Want to know more about Krakow?

Krakow is one of Poland's most beautiful cities, visited by millions of tourists from all over the world every year. Founded over a thousand years ago, it was the capital of Poland until the early 17th century. Thanks to the freely meandering Vistula River, the Wawel Royal Castle and the charming market square - Krakow is perceived by many tourists as a magical city. A visit to Krakow is an encounter with the greatest epoch in Polish history. The Old Town, together with the Wawel Castle and the Kazimierz district, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978.

It is impossible to be bored in Krakow. Everyone - regardless of age or interests - will find something for themselves. Are you interested in history? Krakow has a wide range of museums, e.g. the Jagiellonian University Museum, the Rynek Underground and of course the Royal Castle Wawel. But maybe you are interested in art? Drop in for a dose of modern interpretation at MOCAK. However, if you want a moment of relaxation accompanied by delicious food, head for the old town or Kazimierz. You certainly won't be disappointed!

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  • Plane
    Krakow is well connected with the capital Warsaw, Europe and the whole world. Direct connections are available from many European cities to Krakow-Balice International Airport, located about 15 km from the city center).
  • Car
    Many national roads and highways intersect in Krakow, including the A4 running directly from the German border.
  • Train
    Miasto oferuje także dogodne bezpośrednie połączenia kolejowe z innymi miastami w Polsce (Warszawa, Wrocław), a także Berlinem, Budapesztem, Bukaresztem, Hamburgiem, Pragą, Wiedniem i Żyliną.
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About Poland:

Capital: Warsaw

Population: 38 million

Area: 322,575 sq km (124,547 sq miles)

Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Climate: Temperate with mild summers and moderately severe winters

Government type: Republic, parliamentary democracy

Members of: EU, UN, NATO, OECD, WTO and many other

Country Code: PL

  • Electricity
    230V AC electricity. Power outlets are usually two-prong round sockets. To avoid the hassle we recommend picking up a Universal Travel Adaptor before you leave.
  • Currency
    The national currency in Poland is Złoty (PLN/zł). Many places may accept euro or dollars but ATM's and exchange offices can be found throughout the country.
  • Language
    Polish is a native and the official language in Poland. Although not a native language, English is one of the most common languages that are learned and spoken in Poland.
  • Important telephone numbers
    112 is the European emergency phone number. In Poland 112 calls are answered by the Fire Brigade, Police and Ambulance.

Visa Requirements

Poland is a member of the European Union and participates in the Schengen Agreement, therefore citizens of countries within the Schengen Area and EU do not require visas. There are several other countries outside the EU and Schengen Area that do not require visa to Poland either due to the visa-free travel agreements. For more information please visit the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the web page of the European Commission

Participants that require visa to Poland should apply for it in the Polish Embassy or Polish Consulate located in their country.

Please note that the travel document (Passport) should be:

  • valid for at least three months after the planned date for leaving the Schengen Area,
  • contain at least two blank pages
  • was issued during the last ten years.

Be aware that the visa application procedure in some cases may take a few weeks. If you need a confirmation letter, please contact the conference office.