Social Program

Welcome reception: August 30th (Sun)
Congress venue: AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, building B-8
 
 

Excursion: September 2nd (Wed)

Participant may choose one of the following excursions:

 

 

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Number of people:  max 200

 

This underground world has earned a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list thanks to the creativity of the miners who carved chapels out of the walls, hundreds of metres below the surface.

Legend has  it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were a part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess, Kinga, when she wed Bolesław the Chaste over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in all of Europe. Over the centuries, devout and superstitious, miners have carved fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces out of its salt walls.

Our route through the mine leads you through galleries and chambers on three levels, from 64 to 135 meters below the ground, including the unique and richly ornamented Chapel of the Blessed Kinga. The last stop in the mine is the souvenir shop. From here, a lift carries you back to the surface. (Lift down instead of walking down stairs - only on special request)

PLEASE NOTE:

The tour is not recommended for people with claustrophobia.
Additional info: temperature 14 °C/57 °F of all year round.
Tour includes: transportation, English speaking guide, entrance fee to the mine.

 

 

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Number of people:  max 150

The Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec is the oldest existing monastery in Poland. In its almost thousand-year history, he witnessed the formation of the Polish State and an important centre of culture and spirituality for many centuries. Jan Długosz during his stay in the monastery in 1467 describes Tyniec as "a beautiful jewel of the homeland". Perched on a white limestone cliff on the edge of the village, the abbey makes an impressive sight from the riverbank paths. The original Romanesque abbey was rebuilt after the Tartar destroyed it during the 1240 invasion and then completely rebuilt in Gothic style in the 15th century, when the defensive walls were added. 

We invite you for a magnificent tour with an English speaking guide who will present the beautiful places of the Abbey and visit in a Abbey’s shop where you will find unique, natural products.

On our way back we  welcome you on a board of NIMFA ship. From its deck  you can admire wonderful landscape of Vistula river banks and architecture of Wawel Hill, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology and others historic buildings situated by the river bank.  

 

 

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Itinerary: Planty Garden - Main Market Square -  St. Mary's Church and Cloth Hall – Royal Route – Grodzka Street to Wawel Hill

For over a thousand years, Krakow has been a place of many events that changed the fate of Polish history. Our tour of this beautiful city is a great introduction to learn about its history, monuments and to know the most important figures related to our city. You will begin your tour walking from conference venue to the Main Market Square which is a part of the The Royal Route - the most ceremonial route through the city, the route of grand entrances, parades, and funerary processions. Royal Route begins by St. Florian’s Church in Matejki Square and runs past Krakow’s Barbican ( built late in the 15th century ), Florian’s Gate, across the Main Market Square, the route leads to the Wawel Hill  – the seat of royal power until 17th century.  The Main Market Square it is the natural centre of Kraków, a stage for various minor and major events. The centrally located Cloth Hall has survived to this day. It is a perfect place to shop for local souvenirs. In the north-eastern corner of the square stands St. Mary’s Church with its two slender, twin-spired towers reaching high above the whole city. Inside, there is a monumental altar sculpted by famous polish sculptor named Wit Stwosz. 

Nowadays Krakow is a seat of international institutions, companies and national culture centres. The city is home to the Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in the world, founded in 1364, Alma Mater of Nicolaus Copernicus.  Every year numerous festivals, cultural events and congresses attract a few millions of visitors. The variety of cultural offer of the Krakow theatres, galleries and museums creates exceptional opportunity to deal with arts.

PLEASE NOTE:

Itinerary may be change due to weather, traffic, ect. The tour is on foot.

 

 

Conference dinner: September 3rd (Thu)
Stara Zajezdnia (Old Tram Depot),
address: ul. Św. Wawrzyńca 12, Kazimierz District, Krakow