Basic information

Basic information

1. Timing & Location of the Summer School Events

2. Venue

All Summer School lectures and workshops will take place in the new building of the Faculty of Law and Administration located 7 minutes walk from the Kraków Old Town at Krupnicza 33a. The programme venue is just a short walk from its medieval Market Square (the Monday Welcome Reception is planned in Boccanera Restaurant, Tomasza 15 Str.) and old buildings of Jagiellonian University (see the Friday morning guided tour to the University Museum, Collegium Maius, Jagiellońska 15 Str.). Please see the map.

Please note that Cracow city centre is a delight to explore on foot. All of the venues selected for the Summer School events are situated in the city centre in close proximity to the Market Square which is the heart of the town.

3. Programme

The final Program reflects the most up-to-date information about all the Summer School activities. Some small adjustments have been made to timings as we put the Program together, so please use this version rather than any prior printout from the website. The Summer School office desk will be open during the whole day on Monday. Registration for the Summer School is scheduled for Monday (11 September) 9:00-9:30. On Tuesday to Sunday the office desk will work only during the coffee breaks only.

4. Getting to hotels and the Jagiellonian University from the Airport

The most convenient access to Krakow is through Kraków International Airport (KRK) which offers direct connections to most European airports. Kraków Airport is situated about 11 km west of Krakow’s centre. The Currency Exchange is possible at the Passenger terminal in the arrivals – luggage claim hall. Opening hours: 08:00 AM – 00:00 PM

4.1. Krakow Airport Taxi is the official taxi service at the Airport (travel from the Airport to the city centre costs approx. 90 Polish zlotys which is approx. 20 EUR). For fares go here. They accept all types of payment cards.

You may also order an individual taxi transfer from the airport to your hotel in advance by contacting the company Radio Taxi 919 by e-mail: Please send them an e-mail in advance (at least one day ahead of time) informing about the exact date of your arrival, flight number (or destination), the time of arrival and your name, please include the code: ATRIP. The driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall. The price for the transfer is fixed = 70 Polish zlotys (which is approx. 16 EUR). They accept all types of payment cards.

4.2. Travelling by train is the fastest way to get from the airport to the city center (the journey takes about 17 minutes). The new train connection between Kraków Airport and Kraków Main Railway Station – Kraków Główny (which is 5 minutes walk to the historical center of Kraków) is operated by Koleje Małopolskie. The Kraków Airport train station is located near the passenger terminal, at the rear of the multi-storey car park.

Current train timetables are available here Tickets are available at ticket machines (at the ticket station, in the train) or directly from the train conductor on board. Please enter the first carriage to buy a ticket from the train conductor. Tickets from the train conductor on board must be paid in cash. The price of a ticket from the Airport to Kraków Główny (Main Railway Station) is 12 Polish zlotys (approx. 3 EUR). Payments in Polish zlotys in cash or with credit/debit cards are accepted at ticket machines at the station and on board.

4.3. Krakow Airport is served by regular public bus lines (208 and 252 and night bus 902 which travel between Kraków center and the Airport. The numbers of buses are linked with the relevant timetables. The price of a ticket to the city centre is 4 Polish zlotys (approx. 1 EUR).

Please ask the hotel/hostel reception about the most convenient public transport route from the airport to your hotel/hostel.

5. Summer School Participant Badge

The materials and badges will be distributed to participants at the Registration Desk during Monday’s Registration. Name badges are required for admission to all academic, social or cultural events of the Summer School.  Please do not exchange the lanyard of your badge as its colour informs others about your membership in one of the moot court groups.

6. Dress code

The dress code for Monday’s Welcome Reception will be business casual (jeans permitted; jackets optional). For the Summer School Program the dress code will be casual.

7. Internet

Wireless internet access will available in the entire building. The network name and password will be distributed to Summer School participants at registration.

8. Emergency phone numbers

112 – General Emergency number (mobile phone)

(+48) – Poland

(12) – Krakow city area code

(+48 12) 999 – Ambulance (landline)

(+48 12) 998 – Fire Brigade (landline)

(+48 12) 997 – Police (landline)

(+48 12) 981 – Road Assistance (landline)

(+48 12) 986 – Municipal Police (landline)

9. Time zone

Poland uses Central European Time (GMT + 01:00).

10. Weather in Krakow

September in Poland is the last month of summer. Please consult the weather forecast for the Summer School week.

11. Currency

The Polish currency is zloty (PLN, abbreviation zł).

There are 100 groszy to 1 zloty. Banknotes come in 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 PLN denominations. Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 groszy and 1, 2, and 5 zlotys.

1 EUR = ca. PLN 4.40 1 USD = ca. PLN 3.82 1 GBP = ca. PLN 5.59 PLN

See exchange rates. You can also check the national bank rates at

12. Currency Exchange

Most foreign currencies (such as Euro, the American dollar, the British pound, the Swiss franc, and the Canadian and Australian dollars) are easily exchangeable at the airport, banks and small currency exchange bureaus called ‚kantor‚ which are ubiquitous in Krakow. In Poland, there are a large number of cash machines as well as numerous places to exchange money (e.g., banks open on weekdays usually until 17.00, or exchange offices – “kantor”). Most hotels accept payment in euro or USD, or in major credit cards (some of them may not accept American Express). The Currency Exchange is possible at the Airport in the arrivals – luggage claim hall. Opening hours: 08:00 am – 00:00 pm

13. Credit cards

International credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard) can be used in most cash machines (ATMs) which are called ‚bankomat‚ in Polish. Credit cards accepted in Poland: Visa, MasterCard, American Express. Cash machines, restaurants, taxi, car rental agencies and most shops accept all major credit cards. Cash payments are the most popular payment method in Poland, however credit and debit cards such as MasterCard or Visa are commonly accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.

14. Shops

Common opening hours are 10.00-18.00 Monday – Friday. On Saturday shops usually close at 14.00 and are often closed on Sundays. Payment in shops: by cash (Polish currency) or credit cards.

15. Taxi

In Krakow taxis are usually ordered by phone and are available 24 hours a day. You can also try to get them directly from a taxi rank or hail a taxi on the street. In such instances you should be prepared to pay more. Taxi companies usually accept credit cards and employ English-speaking dispatchers and drivers. There are many taxi companies in Krakow. The initial fee varies between 6 and 8 PLN, the price per kilometer varies between 2 and 3 PLN. Below we have listed several reasonably priced ones: iCAR (+48 12 653 5555), MegaTaxi (+48 12 400 0000), RadioTaxi919 (+48 12 419 0000).