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Kraków is a major Polish city of about 800.000 inhabitants, situated on the Vistula River, in the South of Poland. It used to be Poland's capital until 1596 and still is a major cultural, scientific, technological, and industrial centre. Kraków is a site of numerous higher education institutions covering all branches of science, humanities, medicine, technology, and arts. This city is also widely known for its theatres, museums, and other monuments.

The Old Town of Kraków has been declared a world heritage treasure by UNESCO.

About Kraków: http://www.krakow.pl/english/ , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w

About Poland: http://en.poland.gov.pl/

Kraków city map: http://cracow.travel/city-map

About cultural events in Kraków: http://en.karnet.krakow.pl/ , http://cracow.travel

Weather in Krakow: http://www.meteoprog.pl/en/review/Krakow/#detail , http://pogoda.ekologia.pl/Pogoda_listopad/Krakow

Public transport: http://cracow.travel/for-tourists/transport/moving-around-krakow/action,get,id,308,title,Public-transport.html


Wieliczka Salt Mine

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is one of the most important monuments in Poland. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world.

It is also a world class monument and one of twelve objects on UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

Today, the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is a place where centuries of tradition meet the modern world, the history of the mine goes back hundreds of years, it is a vast, complex underground metropolis.

The mine is a product of work of tens of generations of miners, a monument to the history of Poland and to the Polish nation – a potent symbol in Polish consciousness for centuries. For more information visit: http://www.wieliczka-saltmine.com/

The Municipality of Wieliczka is an Official Partner of the conference. The lunch on November 9 in the Salt Mine has been co-offered by the Municipality.

How to reach Kraków

By plane

The Kraków-Balice Airport http://www.krakowairport.pl/en/34 is located 11 km to the west of the city centre.  Taxi from the airport to the city centre of Krakow costs approx. 50-70 PLN. Taxi ranks are located in front of the T1 and T2 terminal exits, but you can also get a cab by calling +48 19191 or +48 12 19191. For more information on travelling from the airport to the city centre whether it is by buses, airport train or taxi visit: http://www.krakowairport.pl/en/passenger,c70/transport-parking,c76 .

By train

The main railway station and bus station in Krakow (KRAKOW GLOWNY) is situated nearby the old town.
To get to Krakow from other Polish cities e.g. Warszawa (Warsaw) or to arrange train travel please visit http://rozklad-pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en
To reach Krakow from Warsaw Frederic Chopin International Airport
(http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/en/passenger?cl=en&set_language=en) you can take a train (Inter City or Express).
The Central Railway Station in Warszawa (WARSZAWA CENTRALNA) http://www.ztm.waw.pl/index.php?l=2 is located about 10 km from the airport (WARSZAWA LOTNISKO CHOPINA)

By car

Kraków is situated on the West-East A4 motorway that provides links to the European motorway network. The conference venue can be reached by using any exit to "Kraków-Centrum" then following the signs to "Old City" ("Stare Miasto"). Radisson Blu is equipped with an underground parking (10 PLN/hour, 80 PLN/day, first 20 minutes free).