Travel and Accommodation
RTU Open organizers offer special rates at the hotels for the participants and guests of the festival. The prices are provided only if the booking is done through the organizers but no later than on July 24 or while there are rooms reserved.
Number of rooms in all hotels is very limited. More information is available in the section about “Accommodation”.
Riga is home of Riga Technical University – the oldest technical university in Baltic States that celebrated its 155th anniversary in 2017. The university is the main organizer of the tournament. The main building of Riga Technical University and therefore venue of the 1st to 3rd festival was located in the Old Town of Riga, very close to the river Daugava. Since 2014 tournament is located in the international exhibition centre Kipsala which is located only 2 km from the city old town.
Please contact the organizers as soon as possible if you need Visa to enter the Schengen Area. The organizers will make the invitations for visas. Participants will pay the expenses of the invitation. Organizers will cover this fee for invited players.
During the festival week additional events (GM lectures, simuls, excursions, etc.) will be organized for the participants of the tournament for additional fees.
More information is available in the section about “Cultural programme”.
Riga is an interesting tourism destination. Riga streets bear it’s over 800-year-long history: the many centuries and rulers, Art Nouveau architecture and Modernism, wooden buildings and masonry. The playing hall is located on the island of Kipsala just over the bridge from the Old Town. Famous resort city Jurmala with its sandy beaches is located about 20 km from Riga.