Practical info

Conference venues:

Collegium Paderevianum, al. Mickiewicza 9A-B,  33-332 Kraków, link to Google Maps.

Auditorium Maximum, ul. Krupnicza 33, 31-123 Kraków, link to Google Maps.

Accessibility

Both buildings are wheelchair accessible and have accessible toilets.

Travel

By rail and coach

Kraków Główny Train Station (Pawia 5A) and MDA Bus Station in Kraków (Bosacka 18) are located very close to the city centre. Adjacent to both buildings is a taxi rank and – within easy walking distance – tram and bus stops.

The journey to the main conference venue takes about 15 minutes:

• from Dworzec Główny Zachód (ul. Pawia): buses 179 and 304 to AGH/UR

• from Dworzec Główny Wschód (near the bus station): bus 192 to AGH/UR

• from Teatr Słowackiego (ul. Lubicz, opposite Hotel Europejski): tram 4, 14, 20, 72

or bus 124, 152, 424, 502 to Teatr Bagatela, then walk down ul. Krupnicza

Link to the City Transport (MPK) website: www.mpk.krakow.pl/en

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased aboard the bus or tram from a machine, or from ticket machines located at many stops. Please note that some ticket machines on buses and trams do not accept cards. Alternatively, you can purchase the ticket using the Jakdojade app for your smartphone (available on the App Store and Google Play).

The app additionally offers a smart map-based itinerary planner with bus departure times updated in real time. You can check it online here: Planer Podróży Kraków | Jakdojade.pl

By air

John Paul II Kraków Balice International Airport is situated approximately 12 km east of the main conference venue. Adjacent to Terminal 1 is a taxi rank and a bus stop: Balice l 1.

The journey to the main conference venue takes 25–40 minutes by taxi and 40 minutes by bus (no. 208 to Czarnowiejska + 650 m walk).

There is also a convenient train connecting the airport with Kraków Główny Train Station. The journey takes about 20 minutes (recommended). Train tickets are available on the train from the train conductors and from ticket vending machines on the platform (payable by cash or card).

By car

The main conference venue does not offer parking spaces in the car park, and is located within the A2 paid parking zone (Mon.–Sat., 10:00–20:00; 6 PLN/hour ), and in the vicinity of B30 and C8 paid parking zones (Mon.–Sat., 10:00–20:00; 5 and 4 PLN/hour respectively). You can consult the map of the zones here: https://zdmk.krakow.pl/parkowanie/strefa-platnego-parkowania/mapy/mapa-strefy/

Please note that the area is extremely busy and congested at all times. Additional parking is available in the underground car park of the National Museum in Kraków (accessible from Adam Mickiewicz Avenue) and on adjacent roads – all located within the A2 paid parking zone.

Parking in the zone must be paid by purchasing a ticket from a parking meter or using an application on your mobile phone (SkyCash, Pango, moBILET, mPay, City Park App).

Lunch break

There is a great variety of restaurants, bistros, and cafés in very close proximity of the main conference venue, especially along Krupnicza, Czysta, Rajska, and Karmelicka streets:

Ramen People, Molam, Meho Café, Dynia Resto Bar, Meat & Go, Four Restaurant, Pod Norenami, Trattoria Mamma Mia, food trucks in Krupnicza 22, Pan Naleśnik, etc.

If you fancy genuine Irish breakfast, or tasty dinner visit Milkbar Tomasza, in 24 Tomasza Str. run by a Dubliner Tom.

Please consult tripadvisor.com for best recommendations!

Points of interest

The conference venues are situated near the centre of Kraków and many of its iconic attractions – the buzzing Market Square with the Cloth Hall and St Mary’s Basilica, the green spaces of the Planty Park and the famous Wawel Castle. The Vistulan Boulevards will take you to Kazimierz, the former Jewish district, with its magical streets, while those fond of museums and galleries may wish to explore the recently reopened Princes Czartoryski Museum displaying da Vinci’s The Lady with the Ermine and Rembrandt’s Landscape with the Good Samaritan, or the 19th-century Polish art collection in the Cloth Hall, or hide from the heat in the underground museum underneath the Main Market Square. A special flavour of Kraków’s fin de siècle can be found in the Stanisław Wyspiański Museum as well as the Kraków Stained Glass Museum and Workshop, operating since 1902 – both of these attractions are located within ten minutes’ walking distance from the conference venues (though the latter only admits visitors at specific hours – if interested, please consult their website). Allegedly, there are more than 300 cafés, pubs and restaurants around the Main Market Square and Kazimierz, providing an excellent opportunity for exploring Kraków’s nightlife.

Useful websites:

www.mnk.pl/branches

www.muzeumwitrazu.pl/en

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