Travel & Hotel

Travel information

Cologne is well connected to international airports and railway networks. The following link provides you with information on train connections between Cologne and other airports such as Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, or Paris, which are located within a radius of 50 to 500 km of Cologne.  
Deutsche Bahn  
Some information at a glance:  
Frankfurt Airport to Cologne Central Station:  
Fast train (ICE): Approx. 1 hour, price about 60€  
Regional train: Approx. 3 ½ hours, price about 40€  
Amsterdam Airport to Cologne Central Station:  
IC/ICE: Approx. 3 hours, price about 60€  
Regional train: 4-5 hours, price about 40€  
Duesseldorf Airport to Cologne Central Station:  
There are various trains per hour leaving the airport (approx. 45 min), price for a regional train about 10€  
Paris Airport to Cologne Central Station:  
Shuttle bus transfer from the airport to the railway station Gare du Nord in Paris  
From there a Thalys to Cologne leaves 6 times a day: Approx. 4 hours, price about 100€  
Cologne Airport to Cologne Central Station:  
There is a frequent railway service between Cologne Airport and Central Station taking approx. 15 minutes (2,50€). The price for a taxi into the city is about 30€.  
Cologne Central Station to University of Cologne:  
An extensive tram and underground network connects various districts of the city and can be used for your trip from the Central Station to the University of Cologne.  
Tram and Underground Network  
The directions from Cologne Central Station to the University of Cologne are as follows (please consult the above map for assistance):  
Take tram line 16 or 18 from Köln Hbf. to Neumarkt (2 stops), then change at Neumarkt to tram line 9 (direction Sülz). Exit the tram at the stop Universität (4 stops). You are now at the crossing of Zülpicher Straße and Universitätsstraße and within walking distance to the University. Please consult the following map for further directions to the main building of the University:  
Map of the University of Cologne



Accomodation will be provided in collaboration with Köln Tourismus

We have reserved rooms in seven well selected hotels at special conference rates.
To obtain these special conference rates, you have to book through Köln Tourismus.

Please choose your favourite hotel from the following list:

Marriott Hotel (5 stars)
Barcelo Hotel (4 stars)
Hotel Hopper (3 stars)
Hotel Lasthaus am Ring (3 stars)
Hotel Conti (3 stars)
IBIS Hotel (2+ stars)
Meininger City Hostel (2 stars)

Please fill out the following booking form and either mail or fax it to Köln Tourismus. The fax number and postal address are given at the top left corner of the form.
Hotel Booking Form  
Please be aware that each hotel has their individual cancellation policy. The exact details will be provided with your booking confirmation and depend on the hotel of your choice.  
If you would like to share accomodation, please email to We are currently creating a list of people who are interested in sharing rooms. We will contact you once arrangements have been made.  
If there should be any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact