The workshop will take place in the Wroc³aw University of Technology Conference Center (building D-20) located at Zygmunta Janiszewskiego 8 street, Wroc³aw, Poland.

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How to get to Wroc³aw

By plane: There are direct flights to Wroc³aw (WRO) from European countries, including cities of Munich (5 daily), Frankfurt (2 daily), Copenhagen (1 daily) and Warsaw (6 daily). Detailed information is available on the Wroc³aw Airport website.

By train: The timetable of the international and local connections, e.g. Warsaw-Wroc³aw, can be found on the Polish State Railways (PKP) website.

How to get to the workshop site in Wroc³aw

  • Airport - Main Railway Station (the last bus stop):
    • bus no. 406 (operates every 20-30 minutes)
    • a taxi rank is located in the front of the passenger terminal
  • Main Railway Station - University Campus (4th bus stop): buses nos. 145, 146, 149, D
The precise information about public transport connections you can find here.

Some interesting details about Wroc³aw

The mirsens2 workshop will take place in Wroc³aw, the thousand-year-old city located in the south-western part of Poland. Wroc³aw is the third largest academic center in Poland with about 100 000 students at almost twenty universities and academies. The official motto "Wroclaw - the meeting place" expresses economical, intellectual and cultural aspirations of the city.

Wroc³aw University of Technology is an inheritor of the tangible property of the German Königliche Technische Hochschule Breslau and the intellectual and research traditions of the Lvov Polytechnic. The university has functioned under the current name since 1945. It was established and organised by researchers from Lvov and Warsaw. Since the very beginning of its existence, it has been an important centre of the technical education. Today, it belongs to the best technical universities in Poland - over 32 000 students learn here under the guidance of 2 000 academic teachers, at 12 faculties and the Department of Fundamental Studies, as well as in the 3 regional branches. Recently, it has been announced the Best Technical University in Poland for the second time in a row in the oldest Polish ranking of higher education schools carried out by the "Wprost" magazine (in 2006 and 2007).

Wroc³aw, the capital of the Lower Silesia region, is one of oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. The city, placed on both sides of the Oder river, criss-crossed with four other rivers and many canals, is an unique city of twelve islands and over one hundred bridges. The population of Wroc³aw is about 640 000, making it the fourth largest city in Poland. Wroc³aw is located in the south-western part of Poland, with good communication connections with nearby major European cities like Berlin, Dresden or Prague. The airport, located 10 km from the city center, enables travelling to major international European airports in Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain and Sweden.

The first historical notes about Wroc³aw come from year 1000 when the bishopric was founded here. In the past the city was a part of Poland, Bohemia (Czech), Austria, Prussia, Germany and Poland again. Fortunately, many monuments weathered numerous storms of history, and recently were restored to their past state shapping the city as it is today.

The most significant places of interest in Wroc³aw are situated around the Old Town, including the Marketplace - one of the largest old city market squares in Europe. It is 205 meters long and 175 meters wide. In the center of the marketplace the Town Hall is located, which is recognized as one of the most beautiful gothic buildings in Europe. Its tower is crowned with the oldest clock and bell in Poland, dated 1368. In the basement of the Town Hall there is located the oldest restaurant in Europe (founded in XIV century) called Piwnica ¦widnicka (¦widnicka Basement).

Very important sacral monuments in Wroc³aw are placed in Ostrów Tumski, a place from which the history of Wroc³aw begins. Here, in IX century original settlement of Wroc³aw was founded. At the beginning Ostrów Tumski was an island, but in year 1824 one of the Oder river canals was filled and Ostrów became a part of the solid land. In Ostrów Tumski there is located the most important sacral building in Wroc³aw - Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

Panorama Rac³awicka is one of the places which cannot be omitted during the visit in Wroc³aw. It is a rotunda with 120x15 meters painting inside. The painting was created by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak during years 1893-1894. It presents the Battle of Rac³awice - one of the Ko¶ciuszko Uprising episodes. The painting was created using a special type of perspective which, combined with the lighting and the artificial terrain, provides the feeling of reality and immersion.