Conference Excursions

29th May 2019 - Wednesday

 

On behalf of the  Organizing Committee we would like to invite you to take part in conference excursions which will be organised on:  29th May 2019 (Wednesday).  

The number of places for each tour is limited. We recommend booking excursions at your earliest convenience but not later then: 28th March 2019.   

Please note: You can took part in one excursion, only.

 

To make a reservation of a chosen tour please do the following steps:

  • please REGISTER first and then log in and go to Payment bookmark.

For any inquires or any problems with registration or booking please contact the JORDAN Congress Bureau: barbara.czerw@jordan.pl

 

 Wieliczka Salt Mine  

Legend has it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess, Kinga when she wed Bolesław the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in all of Europe. Over the centuries, devout and superstitious, miners have carved fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces out of its salt walls. These amazing works of art, in addition to the mine's historical importance, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt. Amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. Almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors, 800 steps to climb of which 350 have to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground. Thus it is no surprise that till now, the Tourist Route, the main visiting  route of the mine has been visited by 43,026,898  tourists from around the whole world in search of adventures.

Meeting time: 9.30

Meeting place: conference venue 

Language: English

Duration: up to 4 hrs

Aditional information:

As the tour involves walking for the most part, please be wearing comfortable footwear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krakow Old Town with Rynek Underground 

The tour includes a visit to the Wawel Hill the seat of royal power until 17th century and the Royal Route – the most ceremonial route through the city, the route of grand entrances, parades, and funerary processions.  It begins by St. Florian’s Church in Matejki Square and runs past Krakow’s Barbican (built late in the 15th century), Florian’s Gate, across the Main Market Square.

The Main Market Square it is the natural centre of Krakow, a stage for various minor and major events. The centrally located Cloth Hall has survived to this day. It is a perfect place to shop for local souvenirs. In the north-eastern corner of the square stands St. Mary’s Church with its two slender, twin-spired towers reaching high above the whole city. Inside, there is a monumental altar sculpted by Wit Stwosz.

You will discover a part of Underground Main Market Square - a fascinating attraction beneath the market square. Archeological works that started in summer 2005, and supposed to last for 6 months, were extended after the scale and importance of the activity to be carried out was realized.  In the end excavation of the area under the eastern part of Krakow’s Main Square was completed after 5 years. This should not be a big surprise considering the archeological layers of the Main Square contain 1000 years of history. The result of this research is presented in the underground exhibition, whose main aim is to present very close connections between Middle Age Krakow and other Middle Age European cities.

Meeting time: 9.30

Meeting place: conference venue 

Language: English

Duration: up to 4 hrs

Aditional information:

As the tour involves walking for all part, please be wearing comfortable footwear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kazimierz - Old Jewish District

For many centuries Jews played their part in creating the history and culture of the city of Kroke, as Krakow is known in Yiddish. A tour around Kazimierz will provide you with an introduction to their world, with its vibrant culture, its custom and its history-a world that has been preserved in such excellent   condition in the former Jewish district up to the present day. It was here that the renowned philosopher Mojzesz Isserles (Remuh) taught, where Helena Rubinstein was born and where Roman Polanski spent his childhood. The old Jewish quarter was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978 and it became an even more recognizable landmark on the European following the release of the famous "Schindler's List". You will learn about the story of the extermination of Krakow's Jews, which provided the backdrop for the events depicted in Spielberg's film in the next part of our tour, when we make our way from Kazimierz to the site of the former ghetto. To gain further insight into the Nazi occupation of Krakow and the daily life of all its residents, you will visit "Schindler Factory" museum. Here,  various stories illustrating the fate of Krakowians’ who had to live, fight and die during the years of 1939-45 are presented in a unique way.

Meeting time: 10.30

Meeting place: conference venue 

Language: English

Duration: up to 4 hrs

Aditional information:

As the tour involves walking for all part, please be wearing comfortable footwear.