Nov 6 – 10, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone

Travel and Accommodation

The conference takes place at the DESY campus in the main auditorium (bdg. 05). A campus map is available here. The DESY campus is located in the district Bahrenfeld in the western part of Hamburg and can be reached via public transportation.

Travel to Hamburg

By train

Germany has an excellent and reliable train system, and Hamburg is connected to some of the main lines. Traveling from Berlin, Frankfurt, 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 Altona station as well. Information on national and international trains can be found on the website of the german train system (

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. You need a ticket "Großbereich" for 3.50 EUR. 

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: reaching the DESY campus

By public transportation

The public transport system in Hamburg is managed by the HVV. Tickets are valid for subway, S-Bahn (metro), 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).

The closest bus stops to the DESY campus are:

By city bike (StadtRAD)

From the following central S-Bahn stations:

  • Train station Altona: 6 km to DESY main entrance Notkestraße 85
  • Train station Stellingen: 3.5 km to the DESY side entrance Luruper Chaussee 149
  • Train station Othmarschen: 2 km to the DESY main entrance Notkestraße 85

On the DESY campus there are two city bike stations (ground plan B4 and D2) where the bikes can be returned.

By car


Pre-booked rooms at the DESY hostel

Pre-booked single rooms in the DESY hostel are available; they will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. Please make your booking via the DESY hostel page and use the code "ML4Jets" to get a room from the contingent.

All pre-booked rooms at the DESY hostel have now been reserved. Please see below for alternative options.

Other accommodations

In addition, there are many hotels in the vicinity of or well-connected to the DESY campus. They can be found for example via or Several recommendations are given below.

Attention: Since January 2013 the city of Hamburg charges a culture and tourism tax for private trips. For business trips please find the necessary confirmation form, which relieves you from the tax, here.

Low budget:

Meininger Hamburg City Center 

Tel.: +49 40 284 643 88 
Goetheallee 11 (5,0km) 
22765 Hamburg (dormitory also available) 
single: from € 64
double: from € 70
breakfast buffet: € 9.90
only online reservation

instant sleep 

Tel.: +49 40 431 801 80 
Max-Brauer-Allee 277 (6,4km) 
22769 Hamburg 
only dormitory rooms from € 18
breakfast from € 5
only online reservation

Medium to high budget:

Mercure Hotel Hamburg am Volkspark

Tel.: +49 40 899 52 0 
Albert-Einstein-Ring 2 (0,5km) 
22761 Hamburg 
single: € 101.46
double: € 139.46
breakfast incl. 18 € p. P.
In order to use the hotel rate, please ask for the DESY-fee.

Sylc. Apartmenthotel 

Tel.: +49 40 537 513 3700 
Kronsaalsweg 88 
22525 Hamburg
breakfast extra 9.90 p. P.
single: from € 61.00
double: from € 74.00
long-term stays from € 39

B&B Hotel Hamburg-Altona 

Tel.: +49 40 851 806 0 
Stresemannstr. 318 (4,3km) 
22761 Hamburg 
single: from € 83
double: from € 88
breakfast buffet: € 8.50 p.P.

Superbude Altona 

Tel.: +49 40 855 07 0 
Paul-Dessau-Str. 2 (3,0km) 
22761 Hamburg 
single: from € 70
breakfast buffet: € 13 p.P.

Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg
Beim alten Gaswerk 3 (3,3km) Tel.: +49 40 890 620
22761 Hamburg 
single: from € 102
breakfast buffet: € 22 p.P.

InterCity Hotel Altona (5,2km) 

Tel.: +49 40 380 34 0 
Paul-Nevermann-Platz 17
22765 Hamburg
single: from € 90
breakfast buffet: € 17 p.P.

Motel One Hamburg-Altona 

Tel.: +49 40 897 206 90 
Kieler Str. 171 (5,6km) 
22525 Hamburg
single: from € 79 
breakfast buffet: € 13.50 p. P.

Motel One Hamburg am Michel 

Tel.: +49 40 357 189 00 

Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 26 (8,7km) 
20459 Hamburg
single: from € 89
breakfast buffet: € 13.50