Old Library at the main University Campus
The 2017 EURA Web will take place at the Central Campus of the University of Warsaw. The campus is located in downtown Warsaw, in the middle of the historical part of the city. The sessions will take place in the Old Library building. It has been recently renovated and converted into a modern lecturing and conference center. The Old Library Building is located in front of the main gate of the University.
Wireless internet access (EDUROAM) is available in all university buildings. The conference venue is fully accessible for disabled persons.
Transport to and within Warsaw
Warsaw is easily accessible by air, train or by car. There are many direct flight connections with most European capitals and bigger cities. There are two international airports located near Warsaw: one in Chopin airport (30 minutes by train or by city bus from the city center), the other is Modlin airport (60 minutes from the city center, used almost exclusively by RyanAir).
In Warsaw, there are three kinds of public transport: buses, trams and the underground (metro). In each case, we can use the same type of ticket which costs the same price (75-minutes ticket costs 4,40 PLN ≈ 1 €, 24-hours ticket costs 15,00 PLN ≈ 3,5 €). You can buy it almost in every newsstand and many shops. Also, you can usually buy a ticket at the ticket machines in vehicles or on bus stops. You can plan route by website jakdojade.pl.
The average price of a kilometer by taxi is about 2-3 PLN (in city limits, by day or: day-time from 6 am till 10 pm).
The hosts would provide preferential accommodation prices for conference participants in Gromada and Ibis hotels. They are both located nearby the university and the conference venue. Gromada hotel offers standard single room for about 70 euros per night. Ibis normal rate is about 50 euro per night.
Warsaw offers also a wide range of other hotels and apartments of various standard. There is also a possibility to book a room in one of Warsaw University hotels (about 25 € per night), that are located about 30 minutes form the conference venue, but the number of such rooms is limited.
Below you will find wide range of hotel rooms differing in standard and price.
A1 Old Town
Walking the streets of the Old Town and New Town allows you to rest from the bustle of central city life. Atmospheric alleys, squares, and cosy cafés create a unique sense of history, and in the summer, the Old and New Town Squares become stages for musical and theatrical performances and open-air galleries.
A2 Łazienki Królewskie Park-Palace Complex
The park and palace complex at Łazienki are one of the most beautiful of this type in Europe. Established in the 17th century, the landscape gardens feature many interesting architectural monuments, the most important of which include the Palace on the Island built for King Stanislaw August Poniatowski – Poland’s last monarch. It served as his summer residence and was famous for the Thursday dinners.
A3 Wilanów Park-Palace Complex
The summer residence of King Jan III Sobieski and then Augustus II as well as subsequent aristocratic families. It is an excellent representation of European Baroque at its height and a homage to the former greatness of the Republic. The palace is surrounded by a grandiose, two level Baroque Italian garden and a romantic park in English style. Wilanów is the venue of important cultural events and concerts. The former stables house the Poster Museum.
A4 Palace of Culture and Science
Completed in 1955 as a ‘gift from the Soviet people’, the building is the embodiment of Socialist Realist architecture. It is still the tallest building in Poland and fulfils the role of a cultural centre accommodating theatres, museums, a cinema and a concert hall. The highest viewing platform in Warsaw, on the 30th foor, offers an excellent panoramic view of the city.
A5 Warsaw Rising Museum
Opened in 2004, on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, the museum pays tribute to all those who fought and died for their country’s independence. Housed in a former tramway power station, the modern museum guides visitors through interactive displays, video footage and photographs.
A6 National Museum
The museum contains a rich collection of exhibits from antiquity to modern times. The building originates from the inter-war period. During the World War II it secretly stored some of the Royal Castle treasures. It organizes numerous temporary exhibitions presenting art from all over the world. The Vistula-side building wing is the Museum of the Polish Army presenting the history of Polish military featuring an interesting outdoor exhibition.
A7 Copernicus Science Centre
A kingdom of experiments and a heaven for those interested in the world. Here everyone can delve into nature’s mysteries, conduct experiments on their own and, above all, have fun.
A8 National Stadium
The National Stadium in Warsaw was built for the European Football Championship UEFA EURO 2012™ in place of the former 10th-Anniversary Stadium. It is located close to the Old Town and city centre. It is well visible from many places in Warsaw, being especially attractive from the side of the Zamkowy Square. A walk to the stadium from the Palace of Culture and Science takes less than 30 minutes.
A9 Multimedia Fountain Park
Located in a lovely site between the Old Town and the Vistula River. On hot summer days, the Fountain Park serves as a refreshing asylum for tourists and locals alike, while in the evenings it captivates with performances of colours and fabulous shapes.
A10 Fryderyk Chopin Muzeum
Fryderyk Chopin is undoubtedly the best known resident of Warsaw. He spent the first 20 years of his life in the city. Here he studied music, learned the manners of society and gave his first concerts. Walking the streets of Warsaw you will pass buildings where he stayed or which he visited. There are many places which are a homage paid to his talent and Warsaw boasts the world’s largest Chopin memorabilia collection.