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SOCIAL PROGRAM

Welcome Cocktail – AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow – the Main Building A0

We would like to kindly invite you to take a part in Welcome Cocktail on September 24th.
Time: 7 pm.
Location: av. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków


City Tour Kraków Sightseeing

September 22nd, Sunday

6.30 p.m.

Kraków Sightseeing

Kraków is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Central Europe, chosen as the European City of Culture 2000. The Old Town of Kraków was entered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Kraków has a unique charm, created by centuries of history and cultural wealth.

It is not a simple task to describe the unique character of Kraków to those who still have not had the opportunity to visit this city. This uniqueness is primarily due to the rare cultural heritage embodied within the city walls. Here, in the year 1000, a Roman Catholic bishopric was founded. Here, the residential royal castle was constructed on the Wawel Hill, becoming the site for the coronations and burials of kings, as Krakow was the capital of Poland from the 11th to 17th century. Here in 1364, the Kraków Academy was established, the first Polish University (today renamed the Jagiellonian University).

Sightseeing time: Approximately 2-3 hrs

If you are interested in taking part in city tours please book a place on-line throught your IFToMM 2019 registration account. Additional cost: 35 EUR


 

Kraków Evening Tour – September 23rd, Monday

6.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

See all the highlights of the Old Town area that made Cracow so famous.

Starting with Barbican – the remaining fragments of city fortifications, the masterpiece of medieval military structures built in the 15th century.

The spectacular Main Market Square with the Renaissance Cloth Hall – a perfect place to buy local souvenirs, the Town Hall Tower and St Mary’s Basilica with unique wooden masterpiece of Veit Stoss.

Don’t miss the buildings of Poland’s oldest university, Jagiellonian University, where Nicolaus Copernicus studied.

Wawel Hill that is dominated by the Cathedral, the Castle and the defense towers.

Wawel Cathedral used to be the scene of coronations and is the eternal resting place of the kings of Poland.

Sightseeing time: Approximately 2-3 hrs

If you are interested in taking part in city tours please book a place on-line throught your IFToMM 2019 registration account. Additional cost: 35 EUR


 

Gala Dinner – Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Conference Gala Dinner (Wednesday, 25th of September) will take place in Wieliczka Salt Mine Chamber

UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage – one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Magnificent chambers chiseled out in rock salt. Amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. Almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors at the depth of 135 meters underground.

 

Important information

    • Persons with mobility problems should be aware that the tour takes about 1 hour, and there are 800 steps in total of which 350 have to be descended at the beginning.
    • Only limited part of the route is adapted for wheelchairs. Wheelchair width is limited to 59 centimeters. All disabled persons who want to join the Conference Tour are kindly asked to contact the organizers in advance.
    • People who suffer from claustrophobia or chronic illness should seek medical advice before going underground.
    • Please bring warm clothing and comfortable shoes. Temperature underground ranges between 14° and 16° C and the tour of the mine takes about 1 hour.
    • Two toilet facilities are spaced along the route, 40 and 90 minutes from the beginning respectively.
    • Smoking and using an open fire in the mine is strictly prohibited.

 

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Danilowicz Shaft
Danilowicza St. 10
32-020 Wieliczka
www.wieliczka-saltmine.com