The venue of the XVIII Polish-Czech seminar is Zakopane. Zakopane is situated in southern Poland, about 100 km to the south of Cracow, close to the border with Slovakia. It lies in a valley at the foot of The Tatras, the highest mountains in Poland (Mount Rysy 2499 m). On the map Zakopane can be found at 48° 18' latitude and 19° 57' longitude. The centre lies at about 840 m above sea level, but some parts are even as high as 1000 m above sea level on the slopes of Gubałówka - a hill that surrounds it from the south. Zakopane is a town commune. It neighbours on Kościelisko and Poronin villages. It is not very far from the well-known villages of Bukowina Tatrzańska and Czarny Dunajec and the town of Nowy Targ

Zakopane district is considered the most attractive tourist region in Poland. The Tatras, the hills of Podhale as well as the town itself are ideal places for walks or longer or shorter hikes. A walk around the town can be combined with visiting its monuments and other interesting places.