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Travel and accommodation

The conference is located at the building VMP8 on the main campus of the University of Hamburg. The campus is located close to the city centre and can be reached via public transportation using the subway, the metro (S-Bahn), and bus lines 4 and 5. Arriving with the car is possible, too, but parking is scarce in the vicinity of the University. A campus map is available here.

Travel to Hamburg

By plane

The Hamburg airport serves international and national flights. A number of destinations in Europe can be reached directly, for destinations outside of Europe typically a transfer at a larger airport is needed. The S1 train from Hamburg airport can be used to comfortably travel to the city centre. Follow the green S-Bahn signs at the airport. The S1 stops at Hauptbahnhof, from where you can take either the S11, S21 or S31 to Dammtor or the bus number 5 to Grindelhof (see below). You need a ticket "Großbereich" for 3.50 EUR. An example for a connection from the airport to the conference venue is shown at this link.

By train

Germany has an excellent and reliable train system, where Hamburg is connected to some of the main lines. Traveling from Berlin or Munich is convenient and fast with the ICE, and there are numerous international and national connections available. All trains stop at the main station (Hauptbahnhof) and some stop at Dammtor as well (see below). Information on national and international trains can be found on the website of the german train system (

By car

Hamburg can be reached via the highways A1 and A7, which are the two main north-south connections in the north of Germany.

Local travel information

The public transport system in Hamburg is managed by the HVV. Tickets are valid for subway, S-Bahn and bus rides within the city. Tickets can be bought at ticket machines at subway and bus stops, or online through (switch the language on the top right of the page). In June/July/August 2022, a special 9-Euro-Ticket is available, which covers all local trains and buses across Germany (but no inter-city-express travel) for a whole month.


The campus is a 10 minutes walk (800m) from the train station Dammtor where local S-Bahn trains as well as (most) national and international trains stop. Local S-Bahn trains can be used with a ticket from the HVV.

Subway (U-Bahn)

Three subway stations are in walking distance to the campus: Hallerstraße (U1), Schlump (U2, U3) and Sternschanze (U3). The walk is about 10-15 minutes, between 800m and 1.5km. Instead of walking, you can change to the bus for two to three stops. 


The closest public transport is the bus stop Grindelhof, served by the bus lines 4 and 5. Line 4 goes between the subway station Schlump and the S-Bahn station Dammtor, with Grindelhof in between. You can use the bus to save a few minutes of walking. Bus number 5 takes you directly to the main train station (Hauptbahnhof), which takes about half an hour. 


The campus is located close to the centre of Hamburg with over 80 hotels within a radius of 2 km. Hotels can be found for example via:

Pre-booked rooms:

We pre-booked 25 single rooms at a rate of 82 EUR/night in the Mercure Hotel Hamburg Mitte. They are available for a maximum of 5 nights (Sunday - Friday).

You can book a room via the following email address ( You need to state the following booking keyword: BOOST2022.

The pre-booked rooms are available until 4th July and will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. If you book after this date or if all the pre-booked rooms are taken, you can probably still book a room via the hotel website (possibly at a different rate) or via any other hotel you may prefer.

Internet access

All participants will get a WLAN username and password. Eduroam is available on campus.

Conference Desk

The conference desk opens on Monday at 9.30am in the foyer of building VMP8. Please come over to get your conference kit. We will be happy to help you in case of questions and suggestions.