Jul 3 – 7, 2023
Faculty of Science, UPJS, Košice, Slovakia
Europe/Bratislava timezone


We offer two excursions on Wenesday, 28th July 2023:

We invite you to visit a unique Tokaj vinyard with wine tasting.

Tokaj is a small wine region in southeastern Slovakia. Slovakian Tokaj is best known for its production of sweet white wines made, like those of Sauternes in Bordeaux, by allowing the Botrytis cinerea (or Noble Rot) fungus to attack the grapes in autumn, evaporating water content in the berries and concentrating the sugars.

The Tokaj region produces naturally sweet puttonyo wines, marked with numbers 3, 4, 5 or 6, with 6 being the sweetest and rarest. (The 6 is wonderful with a dessert after a fancy dinner or lunch, but I also love the delicacy and lightness of the 3 and 4.)

The secret of the sweet wines is the fungus botrytis cinerea, the so-called noble rot that attacks grapes, generally in very humid weather. Because of that, puttonyo wines have a dark honey color and an extraordinarily rich taste. This wine is unusually complex, its aroma is full of dried fruit, from apricots to mango and dried figs, 

There are also appealing dry wines in Tokaj, made from the three types of grapes grown in the area that are used in all Tokaj wines. “Just as Bordeaux has its cabernet sauvignon and merlot or Brunello di Montalcino has its Sangiovese, Tokaj has its furmint, lipovina and muscat.

We will visit a vineyard and go for a guided tour of a wine cellar. We will taste different kinds of Tokaj wines and have a lunch at the nearby restuarant.  

As a shorter alternative we offer a Guided tour of Košice.


During the conference, you will have free entry to:

University Botanical garden, 

Mánesova 1889/23, 040 01 Košice, https://www.upjs.sk/pracoviska/botanicka-zahrada/en/, link to Google maps https://www.google.com/maps/place/Botanical+Garden+UPJ%C5%A0/@48.7357585,21.2359093,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x473ee0f8691f2355:0xba1435e858b3a358!8m2!3d48.735755!4d21.2384842!16s%2Fg%2F120_4965?entry=ttu


Steel Park - an interactive exhibition (showing your conference badge)

https://steelpark.sk/ , link to google maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Steelpark+park+vedy/@48.7139902,21.2527642,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x473ee07206073213:0x75eab5996fefbf80!8m2!3d48.7139902!4d21.2553391!16s%2Fg%2F11b_2yzlbr?entry=ttu