The 6th International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices
The 5th International Workshop of Persistent and Photostimulable Phosphors (IWPPP-5)

Belgrade, Serbia, 29th of August to 2nd of September 2022


Host City & Venue


Hotel Falkensteiner ★★★★

The 4 Star Superior Falkensteiner Hotel Belgrade designed by the star architect Boris Podrecca stands out for its futuristic facade, its welcoming atmosphere and its first class hotel facilities.

This city hotel is located in the vibrant business and entertainment district of Belgrade. Close to the city centre and with a great connection to the airport, the hotel offers modern design, comfort, excellent service and a high level of functionality. A perfect place to stay whether you're visiting the booming metropolis in the Balkans for business, a conference or a sightseeing trip.



How to reach Belgrade

If you prefer traveling by plane, Belgrade is served by Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG), situated just 18 kilometers from the city center, and from the hotel just 15km.

If you prefer driving yourself to and around the city during your vacation in Belgrade you can drive your own car or rent one. Foreign drivers in Serbia need to have a valid international driving license and international insurance, which can also be bought at the border.
The two main international roads going through Belgrade are the E-70 and the E-75. They are in relatively good conditions but you will have to pay on several pay tolls to Belgrade. Meanwhile, local roads may lack sufficient road signs so it is better to bring always a detailed map with you. Speed limits are in accordance with international standards (e.g. on a highway the maximum speed is 130km/hour).

Belgrade Central Railway Station is centrally located and offers a well-developed network of railways that connects Serbia’s capital with all the main cities of Europe, by daily, as well as overnight trains.
Remember to check if you can get commercial discounts such as InterRail, Euro Domino, Railplus, Balkan Flexipass, Easy Travel Card, Euro 26, City Star, and the Unified Balkans Tariff.
Serbian Railways https://serbianrailways.com/

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The best time of the year to visit Belgrade is during spring and summer (April-October. In these sunny months, Belgrade is delightful: everything is in blossom, the streets and squares are lined with outdoor cafes, the floating Belgrade clubs are opened on Sava and Danube rivers. Moreover, it is also the time when festivals take place one after another, and the city is ready to rock!

Nikola Tesla Museum

Ada Ciganlija Lake

Ada Ciganlija (pronounced [ˈǎːda tsiˈɡǎnlija]), colloquially shortened to Ada, is a river island that has artificially been turned into a peninsula, located in the Sava River's course through central Belgrade, Serbia. Apart from the sports facilities, a 7 kilometer-long beach of Lake Sava has a closely supervised, fenced-off children's swimming area. Ada Ciganlija features a tall sports observation tower and bleachers on multiple levels which is its most prominent structure as well and one of very few permanent solid structures. The island has been conceptualized as Belgrade's focal point for mass sporting activity and recreation. As such, it features a great number of facilities, which get more numerous every year. They include tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball courts, bike and rollerskating paths, soccer, baseball, rugby fields, skateboarding ramps, an artificial rock climbing wall, kayaking facilities, bungee jumping platform, cable skiing facilities, canoeing facilities, and many other.


The most beautiful and biggest park in Belgrade, which is also the most important cultural and historical complex, in which the Belgrade Fortress stands high above the Sava and Danube confluence. The fortress, including the Kalemegdan, represents a cultural monument of exceptional importance (from 1979), the area where various sport, cultural, and arts events take place, for all generations of Belgraders and numerous visitors of the city.


Gardoš is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Zemun. Located on the slopes of the hill of the same name, with its tower and preserved old architecture, Gardoš is the major historical landmark of Zemun. Remnants of the Gardoš Fortress, built in the 14th century and the 15th century, are the oldest surviving parts of Zemun. The citadel is built in the Gothic style. The square castle had four round towers, one on each side. The walls were made of broken stone pieces, with brick covering in limestone plaster. For the most part, only sections of the outer walls are preserved, so as to three towers, up to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) high.

Belgrade Waterfront

Belgrade Waterfront, known in Serbian as Belgrade on Water, is an urban renewal development project headed by the Government of Serbia aimed at improving Belgrade's cityscape and economy by revitalizing the Sava amphitheater, a neglected stretch of land on the right bank of the Sava river, between the Belgrade Fair and Branko's bridge. Belgrade Waterfront complex will include 7,000 residential units for 14,000 residents, luxury hotels including W Hotel and St. Regis, 2000 offices, the largest shopping mall in southeast Europe, and public buildings within a total construction area of 1.8 million sq. The project includes office and luxury apartment buildings, Belgrade Park, Sava Promenada, five-star hotels, and Galerija Belgrade shopping center. Belgrade Waterfront complex is located on the right bank of river River, in Sava Amphitheater occupying the central city area from Branko's Bridge to the Belgrade Fair.


Skadarlija (Serbian Cyrillic: Скадарлија) is a vintage street, an urban neighborhood and former municipality of Belgrade, Serbia. It is located in the Belgrade municipality of Stari Grad (Old Town). Skadarlija partially preserved the ambiance of the traditional urban architecture, including its archaic urban organization, and is known as the main bohemian quarter of Belgrade, similar to Paris' Montmartre.

New Belgrade Attractions

Museum of Contemporary Art
Usce park
Ethernal Flame





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