algebraic geometry

3-7 September 2007
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland


The city of Poznań is located in the Western Poland and can be easily reached by plane, train or car from various places in Europe.

By Plane

(a) Fly directly to Poznań to the international Poznań Airport Ławica with direct flights from/to cities such as Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt/Main, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Munchen, Warsaw. There is a complete schedule of international flights to/from Poznań.

Take a taxi from Poznań Airport Ławica to your hotel in the city center. The cost is approximately 30 PLN (about 7.70 EUR). One can also take a bus number 59 or L from the airport to Poznań city center.

(b) You can also arrive to Poland at the Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport which has connections with all major airports in Europe and many in the USA and Canada. The National Polish Airlines LOT is a part of the Star-Alliance. From Warsaw take a plane to Poznań. The domestic terminal in Warsaw is located next to the international one.

By Train

Poznań is located halfway between Berlin and Warsaw and can be reached by train from either city via a direct train connection.

Via Warsaw

Arriving by plane at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport take a taxi or a bus to the Warsaw central railway station Warszawa Centralna. Please see the information about taxi and bus connection from Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport to Warszawa Centralna.

There are several direct trains each day between Warsaw and Poznań. We recommend that you take either IC (Inter City, no stops) or EC (Euro City, express train). Travel takes less than 3 hours. One can expect in most trains a restaurant car or/and mini-bar services. See detailed schedule.

Via Berlin

There are three airports in Berlin: Tegel, Tempelhof and Schoenefeld. The major international airport is Tegel, and it has many connections to various cities. The most convenient and cost effective way to get to and from the Tegel airport is by bus. Buses connect Tegel with the subway and overground train stations. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal, they take around 20 minutes to the city centre. There are a few direct EC-trains per day from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Poznań. The travel takes approximately 3 hours. Please note that it is advisable to avoid non-direct train connections. Refer to the train schedule between Berlin and Poznań.

By Car

In order to reach Poznań from the west, you can go via Polish-German border in Świecko-Frankfurt/Oder crossing point and then drive directly to Poznań. The road is relatively good, but it is mainly not a highway, and it goes through some villages and small cities.

After reaching the city of Poznań, follow directions to City Center (Centrum). Please see the instructions and enclosed map for the location of your hotel.

Please note that the speed limit in Poland is 90 km/h outside villages and cities, and 50 km/h inside. Observe traffic-signals for speed limit reduction. Other practical information on traveling by car in Poland can be found at the Polish Automobile and Motorcycle Federation web site.

In the city center of Poznań, parking of car is possible in designated parking zones where one pays for parking by inserting cash in a machine or directly to a person in charge of a guarded parking zone.