10th IFAC Symposium on
Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
IAV 2019
Gdansk, 3-5 July

Location

Gdańsk lying on the Baltic coast, is one of the oldest cities in Poland. It is believed that the city  History of Gdansk was founded in the tenth century by the Polish Prince Mieszko I of the famous Piast dynasty. What is more, traces of early medieval settlement were discovered on the top of archeological remains of the Roman settlement of Iron Age. The city was part of the Piast state until 1308 when it was seized by the Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights. In the 15th century the city became again an  important part of Poland, as a naval city and harbor, used mainly to trade in grain, grown in Poland.

The city was taken over by Prussia during the Second Partition of Poland in 1793, and subsequently lost its significance as a trading city. The Free City of Gdańsk was created after the World War I as a city-state under the supervision of the League of Nations. Next, after World War II, in 1945, the completely destroyed city returned to its home country. Gradually the city arose from the rubble of war. Among the many achievements of that time, mention may be vast shipyards, which next in the 1980s, became the center of Solidarity strikes which eventually led to the fall of communism in Poland and other countries.

Today Gdańsk is an important point on the tourist map of the world. Most tourist attractions are located around the Long Street (in Polish, Długa Ulica) and the Long Market (in Polish, Długi Targ), a pedestrian space surrounded by buildings cerefully reconstructed in the pertinent historical style (mainly of the 17th century) and flanked at both ends by elaborate city gates. This part of the city is often referred to as the Royal Road, since it was once a path of processions for visiting kings. One of the greatest treasures of the Baltic sea has long been amber (in Polish,  bursztyn), which is one of the famous symbols of the city, which, due to its uniqueness, is also called the amber capital of the world. 

Gdańsk has an international airport named after Lech Wałęsa. The Fast Urban Railway SKM (in Polish, Szybka Kolej Miejska) functions as a Metro system for the area of the Tricity (in Polish, Trójmiasto, including Gdańsk, Sopot, and  Gdynia. The Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway PKM (in Polish, Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna), connects the Lech Walesa Airport of Gdansk with a railway station in Wrzeszcz district and, via the SKM or PKP, to the downtown Gdańsk.

Other useful tourist links: Gdansk Transportation System,  ZTM and Shipping Gdansk - excursionsin (in Polish Żegluga Gdańska), European Solidarity Center (in Polish, Europejskie Centrum Solidarności) .

 

List of suggested hotels close to the conference venue (choice A/I, B/II, C/III and D/IV):

(P) - parking available

A

Focus Hotel Premium Gdańsk **** (P)
80-454 Gdańsk
ul. Nad Stawem 5
Phone: +48 58 670 42 90
gdansk.premium@focushotels.pl
http://www.focushotels.pl

Conference venue: 2.0 km/ 25 min foot walk/ 4 stops by tram
Location:

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz/ the vicinity of the railway station
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 550 meters /7 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train.
Hotel Impresja *** (P)
80-210 Gdańsk
ul. Juliana Tuwima 12
Phone: +48 782 971 931
info@hotelimpresja.pl
http://www.hotelimpresja.pl

Conference venue: 1.8 km/ 23 min foot walk/ 3 stops by tram
Location:

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz neighborhood
  • train station: Gdańsk Główny / 1.6 km /20 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Smart Hotel Garnizon ** (P)
80-257 Gdańsk
ul. Juliusza Słowackiego 3
Phone: +48 58 760 76 80
rezerwacja@hotelsmart.pl
http://hotelsmart.pl

Conference venue: 3.5 km/ 4 stops by tram
Location:

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 1.9 km /25 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Hotel Logos ** (P)
80-237 Gdańsk
ul. Uphagena 28
Phone: +48 58 341 91 16
rezerwacja@hotelsmart.pl
http://hotelsmart.pl

Conference venue: 1.1 km/ 14 min foot walk
Location:

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 1 km /12 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train

B

Hotel Szydłowski *** (P)
80-244 Gdańsk
ul. Aleja Grunwaldzka 114
Phone: 48 58 345 70 40
hotel@szydlowski.pl
http://www.szydlowski.pl

Conference venue: 1.5 km/ 19 min foot walk/ 3 stops by tram
Location:

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 190 meters /4 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Royal Apartments Browar (P)
80-452 Gdańsk
ul. Jana Kilińskiego 5C/22
Phone:+48 790 500 635
http://www.royal-apartments.pl/apartments/Gdansk/all.htm


Location: Conference venue: 1.9 km/ 24 min foot walk

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 450 m /5 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Quatro Towers (P)
80-254 Gdańsk
ul. Partyzantów 6
Phone: +48 752-526-835
kontakt@quattro-towers.pl
http://quattro-towers.pl/


Location: Conference venue: 1.3 km/ 17 minutes foot walk/3 stops by tram

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 600 m /3 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Royal Apartments-Olimp
80-001 Gdańsk
ul. Aleja Grunwaldzka 92/98
Phone: +48 888 400 222
http://www.noclegi-gda.pl


Location: Conference venue: 1.3 km/ 17 minutes foot walk/3 stops by tram

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 500 m /6 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train

C

Hotel Dancer’s House (P)
80-441 Gdańsk
ul. Al. Legionów 5
Phone: +48 58 344-90-73
www.domtancerza.szkolabaletowa.pl domtancerza@szkolabaletowa.pl


Location: Conference venue: 1.9 km/ 24 minutes foot walk

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 1.1 km /14 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Hotel Beethoven (P)
80-171 Gdańsk
ul. Beethovena 7
Phone: +48 506 342 669 +48 58 710 22 35
http://www.hotelbeethoven.pl recepcja@hotelbeethoven.pl


Location: Conference venue: 5-7 minutes foot walks

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 15 - 20 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Villa Vrest (P)
80-257 Gdańsk
ul. Hugo Kołłątaja 3
Phone: +48 784 650 444
http://villa-vrest.pl marketing@hotel-vrest.pl


Location: Conference venue: 5-7 minutes foot walks

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 850 m /11 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Willa Fahrenheita (P)
80-214 Gdańsk
ul. D. Fahrenheita 3
Phone: +48 665 044 211
http://willagdansk.pl info@willagdansk.pl


Location: Conference venue: 1.1 km/ 14 minutes foot walk

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Główny / 2.1 km / 26 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train

D

Willa Jaśkowy Dworek (P)
80-286 Gdańsk
ul. Jaśkowa Dolina 57a
Phone: + 48 58 71 88 675
http://www.jaskowydworek.pl kontakt@jaskowydworek.pl


Location: Conference venue: 1.8 km/ 21 minutes foot walk

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 1.6 km / 19 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Villa Preludium (P)
80-286 Gdańsk
ul. Jaśkowa Dolina 94
Phone: + 48 603 25 75 90
http://www.willa-preludium.pl kontakt@willa-preludium.pl


Location: Conference venue: 2 km/ 25 minutes foot walk

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 1.7 km / 21 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Villa Angela (P)
Gdańsk – Suchanino
ul. Beethovena 12
Phone: + 48 603 25 75 90
http://www.villaangela.pl villa@villaangela.pl


Location: Conference venue: 5-7 minutes foot walks

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz / 15 - 20 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train
Hotel Amber *** (P)
80-152 Gdańsk
ul. Powstańców Warszawskich 45
Phone: +48 58 718 71 87
http://amber-hotel.pl biuro@amber-hotel.pl


Location: Conference venue: 2.1 km/ 28 minutes foot walk

  • district: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
  • train station: Gdańsk Główny / 2.2 km / 26 minutes foot walk
  • airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo / 20 minutes by train