Getting there

The conference will mainly be held in Cologne.

Airport Cologne/Bonn (CGN)

Cologne/Bonn Airport is the major hub of Germanwings/Eurowings and provides many connections within Europe and some with the US.

From the airport, a local train (S13) runs every 20 min. to the city centre, departing from the train station in front of the airport (just follow the signs). Ticket machines are in the train station. Choose a single 2b ticket for 2.80 Euro. For further information...

By train

The Rhine region and the Cologne/Bonn metropolitan region are connected to all major cities in Germany and Western Europe via a dense network of long-distance routes. You will find information on prices and journey times here:

By bus

Within Germany, the cheapest travel option offered are coaches (long-distance buses), which regularly connect all major cities. For further information...


Because Cologne regularly hosts large trade shows and both Cologne and Bonn are major tourist destinations in Germany, both cities offer a wide range of accommodation types, from basic hostels to luxury hotels. However, the very same facts also mean that accommodations get booked out quickly, so try to book as early as possible.

We recommend accommodation close to the university (Albertus Magnus Platz, 50923 Köln), in the Belgian Quarter or along tram line 9 with the stops 'Neumarkt', 'Mauritiuskirche', 'Zülpicher Platz', 'Dasselstr./Bahnhof Süd'.

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A low-cost alternative are hostels as well as camping sites in and around Cologne.