Kraków (Cracovia) was established in VII century by a legendary duke Krak. In the X century the settlement was already well developed. The town of Kraków was located on Magdeburg Law in XIII century. Since mid of XI century till the end of XVI century Kraków was a seat of Polish kings. In this period the city has been greatly developed. It became a major cultural and academic center of Central Europe. The historic centre of Cracow has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list as "one of the most outstanding examples of European urban planning, characterized by the harmonious development and accumulation of elements representing all architectural styles from the early Romanesque phase up to Modernism." Modern Krakow, the capital of the Lesser Poland (Małopolska) region, is one of the major academic and cultural centers of Poland. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country with very good infrastructure and numerous activities. A "must see" attraction" is a visit to a close by historical salt mine Wieliczka, yet another UNESCO World Heritage site. Wieliczka Salt Mine is the only mining site in the world functioning continuously since Middle Ages. Around 100 km south of Kraków, at the border with Slovakia, there are the Tatra Mountains. The area is well known for winter sports and mountaineering.

The Conference site is located 2 km from the city centre, in the campus of the AGH University of Science and Technology, buildings U2 and C1. The Conference opening session will be held in the auditorium room in building U2. The location of U2 and C1 buildings is shown in the map. The Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science main building is about 500 m from the U2. The Faculty has a long tradition in nuclear technology research and development as well as in teaching. More information about the Faculty, its present research profile and teaching programs can be found there:

Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science

The AGH University of Science and Technology belongs to the group of the most highly ranked Polish Universities. It is attended by about 33000 students taught by slightly more than 2000 academic staff. In terms of the number of students it is the second in size in Kraków, after Jagiellonian University. More details about the AGH-UST can be found there:

AGH University of Science and Technology

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How to get to your hotel after arriving to Krakow? For those arriving to Kraków by plane:

  1. Take a taxi from the airport to your hotel (about 50 PLN to the city centre, please confirm the price with the driver before the trip!).
  2. Take a train from the airport (the train stop is located 200 m from theT1 international terminal) to the “Kraków Główny” railway station - travel time approx. 16 min. Then take a taxi or use public transport, bus or tram.
  3. Take bus 208 or 292 or 902 (night bus) to the city centre. Then continue with another bus, tram, or taxi.

If you come to Krakow by train, you should disembark the train at the Kraków Główny railway station located in the city centre, then continue with tram, bus, or taxi to your hotel.

For those arriving to Krakow by car please bear in mind that the city centre is a restricted car parking zone. More details about car parking zones can be found here. Please consult the car parking options with your hotel.

To get oriented in Kraków please consult the Useful Links section on this page and use the Google Map service.