Bratislava (population 450000) is the capital of Slovak Republic, located close to the Austrian, Hungarian and Czech borders.
Bratislava is a very old town with more than 2000 years history. Full town privileges were granted to Bratislava in 1291. The historic centre is dominated by the Bratislava Castle.
Today Bratislava is a political, economic and cultural centre of Slovakia. Bratislava is the seat of Comenius University, Slovak Technical University and Economy University.
The conference will be held in Druzba - congress centre of the Comenius University, which is located about 3km west of the town centre. By regular tram connection it is possible to reach the town centre in about 10 minutes.
Druzba - Congress Centre
842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia
Slovak Republic tel: ++(421)(7)726635 fax: ++(421)(7)727041
The registration office will be locate in the conference site building. It will be open from 14:00 to 22:00 on Sunday August 24 and from 7:30 on Monday August 25.
Citizens of most European countries do not need entry visa. As the visa regulations keep changing, please check with the nearest Slovak Consulate whether you need a visa. Note that processing your visa application may take several weeks.
There is direct bus connection from Vienna airport to bus station Mlynske Nivy in Bratislava. You can also get to Bratislava by train from Vienna Sudbahnhof station. The distance from Vienna to Bratislava is approximately 60 km.
It takes approximately 5 hours (about 400 km) to get from Prague to Bratislava by train or by bus. You can also fly to Bratislava by regular direct air line from Prague.
Distance from Budapest is about 200 km. By train or by bus it takes 2,5 hours. Train from Budapest-Keleti pu. station departs for Bratislava approximately every 2 hours.
You can get to Druzba centre from:
A municipal transport ticket costs 7 Sk and it can be bought in the railway station hall, in the bus station terminal hall or in one of the wending machines at important bus or tram stops. A ticket must be bought before you enter a tram or bus, drivers do not sell any.
The weather is usually very pleasant and sunny here in August, with day heights ranging between 25° - 30°C (77°-86°F) and night lows around 20°C (68°F), but be prepared for possible rain and temperatures around 17°C (62°F)