Wroclaw is the capital of the Lower Silesia region of Poland. It is a modern, well developed, cross-cultural city with over one thousand years of tradition. The city is often called "The Meeting Place" to emphasize its universal, international character. Influence of many European nations (Polish, German, Czech, Austrian and Jewish) can be spotted on a daily walk through the city. From it's very beginning Wroclaw has been connected to water. The Odra river divides the city (also called "The Polish Venice") into many fragments connected by over 100 bridges, some of them having rich history.
Due to its location, near the border of Poland, the city attracts a lot of business, especially in the Information Technology. As a matter of fact, it is one of IT hubs of Poland. Direct flights to many European capitals makes it easy accessible, both for business and for holiday travel. The city of Wroclaw hosts several universities, including Wroclaw University of Technology, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw University of Economics, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. It is a birthplace of several Nobel Laureates. The city will host 2012 UEFA European Football Championship (EURO 2012). It was also chosen as the 2016 European Capital of Culture.
For more information, check the following links:
Wroclaw on-line photo galleries and tourism web pages:
UNESCO web page of Centennial Hall in Wroclaw:
Travelling in Wroclaw
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Wroclaw has a very well developed system of public transportation. Bus and tram network is very dense and allows easy travel between any part of the city. Detailed timetables can be found in the Internet (http://www.wroclaw.pl/rozklady_jazdy.dhtml) and at bus and tram stops. Wroclaw University of Technology is placed very near to one of public transport hubs (Plac Grunwaldzki). When you plan to travel by bus or tram, please remember to validate your ticket as soon as you enter the bus! Each bus and tram has ticket validating devices near its doors. Tickets are valid for a single travel, travel distance or travel time is not important. Tickets can be purchased from multilingual ticket vending machines.
A one way ticket for an adult person without discounts
IMPORTANT! Local transportation passes for the duration of the conference will be provided (free of charge) to interested conference participants during registration.
Airport to Conference site
- bus 406 to Railway Station (Dworzec Glowny), one of the following: 145 (bus), 146 (bus), 2 (tram) to Kliniki (one stop after Plac Grunwaldzki hub).
Railway Station to Conference site
- one of the following: 145 (bus), 146 (bus), 2 (tram) to Kliniki stop (one stop after Plac Grunwaldzki hub), travel time: round about 15 minutes