TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
Travel to Cologne
Cologne is well connected nationally and internationally. You can fly into Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN) and reach the city center by regional public transport (see here for connections). Flying into Frankfurt am Main airport (FRA) is another good option, especially from overseas; high-speed long-distance trains to Cologne are available (see here for connections).
Travel to Conference Venue
From Cologne Central Station:
Take the subway/tram lines 16 or 18 to the stop "Neumarkt", change to line 9 in the direction "Sülz" to the stop "Universität". From there it is a short walk (roughly 5 minutes) to the conference venue. The ride takes approximately 20 minutes.
A taxi from Cologne Central Station to the university costs approximately 15 €.
From Köln Messe/Deutz:
Take subway/tram line 9 in the direction "Sülz" to the stop "Universität".
A taxi from Köln Messe/Deutz to the university costs approximately 20 €.
From Köln Süd:
Take the exit "Zülpicher Strasse". After the exit, walk along Zülpicher Strasse in the direction Lindenthal to the intersection of Universitätsstrasse. Turn right onto Universitätsstrasse to the conference venue (roughly 10 minutes walk).
Public transport tickets can be bought on the platform (cash and card payment) or inside the train (coins only).
We have pre-reserved a number of rooms at discounted rates in various hotels. For the list of hotels, please click here. If you are interested in booking one of these rooms, please contact the respective hotel directly quoting the booking code "RC28".
Alternatively, you may also have a look at different hotel booking websites, like booking.com, hrs.de, trivago.de, airbnb.com, etc.
Please note that there are several trade fairs in Cologne and Dusseldorf during this time; hotels sell out quickly and will have increased room rates.
The city of Cologne charges a cultural tax ("Kulturförderabgabe") of roughly 5 percent of the total accommodation price. Normally, business stays are exempt from this tax. However you need to prove that your stay is work-related. For this, you need to fill in the following form and show it upon arrival in the hotel. For further information on the cultural tax, also refer to the following website. We apologize for this inconvenience.