torun2The PPAM 2011 conference, will take place in Torun. Torun is one of the most beautiful cities of Poland. Picturesquely located on the both banks of the Vistula River, at a site of intersection of ancient trade routes, it has been propagating its traditional economy and openness to the world for nearly 800 years. The gothic buildings of Toruń's Old Town, which won the designation of World Heritage Site from UNESCO in 1997, present proof of Toruń's centuries-old economic, cultural and intellectual ties with the leading cities of Europe associated in the Hanseatic League.

People say: "Beautiful Toruń..."

... and are perhaps right. Because here they can witness the layout of streets of Toruń Old Town, which has not been changed for centuries, the most beautiful Polish panorama - of the illuminated medieval part of the city seen from the Vistula River side, Nicolaus Copernicus  birth house - the famous son of Toruń, silent arches of St. Johns Cathedral - where the great astronomer was baptised, the tomb of princess Anna Wazówna in Saint Mary church , The Town Hall of unique beauty, whose courtyard remembers the "Toruń Mutiny" drowned in blood in 1724...

Toruń - as all cities with rich history - has its own magical places.
Tourists and citizens of Toruń point at a lane near The Leaning Tower , arches between apartment houses in Ciasna street, spacious Philadelphia Boulevard, whole area of the Old Town Market, constantly crowded Szeroka street and the Dream Valley hugging the Old Town. Parts of Toruń’s climate are also traditional meetings near the Rafter's Monument , playing his fiddles for the frogs and Nicolaus Copernicus - who "stopped the Sun and moved the Earth". When sightseeing in the home city of the great astronomer, hundreds of thousands of spectators find it a natural thing to attend a spectacle in Planetarium.

Thus we would like to invite you all to the city about which people say: "Beautiful Toruń..."

How to get to Torun

Toruń lies on the Vistula, about a two hundred kilometres nord west of Warsaw, the closest international airport and railway hub.

The easiest way to reach Toruń from Warsaw is by train. The trains to Toruń run from the Warsaw Central station (if arriving at the airport, the best way to reach the central station is by bus 175 - the ticket is 2.40 PLN or taxi). It is best to use the on-line rail route planner (leaving 'Warszawa Centralna' arriving 'Torun Glowny') to find out the exact times the trains run. The cost of the rail ticket is under 23 to 58 (express) PLN in second class and under 35 to 87 (express) PLN in first class.

How to get to the Conference place and hotels?

PPAM 2011 will take place in the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. The main conference venue is the building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science located at Chopina Street 12/18.


How to get to the Faculty ?

From Main Railroad Station (Dworzec Główny PKP):

  1. one should reach Rapackiego Square (Plac Rapackiego) by one of the following bus-lines (2 bus stops):
    • lines 11, 12, 14, 36, 22 or 27,
    • night buses 01 or 03
  2. it is just about 300 meters from the Rapackiego Square to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. One should cross a main street with traffic lights and go straight forward along Chopina Street.

All hotels are located close to the conference venue.

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More information

More information about Torun can be found here:

Official website of Torun: [polish] and [english]

Wroclaw from Wikipedia:[polish] and [english]

The Nicolaus Copernicus University: [polish] and [english]