Travel & Venue

The conference will be held on the Silesian Museum premises in Katowice.
You can look up the place on Google Maps here:

The conference venue is actually underground…, but it’s nice. Really 🙂 . As you will see, the Silesian Museum is located on the grounds of a former coal mine and its architecture definitely has a postindustrial touch. You will get to the conference venue through the main building (the highest of the transparent buildings a few steps away from the shaft which is located at the very heart of the spot).

IMPORTANT: the Silesian Museum has two locations. The conference will take place at DOBROWOLSKIEGO street (new buildings), while the opening of Bracha L. Ettinger’s exhibition will be held at KORFANTEGO avenue (the old location). The distance between the two places is about a ten minute walk.

You can look it up here (follow the link to see the map):


If you travel by air, there are three basic ways in which you can get to Katowice.

1. Flying directly to Katowice (KTW). The airport is well communicated with major European airports. When landed, the next step is to reach the city centre which is about 40 km away from the airport. The best and cheapest option is to use public transport and take a bus. The travel will take up about 50 minutes and the ticket costs about 27 PLN. The bus station is just in front of the airport entrance. When coming into the city centre, you will see the conference venue on your right.

2. Flying to Cracow (KRK). There is a shuttle bus that will take you down to Katowice: TigerExpress. The travel takes up about one hour and the ticket costs about 8 euros. You can also get to the city centre and take one of many coaches or trains going to Katowice. Let us know if you need our help to plan your travel from Kraków city centre to Katowice.

3. Flying to Warsaw. There are two airports in Warsaw: Warsaw Chopin airport (WAW) and Warsaw Modlin airport (WMI). In both cases, when landed, you have to go to the city centre and reach Warsaw Central Station (Warszawa Centralna) to take a train to Katowice.

a) The best way to get to the city centre from Warsaw Modlin is by bus: modlinbus. Get on at the airport (bus stop: Modlin Airport WMI) and get off at the Warsaw City Centre (Palace of Culture) stop. The travel takes about one hour. The ticket price is from 9 to 33 PLN, depending on the type of the bus. From there, just have a short walk to the main station (700 meters).

b) The best way to get to the city centre from Warsaw Chopin is by train: Get on at the airport (station: Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina) and get off at Warsaw Central Station (station: Warszawa Centralna). The journey takes about 20 minutes and the ticket costs about 7 PLN.



Now you have to take a long distance train from Warszawa Centralna station to Katowice station. The journey takes from 2,5 to 3,5 hours depending on the type of the train and its itinerary. The ticket costs from about 50 to 150 PLN. You can book your ticket from here: Intercity Polska. We advise you to book you ticket as early as possible to have a better price. The main station in Katowice is in the city centre area so you will probably have a short walk to get to the place where you’ll be staying during the conference.