Committee of the International Phycological Society and Władysław Szafer Institute of Botany of the Polish Academy of Sciences cordially invite you to participate in a trip, which will be held in Kraków from 10th to 12th August 2017. The trip is planned as an event preceding the 11th International Phycological Congress. It will be an opportunity to explore the wonderful city of Kraków and some of the great attractions of the region of Małopolska.

Institute of Botany PAS

Organizing institution

Władysław Szafer Institute of Botany PAS is a scientific institution whose mission is to study the diversity of contemporary and fossil floras of the world, document them through its herbarium collections, and disseminate botanical knowledge.

For further information see the institute website.



Day 1
Kraków city tour


Day 2
Ojców National Park trip

  • Departure to the Ojców National Park
  • Tour of the park including the collection of material and visiting the King's Łokietek Cave
  • Lunch at the Pieskowa Skała Castle
  • Return to Kraków, watching of the collected material under the microscopes
  • Dinner

Day 3
Wieliczka Salt Mine trip

  • Departure to the Wieliczka salt mine
  • Tour of the salt mine
  • Lunch
  • Return to Kraków and departure to the congress venue


We recommend 4 hotels with convenient location:


Registration form

The Registration Form is intended for one person only. In order to participate in the Pre-Congress Excursion to Kraków, please submit your completed the Registration Form by email to:

Download form


The fee for the trip is $ 300 per 1 person. This includes 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 local excursions and entrance fees. The fee does not include the accommodation expenses.


Bank name:
Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego Oddział w Krakowie

Bank address:
ul. Pilotów 2, 31-462 Kraków

Account number:
19 1130 1150 0012 1268 3920 0001


In the title of transfer please enter:
Name, surname, institution and add the Pre-Congress 2017 note

The registration deadline is on 31st March 2017.
There must be at least 20 participants for the trip to take place.



Department of Phycology
W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences
31-512 Kraków, 46 Lubicz street, Poland
Feel free to contact us with any questions via email

Organizing Committee

Prof Konrad Wołowski, Dr Jolanta Piątek, Dr Joanna Lenarczyk, Dr Małgorzata Poniewozik, MSc Magdalena Łukaszek, Lucyna Żak-El Shahed, MSc Katarzyna Kozielec, Dr Paweł Kapusta