Conference Venue: Galaxy**** Hotel, ul. Gęsia 22a, 31-535 Kraków, Poland
Located over the Vistula River, in Kraków’s Podgórze district, the luxurious Galaxy Hotel offers a choice of accommodation options, an on-site restaurant and two bars, a spa and wellness center, secure parking, and superb conference facilities. The rooms at the Galaxy come with tea and coffee facilities and a large work desk. All rooms are air-conditioned and modernly furnished, with LCD TV with satellite channels. The price of all rooms includes access to the hot tub, saunas, swimming pool, and fitness center. Guests have access to a computer with a printer and an internet connection in the lobby. Galaxy Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Kazimierz Jewish District, full of atmospheric pubs and cafés. The walk to the Main Market Square takes only 25 minutes, while the Wawel Castle is a 20-minute walk from the hotel. The on-site restaurant overlooks the Vistula River and serves international cuisine from 4 pm until 10 pm. More information here.
Kraków, also spelled Cracow, city and capital of Małopolskie województwo (province), southern Poland, lying on both sides of the upper Vistula River. One of the largest cities in Poland (~1.4 million inhabitants if you include the surrounding communities), it is known primarily for its grand historic architecture and cultural leadership; UNESCO designated its old town area a World Heritage site in 1978. Its marketplace, Rynek Główny (Main Square), has existed since the 13th century, and a modern landscaped area is laid out on the site of past fortifications.
Krakow is composed of so many unique attractions that trying to pick its cherries in an unbiased way can make you experience real vertigo. Steeped in history, the enchanting city of Krakow has had each formative era affecting it and each genius residing within its city walls left their mark on its current shape you can now admire. Visit Krakow and discover the most representative hallmarks of the city – its museums, art galleries and buildings of historical value that are inherent part of Polish and European heritage.
10 best things to do in Krakow:
1. Main Square
2. St. Mary’s Basilica
3. Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)
4. Wawel Hill
5. Juliusz Słowacki Theatre
7. Polish Aviation Museum
8. Krakus Mound
9. Planty Park