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Conference Tours

Mid-Conference Tours - 18th & 19th September 2013

Mid-Conference Tour 1

One day bus tour. Three Red brick Castles will be visited, in Kwidzyn, Malbork and Radzyń Chełmiński (entrance fees to castles are not included, paid by participants individually on site).

Fot. P. Charzynski

Mid-Conference Tour 2 (coorganized by NCU Institute of Archeology)

PaleoTechnosols of Grodno - Lusatian fortified settlement from older part of Hallstatt period
Ekranic Technosols of Toruń Airfield;
Linic Technosols on Toruń Strongholds.

Fot. W. Sosnowski Fot. M. Świtoniak Fot. M. Jankowski

Mid-Conference Tour 3

Soils of Military Training Field located in left-bank Toruń;
Spolic Technosols of industrial area of Inowrocław

Fot. P. Sewerniak Fot. M. Świtoniak Fot. J. Strzelczak

Mid-Conference Tour 4

Kayak trip in Brodnica LandscapePark along Skarlanka river and through 3 lakes (Zbiczno, Strażym & Bachotek). Easy route, no experience needed. Duration 3-4 h. Beautiful landscapes, clear water and air. Chance to watch lesser spotted eagle, great crested grebe, crane and many other bird species.

Fot. P. Charzynski Fot. P. Charzynski Fot. P. Charzynski

Post-Conference Tour - 21st - 24th September 2013

Day 1 - Saturday 21st

Morning departure by bus from Toruń. Transfer to Bełchatów. Soils of the reclaimed external dumping ground of opencast brown coal mine. Transfer to Northern Moravia region. Dinner in microbrewery restaurant Pivovar Konicek. Accomodation in Juhasz pension (for 2 nights) in Sobesovice, on the bank of Zermanice water reservoir.

Fot. Ł. Mendyk

Day 2 - Saturday 22nd

Visiting soils in the area around Karvina and Orlova - the problems with landscape slumps under mining spaces (short visit of lopsided church), the revitalization of past agricultural objects in Tranovice. Lunch in microbrewery restaurant Avar. The dinner in JUHASZ pension.

Fot. R. Vacha

Day 3 - Saturday 23rd

Morning departure by bus. Transfer to Policka, medieval walled town. Visit in Municipal Brewery. Transfer to Middle Bohemian region (district Mlada Boleslav), situated cca 80 km form Prague (north direction). Visit to abandoned military range and military airport. Problems of soil contamination by petroleum hydrocarbons especially and reuse of these areas will be presented. Overnight in Detenice - the visit of the castle and castle brewery, the dinner.

Fot. P. Charzyński Fot. R. Vacha Fot. R. Vacha

Day 4 - Saturday 24th

Short bus trip to Nymburk for old town sightseeing, brewery visit & see the exhibition about world famous Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal in local museum. Transfer to Prague. Guided tour in old town. The dinner and accommodation will be held in Floret hotel in Pruhonice (east part of Prague) with pool in the hotel and beautiful castle and gardens nearby.

Fot. P. Charzyński

Day 5 - Saturday 25th

Airport transfer or bus travel back to Toruń. If somebody would like to stay longer in Prague organizers would be glad to help with sightseeing program and accommodation arrangements.

Post-Conference Tour schedule is preliminary. Organizers reserves the right to make changes to the program and/or cancellations in case the minimum number of 15 participants for post-conference tour is not reached.