Hamburg is within easy reach for the rest of the world; see the descriptions below. For local transportation in Hamburg and further details on reaching the conference location in the eastern part of Hamburg (campus of the Helmut-Schmidt-University, Holstenhofweg 85, 22043 Hamburg), please see the information on local transport in Hamburg. We will provide local transport tickets to the conference participants for the conference period. The ticket is imprinted in the personal badge. This allows to use HVV transport during the conference period at no further cost (after having fetched the badge at the conference desk, i.e. you need to make the first trip to the campus on your own).
When making your travel arrangements, please note the period Aug 30 (Tuesday) to Sept 2 (Friday). On the afternoon of the pre-conference day (Tuesday) there will be workshops and a come-together event; the registration front desk will be open. The actual conference will start on Wednesday at 9 o'clock in the morning and most likely close at Friday at around 3 o'clock in the afternoon (schedule overview).
Long-distance trains (ICE/IC) may stop at several train stations in Hamburg. Usually conference participants would go to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) (main train station), one of the busiest stations in Europe.
Train tickets are available at Deutsche
Currently Deutsche Bahn offers saver fares (Sparpreise),
with prices from EUR 19 € for a one-way ICE/IC trip within Germany (subject to availability,
booking period until 31 July, travel period until 10 December).
Hamburg Airport (IATA-code: HAM) features direct flights to more than one hundred destinations. The airport is known in German as Flughafen Hamburg and there is an imminent extension of the name in honor of Helmut Schmidt. The airport is located 8 km north of the city center in the Fuhlsbüttel quarter.
HVV, the Hamburg public transit network, runs the rapid transit train (S-Bahn) S1 which links the airport to the city center every ten minutes. To directly reach the conference from the airport, leave S1 at the stop U S Wandsbeker Chaussee (this takes 16 minutes from the airport) and change, e.g., to bus no. 261 (direction U Horner Rennbahn) or bus no. 35 (direction Sorenkoppel) to the bus stop Universität der Bundeswehr.
Several long-distance busses approach Hamburg's main bus-port, the ZOB, which is located next to the main train station (Hauptbahnhof). Coach operators such as MeinFernbus Flixbus, Postbus, Berlin Linien Bus, and others offer connections to, e.g., Amsterdam, Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Kopenhagen and many other cities in Germany and Europe.
From all directions there is an Autobahn that leads to Hamburg. To reach the conference location from the eastern side of Hamburg, one may use Autobahn A24 exit Hamburg-Jenfeld, travel Schiffbeker Weg heading north until Rodigallee, turn left, follow Rodigallee and turn left to the campus gateway at Holstenhofweg 85 (22043 Hamburg). For parking on the campus, please register at the campus gateway (gatehouse), where you will receive directions for the parking area.
In 2016 Hamburg expects more than 150 arrivals of cruise ships. Just in time for the conference, the Queen Mary 2 (the flagship of the Cunard Line), will call Hamburg Hafencity at 30 Aug after a trip to the Norwegian fjords. The day after the conference closing, two ships will leave Hamburg: The AIDAPrima will head for the North Sea, while the Mein Schiff 1 will leave for a Nordic Full Metal Cruise.