All Sessions will be run at the Cracow University of Technology : historical Campus (former Habsburg military garrison, about 5-minute walk to the Old Town – 24 Warszawska St.).
The 3 hotels are provisionally booked for the REM-Mechatronics participants (3-5 minute walk distance from conference rooms).
Cracow is located 300 km south of Warsaw and has very good air, train and road connections.
Cracow has direct air connections with: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Milan, Torino, Newcastle, Stockholm, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Munich, London, Paris, Oslo, Prague, Rome, Vienna and Budapest.
The airport Balice is located just 15 km from the city center.
How to get to the city center:
- public bus http://rozklady.mpk.krakow.pl/?akcja=index&rozklad=20191216&lang=EN
- taxi – cost c.a. 100 PLN (Monday – Saturday 6:00 – 22:00) and c.a. 150 PLN (Monday-Saturday 22:00 – 6:00 and on Sunday)
The A4 motorway, via Wroclaw and Katowice, leads to Krakow from Western Europe.
Three traffic restriction zones are obligatory in the Old Town. There are secure 24-hr car parks in the center. Hotel Novotel Centrum, Ibis Centrum and Cracovia are located outside traffic zones.
Main train station (Dworzec Glowny PKP) is located in the very center of the city. There is a good train connection between Warszawa and Cracow (express trains goes every hour during day). More information on: http://rozklad.pkp.pl/en
The Polish currency unit is zloty (PLN), divided into 100 groszy.
1 EUR = 4,4 PLN
Current exchange rate on: www.nbp.pl
Most foreign currencies can be easily exchange either in banks or in private exchange offices (kantor). Foreign currency (cash) is not acceptable in shops.
The common opening hours are 10.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday.
On Saturdays shops are closed at 14:00 and are closed on Sundays.
Payment in shops: by cash (only Polish money) or credit cards.
Banks are open Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00 and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Credit cards accepted in Poland: Visa, EuroCard, MasterCard, American Express.
Cash withdrawal machines, restaurants, car rental agencies and most shops accept all major credit cards.