Practical Information


Host & Venue

EDDI16 will be hosted by GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences .

The institute is the largest infrastructure facility for the Social Sciences in Germany and located in Mannheim and Cologne. The mission is to render substantial, nationally and internationally relevant research-based infrastructure services. The institute is divided into five scientific departments covering the whole range of empirical social research. GESIS as an organization was established in 1986 and has merged into one institute since 2007.

EDDI16 will be held at STADTHOTEL am Römerturm (Englisch translation by Google). The STADTHOTEL is located in the center of Cologne nearby the location of GESIS in Cologne.

Details on the STADTHOTEL am Römerturm (in short Stadthotel) .

  • Address: Sankt-Apern-Straße 32, 50667 Cologne, Germany, view Google Map
  • Phone: National: 0221 20930 - International: +49 221 20930

Conference Rooms (compare Hotel map)

  • Plenaries: room "Kolping"
  • Concurrent sessions: room "Babilon" and room "Kolping"
  • Poster session: room "Kerpen"

Directions and travel advice

The conference venue STADTHOTEL is located in the center of Cologne.
You reach both hotels (Stadthotel and Bristol hotel) most simple by a 10 to 15 minutes' walk from Cologne central station (compare section "Accommodation" below).

Transport and travel information:

1. Public transportation within Cologne by Cologne transport association ("Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe" - "KVB")

The webpage "Tickets and Fares” and the map of the KVB route system informs in detail about routes, tickets, faires etc..

  • For bording stop + four stops select price category K / 1,90 Euro (short haul ticket / "Kurzstrecke" ), for all of Cologne select price category 1b (2,80 Euro; City ticket) on the ticket machine at the stop or in the KVB vehicle
  • You can pay tickets from ticket machines only with coins or German Geldkarte! EC-Card is accepted in KVB service centers (but only sometimes in private kiosks selling KVB tickets).
  • This ticket is automatically validated. If you purchase your ticket at a sales outlet, please validate it as soon as you enter the vehicle at the red ticket stamper.
  • On the right hand side of the webpage is a KVB travel planner where you can find the easiest way to get from one place to another by public transport.

2. Transport between Cologne central station ("Köln Hbf") and Cologne airport ("Köln/Bonn Flughafen" / "CGN Köln Bonn Airport"] by Deutsche Bahn (DB)

Cologne has one airport, Cologne/Bonn Airport. Most convenient is to travel by Deutsche Bahn from / to the airport.

  • Buy and validate the ticket (orange DB ticket stamper) before you enter the train.
  • For the following connections select price category 1b (2,80 Euro) at the ticket machine.
  • S-Bahn line S13 or 19: takes a 14 minute ride from / to the Cologne central station ("Köln Hbf").
    • From the airport take direction "Düren" (or "Sindorf")
    • To the airport (CGN Köln/Bonn Airport) take direction "Troisdorf"
  • Regional Express train RE 8 (Rhein-Erft-Express): takes a 11 minute trip from / to the Cologne central station ("Köln Hbf").
    • From the airport take direction "RE8 Mönchengladbach" (or "Sindorf")
    • To the airport (CGN Köln/Bonn Airport) take direction "Koblenz"
  • For more information see: Deutschen Bahn: Information and tickets service

3. Travel between Frankfurt airport and Cologne central station (Köln Hbf)

  • Deutsche Bahn provide fast connections (ICE - Intercity-Express) between DB long-distance station "Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf " and Cologne central station ("Köln Hbf") (travel time ~ 1 hour).
    Some of the ICE stop only at train station "Köln-Deutz" (ground-floor level).
    In this case change there to track 10 on the first floor-level; take any of the local trains (S6, S11, S12, S13) to Cologne central station ("Köln Hbf").
    You will pass the river Rhine and leave the train at the next stop Cologne central station ("Köln Hbf") (duration ~ 3 min.).
  • To see the scenic Rhine valley during your trip to Cologne choose an IC (Intercity) train at "Frankfurt(M)Flughafen Fernbf" via Mainz Hbf / Koblenz Hbf / Bonn Hbf to Cologne central station ("Köln Hbf") (travel time ~ 2 hours).

4. Travel between Düsseldorf airport and Cologne central station (Köln Hbf)

  • Deutsche Bahn and National Express provide direct connections between DB long-distance station "Düsseldorf-Flughafen" and Cologne central station ("Köln Hbf").
    Available train services: ICE Intercity-Express or IC Intercity (travel time ~ 30 min.) or RE Regional-Express (travel time ~ 40 min.).
    Take the "SkyTrain" at the airport to reach DB long-distance station "Düsseldorf-Flughafen (runs every 4 minutes and takes ~ 6 min.)

Accommodation

Delegates are strongly encouraged to book their accommodation as soon as possible. The number of reserved rooms for EDDI participants is limited in both hotels. Please remember that Christmas markets in Cologne are very popular and a lot of tourists will be in the city at that time of the year.

  • Please take notice about Cologne's "Tax for the Promotion and Advancement of Culture"
    The Hotel, where you booked a room, will (potentially) send you a respective form to get rid of this tax.
  • Notice: GESIS will prepare and stamp the respective form - you need only to fill your name, affiliation and alike.
    A copy will be contributed to each participant during registration in Cologne

1. Conference hotel (at preferred rates) and conference venue

STADTHOTEL am Römerturm

  • Discount price per single room per night including breakfast: 99 EUR
  • Discount price per double room per night including breakfast: 119 EUR

When you register for the conference, you will be sent a confirmation email with a promotion code for STADTHOTEL am Römerturm to receive the discount on the room rate.

  • The reduced rate is only available until November 6, 2016

Guests can cancel their orders until November 6, 2016 free of charge.

  • Address: Sankt-Apern-Straße 32, 50667 Cologne, Germany, view Google Map
  • Phone: National: 0221 20930 - International: +49 221 20930
  • E-mail: info@stadthotel-roemerturm.de

  • How to get from the Cologne central station (Köln Hbf) to Stadthotel am Römerturm:
    - Exit the train station at "Bahnhofsvorplatz / Domseite" - on the left you see the Cologne Cathedral ("Kölner Dom").
    - Walk for approximately 10 minutes straight on "Komödienstraße" and "Zeughausstraße".
    - At the junction "Sankt-Apern-Straße" turn left and go straight to "Stadthotel".

2. Other nearby hotel

Antik Hotel Bristol - reduced rate was only available until October 14, 2016

Guests can cancel their orders until December 3, 2016 free of charge.

  • Address: Antik Hotel Bristol
    Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 48, 50672 Cologne, Germany, view Google Map
  • Phone: National: 0221 120195 - International: +49 221 120195
  • E-mail: hotel@antik-hotel-bristol.de

  • How to get from the Cologne central station (Köln Hbf) to Antik Hotel Bristol:
    - Exit the train station at "Bahnhofsvorplatz / Domseite" - on the left you see the Cologne Cathedral ("Kölner Dom").
    - Take an approximately 15 minutes' walk straight on "Unter Sachsenhausen" -> "Gereonstraße", and "Christophstraße" to "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring": Turn right to reach the Bristol Hotel.

  • How to get from Antik Hotel Bristol to the conference venue STADTHOTEL am Römerturm
    - It takes an approximately 10 minutes' walk: Follow "Christophstraße" (direction Dom/Cathedral) -> turn right at "Steinfelder Gasse", -> cross "Zeughausstraße", and follow "Sankt-Apern-Straße" until you reach "Stadthotel Am Römerturm".

3. Other nearby hotel (without preferred rates)

  • AZIMUT Hotel - Hansaring 97 D-50670 Cologne - Hompage
    15 minutes walking distance to the conference venue (view Google Map)

  • Mercure Hotel Koeln City Friesenstrasse - Friesenstr. 44-48 D-50670 Cologne - Homepage
    5 minutes walking distance to the conference venue (view Google Map)

  • Hotel Flandrischer Hof - Flandrische Straße 3 - 11 D-50674 Cologne - Homepage
    10 minutes walking distance to the conference venue (view Google Map)

 


Conference Dinner

The dinner will be held on December 6th at the "Ludwig im Museum". This is the restaurant and cafe (German website / English translation) inside the modern art museum Ludwig. Museum Ludwig has one of the largest Picasso collections in Europe. It also features many works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The museum is closed at the time of the dinner.
The restaurant is located right next to the Kölner Dom / Cologne Cathedral and a Christmas market on the Dom forecourt.

  • Address: Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Cologne (Google Map)
  • Phone +49 (0)221 16875139

The reception will start at 18:30 pm with a drink (Glühwein).
A three course set menue has been ordered with a choice of meat or fish (with options for vegetarians).

(Please notice only the welcome drink is included!)

How to get there from the Stadthotel am Römerturm or Antik Hotel Bristol:

  • Walk for approximately 10 to 15 minutes direction to Cologne central station ("Köln Hbf") / Cologne Cathedral ("Kölner Dom").
  • Pass the "Kölner Dom" on the right hand side -> Go straight ahead direction river Rhine until you reach "Ludwig im Museum" on the left hand side.

Information on the Museum Ludwig can be found here.


Information on Cologne

For more information on things to see and do in Cologne, check out the official website Cologne tourist information.



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