54th ERA conference in Poland

28 September – 1 October 2023, Iława, Poland

Meeting documents

How to go there:

Iława is very well communicated by train.
The best international airports are:
– Warsaw Chopin Airport
– Warsaw Modlin Airport
– Gdańsk Lech Walesa Airport

Poznań doesn’t have a train station (by bus to the train station Poznań Główny takes too much time), Szczecin is to far. The possible airport can be Bydgoszcz but there are not many flights to/from there..

Chopin Airport Warszaw – time of travel from 2h30′ to 3h. There are trains from Warsaw Airport (suburban trains) to Warsaw Central Station/Warsaw West/Warsaw East/Warsaw Gdańska and express trains from those stations to Iława Główna. The first train is at 6:30 the last at 19:40.
The number of connections is about 18 per day. The time-table is here: https://rozklad-pkp.pl/

Warsaw Modlin Airport the situation is similar.

From Gdańsk – the name of the station at the airport is Gdańsk Port Lotniczy, you have to change at Gdańsk Wrzeszcz, the time of travel is about 2 hrs – 2hrs.40′.
The first connection is at about 4:30, the last at 22:30, the number of trains is more than 20 per day.

There has always been a very good train connection from Germany, Benelux etc. via Berlin and Poznan. Nowadays from Berlin to the Polish border there is bus substitution (work on the truck) but till autumn the normal situation will return.

From Poznań to Iława the first train is at about 6 o’clock, the last at about 19 hrs. the time of travel from 2h45′ to 4 hrs.


Thursday, 28th September 2023
  19.30Dinner in Hotel Stary Tartak
  21.00Cosy get-together
Friday, 29th September 2023
07.3008.30Breakfast in Hotel Stary Tartak
08.3013.30Know-How sessions
11.0011.30Coffee Break
13.3014.30Lunch – Sandwich
14.3018.30Excursion – a walking trip in and near Iława
  19.00Dinner in Hotel Stary Tartak
  20.30Cosy get-together
Saturday, 30th September 2023
07.3008.30Breakfast in Hotel Stary Tartak
08.3009.00Registration for General Meeting
09.0013.00General Meeting
10.3011.00Coffee Break
13.0013.30Lunch – Sandwich
14.0018.00Bus trip to Nowe Miasto, walking tour in the vicinity
  19.30Gala Dinner in Hotel Stary Tartak
Sunday, 1st October 2023
07.3008.30Breakfast in in Hotel Stary Tartak
  08.30… Departure of delegates
A trip to E9 walking trail (Celebration of E9 in 2023)
  15.00Cosy farewell

Trip to E9 on 1st October 2023:

After the 50th anniversary of E-paths in 2022, ERA decided to celebrate one E-path every year.
In 2023, the E-path E9 is in focus of celebrations.
The organisers of the 54th ERA Conference prepared a special trip to E9 (Copernicus Walking Trail) in Poland as an additional programme for the interested participants.


08:30               departure from the hotel in Ilawa by bus (with luggage)
10:30               arrival to Próchnik near Elbląg
                        – a walking trip form Próchnik to Suchacz on Elbląg Hills – about 9 kms
12:45              transfer from Suchacz to Elbląg
13:15              arrival to Elbląg, a short walk in the Old Town (also E9) and free time for coffee
14:15              departure to Iława via Malbork
                        (from Malbork express trains to Warsaw and Gdańsk the same as from Iława
restaurant car is in all EIP trains)
The time-table is here: https://rozklad-pkp.pl/

The cost of trip: 20 €
(number of participants: minimum 20 people)

Additional accommodation (in case of extra overnight):
Hotel Stary Tartak B/B           single: 65 €/night
                                              double: 45 €/night/pers.
Hostel „Omega” B/B              single: 45 €/night
                                              double: 30 €/night/pers.

Registration deadline: 12 August 2023

Prices & payment conditions:

Polskie Towarzystwo-Turystyczno-Krajoznawcze Oddział w Olsztynie
Staromiejska 1
PL-10-950 Olsztyn

E-mail: poczta@warmia.pttk.pl
Tel. (in urgent case): +48 607 280 160 (English)

Accomodation possibilities:

Hotel „Stary Tartak”:

a single room:             450 € /pers.
a double room:           350 € /pers.

Hostel „Omega”:
a single room:            360 € /pers.
a double room:          300 € /pers.

Please send the application card to: poczta@warmia.pttk.pl

The payment is to be done by 12 August 2023.
The number of single rooms is limited. The order of payment decides.
All bank fees must be paid by the sender (payer).

Bank transfer: 
IBAN: PL91150015621215600473360000
Bank address: Santander Bank Polska S.A. al. Jana Pawła II 17, 00-854 Warszawa , Poland

Cancellation fees:
before 12 August 2023 – no fee
before 31 August 2023 – 50% fee
from 1 September 2023 – 100% fee