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9th – 11th May, 2017
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Rostock

The 5th International Conference on Biocatalysis in Non-Conventional Media will take place in Rostock in Northern Germany in the recently renovated historic university main building. Rostock is located very close to the Baltic Sea cost and home to a population of ca. 200,000. The city and its surrounding area are characterized as a center for biotechnology/life sciences, Maritime and Tourism industry.

Address of conference location:
Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock, Germany

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Travel to Rostock

by Plane:

The nearby located regional airport ‘Rostock Laage Airport’ offers direct connections to Munich, Stuttgart and selected destinations in Europe.

The closest major international airports are in Hamburg (HAM) and Berlin (Berlin Tegel: TXL; Berlin Schönefeld: SXF). We recommend using Hamburg airport since the connection to Rostock is more frequent and convenient.

from Hamburg airport:
Use the train station, which is directly located at the airport. The ride on the S1-Train (direction: Hamburg Altona) takes ca. 25 minutes to Hamburg main station (german: “Hamburg Hauptbahnhof”). From Hamburg main station you can take a direct train-connection to Rostock main station (approx. 1:50 – 2:30 hours). We recommend purchasing train tickets online in advance from the website of the Deutsche Bahn (see below).

from Berlin-Tegel Airport:
Unfortunately this airport does not have a direct train connection in Berlin.
Use the Bus line ‘TXL’ directly outside of the terminals to Berlin main station (German: “Berlin Hauptbahnhof”). The ride takes ca. 20 minutes. From Berlin main station you can take a direct train-connection to Rostock main station (ca. 2:40 hours). Do not use the Intercity Bus since this bus will bring you to the harbor of Rostock. We recommend purchasing train tickets online in advance from the website of the Deutsche Bahn (see below).

from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport:
Use the train station, which is directly located at the airport. From there you can find frequent connections to Berlin main station (German: “Berlin Hauptbahnhof”). The ride takes ca. 30 minutes. From Berlin main station you can take a direct train-connection to Rostock main station (approx.. 2:40 hours). Do not use the Intercity Bus since this bus will bring you to the harbor of Rostock. We recommend purchasing train tickets online in advance from the website of the Deutsche Bahn (see below).

by train:

Rostock is directly connected to the German and European train network via Deutsche Bahn. Please check the website of the Deutsche Bahn below for your most convenient connection.

Deutsche Bahn

The cheapest connections are regional trains (Regional-Express, RE or Regionalbahn, RB). Faster (and typically more expensive) are Intercity (IC) and Intercity express (ICE) trains. Trains of higher service categories (especially ICE) are equipped with restaurant cars, internet connection and electric sockets (!).

Savings fare options (German: „Sparpreis“) are available if you book several days in advance. In this case the ticket is only valid for one particular train-connection. A standard ticket (German: “Flexpreis”) is valid on any train-connection from your starting point to your destination during a 24 hour window. We recommend purchasing “Flexpreis” tickets since your flight might be delayed.

 by car:

Address of conference location: Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock, Germany

Rostock is situated at two major freeways: A19 and A20 (German: Autobahn). Both autobahns provide sections without any speed limit. 🙂

From Hamburg take the motorway A1 to Lübeck and from there take the A20 to Rostock. It’s a 1:30  hours trip. If starting in Berlin you have to drive along the A24 in the direction of Hamburg until the A19 is crossing the motorway. Following the A19 you reach Rostock. It’s a 2:30 hours trip.

Please check an available (online) map for further details, e.g. google maps.


by Ferry:

Rostock is Germany’s largest Baltic port and provides direct connections to Helsinki (Finland), Gedser (Denmark) and Trelleborg (Sweden). The main operators are Scandlines and TT-Line. Please check their websites for further information:

Scandlines
TT-Line

Moreover, Rostock port is reached by approx. 200 cruise ships per year. In case you can combine your travel to Rostock with such a cruise you’ll reach Rostock at the ‘Warnemünde Cruise Center’ (and we’ll be very jealous). The Warnmünde Cruise Center is very close to Warnemünde train station, which provides a direct connection to Rostock main station via S-trains every 8-30 minutes (travel time approx. 20 minutes).

Transport in Rostock:

There is a well-established network of public transport routes in Rostock. Most of the city’s districts can be easily reached by tram, bus, city train or ferry.

Public transport

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