ERM 2020 will take place at the Exhibition and Conference Centre located at Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków. This central location in the heart of the city assures convenient transport and easy access to the great variety of accommodation and city life afforded by Kraków.
The building, which houses the Exhibition and Conference Centre at Wawel Royal Castle, was erected in the second half of the 19th century following a design by the Cracovian architect Feliks Księżarski.
The Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill constitute the most historically and culturally important site in Kraków, and the ERM’s location in this setting will enable the meeting to explore the meeting theme through aspects of Polish history. For centuries the residence of kings and the symbol of Polish statehood, the castle is now one of the country’s premier art museums. The collections of the Wawel Royal Castle are presented in several permanent exhibitions that evoke the historic appearance of the royal residence in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
The world heritage list of UNESCO says: “The Historic Centre of Kraków, the former capital of Poland, is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle. The 13th-century merchants’ town has Europe’s largest market square and numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with their magnificent interiors. Further evidence of the town’s fascinating history is provided by the remnants of the 14th century fortifications and the medieval site of Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues in the southern part of town, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.” Source: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/29
There are plenty of hotels and apartments available in the area.
The price range is is €100 – €350 for 2 nights.
HOTELS WITH FIXED RATES ERM ISPSO 2020
OTHER HOTELS IN THE AREA
There is a train available from, and to, the airport at the cost of € 2. Timetable
The cost of one-way taxi or UBER ranges from € 15 to 20
EXTENDED STAY IN KRAKOW
During the ERM you may not have enough time to explore the key sightseeing districts in the centre of the city. With its rich history, vibrant cultural life and fun nightlife Krakow is a fantastic place to spend a few extra days before or after the conference.
There are many reasons to extend the stay in and around Kraków, if you wish to arrive earlier or stay after the meeting ends. Above all we would like to emphasise the possibility of visiting Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau http://auschwitz.org/en/
The tour takes about 6-7 hours and usually includes:
The companies organizing the day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau
Discover Kraków | Click here to get more information and book the tour
See Kraków | Click here to book the tour
Get your guide | Click here to see the guide
If there is a group of about 12 persons we can help to organize the private tour.
If you are interested, please let us know through: firstname.lastname@example.org
OLD CITY TOUR
We have prepared a guided tour option through the old city of Kraków. Discovering history with highlights of Krakow – walking tour.
Discover Polish history saved in the walls of the Royal Cathedral and Wawel Castle, see pearls of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, feel the magic atmosphere of Kraków walking along the most beautiful streets of the Old Town and enjoy the scenery of the famous Main Market Square. Subsequently, learn more about Jewish history in Kraków and see unique monuments related to Jewish Heritage through visiting Kazimierz and its Jewish District.
Duration of the tour: approx. 3-4 hours
Activity level: moderate
Date of the tour: To be confirmed
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