IEA-AIE 2008 conference will take place in Wroclaw, the economical, cultural and intellectual capital of Lower Silesia. Wroclaw is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland known as a city of 12 islands and 112 bridges. It was described in "Microcosm. Portrait of a Central European City" by Professor Norman Davis (see the book at Amazon.com).
Wroclaw is located in southwestern Poland (see the map).
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Wroclaw is an important railway transport hub in Poland. The Airport, situated 10 km from the city centre, enables travelling to major international European airports. Direct flights are possible to:
- Germany (Dortmund, Frankfurt, Munich),
- Great Britain (Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Nottingham),
- Ireland (Cork, Shannon, Dublin),
- Italy (Milan, Rome),
- Poland (Gdansk, Warsaw).
Some helpful links to arrange travel to/from Wroclaw:
Wroclaw is rich in many tourist attractions such as Town Hall that is considered as one of the most splendid Gothic buildings, Ostrów Tumski, an island with beautiful sacral complex, Panorama of Raclawice, a gigantic rotunda accommodating a 120 metres wide and 15 metres high panoramic painting which shows The Battle of Raclawice, Leopoldine Hall situated in the 17th century University building.
It is also worth visiting the Japanese Garden in Park Szczytnicki, the Botanical Garden with their beautiful flowers and Alpine gardens, green house and the biggest cactus house in Poland, and the Zoological Garden, founded in 1865 and accommodating about 5.500 animals representing 650 species.
Social and Cultural Life
Visitors coming to Wroclaw remember the city mainly as a cultural centre. Its theatres, including the Opera, Musical Theatre and Philharmonic Hall, various clubs, museums and galleries provide a continuous series of artistic events.
Wroclaw is a large academic center with 100,000 students of almost twenty universities and academies.
Wroclaw is a co-organizing city of EURO 2012.
Additional information and links
Poland is a member of European Community.
The currency is Polish Zloty (PLN).
Approximate exchange rates (23 May, 2008):
|1 EUR (Euro)
||1 AUD (Australia)
|1 USD (USA)
||100 JPY (Japan)
|1 GBP (UK)
||1 CNY (China)
|1 CAD (Canada)
||100 KRW (Sth. Korea)
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