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Frankfurt is located in the center of Europe (European Central Bank) and can be reached directly by air from almost any corner of the world. It is central to the European railway system and lies at an intersection of highways connecting all European countries.

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Part I  – travel to registration and icebreaker party on Sunday, 10 August 2008
Part II – travel to the conference location (11 – 15 August 2008)

 

Part I–travel to registration and icebreaker party on Sunday, 10 August 2008

By Air:

There are two possiblities:
A) A taxi from Frankfurt Airport takes about 20 minutes to the registration and icebreaker party locations and costs about 30 EURO. Ask to be dropped off at the Senckenberg museum (icebreaker party location). The registration site is almost next door (100 m north) in the “Café Juridicum” on the ground floor of the administrative building of the University.

B) A cheaper way (about 4 EURO from the travel center (Reisezentrum) ticket counter or from vending machines) is to catch S8 or S9 train from "Gleis" 1 of the "Regionalbahnhof" under Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station). There change to subway line U4 in the direction Messe / Bockenheimer Warte (your ticket is also valid for the subway). Bockenheimer Warte is the final stop of U4. Get off and take the exit “Senckenberganlage/ Universtitaet/ Senckenbergmuseum”. You will find yourself between the Senckenbergmuseum and the administrative building of the University (“Juridicum”). Registration is in the “Café Juridicum” right there at the corner on the ground floor. The Senckenberg Museum (Icebreaker Party location) is 100 m South on the same side of the road.

By Train:

If you arrive by train at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) you can walk it in 25 minutes if you are enterprising or want the exercise (map), otherwise change to subway line U4 in the direction Messe / Bockenheimer Warte. You may have to buy a ticket from a vending machine for a “Kurzstrecke, Erwachsene” (short trip, adult). Bockenheimer Warte is the final stop of U4. Get off and take the exit  “Senckenberganlage/ Universtitaet/ Senckenbergmuseum”. You will find yourself between the Senckenbergmuseum and the administrative building of the University(“Juridicum”). Registration is in the “Café Juridicum” right there at the corner on the ground floor. The Senckenberg Museum (icebreaker party location) is 100 m South on the same side of the road.

By Car:

We strongly advise you not to take a car because parking space is limited in Frankfurt and at the Conference Venue. For the registration on Sunday and the icebreaker party, you may use the parking area next to the Bockenheimer Depot (conference dinner location, very short footwalk to registration, see map).
For those using a GPS navigation system: the address of the Senckenberg Museum is: Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main.

A) Arriving from the north via Autobahn A5: get off the Autobahn at Nordwestkreuz Frankfurt in direction of Miquelallee (Bockenheim/Hauptbahnhof/Messe) and stay on the Miquelallee until you reach a major crossing and traffic light just one block north of the Senckenberg Museum (see map). Turn right and right again at the Bockenheimer Depot to enter the parking area.

B) Arriving from the west, east and south via Autobahn A3 or A5: follow the A5 north of Frankfurter Kreuz (the intersection of the A3 and A5 at Frankfurt airport) in the direction of Kassel or Westkreuz Frankfurt (Frankfurt-West). Get off at Westkreuz Frankfurt exit in direction F-Stadmitte/ Universitaet/ Congress C. Use the left lanes on this road. (Do not drive too fast!) Stay on this until you see the Messeturm (Messe Tower on the map) with the hammering geologist statue in front of it. At the roundabout, go nearly 270° around and turn right into the Senckenberganlage. Stay on this road until you will have passed the Senckenberg Museum with the dinosaur in front of it (on your left hand side). Pass two sets of traffic lights and immediately move to the very left lane. There, after the third set of traffic lights, you have the possibility for a U-turn. Move to the right lane and turn right after about 50m at the traffic lights. Turn right again at the next traffic lights and enter the Bockenheimer Depot parking area.

Travel within Frankfurt between the conference location and the icebreaker party/registration site on Sunday 10 August

(for those who prefer to start their poster display at the conference location on Sunday)

Take the bus line 36 at the Campus Westend bus stop (just in front of the South exit of the campus at the I.G. Farben Building) in direction Westbahnhof. Exit at Campus Bockenheim, the registration/icebreaker party location (see detailed map below). Alternatively, bus line 75 connects the Campus Westend and the Campus Bockenheim, too. Take the bus at the Campus Westend bus stop (just in front of the South exit of the campus at the I.G. Farben Building), exit at stop Bockenheimer Warte, right around the corner of the registration/icebreaker party location.


Part II – travel to the conference location (11 – 15 August 2008)

By Air:

There are two possiblities:
A) A taxi from Frankfurt Airport takes about 20 minutes to the conference venue and costs about 30 EURO. Ask to be dropped off at the Campus Westend of the University, IG Farben-Haus (= building); address: Grüneburgplatz 1. Walk through the IG Farben Building to the north (see map). The smaller building in the park is the conference location (Casino of the IG Farben Building).

B) A cheaper way (about 4 EURO from the travel center (Reisezentrum) ticket counter or from vending machines) is to catch S8 or S9 train from "Gleis" 1 of the "Regionalbahnhof" under Terminal 1 to Hauptwache (a main subway station downtown). Change to any of the subway lines U1, U2 or U3 (in direction of either Ginnheim/Gonzenheim/Oberursel, Heddernheim) and exit at Holzhausenstraße (Uni Campus Westend). Take a short footwalk due West according to our detailed map.

By Train:

If you arrive by train at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) you change to subway line U4 or U5 in the direction Frankfurt City. Exit at the next station (Willy Brandt-Platz) and change to any of the subway lines U1, U2 or U3 (in direction of either Ginnheim/Gonzenheim/Oberursel, Heddernheim). Exit at Holzhausenstraße (Uni Campus Westend). Take a short footwalk due West according to our detailed map.

By Car:

We strongly advise you not to take a car because parking space is limited in Frankfurt and at the conference venue. There are a few parking areas within the University “Campus Westend” (see map).

For those using a GPS navigation system: the address of the Campus is Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main.

Arriving from all directions via Autobahn A5: exit the Autobahn at Nordwestkreuz Frankfurt in the direction of Miquelallee (Frankfurt Mitte/Palmengarten) and stay on the Miquelallee until you reach the second traffic light. Turn right onto Hansaallee and after a short distance right again onto Bremer Straße. From the Bremer Straße turn right onto Fürstenbergerstraße. The entrance to the parking area is on the right side of Fürstenbergerstraße immediately after the IG Farben Building. Please tell the security person at the gate that you are a 9IKC participant.

Travel within Frankfurt to the conference location (Campus Westend)

We will provide every participant with a 5-day pass for public transportation valid within the city limits of Frankfurt for the duration of the conference from Monday through Friday. A number of hotels lie within walking distance of the conference venue, but also those situated close to subway lines (esp. U1, U2 or U3) or bus stations are suitable and the conference venue can be easily and quickly reached (see map).

A) Starting point Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station): change to subway line U4 or U5 in the direction Frankfurt City. Exit at the next station (Willy Brandt-Platz) and change to any of the subway lines U1, U2 or U3 (in direction of either Ginnheim/Gonzenheim/Oberursel, Heddernheim). Exit at Holzhausenstraße (Uni Campus Westend). Take a short footwalk due West according to our detailed map.

B) Starting point Hauptwache (a main subway station downtown): change to any of the subway lines U1, U2 or U3 (in direction of either Ginnheim/Gonzenheim/Oberursel, Heddernheim) and exit at Holzhausenstraße (Uni Campus Westend). Take a short footwalk due West according to our detailed map.