaurant including the toast with Champagne (for children and drivers non-alcoholic).

Breakfasts: self made breakfasts from bought  foodstuffs (similarly as it was in Jihlava and Bratislava) - in the educational centre (no. 5 in the map). Price € 2,50.

Lunches and dinner: price of € 4,50 for lunch and also dinner (lunch including soup) is arranged. Both will be in Saola restaurant (no. 6 in the map) - prepared specially for us and it will not be possible to select from the menu. It is possible to provide gluten-free diet (the requirement must be notified by e-mail when sending the application). See the menu.

Meals will be served for the meal vouchers that everyone receives at registration.

How to order the meal:
through the application form for ZOOfanatika.

Other refreshment:
biscuits, sticks, chips etc. will be available non-stop for free as well as also coffee, tea and soft drinks.
 


SPECIAL POSSIBILITY
in Sunday, there is possibility for interested persons to make organized visit of Park Leśny "U Kaczyny" - smaller zoo in Rogów village in the multipurpose area (riding hall, weddings, restaurant etc.). More or less common animals (fallow deer, llama, highland cattle, nutria, ostrich etc.), but in a pleasant forest area. Website: www.parklesnyrogow.pl ; Facebook: www.facebook.com/parklesnyukaczyny
The Park Leśny (Forest Park) is in Poland close to the border - Poles have it on the way, who goes to the northwest and west of the republic or to Germany, can continue on the Polish and German highways, others will have to come back a bit.
Departure from Ostrava at 2.45 PM (by own cars), the journey (on unpaid routes) takes about 30 minutes. On the site all will wait to the last people - tour will be organized (in the group). GPS: 49°59'18.492"N, 18°21'44.712"E. Who will not be by own car, that can agree with some of the other participants - through Facebook of ZOOfanatika or on the spot.
The visit can be combined with other Polish mini zoos nearby (for a larger zoo will not be time) - e.g. Mini Zoo Buków (stronger stomach is neccessary), Mini zoo in the Arboretum Bramy Morawskiej in Raciboórz (small in pleasant surroundings), Mini Zoo Krzanowice (I don't know), Mini zoo or Mini Oaza Ptaków in Pawłów (I don't know).

Anybody (who are not interested in Leśny Park) can attend in organized visit of the Ostrava zoo greenhouses.
 


SCHEDULE
the program will be again interesting, none of the traditional points missing - there is prepared 11 lectures, collector's exchange, presentation of the zoo and the clearance sale of materials, auction, commented tour of the zoo (with part of the backstage), lecture and talk with an important person of zoology, who will be Jaroslav Svoboda - co-founder and president of foundation of Česká zoo (Czech zoo) – organizer od Bílý slon competition (White elphant) – for more important breeding (birth), building and renovation in zoos of Czech republic and Slovakia). Moreover in Sunday, there is already mentioned special possibility of visit of Park Leśny "U Kaczyny". See. complete detailed program
beginning: Friday 9th October 2020, arrival between 9  and 10 AM
end: Sunday 11th October 2020, departure 2.45 PM from Ostrava (alternatively ca. 4.15 PM from Rogów)
 


COLLECTOR'S SWAP:
will be in the educational centre, if someone needs to bring materials by car, to drive from the service parking just to the educational centre is possible (after reporting). After the collector's material unloading, the car must be parked again in the service parking (driving of "non-zoological" cars in the zoo is prohibited since 9 AM). After the swap, your materials will be transported to the service parking by zoo service car.
 


AUCTION
Proceeds from the auction will be used for: The Kukang Rescue Program
The auction will be held in Czech crowns, but payment will be possible and also in € (conversion will be shown on screen - like in Bratislava).
In the auction there were traditionally items donated by the participants and traditionally also something more valuable in addition - usually several objects or items, it will not be different also in Ostrava. The items will be specified.
 


MAPS:
MAP OF OSTRAVA (transport zoo - hotel):

Download map of Ostrava in printable PDF

MAP OF THE HOTEL SURROUNDINGS:

Download map of the Hotel surroundings in printable PDF

MAP OF ENTRANCE TO THE ZOO:

Download map of zoo entrance in printable PDF

MAP OF THE ZOO:

Download map of the Zoo in printable PDF

MAP OF OSTRAVA - ROGÓW ROUTE:

Download map of Ostrava - Rogów route in printable PDF
 

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Datum poslední aktualizace: 02. 07. 2019 • Date of last actualization:02. 07. 2019