May 3 – 4, 2012
Hannover, Germany
Europe/Zurich timezone

Venue and Accommodation


The 3rd ASPERA  Computing workshop will be in Hannover, at the Albert Einstein Institute (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)

Callinstrasse 38, Hannover 30167, Germany.

Click here to see the venue in Google Maps

Click here to see a map of the area


By plane (the nearest Airport is the Hannover-Langenhagen Airport (HAJ))

The taxi fare from the Airport to the Institute is approx. 30 EUR. There is a special suburban train ("S-Bahn" no. 5) going from the Airport to the Central Station ("Hauptbahnhof"). Tickets are available at a counter or at ticket vending machines at 2.80 EUR. The S5 leaves the Airport at 06 and 36 min after each full hour between 5 am and 1 am. Duration: 17 min. The taxi fare from the Central Station to Callinstr. 38 is approx. 8 EUR.

By Train:

Once you have arrived at the Hannover Central Station please leave the station towards the "City"; walk along the Bahnhofstr. to the subway station "Kröpcke" (at the "Kröpcke" square); take subway no. 4 direction "Garbsen" or no. 5 direction "Stöcken". Leave the train at the fourth stop "Schneiderberg/Wilhelm-Busch-Museum"; cross the Nienburger Str., walk along the Schneiderberg; after the refectory (Mensa) turn left into the Callinstr.; no. 38 at the right hand side is the AEI.

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The meeting will start on Thursday May 3rd around 09:00. The first day of the event will finish at the end of the barbecue, i.e. after 21:00. On Friday the event starts again at 09:00 and finishes around 15:00. In the afternoon of the same day, four rooms will be available for discussion in small groups.
AEI will provide lunch on both days, and a conference dinner at the AEI (outdoor barbecue is planned) on the evening of the first day. Coffee and cookies will also be provided throughout both days of the meeting.


For the ASPERA meeting we have reserved 20 rooms at the following hotel (7 minutes walking distance to the institute) from 2 - 4 May 2012:

Hotel Schlafgut
Kniestrasse 33
30167 Hannover

Click here to see hotel in Google Maps

For direct booking you can use following link:
Scroll down the list until you find the ASPERA reservation. Click on the image next to the title: the user name is K0191 (already inserted when you click on the reservation). The password is ASPERA2012.
Price for single room: EUR 85
Price for double room: EUR 109

If the direct online reservation system does not work, then reservations should be made by email to

Due date for hotel booking is 21 March 2012.

Otherwise, please find below a list of other hotels in Hannover closer to the city center:

Name Address Remarks
Hotel Schlafgut Kniestraße 33
30167 Hannover
Tel.   +49 (0) 511 353560
Fax    +49 (0) 511 3535636
0,8 km – 10 Min. on foot to MPI
Special rate for AEI
Gästehaus am Herrenhäuser Garten Herrenhäuser Kirchweg 17
30167 Hannover
Tel.   +49 (0) 511 700720
0,6 km – max. 10 Minutes on foot to MPI
Special rate for AEI
Hotel Savoy Schloßwender Straße 10
30159 Hannover
Tel.   +49 (0) 511 1674870
Fax    +49 (0) 511 16748710
1,8 km – 21 Min.
Special rate for AEI
Hotel Mercure Hannover City Willy Brandt-Allee 3
30169 Hannover
Tel.   +49 (0) 511 80080
Fax    +49 (0) 511 8093704
3,5 km – 6 Min. to MPI (by car)
Hotel Mercure Hannover Mitte Postkamp 10
30159 Hannover
Tel.   +49 (0) 511 473900
Fax    +49 (0) 511 47390100
1,8 km – 22 Min. on foot to MPI
Located in the city center
Suitehotel Hannover Rundestraße 9
30161 Hannover
Tel.   +49 (0) 511 374500
Fax    +49 (0) 511 37450333
2,1 km
By car: From all directions, follow signs for “Zentrum” and then “Hauptbahnhof”
Hotel Loccumer Hof Kurt-Schumacher Str. 14/16
30159 Hannover
Tel.   +49 (0) 511 12640
Fax    +49 (0) 511 131192
2,4 km – Near Steintor and main railway station
3 tram stops from Steintor to Kopernikusstraße.
Line 6 (direction Nordhafen) or
Line 11 (direction Haltenhoffstraße)
Concorde Hotel Hannover Am Markte 12
30159 Hannover
Tel.   +49 (0) 511 357910
Fax    +49 (0) 511  35 79 11 00
3,3 km – Near the “Marktkirche” and the “Kröpcke”