Travelling Guide

The city of Kassel is near the geographical center of Germany, about 200 km (125 miles) to Frankfurt/Main Airport (IATA Code: FRA).

Travelling Tips

We recommend to book a flight to Frankfurt/Main (FRA) as nearly all international airlines provide flights to FRA. From here please use the bullet train (InterCity Express, ICE) which departs from the airport directly. The journey from FRA zu Kassel will take about 90 minutes. Please consider the website of Deutsche Bahn (german train company) for the schedule.

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The InterCity Express (ICE) stops at the Station Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. From there on:

  • To the event location, the Gießhaus:
    Please take tram 3 towards „Ihringhäuser Straße“ or tram 7 towards „Wolfsanger“ to the stop „Katzensprung“ (travel time 19 minutes). From there about 350m by foot to the „Gießhaus“.
  • To the conference hotel, the Renthof Kassel:
    Please take tram 3 towards „Ihringhäuser Straße“ or tram 7 towards „Wolfsanger“ to the stop „Altmarkt / Regierungspräsidium“ (travel time 18 minutes). From there about 300m by foot to the „Renthof“.

Good to know

EntryFederal Foreign Office Website
CurrencyEuro [EUR], [€] 1 € ~ 1,1 US-$ ~120 Yen
TipAbout 10% in Restaurants and Taxi
Time ZoneUTC+2, MESZ during ISQFD
TrafficTaxis are available at highly frequented spaces (main station, airport).
Delays at the train can occur
ICE = Bullet Train; S = Suburban train, RE/RB = local train, U = subway
WiFiNot common in public spaces. „WifionICE“ in bullet trains
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