DGLR: ICAS 2006 in Hamburg
ICAS 2006 Logo
    International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

   HAMBURG, GERMANY
   3-8 SEPTEMBER 2006

Travel Information

AIR TRAVEL AND ACCESS TO THE VENUE

By taxi from the Airport

The Hamburg airport is located in about 8 km distance to the convention venue. The costs for a taxi taking you to the CCH venue are about 20 EUR and it takes approximatly 20 minutes.

Public transport from the Airport

Approximatly 35 min, Euro 2,40: Normal bus no. 10 until S-Bahn station “Ohlsdorf”, there you have to take the metro U1 with destination“Wandsbekmarkt” until the station “Stephanplatz” which is within 2 minutes walking distance to the
CCH.

Approximatily 25 min, Euro 3,50: Fast bus no. 39 with destination “Teufelsbrück Fähre” until station “Lattenkamp” there you have to take the metro U1 with destination “Wandsbekmarkt” until station “Stephanplatz” then 2 minutes walk to the
CCH.

By car

The CCH has its own garage with a capacity of 900 parking-slots.

By rail –Special offer of DB

Travel fast and comfortable with German Railways for only 79 EUR roundtrip in 2nd class and 119 EUR roundtrip in 1st class. The special offer is valid in all DB trains from every German railway station to Hamburg. You have to book at least
three days in advance and have to commit yourself to the booked connection. The tickets are bookable through the hotline +49 18 05 - 31 11 53, keyword is ICAS 2006. The hotline is within reach from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 9pm. The telephone charge is 12 ct/min. from Deutsche Telekom's network.

 

RETURN HOME

Persons interested in Post Congress Technical Tours may consider a return flight departing from an alternate airport (e.g. Munich, Frankfurt or Berlin).

 

PASSPORT AND VISA

In Germany, everyone must have a valid identity card or passport. It is the responsibility of each delegate to obtain all the necessary documents, including visa if necessary. Participants requiring visas should apply to a German consular office or
diplomatic mission in their respective country well in advance to departure. Participants are advised to contact their local travel agencies or airline companies for assistance. Details and an application form for Schengen Visa in several languages can be found on:

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de

If you need any assistance for visa acquisition (like a special invitation letter from L.O.C.) after you have contacted your local travel agencies or airline companies, please feel free to contact the ICAS2006 Local Organizing Committee (L.O.C.) Office. Timely visa acquisition should be not later than 30 June 2006.

The ICAS 2006 L.O.C. Office

DGLR – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt Lilienthal-Oberth e.V.
Godesberger Allee 70
D-53175 Bonn
Phone: (+49) 228-3 08 05 10
Fax: (+49) 228-3 08 05 24
e-mail: peter.brandt@dglr.de
http://www.DGLR.de

 

PAYMENT

Currency

The currency used in Germany is European EURO (EUR, €). Notes are available in units of EUR 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and coins in units of Cent 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and EUR 1 and 2. Traveler´s checks and currencies from most countries can be exchanged for European EUR at major banks and hotels. Only European EUR is accepted at regular stores and restaurants.

Credit Cards

International credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, American Express and Diners Club are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, large shops and restaurants.

Tax and Tipping

In Germany there is the custom of paying 10 percent of the amount of the bill as tipping in restaurants. A 16% sales tax applies to almost all consumer goods sold in Germany.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Climate

Hamburg is not renowned for dry weather. It is often windy as the wind blows nearly unobstructed from the north sea. The overall result is that the air has a refreshing effect and is rarely unpleasant (unless you have non-suitable clothing). The average daytime temperature in Hamburg for September is a comfortable 65°F (18° C). Participants are recommended to bring normal summer clothing with adequate clothings for cooler and rainy days / evenings.

Electricity

220-230 volts AC, 50-60 Hz


Business Hours

Bank

Mo + Thu 9:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 18:00
Tue + Wed 9:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 –16:00
Fri 9:00 – 13:00
Closed on weekends and holidays


Post Office (e.g. Schlüterstr. 51 – 53)

Mo – Fri 8:00 – 18:00
Sa 8:00 – 12:00

Shops 10:00 – 20:00 (typical time)
Restaurants 11:00 – 23:00 (typical time)


Time

CET with daylight saving time at this period.

Mobil phones

For the use of mobile phones in Hamburg, Germany, they must be designed for the GSM frequency-bands 900 MHz or 1800 MHz. Additionally the use of UMTS mobile phones in the area of the venue is possible but there is no coverage guaranteed all over Germany.

Latest information on the 25th ICAS Congress can be obtained from:

ICAS Secretariat
c/o FOI
SE-16490 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
Telephone: +46-8-5550-3151
Fax: + 46-8-5550-3397
E-mail: secr.exec@icas.org

   

DGLR Logo German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics (DGLR)
– Lilienthal-Oberth e.V.
http://www.dglr.de

Godesberger Allee 70
D-53175 Bonn
Germany