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Visa Requirements

Poland is a member country of the EU since May 1, 2004, and since December 21, 2007, Poland is part of the Schengen Area, a zone without controls on internal borders which comprises of 28 countries. Third-country nationals may enter Poland if they are in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required). Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 includes the lists of third countries whose nationals must possess valid visas to cross external borders, and of countries whose nationals are exempt from this obligation.

All information for conference participants who need VISA can be found in the links below:

Inter(National) Transport – How to get to Poznań?



Ławica Airport is located 5 km from the city centre, at Bukowska 285 Street, in the vicinity of the route leading directly to the major city points and next to the road out of Poznań to Berlin and Warsaw. It is possible to get to the city centre from the airport using bus line no. 159 (daytime line) or 222 (night line), which is going about 20 minutes, directly to the Main Railway Station, “Poznań Główny” stop (Poznań Main Station).

At the airport you can rent a car at several points.

There are cafes and bistro, where you can eat, and there is a currency exchange office and a souvenir shop at the airport.

Wi-fi is also available for free.


Poznań Główny Railway Station is open 24 hours a day. There are: regional trains (POLREGIO, Koleje Wielkopolskie), long-distance (TLK, IC, EIC) and international trains. All trains arriving to Poznań stop at “Poznań Główny” station. The Railway Station is located in the centre of Poznań, at ul. Dworcowa, in the area between ul. Zachodnia, Głogowska, Most Dworcowy, Matyi and Wolne Tory. The Railway Station consists of two buildings: the Main Railway Station and the West Railway Station. The Main Railway Station is located in the centre of Poznań, at ul. Dworcowa, in the immediate vicinity of the Bus Station and the Poznań International Fair. The West Railway Station is located at ul. Głogowska. Within the Railway Station there are: Tourist Information (CIM Poznań) and Railway Information (PKP, Koleje Wielkopolskie), PKP Intercity Customer Service Centre, cafes (Starbucks, Crobag, Costa), kiosks (Relay), chemist (Rossmann), supermarket (Biedronka), ATMs (Euronet, Planet Cash, BZ WBK, PKO BP, Pekao) and currency exchange.





The Bus Station is located at ul. Matyi, along the north wall of the Avenida Shopping Centre and is connected to the Poznań Główny Railway Station. It supports domestic and international routes. In the station hall next to ticket offices there are kiosks, a bar, PKS information and travel agencies selling tickets for international journeys. Opposite the Bus Station is the tram stop "Poznań Główny" (Poznań Main Station), at ul. Matyi.

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You can reach Poznań via the A2 motorway (access from the west: from the border, access from the east: from Konin), national roads No. 92, No. 5 (east-west direction) and No. 11 (north-south). The Parking Zone is in the city centre and it is payable. There are parking lots on the city streets in which drivers pay a parking fee in the zone. Its boundaries are designated by the D-44 road sign. It is recommended to leave cars on guarded parking lots and on specially prepared buffer car parks located around the Parking Zone.

Public Transport in Poznań


Public transport in the city of Poznań consist of: tram and bus lines. The standard tickets are available in ticket machines at most of the bus and tram stops and are valid for all tram lines and city buses (daytime and night lines). Suburban bus lines have their own ticket system. Most of bus and tram lines go with a frequency of 10 minutes and after 19:00 in intervals of about 20-minutes. Then, after 23:00, the night timetable applies. All night buses and the night tram run in 30-minute or 1h intervals and the vast majority of them pass through the Kaponiera Roundabout. More information about Poznań public transport: Poznań Transport Guide.

For registered participants of the conference public transport in Poznań is provided by the organizers.

About Poznań

Poznań is one of the oldest and largest cities in Poland, inhabited by over half a million people and located conveniently halfway between two European capitals - Berlin and Warsaw. International trade, business meetings and conventions play a vital role for the local economy, since Poznań from 1921 has hosted the most prominent trade fair events in the country, organized by Poznań International Fair, the largest organizer of fairs in Central-Eastern Europe.
A trip to Poznań is a chance to visit a place which is inherently linked to the very roots of Poland. It was here that Mieszko I of Poland decided to found his town, it was also probably here that he was baptized in 966 and joined the ranks of medieval European rulers. This event is considered to be the beginning of Polish statehood. This very story as well as many others related to the city can be heard at Porta Posnania, the interactive heritage interpretation center.


When visiting Poznań, the Old Market Square with its gorgeous, Renaissance city hall is a definite tourist must-see. Others include the Croissant Museum of Poznań, Lake Malta (one of the best and most picturesque professional regatta tracks in Europe), Europe’s youngest imperial castle, a former brewery from the 19th century, turned into one of the best shopping centers in the world - Stary Browar (the title awarded in 2005 in the medium-sized mall category by the International Council of Shopping Centers). And lastly - a feast of flavors in local restaurants as recommended in the prestigious yellow Gault & Millau Poland culinary guide.
A city rich in culture, Poznań is home to the world-famous Poznań Nightingales - Boys’ and Men’s Choir of the Poznań Philharmonic conducted for many years by Stefan Stuligrosz, the country’s only Polish Dance Theatre – Poznań Ballet, and the Agnieszka Duczmal’s Chamber Orchestra. Music lovers flock to the city every 5 years for the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin and Violin-making Competition. The memory of the eminent Poznań composer Krzysztof Komeda lives on in this hometown. Poznań also boasts a rich and vibrant theatre scene. Alternative theatre enthusiasts regularly descend on Poznań for the annual MALTA International Theatre Festival, which has become the city’s flagship event for June. The cultural programme is also enriched by other smaller festivals, which are rapidly gaining popularity, including the Animator festival, Poland’s largest festival of animated films, and the Transatlantyk festival devoted to film music.
Extra info about Poznań:
  • the 2nd most attractive city in Poland to do business by Forbes 2016
  • one of the 10 top European city breaks destinations in 2016 by The Guardian
  • the 38th Best Value City to visit in 2017 by Trivago
  • the 73rd most popular European city in European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2016
  • the 3rd city in the annual report Poland Meetings & Events Industry Report 2017, with the highest number of hosted events (ranging from 50 participants)

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