Štrbské Pleso, Slovak Republic, June 11-14, 2019

Venue and Travel

Hotel BaníkThe conference will be held in Hotel Sorea Trigan in Štrbské Pleso.

SOREA TRIGAN Hotel*** (GPS: 49.115557, 20.065709) is situated in an attractive setting of the High Tatras near the village of Nové Štrbské Pleso, within the territory of the High Tatras National Park, the most important nature reserve in the Slovak Republic. Štrbské Pleso is a popular tourist and recreation centre of High Tatras, it is the highest spa in Central Europe with climatically cleanest air. In the summer season it is the ideal place for trekking, cycling, in-line skating, mountaineering, climbing and alpinism or horse riding.

All registered participants will be accommodated in the conference hotel. Free wifi will be provided in the hotel lobby and in both lecture rooms. Each participant is eligible for one entrance to the pool and sauna part of the hotel.

Please note that Štrbské Pleso is situated at ~1300m altitude, therefore average daily temperatures are not expected to exceed 15 degres centigrade. Morning temperatures can drop to as low as 5 degrees. If you plan to do hiking in higher areas of High Tatras, you should wear a proper tourist outfit. Also consider purchasing an additional insurance for hiking activities.

Traveling instructions

From Štrbské Pleso railway station to the conference hotel

The hotel is about 300m away from the Štrbské Pleso Railway Station.

From Poprad Railway Station to Štrbské Pleso

  • By taxi
  • By train
  • By bus

From Bratislava to Poprad

Go to the Bratislava main railway station (can be conveniently reached by many buses and trams), and buy a fast-train ticket to Poprad. Trains operate on an hourly schedule. Please note that intercity express trains require a special ticket and a mandatory seat reservation.

From Košice to Poprad

  • If you arrive at the Košice Airport, take a taxi or the shuttle bus to the Košice main railway station.
  • Once at the Košice station, you have three options:
    1. Buy a fast-train ticket to Poprad and take a taxi from Poprad to Štrbské Pleso as mentioned above.
    2. Buy a fast-train ticket to Štrbské Pleso, reach the conference venue by changing trains in Poprad as described above.
    3. Traveling by taxi from Košice to Štrbské Pleso can cost as much as 200 EUR and is NOT recommended.

Traveling with the conference bus

The conference bus departs at 12:00 on Tuesday, June 11 from the main entrance of the Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology located at the Radlinskeho 9 street. The return is scheduled for Friday, June 14 at around 19:00 (depends on traffic conditions).

Reaching the conference hostel in Bratislava

Participants who opted to stay in Bratislava for some days before and/or after the conference will be accommodated in Hotel Akademik located at the Vazovova 1 street in Bratislava. The hotel can be reached by bus number X13 operating from the Bratislava main railway station (don't forget to staple a 15min ticket inside the tram). Get out on the "Kolarovo Namestie" stop and take a 10 minutes walk to the hotel. Alternatively, at the railway station take trolleybus 201 to "Racianske myto" and change to trams 5, 7, 11 heading to "Florianske namestie" (in this case you need a 60min ticket since you will use two lines). When traveling via the Petrzalka railway station, take bus no. 94 to the "Vazovova" stop.

On-line train & bus schedule

Hotels in Slovakia

Information about the High Tatras