Cracow, Poland
D e c e m b e r  12 - 15, 2004

Practical info
About Kraków
Previous CGW
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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 Kraków. Balice has direct connections to Budapest, Chicago, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Warszawa and Zurich. (see current flight schedule). The flights to Kraków are operated by the Polish Airlines LOT, Lufthansa, British Airways, Austrian Airlines and Swissair.

The airport is located about 16 km from the centre of Kraków. You can reach it by a taxi (approx. 40 polish zloty i.e. about 9 Euro) or public bus number 192 (ticket price is 2.4 PLN, i.e. about 0.5 Euro) or 208 (ticket price is 2.5 PLN). Tickets are available in trafika kiosks at the airport. Remember to punch an extra ticket per each big piece of your luggage (exceeding 60 cm length).

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

The main Railway Station and Bus Station is located about 5 km from the WANDA and KRAKOWIAK hotels. To get to hotels you can take a taxi (about 20 zloty i.e. about 5 EURO) or a public bus number 501 or 511. The ticket price inside a city is 2.4 zloty, i.e. about 0.5 EURO. Tickets are available in trafika kiosks at the strain station and all around the city. Remember to punch an extra ticket per each big piece of your luggage (exceeding 60 cm length).

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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 Kraków from the ariport OKECIE you can: There are many trains (Inter City and Express) from Warszawa to Kraków 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

From the main Railway Station and Bus Station the Institute of Nuclear Phisics (IFJ) 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 173 or 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:
  • 2.40 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").

Coorganizers: Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

Institute of Computer Science AGH
Institute of Computer Science AGH


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