Venue

The 23rd Summer School will be held in Kolping Hotel in Braşov, Romania.

Kolping Hotel is situated at the foot of the Tâmpa Mountain, in the historical center of Brasov, 800 meters far from the Black Church. The place offers a unique view of Brașov old city center. A brief video presentation of the summer school venue can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/165109323545174/videos/1459112147478212/

Braşov is located in the central part of Romania, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and it is the most visited city of the historical region of Transylvania. A former medieval fortress built by the Teutonic Knights, Braşov preserves a lot of the unique charm of those times. The main attractions are: Old City Hall, Council Square, Black Church, Citadel, First Romanian School etc. Around Braşov city, Rasnov medieval fortress (15 km), Poiana Braşov (12 km) ski resort, Sinaia (45 km) and Bran Castle (30 km) represent important tourist attractions.

Here, you can find a small photo gallery of Brasov: http://turism.brasovcity.ro/index.php/en and a 3min30s video presentation of Brasov and its surroundings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwNtlYX_iYM .

Accommodation and Board

For Summer School participants, Kolping hotel (the conference venue) offers accommodation at the following rates:

-     Standard twin or double room (occupied by 2 persons) - 125 RON (approx. 27 Eur)/person/night;

-     City view twin room (occupied by 2 persons) - 140 RON (approx. 30 Eur)/person/night;

-     Single standard room -  210 RON (approx. 45 Eur) /person/night;

-     City view double (matrimonial) room - 240 RON (approx. 52 Eur)/room/night;

-     Apartment (for 2 persons): 280 RON (approx. 60 Eur)/apartment/night.

-     Suite city view (2 persons):  300 RON (approx. 65 Eur)/suite/night.

Breakfast is included in the accommodation price. Lunch and dinner can be ordered at the hotel restaurant, or in the city center restaurants, not far from the conference place.

To book your room, please contact the hotel by e-mail at events@kolping.ro. Please, don’t forget to indicate that you are a participant of the Global Analysis Summer School.

Other accommodation possibilities in Brasov old city center can be found, e.g., on www.booking.com

Travel

By plane:
The closest airports to Brasov  are:  Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (166 km far from Brasov)  and Sibiu International Airport (140 km). Organizers will provide car transport from the airport to the conference venue and back. A trip from Bucharest airport typically takes 2.5 hours and a trip from Sibiu airport, 2 hours. 

Interested participants are asked to inform the organizers on their flight schedule at nico.voicu@unitbv.ro.

By train:
Brasov is a major Romanian railway hub. From the capital city Bucharest there are 18 trains daily and there are also frequent trains from other cities. There are 3 direct international trains from/to Budapest. One of them continues to Vienna and another to Bratislava and Prague. Trains to other western European cities run via Budapest.

By car:
Aside from the train, car is one of the most popular ways of reaching Braşov.  Here are the most frequently  used connections:

  • Highway A1 from Budapest-Szeged-Arad-Timisoara-Sibiu. From Sibiu, there is a 2-hour drive on E68 to Brasov.
  • Coming from the northwest, use E60: Oradea - Cluj-Napoca-Targu-Mures-Sighisoara-Brasov.  The city of Cluj-Napoca and its sorroundings can be avoided using a short (60km) section of the A3 highway. Also, the city of Targu Mures can be bypassed by DJ 151D Ungheni-Acatari.
  • From Bucharest city, take A3 highway to Ploiesti, then use E60 to Brasov.

Inside the city:
Taxis are very popular in Brasov. Still, in order to avoid being cheated, use only registered taxis. These are obliged to have the price written on the front right door. The typical price is 1.99 RON (0.43 Eur) per kilometer.
Buses are also a good option, a 2-trips bus ticket costs 4 RON (0.86 Eur).

In the case of any requirements or questions please contact the organizers.