SMCBS'2013
The Sixth International Workshop
on Surface modification for chemical and biochemical sensing

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Łochów Palace,
Łochów, Poland


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November
8 through 12
2013

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Warsaw (Warszawa) can be conveniently reached by plane, train, or bus. Pałac Łochów (Łochów palace) is located in a small town Łochów, ca. 70 km North-East of Warsaw.

The Łochów palace is located at the Marii Konopnickiej Street in Łochów at the opposite end of the railway station. There is a parking lot near the hotel, which is free of charge for the guests.

For the convenience of the participants there will be two buses to Lochow departing from the premises of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, (Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw) on Friday, November 8, 2013.  One will depart at 1:00 pm and second at 3:00 pm.

After the Workshop, buses from Lochow to Warsaw will depart on Tuesday November 12, 2013 immediately after lunch.  They will stop at Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Główna), as well as at the Warsaw Airport.  The Warsaw Central Railway Station will be reached around 2:00 pm, while the Warsaw airport will be reached at around 3:00 p.m.  Finally, buses will stop at the premises of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS.

From the Warsaw Central Railway Station, the Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin Okecie airport or the Warsaw Modlin airport, please, come to our Institute.  You will receive your Workshop materials there. Free lunch will be served to all participants in the institute cafeteria.  Two busses will take us to the Lochow venue of the Workshop. The first will depart from the parking lot of the institute at around 13:00 p.m. and the second one at around 15:00 p.m.

Best way to reach our institute from the Warsaw Central Railway Station or the Fryderyk Chopin Okecie Warsaw airport is to take a taxi.  However, institute can be reached from Warsaw Central Railway station by bus 109 (direction: "Os. Górczewska").  The institute is located close to the bus stop "Szpital Wolski".  From the Warsaw airport you should take bus 175 (direction:"Pl. Piłsudzkiego"), step out at the bus stop "Dworzec Centralny" and change for the bus 109 (direction: "Os. Górczewska").  Your final destination is close to the bus stop "Szpital Wolski".

The Warsaw Modlin airport is located about 40 km outside of the Warsaw.  To get to the institute you need to take a modlinbus or train to the Warsaw Central Railway Station (travel will take about 40 min - 1 h).  Then, you need to take bus 109 (direction: "Os. Górczewska") from the Central Railway Station.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the Airport to the institute, however it can be quite costly (200-300 zł/trip).  

You can find more information on the web page of the Public Transport Authority of Warsaw.


How to reach the Łochów Palace

How to get to Łochów on your own ?

By car

Best route to Łochów can be conveniently found using Google Maps service.  Here is an example of driving directions from the Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna) to the Łochów Palace.  In general, from Warsaw, you should take road E67 in the direction of Białystok.  Then, near Wyszków, turn right and take the road 62 (direction: Węgrów, Sokołów Podlaski).  After ca. 14 km, you will reach Łochów via Wyszkowska Street. Continue driving straight, first along Wyszkowska St. and then Al. Węgrowska until you reach the crossroad with Nowowiejska St. and Myśliwska St. Next, turn right in Myśliwska St. and after few hundred meters you will arrive in the Łochów Palace.

If you arrive to the Warsaw Modlin Airport you may avoid driving through Warsaw by taking the this route.  From Modlin you can take the road 62 in the direction of Wyszków.  After passing Wyszków continue via route 62 in the direction of Węgrów.  After ca. 14 km you will reach Łochów via Wyszkowska Street. Continue driving straight, first along Wyszkowska St. and then Al. Węgrowska until you reach the crossroad with Nowowiejska St. and Myśliwska St. Next, turn right in Myśliwska St. and after few hundred meters you will arrive in the Łochów Palace.

Please, be advised that although roads are quite well marked with road signs, a freeway network in Poland is still limited. So, the driving takes more time than in other European Union states.

By train or bus

Best way to get to Łochów from abroad is to come first to Warsaw.  Then, depending whether you arrive by plane or by train, you need to take a different route. However, in both cases you need to go to the Wileński Railway Station (Dworzec Wileński).

The best way to get there from the Warsaw Central Railway Station or the Fryderyk Chopin Okęcie Airport is to take a taxi.  For taxi, please, call one of the Warsaw taxi corporations, e.g., Taxi Volfra: +(48 22) 611 98 55, Super Taxi: +(48 22) 632 24 22, or City Warsaw Taxi: +(48 22) 848 88 88. For that purpose, first dial the + sign followed by 48 (country code, Poland) then 22 (city code, Warsaw) if calling from your mobile phone. Do not use country code when calling from a Warsaw local stationary phone. For location details, please, consult a Warsaw city map.

Warning. Do not take a taxi offered by a stranger. Otherwise, be prepared for heavy overcharging.

 

From the Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna)

Take bus 517 or 160 (direction: Targówek) and step out of the bus stop Dworzec Wileński.  More information you can find on the web page of the Public Transport Authority of Warsaw.

From the Fryderyk Chopin Okęcie Airport

Take bus 175 (direction: Pl. Piłuddskiego) until the bus stop Centrum.  There, from the same bus stop, take bus 517 (direction: Targówek) and get out of the bus at the stop Dworzec Wileński.

From the Warsaw Modlin Airport

Take a Modlinbus or "Koleje Mazowieckie" train to the Warsaw Central Railway Station (travel takes about 40 min - 1 h and costs ca. 12 - 33 PLN).  Then from the the Central Railway Station go to the Wileński Railway Station (Dworzec Wileński).  If you are using train, you can step out of the train at the stop Warszawa Wschodnia.  From Warszawa Wschodnia railway station there is a short walk to the Warszawa Wileńska station.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the Airport to the "Warszawa Wileńska" railway station, however it can be quite costly (200-300 zł/trip).

 

From the Wileński Railway Station (Dworzec Wileński), you need to take a “Koleje Mazowieckie” train in the direction of Małkinia or Łochów.  Łochów is a 17th stop.  The travel takes around 1 h.  Additional information on the train schedules can be found here.

 

Two private bus companies ( DAR-BUS and K. and W. POSIEWKA – web pages are only in Polish!) operate connections starting from Wileńska Street located near Wileński Railway Station (Dworzec Wileński) and Wileński square (Plac Wileński) to Łochów.  DAR-BUS is operating three bus lines. You need to take the line in the direction of Łochów or Sadowne (passing through Łochów).  Final bus stop is Łochów Railway Station (Łochów PKP).  POSIEWKA is running two lines to Ogrodniki and Kalinowiec.  Both of them are going through Łochów with stops near the Łochów Railway Station (Łochów PKP).  Moreover, a bus line to Kalinowiec is passing near the Łochów Palace.  A trip should take around 1.5 h (depending on the traffic conditions).

There is ca. 2 km (30 min walk) from the Łochów Railway Station to the Łochów Palace.  A convenient route can be found here.


Passports and Visas

Neither passport nor Polish visa is required to enter Poland for a foreign participant of the European Union states. A personal ID card suffices. Other foreign participants are requested to hold their passports valid for at least 6 months. No Polish visas are required for citizens of most foreign countries. If needed then, please, contact the nearest Polish Consulate or consultweb page of the Polish Ministry of Foregin Affairs for visa arrangements. If an official letter of invitation is necessary then, please, send your request for an invitation letter to the organizers as soon as possible. Please, allow sufficient time preceding the Workshop for your Polish visa to be issued. The requested invitation letter sent is meant to help a participant to raise funds or to obtain a Polish visa. However, it is not a commitment of the organizers to provide any financial support or health insurance, unless clearly stated.

 

Insurance and liability

Participants are advised to take their own arrangements with respect to their health, travel, and property insurance. The Workshop organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private properties of participants or accompanying persons either during or directly arising from the SMCBS'2011 Workshop.