Venue and accomodation

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Meeting point
We will meet the conference participants at their accommodation in Gregersen Art Point Hostel Budapest. Please find your way from the Budapest Airport with the help of the following:

  • Airport Minibus - with a shared ride to any address in the city for a flat fee
  • Taxi - a ride to the city centre should typically cost around HUF 6,500 / EUR 22 depending on traffic conditions
  • Bus – number100E runs between the airport and Deák Ferenc tér where change to tram 47 or 49 to Kalvin tér from where it is 7 minutes walk.
  • Railway - Terminal 1 is connected with the city centre (Western Railway Station)

20th August is a national holiday. Public transportation services operate according to holiday schedule but with the Fireworks and other festivities changes in service – especially tram 2 along the Pest riverbank – can be expected.

The main lectures will take place in the MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Vácrátót, Hungary. Vácrátót is a small village 42 km from Budapest. The Institute is situated in the National Botanical Garden, a 27 hectare romantic landscape-designed garden, also a national monument and nature conservation area, with the richest scientific plant collection in Hungary.

How to get there
A shuttle bus will be provided from your accommodation at Budapest to the summer course venue. The bus will leave from Budapest right after breakfast at 8:00 on the 21st August. If you miss our service, you can get to Vácrátót by public transportation.

MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany
National Botanical Garden
Alkotmány 2-4. 2163 Vácrátót, Hungary
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After the first day of lectures, we will go on a trip and visit three sites each with an accommodation and meeting room. All accommodation will be booked for you by the organisers for 20-24 August. The rooms are youth hostel style, two to four bedded, but might be available as single rooms for additional cost. For some rooms only shared bathrooms are offered.

Gregersen Art Point Hostel – 20, 23 and 24 August

Gregersen Art Point is a perfect location for events, team building programs, conferences and meetings. It is conveniently situated in the heart of the city with excellent connections to public transport and with a 10-minutes walking distance to Vásárcsarnok, Váci Street and Bálna. We could offer you a vivid, international environment, artistic programs and a gallery space with high quality exhibitions to keep you relaxed and entertained during coffee breaks.

Kunsági Major - 21 August

Located on the border of the Kiskunság National Park, the hotel combines the traditions of the Hungarian Puszta, the high standard of friendly hospitality and the most satisfying leisure services today. There is a swimming pool, two Finnish sauna, bowling alley, squash court, billiard room, darts and table tennis, table football, a small football pitch and a slim tennis court waiting for those who love sports but lovers of riding are also welcome!

"Fecskeház" Youth Hostel and Field Study Centre - 22 August

The „Fecskeház” Youth Hostel and Field Study Centre is a great starting point for discovering the puszta. It is located at Hortobágy-Máta, 2 kilometers from Hortobágy village, 300 meters from the famous Máta Stud. The comfortable rooms, the sunny dining hall and the large yard makes it a great accommodation for long or short stays.