21st European Cosmic Ray Symposium in Košice, Slovakia

9 - 12 September 2008

Conference poster

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)
Price: free

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 parts (http://neutronmonitor.ta3.sk) which are usually not accessible to the public.

Levoča is 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)