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Participants should ensure when booking flights to Germany, they book to arrive in Hamburg Airport. Hamburg City and Hamburg Airport are very well serviced by public transport (both bus and railway).

How to reach the event

From the airport: In the main arrival hall at the airport, follow the signs ("S") to the underground subway station. Before you finally go down to the platform, buy a ticket at the ticket maschines to HH-Othmarschen station (valid for city inner circles A+B). There is only one platform and one train, the S1 train. The train will take you all the way to Othmarschen station via Hamburg main railway station (±45 min). At Othmarschen station follow the majority of people and take the escalator down to street level, turn right and walk to the bus stop. There are two bus stops for bus number 1, it is important to take the one in the direction of Schenefelder Holt (direction horse raicing track / DESY)! Ask the bus driver in case of doubt. Get off at bus stop Hünengrab/DESY. The ticket you puchased at the airport is valid for the whole ride. Walk to the DESY entrance gate and ask for a map of the DESY premises at the reception desk. At the reception desk you can also pick up the keys for the guest house in case you arrive late (evening/night).

From the main railway station: In the main arrival hall at the railway station, follow the signs ("S") to the underground subway platform just outside of the main hall. Before you go down to the subway platforms, buy a ticket to HH-Othmarschen station (valid for city inner circles A+B) at the ticket maschines located in the main hall. Take the S1 subway in the direction Altona / Blankenese / Wedel and get off at Othmarschen station (±25 min). At Othmarschen station follow the majority of people and take the escalator down, turn right and walk to the bus stop. There are two bus stops for bus number 1, it is important to take the one in the direction of Schenefelder Holt (direction horse raicing track / DESY). Ask the bus driver in case of doubt! Get off the bus at bus stop Hünengrab/DESY. The ticket you puchased at the main railway station is valid for the whole ride. Walk to the DESY entrance gate and ask for a map of the DESY premises at the reception desk. At the reception desk you can also pick up the keys for the guest house in case you arrive late (evening/night).

By car: Leave the motorway (A7) exit HH-Bahrenfeld. If you come from the south, turn left into the main street (Osdorfer Weg). If you come from the north, turn right into Osdorfer Weg. After ±1.8 km turn right into Notkestraße and after 400 m on the left is located the main entrance gate to the DESY premises. A limited number of parking spaces can be found on the premises.

Visa and further information

VISA and Passports: European Union citizens should always carry with them a valid passport or National Identity Card when entering Germany. Visitors from other countries are advised to check what form of ID is required with the individual airline, tour operator or travel agent before traveling. For detailed information about visa, please contact the German Embassy or Consulate in your home country. Be aware that visa applications take quite some time and that your passport should be valid well beyond June 2019 (±6 months). If you need an invitation letter to attend the event, you will be able to download an automatically generated letter in pdf during your registration. In case of problems, contact for the letter of invitation for your visa application. 

Insurance: All course attendees from outside of Germany are well advised to check their health insurance and arrange additional private travel (including health!) insurance. The organizers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at the conference and/or pre-conference workshop.

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited by law in public areas/buildings within Germany. Ask whether your accommodation bedroom is a smoking or non-smoking room. Please make use of designated smoking areas outside public buildings (such as train stations).

Currency: The Euro (€) is the single currency shared by most of the European Union's Member States, which together make up the so-called Eurozone. Credit cards such as VISA and MasterCard are widely accepted. Travellers cheques are best exchanged at Hamburg Airport as many downtown banks won't exchange them anymore.

Electric Current: 220 Volts AV at 50Hz. Do not forget to bring a proper universal non-grounded or grounded adapter plug for use in Continental Europe.

Communication via phone: Only digital phones with GSM subscriptions and a roaming agreement will work in Germany. Visitors should consult with their supplier before departure. Common providers in Germany are Telekom, E-Plus, O2 and Vodafone.
 
WIFI access: Participants can have free access to the Internet via eduroam or DESY-Guest network.


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