Faculty of Animal Sciences – Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS – in Polish SGGW)
Address: ul. Ciszewskiego 8, 02-786 Warsaw, Poland
Coordinates N52° 9′ 29.9772″ , E21° 2′ 50.6724″
Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa) is by far the largest city in Poland with a population of 1.7 million people, it is part of the region Masovia and is crossed by the Vistula river. The city has been the capital of Poland since the 16th century. Warsaw is a great business and leisure destination.
Situated on both sides of the Vistula, almost in the heart of Poland, Warsaw is also the capital of Masovia. This is a region rich in folk traditions, characterised by flat landscapes with large open fields. The river divides the city into two parts distinct in character. The more up-market western bank of the Vistula is where the majority of Warsaw’s businesses, banks, theatres and cinemas can be found. The poorer eastern side, known as Praga, is slowly losing its neglected appearance with a growing number of modern shopping centres, office buildings and blocks of flats. Warsaw is divided into 18 districts, the conference will be held in Ursynów, the southernmost district.
The capital of Poland was practically rebuilt from scratch after World War II. Warsaw’s vibrant business downtown takes pride in its many skyscrapers and ambitious plans to build more. The catchy skyline is still dominated by the enormous Palace of Culture and Science – Stalin’s donation to the nation. Warsaw is a world in itself, with an eastern European flavour. Do not miss the beautiful Old Town, the Royal Route, the Chopin museum, several magnificent palaces and the former Jewish ghetto.
The present character of the city is determined by three important factors: World War II, over 40 years of communist rule and the present years of transformation with its in-flow of foreign capital and investment. As any other European capital, Warsaw is full of striking contrasts. Historical monuments that were newly rebuilt after World War II coexist with numerous examples post-war housing estates of grey concrete tower blocks and ultra-modern glass office buildings built since 1989. Similarly, the hassle and bustle of its lively city centre, the constant flow of traffic and the crowds of people contrast with the serenity of the many beautiful urban parks.
Culture: Warsaw has been named the best place in the world to experience culture on the cheap. The city’s rich culture extends back past the days of Chopin, and even today it’s not hard to find places which showcase the best of this heritage.
Food: Polish food is delicious, and Warsaw has some of its own specialties. From classics like pierogi and bigos to local delicacies like wuzetka, there’s a lot to explore.
September Weather in Warsaw
- Average September temperature: 14ºC / 57ºF
- September average high: 18ºC / 65ºF
- September average low: 10ºC / 50ºF
September is a beautiful time to travel to Warsaw and temperatures are still pleasant. A refreshing nip in the air, the oranges and browns of autumn leaves, and the smell of fall soften the city landscape before the harshness of winter sets in. What to Pack for Warsaw in September – Light sweaters, long pants, good walking shoes, and an autumn jacket are musts for travel to Warsaw in September.
The most important tourist sights are:
- The Old Town (The historical center of Warsaw with Castle and Market Square),
- New Town (Some of the nicest churches are located here),
- Royal Castle (Wonderful rooms and halls like the Throne Room )
- Royal Route (Warsaw’s prettiest street with many palaces)
- Palace of Culture and Science (Tallest building in Poland with over 3000 rooms and a viewing terrace in the 30th floor)
- The Royal Łazienki Park (Warsaw’s largest Park with its famous Palace on the Water)
- The Wilanów Palace (Wilanow Palace with its huge park)
- Parks (Saxon Garden and Krasinski Park)
- Warsaw Rising Museum, Chopin Museum, POLIN Museum (Museum of the History of Polish Jews), Copernicus Science Centre, Palace of Culture and Science.
How to get there
There are lots of ways to get to Warsaw, by plane, by train, by car, by bus, and each is a fairly accessible option. Warsaw has two airports and a number of train and bus stations, though these are in different areas of the city and a first-time visitor can easily find himself in a very remote area of the city.
By air: If you fly into Warsaw using a major international airline, you’ll find yourself at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW), six miles south of the city center and providing a special airport train station (Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina) with service to the city center. Busses and taxis will also get you there. If you get to Warsaw using a budget airline, like RyanAir, you’ll likely find yourself at Modlin Airport (WMI). From there, you can get to the city center via bus (Modlinbus) or regional train (Koleje Mazowiecki). Taxis are rather expensive as it is outside the city, and even hotels with shuttle service might not pick you up at Modlin. For budget traffic, you can also choose to fly into Lodz Airport.
The best option to reach the WULS (SGGW) place from the Chopin Airport is the bus. There is line 148 that provides access to Ursynów (get off the bus at the stop: Ciszewskiego 04). Warsaw city center can be reached by the bus lines: 175 and 188 during the day and N32 at night.
From the Modlin Airport: there is an express shuttle service connecting Warsaw-Modlin Airport with Warsaw City Center. ModlinBus offers direct transport to Warsaw City Center (across from the main entrance of the Palace of Culture). Koleje Mazowieckie trains ofers transport to the City Center too. To get to the Ursynów from the city center, you can utilise Warsaw’s public transport system (ZTM), you can choose Metro (line M1) or bus.
- By train: Warsaw has three stations for long-distance trains: Warsaw Central (Warszawa Centralna), Warsaw East (Warszawa Wschodnia) and Warsaw West (Warszawa Zachodnia).
The best connected is Warsaw Central station, because it is connected with all places in the city (look at ZTM public transport map). All long-distance trains pass through this station and all stop there. It is the only long-distance station underground. Remember that it isn’t the last station on the route!
- By bus: If you go by bus, you’ll likely stop at Dworzec PKS Warszawa Zachodni, which is near the Western train station. From there, you can get a city bus to the center (again, to Warszawa Centralna). Busses connect Warsaw to all the surrounding countries, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany. There is another bus stop near the Eastern train station, and you may find yourself stopping there if you approach Warsaw from the east. PKS is the main Polish bus line, and there are European ones which connect the city to other countries.
- By car: there is no true bypass which enters Warsaw, so you will have to pass through city streets. Four European “E-Roads” lead to the city, E30, E77, E67 (also known as Via Baltica), and E372. These numbers are usually displayed on signs along with the national road names and numbers.Warsaw is a highly connected European city, and growing more connected by the day. It’s easy to make a quick stop on a trip through Central Europe, or even on a trip between two Polish cities or towns. Train is probably the easiest way to get there, as they stop in the heart of the city center, but flying in to Chopin Airport is also a good choice. For details about the Polish motorway system including the list of toll roads look at gddkia.gov.pl you can also see this map. To plan your itinerary you can use your preferred map search engines.
It’s not actually hard to find good accommodations in Warsaw. The 9th largest city in Europe, Warsaw is rapidly growing as a business and political hub, a place which connects the two sides of Europe, an advocate for the poorer cities east of it to the richer cities to its west. There are plenty of opportunities in Warsaw. Please, check Booking.com, trivago.com or other commonly used site for making your reservation according to your taste and budget. Regions close to the conference venue are: Ursynów, Mokotów, Centrum.
Below you will find an example list of accommodations that are reasonably close to the venue (or with good connection). It’s only a suggestion-list, no agreements have been taken with hotels. You can make your reservation directly through the hotel’s site or via Booking.com or trivago.com.
Novotel Warszawa Airport **** – 1 Sierpnia 1, 02-134 Warsaw
Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand **** – Krucza 28 ,00-522 Warsaw
Best Western Hotel Portos *** – Mangalia 3a, 02-758 Warsaw
Hotel Pulawska Residence *** – Pulawska 361, 02-801 Warsaw
Metropol Hotel *** – Marszałkowska 99a, 00-693 Warsaw
Start Hotel Atos** – Mangalia 1, 02-758 Warszawa
Guest Rooms IKAR – located at the campus of Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW,
on the ninth and tenth floor, of building No 39.
We will organize an excursion to the Białowieża National Park. Participants must register in advance. The price for the excursion is 100€. This cost includes bus transportation from Warsaw to Białowieża National Park and return to Warsaw, accommodation, the entrance fee, lunch box and a guided tour.
Tips for Travel to Warsaw in September
- Autumn is mushroom season in Poland. You’ll find restaurant menus take advantage of the fresh fungi that are so popular during this time.
- Warsaw’s Park’s and gardens are also pleasant during fall. Lingering flowers and moderate temperatures make them peaceful green spaces for reflection, photography, or simply relaxation.
- Keep an eye on events calendars, which will have information about temporary exhibitions, concerts from visiting musicians, or other one-off activities that you might find worthwhile to work into your itinerary.
- September is also a lovely time to explore other cities in Poland. Consider splitting your time between Warsaw and Krakow or Gdansk, which are both an easy express train ride away and represent two completely different regions of Poland.
- Poland has become part of the EU but they still have not joined the Euro zone, so that the Polish Zloty (PLN) is still the only currency that is accepted everywhere. A few stores do accept the Euro currency nowadays. Credit cards are very widely accepted, even for very small purchases like a hamburger.
- Money exchanges are found in most shopping centers and at the airport.
- 1 Euro is about 4,23 PLN
- Dialling Code to Poland: +48 oder 0048
- Area Code: Warsaw: (0)22
- 230 Volt – The same plugs as in Central Europe are used
- Forest Research Institute
- Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Faculty of Animal Sciences
- The European Bison Friends Society