16th Symposium on the Cannabinoids
Arrival and Symposium Check-in will be
in Tihany on June 24. The
Symposium sessions will be held from the morning of June 25 until
the early evening of June 28. Departure is best scheduled for June
- To and From Tihany:
From Budapest airport (Ferihegy), shuttle buses to Club Tihany
will be provided on June 24. You must inform
the organizing committee about your flight number and arrival time
before May 15th to reserve a place on the shuttle. Otherwise,
you must organize your trip to Tihany (approx 110 km) on your own.
Return shuttles will be provided on June 29th. USD $18.00 each way.
Alternatively, there is an airport minibus service. There are eight
places in the bus and you must pay per km, even on the return trip.
Taxis are also available, but very expensive. Car rental is available,
and all major rental offices are available at the airport.
The Hungarian Airlines (MALEV)
is the official airline for the 2006 Symposium. They offer special
prices for direct flights from Toronto or New York, many cities
in Asia, as well as other connections from within Europe.
[ We have no affiliation or relationship
with AirGorilla.com, but
they seem to be inexpensive as well. ]
To Club Tihany, you must take the train from Budapest Deli (South) station up to Balatonfured, then take a local bus (or taxi) from Balatonfured railway station to Tihany Club Hotel. It is a little bit complicated but much cheaper than minibus or taxi. If needed, take a minibus or taxi to Deli station, than take the train to Tihany.
The Tihany peninsula can be reached by car following the highway M7 from Budapest. Coming from Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine follow the signs for highway M7. Take this road to its end, then follow Szantod, Tihany (ferry boat). The ferry station in Tihany is 100 meters from the Club Tihany hotel entrance. There are boats in every 10-15 minutes.
Coming from Austria (Graz) and any other southern countries (like Italy, Slovenia) take road No 71 up to Tihany.
Maps: Tihany - Lake
Balaton - Balaton
Region - Budapest
Passport and Visa:
Please make sure your passport is not expired and you have your
Visa (if required). If you have not yet done so, act as soon as
possible, as the immigration policy to Hungary changed recently
to a more bureaucratic and slower form than before. If you need
help or assistance with receiving a Hungarian Visa, please contact
Wenger as soon as possible.
The weather in Hungary during the meeting time is early summer time. Not very hot (averaging 20-24C). Some rains may occur.
The local money is the forint (at the present, 1USD equals approximately 200 Ft. and 1EU is 245 Ft).
We recommend that you change your currency to Hungarian Forints
(HUF) upon arrival. There are ATMs
available all over Budapest, including both Ferihegy IIA and IIB
airports. You may estimate the exchange rates using this free Universal
Currency Converter. Hotel phone and other expenses can be payed
to the hotel directly.
Hungary's power is provided via Type C and Type F receptacles. There are some possibilities for converters, but in a very limited number in Club Tihany hotel. Click here for more information.
All rooms at Club Tihany are equipped with paid internet connections.
Tihany, a marvelous peninsula, reaches deep into Lake Balaton, dividing it into two parts. Tihany is not only known as the "gem of the Hungarian Sea," but also is a rare jewel of the region, of Hungary, and of Europe itself. The terrain of the igneous peninsula is dotted wtih limestone cones created by geysers. Thanks to its special microclimate and two lakes without outlets, several rare species of flora and fauna can be found on the peninsula and therefore, in 1952, it was proclaimed the first nature reserve in Hungary
It is not only the beauty of the scenery, but also
the atmosphere and historic monuments of the village that make Tihany
a tourist target. It was Andrew I who decided the future fate and
development of the villiage, by choosing it as his burial place
in 1055 and by founding a Benedictine monastery. The abbey church
is as it has been for centuries, as the village's cultural and spiritual
center. The thatched houses encircling the church evoke the atmosphere
of centuries past.
The skanzen shows the life of the fishing and farming population of the nearly 1000-year old village. Beyond the old houses glitters the water of Belső-tó (inner lake). Still further, the most beautiful of all the geyser cones.
The 13th century church in Ujlak reminds their visitors of the old village, whereas the spectacular hotels and restaurants in the nearby resort areas remind them of modern Tihany.
A four star club situated on the top of the Tihany peninsula,
Club Tihany was declared a National park in 1952. For 15 years,
Club Tihany has been appreciated both by colleagues and guests for
its number and quality of services. The peninsula worthily impresses
as well, with its historical monuments, beautiful panoramas, Mediterranian
and outstanding flora and fauna.
Sightseeing in Budapest:
Budapest is the center of the country, both geographically speaking
and in the historical and administrative sense. The city boasts
two World Heritage sites: the Danube panorama, with Buda Castle,
and the superb buildings on the Pest embankment, as well as Andrássy
Avenue with its magnificent villas and monumental Heroes' Square.
In addition there are 837 listed historical monuments, 223 museums
and galleries, 40 theatres, seven concert halls, two opera houses
and several thousand restaurants, cafés, clubs and cinemas.
Within the bounds of the city, there are several natural features
of particular interest, including the extensive cave systems in
the Buda Hills and the Sas Hill Nature Protection Zone just outside
the downtown area. There are 80 mineral and medicinal water springs
in Budapest feeding medicinal baths, 10 of which are protected historical
Budapest has a relatively inexpensive and efficient public transportation
system of buses, trolleybuses, trams and subways. However, at rush
hours the fastest way of commuting is by subway. Keep in mind, public
transportation may also be crowded. One line ticket presently costs
95 HUF, which must be validated on the buses or at the gates of
the subway stations. A daily ticket, a Budapest card and local maps
are available at major subway stations.
For any other inquiries or questions, please email Dr. Tibor Wenger.
© 2006 ICRS
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