Conference venue

The conference will be held in Smolenice Castle – the Congress Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Smolenice Castle is located in the northern part of Malé Karpaty Mts., in the village Smolenice, 50 km northeast from Bratislava (coordinates of Smolenice Castle: 48°30’48.95″ N and 17°25’57.12″ E).

Meals and accommodation for conference participants is provided directly in the Smolenice castle.


Arriving to Bratislava:

by car:

The motorways in Slovakia are toll based. You need an e-vignette ( to use Slovakian motorways and expressways in Slovakia. Electronic vignettes are also available at many petrol stations near border crossings. For further details:

by train:

There is one central railway station in Bratislava. Bratislava hlavná stanica (Main Railway Station). For more information and tickets:

by bus:

International buses arrive to, and depart from Autobusová stanica Mlynské nivy (Main Bus Station). The bus station is one of the central public transport spots in Bratislava, so you can get here easily using wide variety of buses or trolleybuses. The trolleybus number 210 provides the connection between the bus station and the Main Railway Station and the journey takes no more than 10 minutes.

by plane:

Letisko M. R. Štefánika – Airport Bratislava (BTS) is located in the eastern part of the capital city of Bratislava, with a direct link to the D1 motorway by-pass. You can travel from BTS to the city by public transport (bus 61, 96), taxi, minibus.

Vienna, Schwechat Airport has international bus connection to Bratislava. For tickets and timetables see: or


Public transport:

Tickets are available at every public transport stations in Bratislava (train, plain, or international/domestic bus stations). Please always buy your ticket before entering one of the transport vehicles. More information:


How to get to Družba Hotel:

From Autobusová stanica Mlynské nivy (Main Bus Station)
Most SNP with bus line 70
Botanická záhrada with tram line 4

From Bratislava hlavná stanica (Main Train Station)
Botanická záhrada with bus line 32

From Vienna, Schwechat Airport
Most SNP with international bus connection Vienna-Bratislava
Botanická záhrada with tram line 4


Map of Bratislava with the location of Družba Hotel and train/bus/tram stations:

Bratislava line network:



How to get to Smolenice Castle

By car
For route planning we recommend to use google maps

From Autobusová stanica Mlynské nivy (Main Bus Station)
Buy a ticket at the Main Bus Station to Smolenice, OcÚ (Smolenice, municipal office)

From Bratislava hlavná stanica (Main Train Station)
Trnava with train line Os 2019
Smolenice with train line Os 2608


Conference venue – Smolenice Castle