Cracow, Poland
O c t o b e r  15 - 18, 2006

Practical info
About Cracow
Previous CGW

P r a c t i c a l   i n f o

How to get to the Kraków
How to get to the Institute of Nuclear Physics - the workshop place
Weather in Kraków (from CNN)
Currency exchange
About Poland

Mini English-Polish Dictionary
English Word/PhrasePolish Word/PhrasePronunciation (approx)
PleaseProszę Proshe
Thank youDziękujęDschenkuye
Excuse mePrzepraszamPsheprasham
Sorry(same as above)(same as above)
Good morningDzień dobryDschen dobree
Good eveningDobry wieczórDobree vecher
Good nightDobranocDobranots
Good-byeDo widzeniaDoh vitsenya
Excuse mePrzepraszamPsheprasham
Do you speak English?Czy mówisz po angielsku?Tshi moovish po angyelskoo?
Could you help me?Czy możesz mi pomóc?Tshi mozhesh me pomoots?
I'm sorryPrzepraszamPsheprasham
I do not speak PolishNie mówię po polskuNye moovye po polskoo
I do not understandNie rozumiemNye rozoomyem
Repeat, pleaseProszę, powtórzProshe, povtoosh
Please speak more slowlyProszę, mów wolniejProshe, moov volnyey
Where is ...Gdzie jest ...Gdzhie yest ...
Draw the way to ... pleaseKtórędy do ...Ktoorehndy doh ...
train stationdworzec kolejowydvozhec koleyovy
bus stopprzystanek autobusowypshistanek autobusovy
post officepocztapochta
city centercentrum miastacentrum myasta

How to get to Kraków

You can reach Kraków by:

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There is an international airport Balice in Cracow. Balice has direct connections to Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Birmingham, Bristol, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Glasgow, Hamburg, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, New York, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Reggio di Calabria, Rome, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Torino, Vienna, Warszawa and Zurich. (see current flight schedule). The flights to Cracow are operated by the Polish Airlines LOT, Lufthansa, British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Swissair.

How to get there...

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It is also possible to reach Cracow by an international train or bus. There is a lot of connections from different European cities.

As heavy construction is going on at the central railway station in Cracow, and no public transportation is available in the vicinity, we recommend you the following way to get to your hotel: after getting off the train, you should go up (or take a lift) and take a taxi on the upper level of the railway station. For example: a taxi to the Novotel-Bronowice hotel costs about 5-6 Euro, at nights can be more.

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There is an international airport Okecie in Warszawa, located about 10 km from the center of the city. Okecie has a direct connections to Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Beirut, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Chicago, Cologne / Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istambul, Kaliningrad, Kiev, London, Lvov, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, New York, Nicea, Odessa, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Riga, Rome, Sofia, St.Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Tunis, Vienna, Vilnius, Zagreb, Zurich, as well to some others airports. (Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport timetable).

To reach Cracow from the ariport OKECIE you can:
  • take domestic flights (departure from Warsaw to Krakow)
  • take a train

    There are many trains (Inter City and Express) from Warszawa to Cracow and from Cracow to Warszawa daily in the train summer timetable.

    The Central Railway Station in Warszawa is located about 10 km from the airport Okecie. We recommend you to take Airport City bus (avoid taxis in Warszawa - they are very expensive for foreigner!)

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How to get to IFJ PAN

From the main Railway Station and Bus Station the Institute of Nuclear Phisics (IFJ PAN) can be easily reached by public transport:
  • you can take a bus number 130 and get off at the final stop. Then take a bus number 173 (at the same stop) and get off at «Motel Krak» (two stops) - see bus lines map
  • you can take a tram number 4 and change from tram to bus number 172, 173, 120, 238, 248 or 258, at the «Bronowice Wiadukt» stop (under the viaduct) and get off at «Motel Krak» (one bus stop) - see tram lines map
From the airport Balice:
  • you can take a bus number 208 (ticket price - 2.50 pln) and get off at the «Bronowice Wiadukt» on request stop.
Please note that while using public transport special tickets should be validated by one of the vending machines placed inside the vehicle. Public transport tickets (the same for buses and trams) can be purchased at most of the newspapers stands as well as from the bus- or tram-driver (at some additional cost). There are several types of tickets:
  • 2.50 pln fare for a single trip
  • 3.00 pln fare for a 60 minute trip

City map I (INP & ICS environs)
City map II
Map of Poland

Currency exchange

The currency of Poland is zloty (abbreviation - zl). It's international code is PLN. 1 zloty = 100 groszy (abbreviation - gr). Coins are: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 gr, and 1, 2, 5 zl. There are also 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 banknotes (see Banknotes and coins). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airports, hotel receptions and banks and in many small exchange offices called "kantor" located all around the city centre (these usually offer the best exchange rates).
Here are current average exchange rates from National Bank of Poland.
International credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Eurocard) are accepted in a majority of hotels, in many shops & restaurants, and can be used in most cash machines ("bankomat").

Organizers: ACC Cyfronet AGH

ACC Cyfronet AGH
Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

Institute of Computer Science AGH
Institute of Computer
Science AGH