Where is Żory?
The medieval city of Żory is located in the south of Poland, in the region called Upper Silesia, right next to the Czech Republic border (approximately 90 km from Kraków airport and 60 km from Katowice airport and about 50 km from Oświęcim-Auschwitz) How to get to Żory?
BY AIRPLANE. The best way is fly to either Cracow = Krakow (KRK) or Katowice (KTW) with numerous airlines from numerous locations.
BY TRAIN. There are trains to Katowice from Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Kiev, Berlin.
BY BUS FROM KRAKÓW. You will get to Kraków Central Railway Station/Central Bus Station (Krakow Central Bus Station sticks to the railway station. Once you get off the train from the airport you are basically there) straight from the Krakow airport by shuttle train. The trip takes about 15 mins and it's cheap. It's also easy. Just follow the others. From the Central Bus Station (in Polish: Regionalny Dworzec Autobusowy) there are buses straight to Żory. Departure time: 1:00 p.m., 4:05 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The trip takes approx. 2:15h.
BY BUS FROM KATOWICE. You can get to Żory from Katowice with numerous buses departing every 20 minutes (look for lines: DRABAS or BUS BROTHERS). If you plan to fly to Katowice you will most certainly get to the city center by a shuttle bus from the Katowice airport. When in Katowice look for:
The Bus Station by so called "EMPIK". Once you are there, ask for DRABAS bus line (direction Jastrzębie). Departure time from near EMPIK: 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:15, 08:45, 09:0, 09:35, 10:05, 10:30, 11:10, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 13:20, 13:50, 14:25, 15:10, 15:40, 16:20, 17:00, 17:40, 18:10, 18:45, 19:40, 20:35, 21:30.
Square called Plac Andrzeja, which sticks right to the Central Railway Station. ask there for Bus Brothers bus line (direction Cieszyn). Departure time from Plac Andrzeja in Katowice: 6:10, 7:00, 7:50, 8:50, 9:50, 10:50, 11:30, 12:25, 13:20, 14:20, 15:10, 16:00, 16:50, 17:40, 18:30, 19:30, 20:50.The Ticket Prices
The train/bus from Krakow airport to the Central Railway station is less then. 1,5 euro
The bus from Krakow to Zory is approx. 5 euro
The bus from Katowice to Zory is approx. 2 euro, Any bus towards Wisla, Cieszyn and Wodzislaw will take you to Zory as well.
In Żory it can be cheap and standard. The prices start at 30 PLN (7,5 euro) in a shared dormrooms for ten people in TWINPIGS
town (your roomates will be our workshops participants). There are middle range prices (25-50 euro)at HOTEL ŻORY
. If you look for something up to 400 PLN (100 euro) you should aim at KAMELEON, ALTO
(Qubus) or STARY MŁYN
hotels. They offer what the more demanding expect.Before we come up with a real map, here is some info about the places where there will be VOICINGERS:Żory Municipal Cultural Center (MOK), ul Dolne Przedmieście 1, 44-240 Żory
Scena Teatralna - competition presentations, sund engeneering workshop and VOICINGERS special concerts
Scena Plenerowa - relaxation classes, vocal workshop
Drawing Room - Voicingers for Children workshopTWINPIGS town, ul. Katowicka 24, 44-240 Żory
Texas Restaurant -late night jam sessions (9-22.07 at 9.30 pm)Municipal Park in Żory
Children concertGminny Ośrodek Kultury w Suszcu - eMGOK, ul. Ogrodowa 22, 43-267 Suszec
Concerts (10-11.07) Bankowa Street Live, ul. Piastowska 1, 43-200 Pszczyna
Concert (12.07) Scena Pod Latarnią (Under the Lantern), ul. Szeroka 20, 44-240 Żory
Concert (13.07)Miejsko-Gminny Ośrodek Kultury w Strumieniu, eMGOK, ul. Młyńska 14, 43-246 Strumień