On this page you find information about France and Poland, your venue to Krakow and the School center, practical information for the school duration.
Please check, if you need visa. If so, please visit appropriate for your country Polish Consulate website for details http://www.msz.gov.pl. Some participants may need an official invitation for the Conference, for visa application. We kindly inform you that, according to our regulations, such a letter may only be sent to the participant upon her/his request after the registration is performed, for those accepted following the selection process
Poland has as many as six distinct seasons. Apart from the four typical European seasons, there are also two periods described as early spring and early winter. Throughout the year you might experience almost every type of weather. Krakow has a temperate continental climate. The city doesn't see much rain and summers (June, July, August) are hot.
Usually from the end of September till late November the temperatures vary from 5° to 15° Celsius. 15° Celsius means people usually wearing a bit warmer clothes. The nights are cold with around 0° to 5°Celsius. Very often it rains during this period, especially in November.
Krakow and Poland have fantastic places for tourism.
Poland is a country with more than thousand years of recorded history, rich and varied, and first to free itself from communist domination in 1989, is now fully democratic and a member of the European Union. Since the fall of communism the country has undergone rapid economic and social changes and the process still continues.
Krakow, as the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland is located in the southern part of Poland in the Lesser Poland region. The history of the city dates back to the 7th century. Since the Middle Ages Krakow had been the capital of the Polish state until the 17th century and has kept the character of a spiritual capital till the present day.
Krakow is one of the places in the world which have been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The architectural complex of the Old Town has survived all the cataclysms of the past and preserved the same, unchanged layout since the Middle Ages. The Old Town together with the Wieliczka Salt Mine have been recognized as some of the most valuable architectural treasures of the world. There are over 300 town-houses and 58 churches and palaces, all considered historical monuments just within the old center of Krakow and that is just a small part of all the monuments of this city.
A number of direct flight connections exists between Krakow/Cracow and many cities in Europe (e.g. Munich, Frankfurt, Prague, Vienna, Brussels, Helsinki, Athens and others) and North America (Chicago, Newark). Look for the current flight schedule from/to Krakow/Cracow Airport here: http://www.krakowairport.pl/. From the Balice Airport (located 8 km from the city centre) you can reach city centre by shuttle buses number 208 or 292. It takes about 40 minutes and costs approx. 4 PLN. Tickets are available at the Tourist Information counter in the Arrival Hall or directly from the bus driver. An alternative is to take a taxi directly from the Airport to city centre. It takes about 15-20 minutes and costs approximately 50 PLN. Yet another option is to take a shuttle train to the Main Railway Station (20 minutes ride, every 30 minutes). Tickets (12 PLN) are available at the Tourist Information counter in the Arrival Hall or from the train ticket-inspector. Train platform can be reached with the airport shuttle bus (leaving terminals every 15 minutes) or within 3 minutes walk.
Direct train connections exist between Krakow/Cracow and a number of cities in Europe (e.g. Berlin, Hamburg, Kiev, Prague, Budapest, Wien). There is also frequent connection between Krakow/Cracow and Warszawa (the capital of Poland). For the current train timetable, please click: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/. If you come to Cracow by train, you should disembark the train at the "Krakow Glowny" railway station located in the city centre, then continue with tram, bus, or taxi to your hotel.
From West: Drive along A4 motorway until you leave the toll barriers before Krakow/Cracow. Take the direction “KRAKOW-POLNOC” and drive straight ahead (direction “CENTRUM”) . From South: After crossing the border between Slovakia and Poland follow the direction “KRAKOW”. When you reach Krakow/Cracow, drive straight ahead until you reach a roundabout (with a BP fuel station on the right hand side before it). Turn left into “KONOPNICKIEJ” Street. Then drive straight ahead, then through a short tunnel and the bridge over Vistula river (you can see the Wawel castle on the right hand side). For those arriving to Kraków by car please bear in mind that the city centre is a restricted car parking zone. Please consult the car parking options with your hotel.
The European School on Magnetism 2018 will take place at Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology (ACMiN AGH). The ACMiN AGH is located in the D-16 building of the AGH University Campus, at Kawiory street 30, 30-055 Krakow, Poland.
AGH University of Science and Technology,
Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology (ACMiN)
Kawiory street 30, 30-055 Krakow, Poland
A. Mickiewicza Av. 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Chair: Prof. Dr. Marek Przybylski