Venue

The XXV Jubilee Polish-Czech Seminar will be held at a conference centre Hotel Inter Szablewski on the shore of Lake Dymaczewskie located 25 km south of Poznań - the capital of Greater Poland region.

The landscape of Greater Poland (Polish: Wielkopolska) is shaped by two glaciations and presents a hilly, moraine relief with numerous lakes (about 800) occurring in the northern and central parts of the region and forming the Pomeranian, Poznań and Gniezno Lake Districts. More than a quarter of the region's area is covered by vast forests. In terms of climate Greater Poland is one of the warmest and driest regions in Poland.

Greater Poland is considered the "cradle of Poland". In the 10th century it was the heart of the early Polish state, with Poznań and Gniezno as the centers of royal power. After the devastation of the region by a pagan rebellion in 1030 and the invasion of Bretislav I known as the "Bohemian Achilles" in 1038, the capital of Poland was moved by King Casimir I the Restorer to Cracow.

Today, most of the historical lands of Greater Poland are part of Greater Poland Voivodeship, a province in west-central Poland located in the Wielkopolska Lake District and the South Wielkopolska Lowland, in the central Warta river basin. It ranks second in terms of area and third in terms of population (close to 3.5 million) among Polish voivodships. Poznań – the capital of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship with an agglomeration approaching 1 million inhabitants is a large industrial, transport, cultural and scientific centre (over 100 000 students).

Greater Poland Voivodeship belongs to the most developed regions in Poland. Its regional specialisations include, among others, sustainable energy, renewable energy production and alternative energy storage technologies.

 



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