Travel Information

General information:

Poland is a member of European Union and participates in the Schengen Area. Please check whether you need a visa to enter the Schengen Area. The legal currency in Poland is Polish Złoty but most popular currencies (Euro, US Dollar, Japanese Yen, British Pounds) are easily exchangeable in banks and exchange offices (many in the town). Prices in Poland are lower than average in EU countries. June is one of the best months to visit Poland. The weather is warm, but not hot, and rather dry. The crime rate is low with no terroristic activity recognized so far.

Travel grants:

No travel grants are offered but two double rooms are offered for student participants at no charge. Please apply to


Warsaw offers a number of hotels of different quality and cost. Additionally, the Institute of Paleobiology offers 6 cheap (86.40 PLZ, approx. 20Euro, per person) but decent double guest rooms, a good option for student participants.


Airplane: Warsaw is serviced by two international airports. Warsaw Chopin Airport is the largest airport in Poland and it is located on the outskirts of the city center. It offers direct connections to many cities in Europe as well as to some US and Asian destinations including newly opened direct connection to Narita International Airport, Japan. Additionally, there are many comfortable connections through major European hubs (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris). Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport is located 40 km from city center and it is intended to be used by low-cost carriers serving Warsaw.


Train: There are several comfortable train connections from Warsaw to the destinations in neighboring countries (e.g. Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Kiev, Moscow). The Central Railway Station in Warsaw is located 10 min. walking distance from the workshop venues.


Car: There is a direct toll highway connection between Warsaw and Western Europe via Berlin. Another relatively comfortable motorway leads to the southern border with the Czech Republic.


Bus: There are many economical bus connections with several cities in Europe but they are usually excessively time-consuming.


There are several restaurants around the workshop venues to suit all tastes and pockets.