Conference venue

The XLVI meeting will be held at the Hotel Lenart in Wieliczka near Krakow (, for registration, Opening Ceremony, invited lectures, working group’s sessions and poster session. For any question or problem please contact the local organizers at this e-mail address:

Krakow, a city wrapped in legend, where time flows differently, and where every moment becomes a moment of history. For centuries Krakow was the capital of Poland, the seat of kings, drawing great scholars and artists from the whole world. It is their talents and imagination we must thank for the city's rich legacy of unique historical relics, which reflect the most important trends in European culture.

The renaissance Royal Castle at Wawel, the gothic St Mary's Basilica, the historical trade pavilions of the Cloth Hall, the former separate Jewish city of Kazimierz, and even the Nowa Huta district, absorbed by Krakow together with its socialist-realist, industrial architecture, are all places which make a visit to Krakow extremely worthwhile.

Although the city no longer plays such an important administrative role, for many people, thanks to its rich history, Krakow nevertheless represents a synthesis of all things Polish, connecting tradition with modernity. In the special atmosphere of the beautiful and mysterious streets of the Old Town and Kazimierz you will find everything you need to allow you to escape from everyday life. Galleries full of exhibitions, cafes, pubs and restaurants: all of this is an integral part of any visit to Krakow. And all this is merely a modest part of what we can offer travellers seeking exciting destinations on the world map.

Wieliczka is a small town (22,000 inhabitants), picturesquely situated in a valley between two ridges of hills, 13 km southeast of Kraków. Under the town is the famous Salt Mine – one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. However Wieliczka, it is not only Salt Mine. Hera are also Żupny Castle, wonderful polychrome wooden church of St. Sebastian (XVI century), the baroque Franciscan Monastery (Small Assisi), three old synagogues, parks and sports facilities.

A four star Hotel Lenart ( embodies modernity, luxury and style. It is situated at the heart of historic town of Wieliczka and prefect links with the Krakow. A world famous Salt Mine or the Saltworks Museum are situated within a few minutes’ walk from Hotel. Simultaneously, the fast, cheap and comfortable train ( directly arrives to Railway Station and Market Square in Cracow during 25 minutes and to Airport during 40 minutes.

Hotel Lenart has 55 standard rooms and 7 custom-designed luxury suites catered to any and all wishes of Guests. Moreover Conference Centre with vast function rooms provided with comprehensive technical infrastructure in which can admit simultaneously more than 700 people, which allows organizing even most demanding social occasions, events or presentations.

The heart of the Hotel Lenart is “Pod Kominem” Restaurant. An elaborate menu with an emphasis on the contemporary but traditional Slav cuisine will allow you to discover anew Central European tastes.