Social events and post-conference tours
On Monday, June 1, 2020, we would like to invite you to an Icebreaker drinks on barge parked on the Brda River in the historical city centre. All participants of the symposium are invited to come and get to know one another in an informal setting while enjoying assorted drinks.
A Symposium Gala-dinner will be held on Thuesday, June 1, 2020 at the restaurant on the Mill Island in the city centre. During the symposium banquet you will be offered an exquisite dinner buffet and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The symposium banquet is included in the symposium fee.
Participants of the symposium will have the opportunity to choose from two different two-days post-conference tours on Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, 2020. The addicional fee is 150 € and covers two-day technical tour by bus, accomodation in hotel, meals and visit tickets.
One technical tour will take you to the Upper Vistula River. In programe:
- Kazimierz Dolny town on the right (eastern) bank of the Vistula river, it is a considerable tourist attraction as one of the most beautifully situated little towns in Poland, with renaissance urban plan and appearance. It enjoyed its greatest prosperity in the 16th and the first half of the 17th century, due to the trade in grain conducted along the Vistula.
- Cracow old city centre, the former capital of Poland, is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle. The 13th-century merchants' town has Europe's largest market square and numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with their magnificent interiors. Further evidence of the town's fascinating history is provided by the remnants of the 14th-century fortifications and the medieval site of Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues in the southern part of town, Jagellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.
- "Wieliczka" salt mine one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world.
It is also a world class monument, featuring among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
- visiting innovative sediment management plant from the dredging of the Blachownia and Sosina reservoirs.
Second technical tour will take you to the Vistula River's Delta. In programe:
- Gdańsk city, often named as “The City of Freedom”. Beautifully located, with an access to sea and strong position on the map of Europe it has hundreds of years of difficult and turbulent history. Mysterious, marvellous Gdańsk attracts every year millions of tourists willing to discover its beauty and learn its complicated history.
- Stutthof German Camp first and the longest operating concentration camp in the territory of Poland. It had been established in order to exterminate Jewish and Polish Intelligence, mainly from the Pomerania and the Free City of Gdask. Built in 1939 and initially intended for approximately 3 000 people, this camp gradually became the place of torment and slaughter for over 110 thousand prisoners from 26 countries.
- visiting artificial Vistula River's outlet canal, commisioned in 1903.
ATTENTION: The event will take place depending on the number of applicants.