Local Info


The currency of Poland is the złoty (1 złoty is about 0.23 euros or 0.25 US dollars). Except for public transport, in most places you can pay by cash or card. Most shops are closed on Sundays.

15 August is a public holiday in Poland. Shops are closed and a special timetable applies. Various events (e.g. a military parade) may be held on this day.

How to reach the city center

From Chopin Airport to the workshop venue

The destination address is Jana i Jędrzeja Śniadeckich 8. In front of the airport there is a bus stop called Lotnisko Chopina-Przyloty 02. Take bus number 188. Get off at the Metro Politechnika stop. The journey takes about 25 minutes. Walk north (direction opposite to the park) along Ludwika Waryńskiego. Immediately after reaching Konstytucji Square (about 550 m), turn left into Jana i Jędrzeja Śniadeckich (the street runs under the building). The destination is on the right after about 50 m.

From Chopin Airport to the conference venue

The destination address is Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28. In front of the airport there is a bus stop called Lotnisko Chopina-Przyloty 02. Take bus number 175. Get off at the Uniwersytet stop. The journey takes about 40 minutes. Walk along the street in the direction of the bus for about 130 m. The destination is on the right.

From Modlin Airport to Warsaw Central Station

In front of the airport there is a bus stop called Lotnisko Modlin. Take bus number ZL. Get off at the Modlin stop (one stop away). At the nearby train station, take a RL train. Get off at the Warszawa Centralna. The train journey takes about 40 minutes. A ticket for the whole route can be bought at the Koleje Mazowieckie stand at the airport.

How to get around Warsaw

On foot

The temperature in Warsaw in August is often around 30°C (86°F), so it is sometimes worth taking a walk. Especially as the conference venue is almost in the historic centre of Warsaw and the workshop venue is not so far from Łazienki Park.

By city bikes

One of the most convenient ways to get around Warsaw is by bike. If you don’t have your own bike, consider using the city bikes. You can also rent a city bike with a Nextbike account. If you have a problem unlocking or returning your bike, call the city helpline on 19 115 (you may have to wait a few minutes for a connection).

By public transport

You can get around Warsaw by bus, tram, SKM train or metro. Here is a step-by-step guide to public transport in Warsaw.

We recommend using the jakdojade app (or their website) to plan your route. The app also allows you to buy tickets. To validate your e-ticket, use the app to scan the QR code inside a vehicle or on a metro gate.

Paper tickets can be bought from kiosks and ticket machines at selected stops, on buses, on some trams, and in metro stations. In most cases, you can only pay by card. Short-term tickets bought in vehicles are already validated. Other tickets must be validated immediately upon entering the vehicle or at the metro gate.

You may find the following instructions useful.
Detailed instructions for ticket validators
Metro gate instructions with videos

By taxi

In addition to the city taxis (with special signs), Bolt, Freenow and Uber also operate in Warsaw. Ask the driver for the estimated fare when you get into a city taxi.


The venues are located in the centre of Warsaw, so there is a wide range of accommodation available in the area. Booking.com can help you make your choice. Here are some suggestions for hotels approximately halfway between the venues: Gromada, Novotel Centrum, Mercure Grand, Metropol, Sheraton Grand.


There are a number of places to eat near the workshop and conference venues. They vary in profile, price and quality. Below are some suggestions, with * indicating vegan.

Near the workshop venue

Very close: Groole, Manekin, Sexy Duck, The Eatery, Uki Green*, U Szwejka, Veganda*.
A bit further: Ćma, Dyspensa,Warszawski Sen.

Near the conference venue

Rather close: Falla, Gioia, Hesu, InFormal Kitchen, Nonna Pizzeria, Syrena Irena.
A bit further: Boca Boca*, The Botanist*.

For a quick bite

Galeria Wypieków Lubaszka

What to do in Warsaw

There are many historic buildings, museums and cultural institutions within walking distance of the conference or workshop venue. These include the Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Royal Łazienki - park-and-palace complex. Also worth a visit is the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

For more places to visit, see the official Warsaw tourist website.

Useful numbers

Country code:   +48
Emergency:   112
City Contact Center:   19 115