As the optional cultural program, the Organization Committee prepared
for conference participants and accompanying persons three one-day trips
and guided tour around Košice.
Excursion to Lomnický Štít is on Wednesday and Saturday,
the guided tour around Košice is available on Wednesday and Thursday.
The day trip to Krásna Hôrka will take place on Thursday and excursion
to Medzev is planned for Friday.
Sightseeing tour of Košice
One hour tour around historical centre of Košice town
Date: 10. september 19:30 (Wednesday), 11. september 17:30 (Thursday)
Conference trip - Tatry - Lomnický Štít - Levoča
The magical place on the top of second highest peak of the Tatra mountains.
You can see beautiful mountain sightseeing at the altitude of 2634 meters, where the observatory is located.
Moreover we provide for you excursion in observatory, also in scientific
which are usually not accessible to the public.
a town in the Spiš region of eastern Slovakia. The town has a historic
center with a well-preserved town wall, a Renaissance church with the
highest wooden altar in Europe, carved by Master Paul of Levoča, and many other Renaissance buildings.
Date: 10. and 13. september 2008 (Wednesday and Saturday)
Price: 2500, Sk (~80 EUR, price includes cable tickets, lunch, transportation)
Conference trip - Krásna Hôrka
Krásna Hôrka is well preserved castle originally constructed in the 14the
century, located over the town Krásnohorské Podhradie, in the vicinity of
Roznava. The first written note about Krasana Horka castle originates from
1333. The Castle with its fortress tower sit on the highest point of the
hill, surrounded by smaller fortified palaces, chapel and original
agricultural buildings. Specialized exposition in the Castle Museum
documents the fortified building architecture from 13th to 18th Century
and provides basic information on the Krasna Horka Castle.
Date: 11. september 2008 (Thursday)
Price: 1000, Sk (~33 EUR, price includes castle entrance tickets, lunch, transportation)
Conference trip - Medzev
Medzev municipality is seated in the valley of upper Bodva and counts 3700
inhabitants. It is surrounded from three sides by picturesque mountains
rich in wild berries, flowers and fauna.
Medzev town was established by German colonists, who were invited to the
country by the messengers of Hungarian king Béla IV in 1241, after the
Tatar attacks. First settlers lived in the area called Dorfel
(small village) in the north-western part of Medzev. Medzev
inhabitants have preserved original German dialect called Mantak
until nowadays and they use to call themselves Mantaks.
Date: 12. september 2008 (Friday)
Price: 800, Sk (~25 EUR, price includes lunch, transportation and giuded tour)