Practical Information

Practical Information

Venue

The 3rd Poznań Conference of Celtic Studies will take place at the Faculty of English, Collegium Novum, al. Niepodległości 4, Poznań.

Accommodation

Below is a list of some recommended hostels/hotels/appartments within the walking distance of the conference venue. More offers can be found on booking.com

Hostels

Poco Loco Hostel   http://hostel.poco-loco.pl/
Fusion Hostel         http://www.fusionhostel.pl/
Sleep Well      http://www.sleepwell.pl/
Very Berry Hostel     http://www.very-berry.pl/pl/

Self-catering apartments

Apartamenty Retro https://www.apartament.poznan.pl/
Special offer!  oferta_konferencja_Celtic_Studies
Apartamenty Pomarańczarnia     http://www.apartamenty-pomaranczarnia.pl/

Hotels

NH Hotel    http://www.nhpoznan.pl/
Hotel Royal   http://www.hotel-royal.com.pl/
Hotel Mercure http://www.mercure.com/pl/booking/hotels-list.shtml
Don Prestige Residence http://www.donprestige.com/

Travel

By train/road:

Poznań is located about half way between Warsaw (280 km) and Berlin (240 km), and there are good, frequent rail connections between those two cities and Poznań.

Check your connections using the timetables of the Polish Railways (for connections from Poznań, please select the main station, Poznań Główny, if requested; the station to select in Warsaw is Warszawa Centralna; in Berlin, Hauptbahnhof or Ostbahnhof). You can also consult the German Railways route planner.

By Air:

Poznań’s Ławica airport has frequent daily connections with Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), as well as Copenhagen (SAS), and Munich (LOT and Lufthansa).

Poznań is also served by low-cost carrirers. Wizzair serve London Luton, Barcelona, Doncaster–Sheffield, Stockholm Skavsta, Oslo Torp, and Paris BeauvaisRyanair provide connections with London Stansted, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bristol, Dublin, Palma de Mallorca, Rome Ciampino and Oslo Rygge.

The airport’s timetable is available here. However, please verify with the respective airlines whether the flights are available.

Money

The złoty (abbreviated PLN or zł) is the official currency in Poland. The approximate average exchange rate (October) is 4.30 złoties to a Euro (or 3.60 złoties to a US Dollar). The latest exchange rates for all major currencies are available here.

Electricity

Polish sockets are standard European sockets, with a voltage of 230 V/50Hz. All visitors coming from countries using appliances/plugs that do not work with such sockets/voltages (especially American and British guests) are advised to bring adapters.

Telephones

All European mobiles will work without problems. Polish mobile phone operators use both of the two standard European GSM bands, 1800 and 900 MHz. Visitors coming from the US may need a tri-band (“world”) phone.

The international code for Poland is +48; the area code for Poznań is 61.

Weather

Polish weather is usually agreeable in July, with temperatures of around 25 Centigrade during the day. With worse luck, a raincoat and umbrella may find some use. Current forecast available here.

More information

More tourist information may be obtained from the city portal:

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