Useful info

Getting to the Conference

Regardless of your transportation method, you have several options to reach our conference point.  

Taxi: Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal as well as outside Kraków Główny train and bus stations.  

Public Transport: Both the Kraków Balice Airport and Kraków Główny train and bus stations are well-connected to the city centre by public buses operated by the MPK Kraków. Check the schedules and routes at the airport (look for bus lines 208 or 252, which run regularly between the airport and the city centre) or at the station or use a transportation app to plan your journey.  

 

Conference venue and accompanying social events

 

Accommodation  

Near the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, you will find a range of accommodation options. Here are some specific examples: 

1) Hotel Columbus: Located just a short walk from the Jagiellonian University, Hotel Columbus offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and en suite bathrooms. The hotel also features a restaurant serving Polish and international cuisine, as well as a 24-hour front desk.

Website: https://www.hotelcolumbus.pl/  

2) Apartamenty Herbarium: These self-catering apartments are located near the university and offer spacious accommodation with fully equipped kitchens, living areas, and modern furnishings. Guests can enjoy the convenience of grocery stores, cafes, and public transportation options nearby.

Website: https://berry-apartments.hotelsofkrakow.net/pl/#main  

3) Pokoje Gościnne Wiślna: This guesthouse is situated in a historic building close to the Jagiellonian University and offers comfortable rooms with shared or private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen, and a charming courtyard garden.

Website: https://pokoje-goscinne-wislna.hotelsofkrakow.net/pl/#main  

4) Hotel Amber Design: Located in the Kazimierz district, just a short tram ride away from the Jagiellonian University, Hotel Amber Design offers stylish rooms with contemporary décor and amenities such as flat-screen TVs and minibars. The hotel also features a fitness centre and sauna for guests’ relaxation.

Website: https://www.hotel-amber.pl/  

Depending on your preferences and budget, you can explore further options through online booking platforms or consult with local travel agencies for personalized recommendation. 

 

Entertainment 

Make yourself familiar with some by-conference activities recommended by our conference team: 

 

Free Walking Tour 

While enjoying the conference, we would like to invite you to take a delightful detour into the heart of Kraków’s history and beauty. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon as we explore the captivating streets and iconic landmarks of this vibrant city. 

Event Details: 

Date: September 20th, 2024  

Time: 5 p.m. 

Meeting Point: 

Duration:

What to Expect: 

Led by local guides, this guided city walk promises to unveil Kraków’s rich tapestry of culture, architecture, and heritage. Wander through the charming cobblestone streets of the Royal Route, marvel at the medieval architecture, and soak in the atmosphere of the historic Main Market Square, home to the iconic Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Basilica. 

How to Register: 

Attendance for this city walk is complimentary for conference guests. Simply indicate your interest during the registration process to secure your place and ensure an enriching addition to your Kraków experience. 

 

Additional One-Day Tours 

Apart from the city sightseeing, Kraków offers a wide range of one-day trips to key venues of the Lesser Poland region: 

1) Wieliczka Salt Mine. Delve into an underground marvel with our one-day trip to the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine. Just a short journey from Kraków, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a fascinating glimpse into centuries of mining history and unique subterranean landscapes. 

2) The Tatra Mountains: Embark on an adventure into the breathtaking beauty of the Tatra Mountains, where pristine wilderness and awe-inspiring landscapes await. Book a day of exploration amidst towering peaks, lush valleys, and crystal-clear alpine lakes. 

3) Auschwiz-Birkenau. Pay homage to the past with a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a poignant reminder of one of the darkest chapters in human history. This significant memorial site stands as a testament to the millions who suffered and perished during the Second World War. 

In case you are interested in any of the above trips, feel free to benefit from one of the local tourist agencies, among others: 

 

Exploring the City Individually 

Spending free time in Kraków offers a plethora of enriching experiences and activities to suit various interests. Here are some suggestions for how to make the most of your leisure time in this vibrant city: 

Explore the Old Town: Wander through the charming streets of Kraków’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at its historic architecture, bustling squares, and picturesque alleyways. Don’t miss landmarks such as the Main Market Square, Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica, and Wawel Castle. 

Visit Museums and Galleries: Kraków boasts an array of museums and galleries showcasing art, history, and culture. Explore the Wawel Royal Castle and its collections, delve into Jewish history at the Galicia Jewish Museum, or admire contemporary art at MOCAK (Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków). 

Enjoy Culinary Delights: Indulge in Poland’s rich culinary heritage by sampling traditional dishes at local restaurants, cafes, and markets. Try pierogi (dumplings), bigos (hunter’s stew), and Polish desserts like szarlotka (apple pie) and paczki (doughnuts). 

Experience Kraków’s Nightlife: As the sun sets, Kraków comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene. Explore the trendy bars and pubs of Kazimierz, Kraków’s historic Jewish quarter, or dance the night away in the city’s clubs and music venues. 

Relax in Parks and Green Spaces: Take a leisurely stroll or enjoy a picnic in one of Kraków’s parks and green spaces. Planty Park, surrounding the Old Town, offers tranquil pathways and gardens, while the Blonia Park provides ample space for outdoor activities and relaxation. 

Attend Cultural Events: Check out the city’s calendar of cultural events, festivals, and performances happening during your visit. From music festivals and film screenings to theater productions and street performances, Kraków offers a vibrant cultural scene year-round. 

Shop for Souvenirs: Browse the shops and boutiques in Kraków’s Old Town for unique souvenirs and gifts. From local crafts and artisanal products to traditional Polish pottery and amber jewelry, you will find plenty of treasures to take home. 

 

Kraków Tour – 4. Kazimierz Jewish District Retracing the Schindler’s List