We are pleased to announce the possibility to take part in post-congress tour organized on two days after the conference (12th – 13th October 2022). Post-congress tour will start on Wednesday after official scientific programme.
You can find the list of recommended sights below – we will select the final itinerary together according to your interests, possibilities and weather. Alternatively, we could split post-congress tour into two parallel “trips” – one for more hiking focused, second for those more focused on historical sights.
Bus will take us on a circuit to see the historical sights of Spiš region with its UNESCO World Heritage Sites (all sites are closer than 70 km to the hotel):
Spišský hrad (Spiš castle) – ruins of one of the largest medieval castles by area in Europe
Levoča – medieval town with the carver Master Paul`s works inside Basilica of St. James – interior decorated with several gothic altars including his masterpiece – world’s tallest gothic altar at 18.62 metres
Žehra – picturesque small gothic church from 13th century decorated with well preserved set of frescoes including tree of life – telling the story of Bible in one wall painting full of symbols.
Natural jewels and hikes – selected according to demands, fitness level of participants and weather conditions:
High Tatras hikes (directly from hotel Patria):
Mengusovska valley with Veľké Hincove pleso – the largest mountain lake in High Tatras (5 hours hike in total) with a possibility to hike even higher – up to Rysy (2499 m above sea level, on Polish-Slovak borded, also the highest point of Poland, mountain hut open below its top, plus 2 hours) or Kôprovský štít (2363 m, a bit less demanding hike, beautiful view too, plus 2 hours) or Ostrva (1980m, easiest peak arround Štrbské pleso, less than 3 hours up, first half flat) – sturdy shoes necessary, trekking poles recommended
Slovak Paradise – hiking (including ladders climbing) in the gorges with waterfalls and colorful tree leaves. Ruins of 13th century monastery in the heart of nature
Belianska cave – the largest cave open to public in High Tatras, circuit length more than 1.7 km (2 hour walk in total)
Liptovská Teplička – village with characteristic historical potato cellars similar to “hobbit houses”, hike through pastures with one of the best views on High Tatras – typical Slovak landscape, in the late afternoon ideal spot for landscape photographers (up to 3 hours hike in total)
Sivá brada – easy walk to travertine hill with mineral springs and a group of chapels – ”Jerusalem of Spiš”, Salaš – traditional restaurant with local food nearby (45 min walk in total)
Dobšinská ice cave – ice filling with a volume of 110.132 m3 occuring in the form of ground ice, waterfalls, ice stalagmites and columns – jewel endangered by global warming
The itinerary of this two-days tour will be accommodated to current weather conditions and to the interest of participants. Transports related to post-congress tour are included in registration fee. Admission fees (0 – 15 Eur) are not included.
For confirming (booking) your participation on post-congress tour and more questions please contact organizers by e-mail before 15th July 2022 on email@example.com