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!
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 https://www.gov.pl/web/diplomacy/visas, and the web page of the European Commission https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/policies/schengen-borders-and-visa/visa-policy_en.
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.