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Cracow (Kraków) – is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Cracow has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland’s most important economic hubs. Twenty-four institutions of higher education offer courses in the city, with more than 200,000 students. Cracow’s historic centre with the Old Town, Old Jewish District Kazimierz and the Royal Wawel Castle, was included as the first of its kind on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1978.

Cracow is one of Poland’s most important economic centres, and the economic hub of the Lesser Poland region. There are about 50 large multinational companies in the city, including Google, IBM, Motorola, Delphi, MAN SE, General Electric, Hitachi, Philip Morris, Capgemini and Sabre Holdings, along with other British, German and Scandinavian-based firms.  The city is also the global headquarters for Comarch, a Polish enterprise software house. In 2005, Foreign direct investment in Cracow has reached approximately 3.5 billion USD. For more information about the city visit: www.krakow.pl  and http://www.en.infokrakow.pl/ .

Cracow University of Technology (CUT), with about 18 000 students each year and 7 big faculties, is the second largest technical university in Cracow.
It was established in 1945 and, as a public institution of higher education granted full autonomy in 1954.
The main campus of CUT is located near the city centre, in the historic buildings in Warszawska Street, that used to be Austrian archduke army barracks.On 30 September 1976, by an official decree, general Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish and American national hero and skilled engineer, was chosen as its patron.

In the academic year 2011/2012 as many as 18 000 students and 208 doctoral candidates attended the Cracow University of Technology. They were taught by 1300 highly qualified scientists. As a whole, the university makes an outstanding contribution to Cracow’s scientific and cultural accomplishments.

„Kotłownia” CUT Conference Center – is the main conference center of Cracow University of Technology located at the main campus, in the city center, next to the main railway station. The main conference room capacity is up to 150-200 participants. The room is fully equipped with projectors, HQ audio and video systems, aircondition, free wi-fi access, etc. „Kotłownia” is located in a historical building of stables for race horces of the Austrian Archduke Rudolph.

The most important places are marked on the map below:

Public transport – Cracow has a fairly dense public transport system which consists of tram and bus lines. There are two zones. The Kraków Aiport is located in second zone; The Cracow University of Technology, Main Railway Station and hotels are situated in first zone. Tickets can be bought at newsagents or in ticket machines at bus and tram stops. Ticket machines can also be found in a number of buses and trams. Drivers can sell tickets as well, but note: they only have “multiple trip valid 60 min (in I zone) or 90 min (in II zone)” tickets and reduced tickets available. In all these places you can only pay in cash (only small number of ticket machines accept card payments).

Ticket tariff for normal and half-price tickets:
Zone I
Single trip ticket (which is, at the same time, a multiple trip ticket valid 40 min) – 3,80 PLN/1,90 PLN
Double trip ticket – 7,20 PLN/3,60 PLN (you can punch it twice)
multiple trip ticket valid 20 min – 2,80 PLN/1,40 PLN
multiple trip ticket valid 60 min – 5,00 PLN/2,50 PLN
multiple trip ticket valid 90 min – 6,00 PLN/3,00 PLN
24 h ticket – 15,00 PLN/7,50 PLN
48 h ticket – 24,00 PLN/12,00 PLN
72 h ticket – 36,00 PLN/18,00 PLN
7 days ticket – 48,00 PLN/24,00 PLN

Zone I+II
Single trip ticket – 4,00 PLN/2,00 PLN
Double trip ticket – 7,60 PLN/3,80 PLN
multiple trip ticket valid 60 min – 5,00 PLN/2,50 PLN
multiple trip ticket valid 90 min – 6,00 PLN/3,00 PLN
24 h ticket – 20,00 PLN/10,00 PLN
7 days ticket – 62,00 PLN/31,00 PLN

Euro exchange rate to polish złoty:
1 EUR ~ 4,15 PLN

Cracow public transport webpage (with timetables): http://www.mpk.krakow.pl/en/

We recommend online public transport planner:
http://krakow.jakdojade.pl/?locale=en
Also in mobile version.

How to get from Aiport to center?
By bus:
208, 292, 902 (night line)

Taxi

Mega Taxi: +48 12 400 00 00

iCar: +48 12 653 55 55

Accommodation 

Hotel Amber ****/***
www.hotel-amber.pl/en/

Hotel Alexander I & II ***
www.alexhotel.pl/english/hotel-alexander/alexander.html

Hotel Wielopole ***
www.wielopole.pl/en/

Because this is the middle of the tourist season, hotels do not offer any special discounts for groups under 100 guests. We recommend www.booking.com site for booking the mentioned hotels as the prices are lower than on the official pages.

Elegant Apartments

www.apartamenty-elegant.pl/index.php?new_lang=en

To book the apartment, please use the following website:
https://reservations.apartamenty-elegant.pl/Book/BookingEngine.aspx?language=en

24 GuestHouse
www.24gh.pl/language/set/to/en/c/index/a/index

PWST HOSTEL (Warszawska 5 street)

in polish: http://www.pwst.krakow.pl/?strona=1&lp=11

prices from 70 PLN, booking: mk@pwst.krakow.pl

In case of any question do not hesitate to contact us (e-mail: magdalena.szmajduch(at)gmail.com or grzonka.daniel(at)gmail.com)