Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Ministry of Economic Development

Polish Academy of Sciences
Committee of Metrology and Measurement Systems

Polish Society for Measurement,
Automatic Control and Robotics

Leszek Dorula 

The Mayor of Zakopane

Polish Centre for Accreditation


Important information

Currency Exchange 
The Polish currency is zloty (PLN). It consists of 100 groszy.
The banknotes are 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 PLN denominations, the coins are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 grosz and 1, 2, 5 zloty’s. There are numerous banks and exchange offices where you can exchange money. 
The main conversions are:
1 USD approximately 3.85 PLN
1 GBP approximately 5.50 PLN
1 EUR approximately 4.30 PLN
1 CHF approximately 3.95 PLN
In Poland, there is also a great number of cash dispensers. The majority of Polish hotels and businesses accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Diners).
Visa  Requirements
Within the European Union visas are not required.
Citizens of the following countries can travel to Poland without visas:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (special administrative region), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (special administrative region), Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uruguay, the Vatican, and Venezuela. 
More info about Visa requirements:
Visas are required for the citizens of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.
In the end of 2007 Poland joined The Shengen territory. Within territory of this agreement there is no passport control. All the members of European Union belong to Shengen except for two: United Kingdom and Ireland.
How to get there
Zakopane can be reached best through the John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice.
The airport offers frequent daily flights to and from all major European cities and connections to intercontinental destinations

See flight information in the links below:

The other option to get to Krakow is by train:
Group Trip offers the bus transport from the Airport Kraków–Balice to Zakopane.
The best way of getting from Krakow to Zakopane is by bus. The distance between the two cities is approximately 100 km and the bus journey takes about 2 hours.
We recommend private bus lines which offer modern comfortable buses with air-conditioning. The buses run regularly every hour or even more frequently from early morning till late evening.
The bus station in Krakow is located near the main train station Krakow Glowny.
A few words about Zakopane...
Zakopane is undoubtedly the Polish capital of winter sports and mountain tourism offering great possibilities for leisure pursuits in winter and summer. It is also the capital of polish Highland culture. The mountain traditions cultivated here can be seen in the folk costumes, the unique wooden architecture of the houses and the stained glass windows. The wild beauty of the country around Zakopane, the clear mountain streams, the immense forests and most of all breathtaking landscapes of the Tatra Mountains are worth making an effort to see. 
It is not easy to describe these wild, mountain peaks. It is not easy to describe the sound of a mountain stream, or the fresh, forest air. Breath deeply and it will clear your head. If it can be described then it has to be experienced.
Zakopane in dates
- 1670 King Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki gives the settlement privilege to the inhabitants of Zakopane (the first one derives most probably from the year 1578 and was given by the king Stefan Batory)
- 1766 - 1878 in Zakopane - Kuźnice the steelworks is working
- 1840 - 1870 flourishing of Zakopane as a touristic centre 
- 1886 thanks to efforts of Dr Tytus Chałubiński Zakopane receives the status of climate station (health resort)
- 1899 the railway line brought to Zakopane
- 1902 according to decision of court in Graz, the lake of Morskie Oko remains within Polish borders 
- 1909 creation of the Tatra Mountain Volunteer Rescue 
- 1935 - 1936 construction of cable car line to the Kasprowy Wierch Mountain
- 1938 construction of funicular line to the hill Gubałówka
- 1954 creation of the Tatra National Park
- 1997 a visit of Pope John Paul II in Zakopane, holy mass at the foot of the ski jump Wielka Krokiew
Zakopane - town of Nobel Prize Winners
Zakopane was visited by all of the Polish Nobel Prize Winners which proofs the magnetic magic of the town:
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Władysław Reymont
Maria Curie-Skłodowska
Czesław Miłosz
Wisława Szymborska
Lech Wałęsa

A few words about Poland


Faculty Trials

Below, you can find a short description of several faculty trials, which we offer you in your spare time and your accompanying person.
Wieliczka - Salt Mine (trip will be organized on 1st July 2016)
Wieliczka Salt mine is the mysterious underground city located on 9 levels at 64 to 327 metres below ground surface. A labyrinth containing almost 2,400 chambers connected by corridors measuring a total length of 245 kilometres (155 miles). A priceless world historic monument of material culture entered onto the First UNESCO List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The Tourist Route is an attraction for over 1,000,000 tourists every year - a trip to some of the most precious areas of the mine.The underground excavations are filled with amazing sights - saline lakes, majestic chambers. Saline sculptures and reliefs referring
to religious, historic and mining traditions. A collection of machines and tools illustrating the historic development of mining techniques.
9:00 transfer from Zakopane to Wieliczka
11:40 - 14:00 Sightseeing with English speaking guide
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch at the underground restaurant 
15:00 transfer from Wieliczka to Wypiański Hotel***
17:30 - 19:00 Cracow Sightseeing with English speaking guide (Royal Route: Wawel Hill and The Old Town)
Price without accommodation in Cracow: 50 € 
Price with accommodation in Cracow: 110 €/single room 90 €/double room
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Kościeliska Valley – 4 hours (28.06.2016, start at 8.30 am)
Kościeliska Valley is the second longest Valley on the Polish side of the Tatra mountains with the length of 9km. It is one of the most beautiful and easiest Valleys which is easily accessible for everyone. It’s characteristic is a big number of caves and other unique rock forms. 
Price for 1 person: 14 €
Morskie Oko Lake – 6 hours (30.06.2015, start at 9 am)
Morskie Oko Lake is the largest and fourth deepest lake in the Tatra Mountains. It is located deep within the Tatra National Park, in the Rybi Potok Valley, at the base of the Mięguszowiecki Summits. The peaks that surround the lake rise about 1,000 meters above its surface; one of them is Rysy (2,499 meters), the highest peak in the Polish Tatras.
Price for 1 person: 14 €
Rusinowa Polana – 4 hours (27.06.2015, start at 2.30 pm)
The trail starts by driving through picturesque route Głodówka. Then you will be trekking to the   Rusinowa Hall, which is famous of its breathtaking view of the High Tatras. On the Rusinowa Hall is  pastoral center and only 5 minutes walk to Wiktorówki -  the wooden Shrine of Matki Boskiej Jaworzyńskiej. The route back runs through Gold Valley. You can also visit the Jaszczurówka Chapel which was designed by Stanislaw Witkiewicz.
Price for 1 person: 14 €
Kasprowy Wierch Mountain – 4 hours (29.06.2016, start at 8.30 am)
The cable car trip to Mount Kasprowy (1987 m asl) takes approximately 10 minutes and takes  place in two stages with a change in Myślenickie Turnie (1325 m asl). Once we reach the very  peak of the mountain, we would climb to meteorological observatory, which is in fact the highest  situated building in Poland. We can descent to Cicha Valley Pass to admire the breathtaking panorama of the High Tatras over the Slovakian side. We will complete the trip at the terrace by the restaurant overlooking the peaks of the Polish High Tatra mountains and the whole of Podhale region.
Price for 1 person: 30 €
Coach tour - Spisz - Pieniny - rafting on the Dunajec River – 7 hours CANCELLED
Classic rafting trip on the Dunajec river we will enriched for exploring the lesser-known, and the   equally picturesque corners of Polish Spis. The first stop on the route is Niedzica Castle situated by the Czorsztyński Lake. You will also take a short walk on the top of the dam. The famous rafting on the Dunajec on wooden rafts introduce you the unforgettable world of wild nature Pieniny.
Price for 1 person: 32 €
Please, book a trial in Registration form.
The minimum number of participants is 15 persons. 

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