PTMin 2022 conference will be held at the Post-Cistercian Monastery and Palace Complex in Rudy near Rybnik (Southern Poland). The village is located in the center of Landscape Park of the Cistercian Landscape Compositions of Rudy Wielkie and on the European Route of Cistercian Abbeys. The history of the complex dates back to the thirteenth century when the Cistercians started their activity in Upper Silesia. Their activity is considered to be the beginning of the industrial era in the region. At the present time facilities in the complex, including the monastery, Church of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the park, have the status of a monument. The place is now a destination for many pilgrims, in particular lovers of hiking and biking.

More information on the official website of the facility:


Access by car

Coming from Katowice, Kraków, or Wrocław, it is best to use the A4 motorway. Then take the DK 408 road to Sośnicowice and DK 919 towards Racibórz. The route runs through the center of Rudy. In the village, turn right into Cysterska Street.
You can leave your car in the large free parking lot in front of the church.

Public transportation

Access to Rudy is possible by bus. PKS w Raciborzu Sp. z o.o. bus lines runs routes from Katowice (Katowice Sądowa Dworzec) to Rudy several times a day. The one-way journey takes about 1 hour.

You can also get to Rudy from Rybnik by taking line 43 operated by ZTZ Rybnik. Buses leave from the Rybnik Dworzec Autobusowy stop to the Rudy Kościół stop.


Accommodation will take place within the walls of the Post-Cistercian Monastery. Double, triple, and quadruple rooms on the first floor will be available to participants. The stay will also include meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in the monastery canteen on the ground floor.


Scientific sessions will be held in the auditorium for 120 people. The hall is located in the immediate vicinity of the participants’ rooms. It will be equipped with the tools necessary for oral presentations (projector, screen, computer) and posters (easels).