Location

The Conference will take place at the Centre of New Technologies of the University of Warsaw (address: Banacha 2C, 02-097 Warszawa, Poland; www.cent.uw.edu.pl) which is located at the Ochota Campus of the University of Warsaw in close proximity to the F. Chopin Airport (ca. 10 min. by taxi) and many hotels and hostels.


Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee. There are many hotels near the Centre of New Technologies providing a range of prices and qualities. At the hotels listed below, members of ECDM7 will get a 10 % discount.

A number of cheap student dormitories is also available. Of course they do not keep the hotel standards. The best way of booking the student dormitories is via email.

Hotels


*Discount available via email reservation only.

Student dormitories

Place Address Email Phone
Nencki Institute Pasteura 3 b.michalczuk@nencki.gov.pl +48 22 589 2208
Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Pawińskiego 5A szostak@ibb.waw.pl +48 22 592 3133
Heavy Ion Laboratory Pasteura 5A strzelczyk@slcj.uw.edu.pl +48 22 554 6111
DS Muchomorek (student dormitory) Żwirki i Wigury 95/97 ds1@uw.edu.pl +48 22 668 6307
DS Żwirek (student dormitory)* Żwirki i Wigury 95/97 ds2@uw.edu.pl +48 22 822 2407

*Registration available from the 20th May.

Transport


GETTING AROUND IN WARSAW

Centre of New Technologies is located in Ochota district, which is very close and well connected to the city centre. There are trams (lines 1, 14, 15, 25 from “Banacha” stop and lines 7, 9 and more from Grójecka Street stop “OCH-Teatr”) and buses (“Banacha Szpital” is the closest bus stop) which can take you from Ochota to the city center, to the railway station and to the airport. To get to the Old Town buses 128 or 175 from “Banacha Szpital” stop are a good option. Tickets for buses and trams are available in vending machines and kiosks, as well as inside most of the buses and trams (although those might have limited methods of payment). A single ride ticket (up to 75-minutes including changes) inside zone 1 (most of Warsaw) costs 4,40 PLN (~1 euro).
Please remember, that you need to validate your ticket when you get on!

More about public transport in Warsaw at ZTM.


TAXI

If you wish to choose a taxi please choose the licensed one: Chopin Airport TAXI.
You can also use MyTaxi app and choose the taxi most suitable for you.


BIKES

If you are looking for an adrenaline-filled experience and you like real adventure you can try biking in Warsaw as well. One of the stations of Warsaw Public Bikes is located near Centre of New Technologies.


TRANSPORT FROM THE AIRPORT

To get directly to the Centre of New Technologies from the Airport we recommend public transportation. Connection is served by two public bus routes: 175 and 188. Bus travel time is ca. 25 minutes, so you need to buy a single ride ticket; cost: 4,40 PLN (~1 euro) - available at ticket vending machines and various kiosks. The route begins at “Lotnisko Chopina”  bus stop, the “Banacha Szpital” stop will place you centrally to the conference and hotels. Click here for the directions.
Please, do not forget to validate your ticket inside bus!


TRANSPORT FROM CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION

To get directly to the Centre of a New Technologies (from the Warszawa Centralna Railway Station) we recommend public transportation. The railway station is served by two efficient public bus routes 175 (direction: ✈ Lotnisko Chopina) or 504 (direction: Kabaty). Purchase a single ride ticket; cost: 4,40 PLN (~1 euro) - available at ticket vending machines and various kiosks. Starting at the "Dw. Centralny" station, one will get off at the stop “Banacha Szpital”.
Please, do not forget to validate your ticket inside bus!


PUBLIC TRANSPORT JOURNEY PLANNER

You can also plan your journey using the jakdojade journey planner. The mobile version is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.


About Warsaw

Warsaw (Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. Warsaw is a modern and dynamic city, and, as a true metropolis, has a lot to offer. Here you can discover the extraordinary history of the Polish capital, meet its culture and tradition, or just simply have fun!

To feel the unique atmosphere of this large city, you should make sure to visit its historical centre, the Old Town. Although nearly 90 percent of it was destroyed during the World War II, it was restored so faithfully that UNESCO listed it (in 1980) as a World Heritage Site. What contributes to the atmosphere of Old Town are its cozy cafes, restaurants, and artists who exhibit their pictures and sculptures in the open air. The Royal Castle, located nearby, was the headquarters of the kings and the authorities of ‘Rzeczpospolita’ – the Republic of Poland (since the 16th c.). During World War II the Royal Castle was almost completely destroyed – it was later restored based on the parts that survived. Today it is a museum. The highlights of the Castle’s collection are original paintings by Rembrandt and the works of Bernardo Bellotto called Canaletto, whose painted cityscapes of 18th century Warsaw were invaluable during post-war reconstruction of the city. It is also possible to take a wonderful walk along the medieval fortifications of the city (The barbican).

Warsaw is home to a large number of museums, art galleries, palaces, and gardens. The National Museum is one of the most important cultural institutions in the Polish capital. It has a rich collection of exhibits, from paintings to handicraft to stamps coming from all eras – from Antiquity to contemporary times. A visit to the Warsaw Uprising Museum, commemorating all aspects of life for Polish insurgents during World War II, can be a very touching experience. The very modern Frederic Chopin Museum, one of the finest, gives a good overview of the famous Polish composer.

Among Warsaw's gardens, The Royal Baths Park deserves special attention for its breath-taking views including Łazienkowski Palace. If you prefer'd to escape from the rush of the city centre, you can spend some time in the beautiful gardens surrounding Wilanów Palace, or admire exhibitions of portraits and art in the Palace’s interior.

In the evening the best view of Warsaw is from the top of The Palace of Culture and Science, located in the center of the capital.

For more information we encourage you to check out the Official Website of the Capital of Poland.

Some other useful links: We guarantee that your time in Warsaw will be truly exciting!

Excursions

The Old Town and The Royal Route

Sightseeing of the Royal Castle, the Old Town Market, the Archicathedral Basilica of St. Johan, the Canonicity, the Column of the King Zygmunt III Vasa, the Old Town Walls – Barbican and aristocratic residences, the Church of St. Anna, the University of Warsaw main site, the Fine Arts Academy, the Presidential Palace, the Church of the Holy Cross, the Nicholas Copernicus Monument, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Duration ca. 3.5-4 hrs.

The Old Town and the Łazienki Garden

The Royal Castle, the Old Town Market, the Archicathedral Basilica of St. Johan, the Canonicity, the Column of The King Zygmunt III Vasa, the Old Town Walls – Barbican and the summer residence of the Polish King, the Palace on the Island (visiting interiors), the Theatre on the Island, the White Cottage, the Old Orangery, the Old Guardhouse, the Myślewicki Palace, the residence of the Polish presidents - Belvedere, The Frederic Chopin Monument. Duration – 3.5-4hrs.

The Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Old Town

The Warsaw Uprising Museum (named Warsaw Rising Museum), located in the Wola district of Warsaw, Poland, is a museum dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The institution of the Museum was finally opened on July 31, 2004, marking the 60th anniversary of the Uprising. There are many exhibits over several floors, containing photographs, audio and video, interactive displays, artifacts, written accounts and other testimonies of how life was during the German occupation of Warsaw, the uprising and its aftermath. The Museum collects and maintains hundreds of artifacts, ranging from weapons used by the insurgents to love letters, in order to present a full picture of the people involved. The Royal Castle, the Old Town Market, the Archicathedral Basilica of St. Johan, the Canonicity, the Column of the King Zygmunt III Vasa, the Old Town Walls – Barbican Duration – ca. 4 hrs.

Jewish Warsaw

Places recalling the martyrdom and struggle of the Jews 1940 – 1943 - The Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, Umschlagplatz, The ZOB Bunker, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. This Museum opened its doors to the public in April 2013. It currently functions as a cultural and educational center with a rich cultural program, including temporary exhibitions, films, debates, workshops, performances, concerts, lectures and much more. The Core Exhibition, presenting the thousand-year history of Polish Jews, has been opened on October 28, 2014. Occupying around 4 000 sq m (ca. 43 000 sq ft), the Museum’s Core Exhibition will immerse visitors in the world of Polish Jews, from their arrival in Po-lin as traveling merchants in medieval times until today. The Museum stands in what was once the heart of Jewish Warsaw – an area which the Nazis turned into the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. This significant location, coupled with the Museum’s proximity to the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, demanded extreme thoughtfulness on the part of the building’s designers, who carefully crafted a structure that has become a symbol of the new face of Warsaw. Duration - ca. 4hrs.

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner will take place on 30th of June at 18:00 in Teatr Kamienica (address: Al. Solidarności 93, 00-144 Warszawa). Transport will be provided.