Arrival and accommodation

    We expect most participants to arrive on Sunday evening and leave on Saturday morning.
    The workshop/conference starts on Monday at 9.30am with registration and finishes on Friday by 3pm.

    Rooms for most participants supported by us have been booked at

    HK-Hotel Düsseldorf City, in Varnhagenstr. 37, 40225 Düsseldorf,


    Novum Hotel Flora, in Auf'm Hennekamp 37, 40225 Düsseldorf,

    both near the HHU Campus.


    Düsseldorf can be easily reached by plane or by train. From Düsseldorf airport (Düsseldorf Flughafen), you can reach the main rail station (Düsseldorf Hbf) in less than 10 minutes, by very frequent regional trains.

    If you are staying at the HK-Hotel (resp. Novum Hotel Flora), you can take the tram 704, direction Uni Nord/Christophstr.: the hotel is less than 10 minutes walk from the stop Uni-Kliniken (resp. next to the stop Auf'm Hennekamp).

    Public transport in Düsseldorf is provided by VRR. You can easily buy your tickets at the machines in the main stations: the rate within Düsseldorf is Preisstufe A3: 2.90 EUR for a single ticket, 10.50 EUR for 4 tickets. If you plan to explore the city in the period of the conference and weekend, we recommend a week A3 ticket at 28,80 EUR, only available online (you can either use the app or print it out in advance). On busses, you can buy a single ticket directly from the driver.


    The lectures will take place in the lecture hall 5F, building 25.21 of the Mathematisches Institut (map).

    To reach the Mathematisches Institut from Düsseldorf Hbf you can take the underground (U-Bahn), line U79 (direction: Uni Ost/Botanischer Garten): the institut is in building 25.21. From the HK-Hotel, you can either walk (about 20 minutes) or take the bus 835/836/M3 from the stop Moorenstr. to Universität Mitte. From the Novum Hotel Flora, you can take the metro U73 from the stop Auf'm Hennekamp to Uni Ost/Botanischer Garten (general map and detailed map from Novum Hotel Flora).

Social dinner

    The social dinner of the workshop/conference will be at the restaurant Kurhaus, on Tuesday evening, at 19.30.
    The restaurant can be easily reached by tram from both hotels (map).

Free afternoon

    Some recommendations for the free afternoon on Wednesday.

    Ai WeiWei at "Kunstsammlung NRW":

    The is a huge exhibition of the internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai WeiWei, who now lives in Berlin.
    It takes place at both museums K20 and K21, connected by free shuttle bus, and shows among other things nine very large installations.
    Recommended for those into contemporary art. Admission fee: 12 Euro.
    Public transportation: Metro U70-U79 or U83, get off at Heinrich-Heine-Allee, and walk a few minutes to K20 at Grabbeplatz.

    Altbier in Altstadt:

    The Altstadt is the historical centre of Düsseldorf. Due to the high density of pubs and restaurants, it is dubbed the "longest bar in the world".
    Intellectuals like Günter Grass and Joseph Beuys frequented this district.
    "Alt" is a style of beer of dark copper colour, brewed from a traditional recipe around the city of Düsseldorf.
    There are eight bars in Düsseldorf which brew Alt on their premises. Find out which.
    Public Transportation: Metro U70-U79 or U83, get off at Heinrich-Heine-Allee.


    Here you can walk through a beautiful public garden, containing large water fountains, extensive lawns, decorative flowerbeds, art sculptures and a Japanese section.
    You will find chairs and tables throughout, and the serene atmosphere invites for philosophical or mathematical contemplation.
    Public transportation: Metro U78/U79, get off at Nordpark/Aquazoo.

    The Botanical Garden of the university:

    Located at the southern edge of the campus, the botanical garden contains several thousands of different plant species from around the globe, on eight hectares.
    The garden's impressive centrepiece is a greenhouse located under a 18 meter tall geodesic dome. Closing time 19:00.

    Boat Cruise to Kaiserswerth with "Weisse Flotte":

    Boat Cruise to Kaiserswerth with "Weisse Flotte": Make a sightseeing boat tour from Düsseldorf to Kaiserswerth, a charming suburb of medieval origin.
    The cruise leaves from the Rheinriverside Promenade, where you may buy tickets. The boat departs at 15:30, and arrives at Kaiserswerth in an hour.
    Your may choose a return ticket or come back by metro. Price for return ticket: 23 Euro.
    Public transportation to the Rheinriverside Promenade: Metro U70-U79 or U83, get off at Heinrich-Heine-Allee and walk 10 minutes in western direction towards the river.


[Credit: U. Derenthal, O. Labs]


[Credit: U. Derenthal, O. Labs]

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