Useful Information

  • How to get here

  • Public Transport

  • Karlsruhe has apublic transportation system and can easily be reached by train.
  • To plan a specific journey, please visit kvv.de in the city area or German Rail for connections outside the city area.
  • Airports

  • The nearest Airports are
  • Frankfurt: international airport with most connections, about 1 hour to Karslruhe via the ICE hourly train connections

    The long-distance train station is located on level 0 of Terminal 1 of the airport. Once you get there, take a train to Karlsruhe main station (Hauptbahnhof) (for exact times of departure, please refer to the train schedule of German Rail). [duration approx. 1h]

    From Karlsruhe main station, you can take a taxi (approx. €10) or follow directions “by public transport” below.

    Check the website of Frankfurt Airport for flight connections.

    Stuttgart: international airport, about 90-100 Minutes via Stuttgart train station (tram connection) and  to Karslruhe via the ICE hourly train connections

    Take tram line S2 or S3 to Hauptbahnhof Stuttgart, then change to a train to Karlsruhe main station (Hauptbahnhof) (for exact times of departure, please refer to the train schedule of German Rail). [total duration approx. 2 h]

    From Karlsruhe main station, you can take a taxi (approx. €10) or follow directions “by public transport” below.

    Check the website of Stuttgart Airport for flight connections.

    Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, airport with mostly regional connections

    The Baden-Airpark-Express line will take you to Karlsruhe main station (Hauptbahnhof).

    From Karlsruhe main station, you can take a taxi (approx. €10 ) or follow directions “by public transport” below.

    Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport to Karlsruhe (approx. €40 ).

    Check the website of Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport for flight connections.

    Weather

  • Karlsruhe has a temperate climate (although it is one of the warmest places within Germany). In June it is generally warm and sunny but it can also be unpredictable and showers are not uncommon.
    -> present weather forecast
  • Passport and Visa

    A valid passport is required to enter Germany. For visitors from certain countries a visa is required. You will
    find all the relevant information on the website of the Federal Foreign Office:
    http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/Startseite_node.html
  • Currency

    Germany’s currency is Euro - EUR. Symbol for Euro is €.
    Exchange rates in August 2015:
    1 EUR = 1.10 USD
    -> currency calculator (also for other currencies)
  • Electricity

    The electricity in Germany is 220-240V/50Hz and accommodates a common European plug. Adaptors can be
    purchased in the major electrical shops and in airports.
  • Language

    The official language of theConference is English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
  • Smoking Ban

    There is a smoking ban in Germany in public places which includes bars, restaurants and public transport.
  • Time zone

  • The time zone in Germany is GMT +1. German Summer Time is GMT +2:00 from the last Sunday in March
    until the last Sunday in October.

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