Szczyrk is a relatively small town in the Beskid Śląski mountains of southern Poland, situated in the valley of the Żylica river. The two mountain ranges that surround the valley are dominated by the peaks of Skrzyczne at 1,257 meters (4,124 feet) and Klimczok 1,117 meters (3,665 feet), both of significant interest to tourists. There are commanding views from either peak. Moreover, either peak is accessible to most people, in one day’s hike, via the tourist routes marked on any tourist map available in most kiosks or mountain shelters. The routes are mostly accessible for the able-bodied, Skrzyczne being accessible via chair-lift. Silesian Beskids have 20 mountains with the highest point above 1000 m, including three above 1200 m and nine above 1100 m.
It is a popular winter sports center, with over 60 km of ski runs served by 30 ski lifts. The principal training center for Poland’s Winter Olympic athletes is based in the town, where they train for events such as skiing, ski jumping and ice skating. However, Szczyrk offers a large number of tourist attractions and active ways of spending free time both in summer and winter (winter sports, climbing, Nordic walking, running, paragliding, horse riding and many more).
All foreign participants of the Symposium will be accommodated in a comfortable and high-standard hotel. The Meta Hotel is a modern, stylish 4* object, located in the very heart of the fabulously charming ski resort called Szczyrk. Barely 15 meters away from our complex, there is the ski lift to the Skrzyczne Mountain. The region is full of magic all the year round, enjoy the beauty of nature intact!