Toruń, Poland. 19-24 June 2016
Toruń, one of the oldest cities in Poland, is located on the Vistula river in the northern part of the country, and is best known as the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. In 1997 the medieval part of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was designated as one of the Seven Wonders of Poland.
National Geographic rated the old town market and the Gothic town hall as one of the 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World. Toruń has many monuments of architecture beginning from the Middle Ages. Most of them have an almost intact medieval spatial layout.
Toruń has the largest number of preserved Gothic houses in Poland, many with original wall paintings or wood-beam ceilings from the 16th to the 18th century. Among the most important monuments are: the Cathedral John the Evangelist and John the Baptist (14th century), St. Mary Church (14th century), the Old Town Hall (12th-16th century) - one of the most monumental town halls in Central Europe, ruins of the city fortifications (12th-15th century), and the 15th-century Gothic house (now a museum) where Nicolaus Copernicus was born.
Toruń escaped substantial destruction over the centuries. Particularly left intact was the Old Town, all of whose important architectural monuments are original rather than reconstructed. In recent years major renovation projects have been undertaken to improve the condition and external presentation of the Old Town. Numerous buildings as well as the city walls are illuminated at night, creating a unique effect among Polish cities.
Toruń Guide http://www.visittorun.pl/
The nearest airports are located in:
The bus station is located 1,5 km from the conference center. For a journey planer please refer to E-Podróżnik.
Please note that you have to pay toll on most of the motorways in Poland.
The bus and tram stop closest to the conference center is Plac Rapackiego (Rapacki’s Square) – one of the main stops in the city. Tickets (the same for buses and trams) can be purchased at each booth with the press, from a driver or a ticket machine in a bus/tram. A single ticket for an adult costs 2,80 PLN. There is also 8-journey ticket (so called “karnet”), which costs 20,10 PLN. Remember to punch your ticket immediately after boarding the vehicle. There is no charge for baggage but you can not put bags on seats.
Public transport timetable and other information can be found on the official website https://mzk-torun.pl/wersja-angielska or on nationwide public transport journey planner http://torun.jakdojade.pl/?locale=en.
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Toruń is a tourist town and offers a wide range of accommodations. The old town is located in a walking distance (~7 minutes) from the venue and dozens of hotels with a wide range of prices and a variety of conditions are available there, from expensive ones to low-budget hostels. We strongly recommend to find a suitable accommodation through the online accommodation booking website www.booking.com.
One may also consider staying in one of the wide variety of private apartments, which are available
Due to the holiday season and a large number of tourists visiting Toruń, as well as European Fencing Championships (which takes place in Toruń at the same period of time), one might encounter some problems with finding suitable accommodations. That is why we firmly recommend to book a hotel as soon as possible. Note that www.booking.com in most cases allows a free cancellation.
Independently from the booking service we recommend the following hotels:
Hotel ibis budget Toruń - the nearest to the venue low-budget hotel. The hotel is situated right next to the Torun Old Town. It offers guests a cheap night's sleep in one of its comfortable rooms.
|Single room (including breakfast)||152,99 PLN / day|
|Twin room with two separate beds (including breakfast)||174,98 PLN / day|
Hotel Walter - the low-budget health and recreation Centre is situated next to the picturesque marina. It's only 5km away from Toruń city centre, next to the main 80 route: Toruń - Bydgoszcz. The idyllic landscape encourages to actively rest out in the open. The hotel provides daily transport to the conference meeting in the morning and return to the hotel after the session or after a conference event (at appointed time). The transport cost is included in the room price.
|Single room||160 PLN / day|
|Twin room||200 PLN / day|
|Apartment medium for single use||200 PLN / day|
|Apartment medium for two||240 PLN / day|
|Apartment large for single use||240 PLN / day|
|Apartment large for two||280 PLN / day|
Accommodation in the hotel is also available without the transportation option (at a lower price). In that case, please contact the hotel directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). The price of a taxi from the hotel to the city center (and the venue) is about 25 PLN. It is also possible to use a public transportation.
Hotel Mercure - the hotel is situated in the city center, close to the old town and the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus.
|Single room (including breakfast)||240 PLN / day|
To book a room in the hotel, please send the request for reservation on address H3421@accor.com specifying the password: ATPN.
Hotel Bulwar - a hotel for more demanding. It is located very close to the venue, across from the Vistula river. A modern spa and hotel with a old world feel.
|Single room (including breakfast)||395 PLN / day|
|Double room (including breakfast)||495 PLN / day|
In case of any problems with the reservation, as well as questions and doubts, please contact the organizers (email@example.com).
On Monday evening, there will be an informal barbeque for workshop participants at the Faculty patio (please, keep your finger crossed for a good weather). The party will start just after the last session of the day.
The Conference Reception will take place at Artus Mansion, located at the very center of Toruń, just opposite the Town Hall, and next to the statue of Nicolaus Copernicus. The Reception will start at 7pm on Wednesday, 22nd of June.
address: Rynek Staromiejski 6, 87-100 Toruń, (GPS coordinates: 53.009925 18.605786)
The Conference Banquet will take place at Settlement Osada Karbówko, located thirty kilometres from Toruń in the enchanting valley of Drweca river. The Banquet will start at 7pm on Thursday, 23rd of June. Special buses will take the participants to the Conference Banquet and back to Toruń. The buses will departure at 6pm. Just before that, we would like to take a group photo at 5.50pm, so please come at 5.45pm to the meeting place.
address: Elgiszewo 37, 87-408 Ciechocin, (GPS coordinates: 53.064185, 18.957566)
On Friday afternoon, we will have a guided walk around the Old Town and its most spectacular as well as hidden attractions.
On Saturday, 25th of June, we plan to organise a guided trip to Malbork Castle. The cost is estimated at 50 EUR. This includes the transport, entrance tickets, an English speaking guide, and lunch. The money for the trip will have to be paid to the Organizers in cash before 25th of June, so that the receipts can be provided on 25th of June. If you are willing to participate in the trip, please report that to the organizers at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, located about 160 km from Toruń, is the largest castle in the world by surface area, and the largest brick building in Europe. The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress and, on its completion in 1406, was the world's largest brick castle. UNESCO designated the "Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork" and the Malbork Castle Museum as the World Heritage Site in December 1997.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contacts us.