Excited QCD

8-14 February 2009- Zakopane (Poland)


email: excitedqcd@th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de    


Travel to Zakopane (Poland)

Arrival day in Zakopane: 8 February 2009

Departure day from Zakopane: 14 February 2009

(Talks will take place starting on Monday 9-th February in the early morning up to Friday 13-th February in the late afternoon)


HOW TO GET TO KRAKOW (http://www.krakow.pl/en/)

AND THEN TO ZAKOPANE (http://www.promocja.zakopane.pl/)


The nearest international airport to Zakopane is located in Krakow at a distance of about 110 km from Zakopane. We recommend that you take one of the flights to Krakow (see the Krakow Airport web page: http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/strona_en.html).


(Although not recommended, You can also fly to Warszawa (Warsaw) and then continue by plane or by train (http://rozklad.pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en?) to Krakow. You can also take a direct train (http://rozklad.pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en?) from Warsaw to Zakopane. For more information click here)




Flight to KRAKOW-AIRPORT and connection to KRAKOW-Central Railway Station:


There are now quite a few regular and charter flights between Krakow (http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/strona_en.html) and several European cities.

From the Krakow airport you can take (see map http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/_pliki_/fck/port%282%29.jpg for orientation and Krakow airport home page http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/strona,Passenger,5_Pasazer.html):



A new  train line operates now between the airport and the central train/bus station. Take a free shuttle bus from the bus stop located at the main exit or walk 200 m. following signs to the train stop. Tickets (PLN 6) can be purchased on the train. The train operates from 4:25 in the morning until midnigth (see train time table: http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/strona,Passenger,5_Pasazer.html : right panel airport-to-train station, left panel train station-to-airport) and takes only 15 minutes to reach the central station of Krakow




The city bus 292 http://rozklady.komunikacja.krakow.pl/index.php?id=przesiadki&przyst=Port+Lotniczy+%28Airport%29 (former 192) to “Krakowska Szkola Wyzsza” (stops at the train/bus station (3/4 hour)). You have to purchase bus tickets, one for you and one for each piece of luggage, in advance in newsstands called "Kiosk RUCH" (located on the 1-st floor of Krakow Airport) or on the bus and punch them on the bus right after boarding. See also bus info http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/strona,Passenger,5_Pasazer.html on the Krakow Airport web page.



Alternatively you can take a taxi. The price for a ride to the train/bus station should not exceed PLN 60-70 on weekdays (50% more on weekends and at night).




Krakow-Zakopane: ~110 km:  2,5 hours by bus (frequent bus connections until 9 p.m



1) BUS (recommended!)

From Krakow train/bus station (cf.photo here) you may go to Zakopane either by the regular bus (very frequent, see details in http://www.rda.krakow.pl/en/).

Considering the frequency of bus connection and different arrival times of the participants, there is not a conference-bus.



Train connection is also available, but less frequent and longer than the bus connection. Details in http://rozklad-pkp.pl/


3) CAR

Zakopane can be easily reached from Krakow by car (2 hours). Take international road E77 (local road number is 7 ). See the schematic map of Poland: http://www.cyf-kr.edu.pl/supeur96/howtoget_mapa_polski.html



You may also try to negotiate an attractive price for a ride directly to Zakopane with taxi drivers directly from Krakow-airport;  the price  might be of the order  PLN 400-500.



Accommodation in Zakopane



Zakopane is a small town located in the footsteps of the Tatra Mountains. Train station (PKP) and bus depot (PKS) are located in the lower, Northern part of the city (see the map here).


The address of the hotel GEOVITA (http://www.geovita.pl/obiekt/Zakopane.7.html), at which all participants will stay and where the meeting will take place,  is:



ul. Wierchowa 4,

34-500 Zakopane

phone: (4818) 206 6041

fax: (4818) 201 2599


By registering for the meeting one will automatically obtain a room in this hotel. Single and double rooms will be available.





Some other practical general information:

Polish currency is called "Zloty (PLN)". Exchange rates are approximately:

-  1 Euro to 3,3 Zloty

-  1$ to 2,5 Zloty


Check the weather forecast for Zakopane: