The Congress takes place at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) near the centre of Hamburg - right next to train station Dammtor - a busy place with some shops and an intersection of buses, s-bahns, and a station for distance trains.
Hamburg's second tallest landmark, the Radisson Blu Hotel right beside the venue, making it an easy place to find from most of Hamburg. There is also a botanical garden called "Planten un Bloomen".
If you are new to Hamburg, you should get a city map and a map of the local train system. You can get maps of s+u-bahns, underground and metro buses at many HVV shops for free, and city maps are available for a few euros.
- CCH - Congress Center Hamburg
- Am Dammtor / Marseiller Strasse
- 20355 Hamburg
Google Streetview from Dag-Hammarskjöld-Patz (funny car in the foreground)
Google Streetview from Theodor-Heuss-Platz (maybe some snow yet)
The Dammtor train station can be reached by regional and distance trains, buses, and S-Bahn.
Arrival by local transport
The CCH Congress Center Hamburg is very near Dammtor station, that is S-Bahn (S11/S21/S31) and DB-Train. Leave the train station at exit to direction CCH and turn right, go 100m, then climb the stairs to the left, turn right again and go another 30 meter. Then you should be standing in front of the CCH.
There is also an other U-Bahn station really close, it is called Stephansplatz (U1). That can be listed as "Dammtor/CCH" as well.
Arrival by train
The best way to travel to Hamburg by train is via the ICE (InterCityExpress) routes. The trains stop at wikipedia:Hamburg Dammtor station. Look up your connections with the Online Booking System of the Deutsche Bahn.
There is a special event ticket by Deutsche Bahn for your travel.
Arrival by plane
Hamburg can be reached by commercial aviation through the international airport Hamburg (HAM). There is also a special discount on AirBerlin-fares.
Airport Hamburg (HAM)
If you arrive at the Hamburg Airport take the light rail S1 to U/S Ohlsdorf (one Station) and then take the Subway U1 to Stephansplatz. Exit the station against driving direction and you will find yourself on a bridge in front of the Central Station Dammtor. Its a 3min walk from where you are (see area map for details).
Spaceship Landing Area CCH
Probably already occupied by the Fairydust. Sorry.
Arrival by car
If you need to unload your vehicle, please use the entrance at Tiergartenstraße 2, 20355, Hamburg. Look for Eingang C, and check with the Angel or Security Guard inside that entrance for further instructions. Please use this entrance only for loading and unloading.
The garage at the CCH has many places and is open from 07:00 to 24:00 - fee 1 Euro per hour or 10 Euro per day.
There are also other garages available, check  for more information about garages and car parks in Hamburg City.
This wiki has a special page for announcing and requesting lifts to and from the congress: Traveling groups
But you can also check out the following sites:
MitFahrZentralen (MVZ) - Overview:
- http://drive2day.de aka http://hitchhikers.de free of cost :)
See the accommodation page for offers & requests of rooms to share.