Coinage in Imperial Space

KRAkOW, 28 JUNE - 2 JULY 2017



If you have any questions concerning the conference, please feel free to contact us by e-mail:

Address: Institute of Archaeology - 11 Gołębia Street, 31-007 Krakow


Travel information

By plane

Being the main city of the Lower Poland, Krakow has a vast range of flight connections. The city's airport, John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice (IATA code: KRK) is located just beyond its borders, and about 10km from the city centre. Regular flights to many European cities are carried out on a daily basis, and so are local flights – to Gdansk and Warsaw. The flights arrive and depart in the daylight hours, between 5:30 and 24:00.

There is also another nearby international airport, Katowice-Pyrzowice (KTW - 100 km from Krakow) offering European destinations, operated mainly by low-cost carriers. To reach Krakow one can take a direct bus from the airport, or take an airport bus to the Katowice train station, and continue either on a local train (query connection from Katowice to Kraków Główny) or on a bus to Krakow.

Other option is to fly to Warsaw. At the Frederic Chopin's International Airport Warszawa-Okęcie (WAW) one will find public and private buses and taxis. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the main Warsaw train station, Warszawa Centralna. There are also domestic flights to Krakow, which take about 40 minutes, 7 times per day.

By train

Travelling by train is also an option. The train connection via Warsaw is good (approximately 2,5h, and a few trainsets throughout the day), but other cities are not so well connected and the travel might be affected by delays. Tickets can be bought using the Intercity website. Please pay attention to the fact that exact places have to be reserved on all the long-haul trains in Poland.

By car

Krakow lies directly on the European routes E40 and E462, approximately 4-5 hours from the Polish-German border. While travelling through Poland one should keep in mind that most of the Polish highways are tolled and so is the Polish part of the E40. Also, large parts of these road are either single carriageways or dual carriageways, meaning that the maximal speed is lower than that typical for highways. Most of the GPS systems provide a modest and fast route to the Hutten-Czapski Museum, so do the Google Maps. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum is located within the tolled parking area which costs around 10€ per day (it is free during the weekend). Most of the city is accessible by car (only the very centre of Krakow is banned from automotive transportation).


There is a large variety of taxi companies that can offer transportation to the Conference Centre. There are taxi stops both at the airport and train station. However, it is advised to choose those ones that are affiliated with a taxi company, as they offer modest prices.

How to get to the Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum

The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum address is: 12 Józefa Piłsudskiego Street, 31-109 Krakow

It is not far away from the Krakow’s Main Square (15 minutes by foot).

If you travel to Krakow by train, you can reach The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum by tram and bus. Lines 20 (direction Cichy Kącik), 124 (direction Os. Podwawelskie), 152 (direction Cmentarz Olszanica), 502 (direction Cracovia Stadion) will take you within 5 minutes from the stop Dworzec Główny/Main Railwaystation to the stop Uniwersytet Jagielloński/Jagiellonian University. Then, you need to take just a few more steps down Józefa Piłsudskiego Street to reach the Museum.

If you travel by plane to International Krakow Airport, you can travel either by train or bus to Krakow’s city centre and use public transport to reach the Hutten-Czapski Museum (see above).

Any tourist information can be obtained here.

The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum (Conference Venue) address: 12 Józefa Piłsudskiego Street, 31-109 Krakow


Patronages and Sponsorships

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Accommodation Information for the speakers

The conference's organisers are happy to inform that all the speakers will be accommodated in The Stanisław Pigoń Visiting Professors House at Garbarska 7a St. The hotel is located at the edge of the historic centre of Krakow and close to the Main Square, the Jagiellonian University, and about 10 minutes walk to The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum where the conference will be hold.

Each room includes a bathroom/shower, a phone line and TV with satellite. Access to the Internet is available in suites and upgraded rooms. Parking for guests is available. The check-in time is 2 p.m. The check-out time is 12 noon the following day. Inside the hotel, there is a restaurant and the speakers are provided with breakfasts there. For more information and photo gallery see here.


Although the organisers cannot provide the participants with accommodation, they would like to recommend several options of various standards; from cheap youth hostels to exclusive apartments (listed below). More accommodation options can be found on:

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Greg&Tom Hostel (12/7 Pawia Street) - a youth hostel in the center of Krakow, only 200 meters away from the main train station. Comfortable and with all facilities in good price. This hostel is highly rated for good value! For more information, click here.

Moon Hostel (11 Halicka Street) - a youth hostel located in Kazimierz, a trendy Jewish district in Krakow, and it offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a common room with a DVD player and a game console. The Main Square is 1.3 km away and Krakow Main Railway Station is 1.8 km. Visit the website, here.

Puro Hotel (10 Ogrodowa Street) - a modern and stylish hotel located just 200m away from the Krakow Main Railway Station. All of rooms are little pieces of design heaven with a mini-bar, complimentary water and a 40-inch LED smart TV with free Wifi. Click here to see how it looks.

Best Western Krakow Old Town (6 St. Gertrude Street) - a hotel standing along one of the main streets of the Old Town, only 5 minutes walk from the Main Square and Wawel Castle. Hotel guarantee superb working conditions, a place tailor-made for relaxing and providing an agreeable atmosphere. Please, visit the website, here.

Antique Apartments (2 Szczepański Square) - luxury apartments, located 160m from the Main Square, combine the comfort of a hotel with a homely atmosphere. Antique Apartments offer perfect breakfasts, organised trips, bike rentals and a SPA. For more information, click here.


Krakow is jam-packed with a whole range of eating establishments, from the rock-bottomed priced milk bars (bar mleczny) to the most sumptuous gourmet restaurants. You can browse them through: or We would like to recommend several places that definitely deserve to pay a visit:

Restaurant "Pod Aniołami" (35 Grodzka Street) - an extraordinary place, some people say there are indeed angels in its Gothic cellars… The Restaurant, a laureate of many awards and distinctions, invites you to original, unforgettable and unique banquets. The place is far-famed for its marinated meats, grilled over beech hardwood fire and other old Polish dishes. The restaurant’s historical 13th century interiors and brilliant cuisine based on Polish culinary traditions will make you soak up the atmosphere of the Medieval Kings’ City of Krakow. Please, visit the website here.

Szara Gęś Restaurant (Main Square 17) - 'The Grey Goose' has confidently established itself as one of the city's best places for an exquisite, romantic dinner or special event. The kitchen has carved out a unique niche, offering innovative modern dishes borne out of Polish tradition, with an emphasis on poultry. To see its offer, plsease, click here.

Gościnna Chata (10 Sławkowska Street) - great local Lemko cuisine in a traditional setting. The traditional music and decor alongside the waitresses in traditional dress give the impression that you've arrived to a place that you'll enjoy a well-served representative Polish meal. Dishes tasted delicious and were very reasonably priced. Please, check out the website here.

Miód i Wino (32 Sławkowska Street) - abundance of Sarmatian tastes of Latin and Eastern Europe with some Oriental pomp. With great finesse the nobility cuisine mingles Polish products with overseas titbits and Polish flavourings with oriental spices. Please, visit the website here.

Smakołyki (28 Straszewskiego Street) - a cozy and full of light restaurant. The service and prices are reasonable. Only a few minute walk from the Main Square. Check out the menu and other information here.

Polakowski Restaurant (Wszystkich Świętych Square 10) - a restaurant located in the center of Krakow. This is a good place to have a cozy short break during your expolaration of the city. If you are looking for good, local food with low budget, we recommend. Check out their offer here.

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