The organizers cordially invite you to The High Tatras mountains situated in the northern part of Slovakia, on the border with Poland. In 1949 it was declared to be the first Slovak national park (TANAP) and in 1993 it was together with the Polish part of the Tatras mountains declared by the UNESCO to be the "Biospheric reservation of the Tatras". In the National park High Tatras, there are situated the characteristic peaks, deep valleys, gorges, caves, creeks, waterfalls, moraines and mountain lakes of glacier origin. The most important symbol of the High Tatras is the chamois, marmot and golden eagle, but you can find here also the brown bear, wolf or lynx, in comparison to the Alps. There is also a botanical garden – exposition of the Tatra nature in Tatranská Lomnica, spread on an area of 3.2 hectares, where the visitor can see around 270 species of Tatra plants.

The neighbourhood of the High Tatras is rich in historical and cultural sights, many of which are listed within the cultural heritage of UNESCO. For example Spiš Castle as the largest medieval castle of Central Europe, Spišské Podhradie, Spišská Kapitula, historical towns Kežmarok (Virtual guide) and Levoča, Museum of the Liptov village in Pribylina, the largest wooden articular evangelical church of the central Europe in Svätý Kríž, the highest wooden gothic altar of the world in the Temple of Saint Jacob in Levoča and the early-gothic Church of the Holy Spirit in Žehra.

Grandhotel Praha is located in Tatranská Lomnica, at the foot of Lomnický Peak at an altitude of 908 m. This unique hotel was built in Art Nouveau style by International Sleeping-car Society from Brussels (Wagons Lits Cook). Its construction began in 1904 and in 1905 it was finalized according to the project of architects Guido Hoepfner and Géza Györgyi from Budapest. It was opened on 1st July 1905. Its original name Palota szálló (Hotel Palace) was changed to Grandhotel Praha in 1919. It preserved its majestic charm up to the present day. It is a true, living legend in the middle of Slovakia´s highest mountains.




Grandhotel is only a 20-minute drive from Poprad airport, a 2-hour drive from the airport of Krakow and a 4-hour drive from the airport in our capital city, Bratislava.

The preferred connection from Bratislava to Tatranska Lomnica (conference venue) is described here more in detail:

From Bratislava to Poprad use train, the schedule is here. In Poprad change to a local train of Tatra's electrical Railways (TEŽ, its station is in the same building as Poprad railway station) with direction to Štrbské Pleso (schedule). In Starý Smokovec change to another train of Tatra's electrical Railways to Tatranská Lomnica. Transport from Tatranská Lomnica Station to Grandhotel Praha (about 1.3 km) will be provided by organizers.

Railways of the Slovak Republic

International Airport Vienna

International Airport Bratislava

International Airport Košice

International Airport Krakow

International Airport Poprad

Eurolines (Bus Company)

Bus and Train Timetables


Mobile phone number 00421 944 171767 to conference organizers will be active from Sunday, October 07, 10.00 AM. Phone numbers to Grandhotel Praha reception are 00421 52 4467941 and 00421 52 4467942.