Travel and Accommodation


Participants are responsible for arranging accommodation themselves.
A number of rooms have been reserved for participants in the DESY hostel and will be attributed on a first-come first-served basis. To reserve a DESY hostel room, please read the information and fill out the registration form on the DESY hostel webpage. Important: In the field "Additional Text" please enter "QCD@LHC Workshop". If you do not receive a confirmation of your reservation by email within four weeks, please contact the local organizing committee.
The following hotels usually offer special rates for DESY:
No special rate but it is rather inexpensive

Visa Informations

Participants who require a visa for attending the conference and wish to receive an official invitation should send an email to Zoltan Nagy providing the following information:
     * Full name and academic title
     * Date and place of birth
     * Address of your institute and fax number
     * Head of your institute
     * Passport number
     * Prospective title of your presentation
We strongly encourage participants to take the necessary steps soon, in order to allow time for the necessary administrative procedures.

By train

  • To Hamburg Altona station.
  • Continue by bus line 1 (direction Schenefelder Holt) directly to the main entrance of DESY (bus stop Zum Hünengrab/DESY), traveling time approx. 25 min.
  • Or continue by S-Bahn (local city train) line S1 or S11 (direction Blankenese/Wedel) to Othmarschen. Then go on with bus line 1 (direction Schenefelder Holt). On foot: leave the city train station at the Waitzstrasse exit, turn right at the bottom of the stairs, turn left onto Waitzstrasse, right onto Gross Flottbeker Strasse and follow that road directly to DESY, walking time approx. 25 min.
  • Optional: taxi, traveling time approx. 15-20 min.

By plane

  • From the Hamburg airport Fuhlsbüttel:
  • Continue with city train line S1 (direction Blankenese/Wedel) to Othmarschen station. Then go on with bus line 1 (direction Schenefelder Holt) to the main entrance of DESY (bus stop Zum Hünengrab/DESY).
  • Optional: taxi traveling time approx. 40-50 min.

By car

Exit the Autobahn (A7) at HH-Bahrenfeld. Arriving in Hamburg from the South: turn left onto the main road (Osdorfer Weg). Arriving in Hamburg from the North: turn right onto the main road (Osdorfer Weg). After approx. 1.5 km, turn right onto Notkestraße. The main entrance of DESY is the second road on the left.


DESY Hamburg Site, side entrance

The side entrance of DESY is located on the Luruper Chaussee. The bus line 2 stops there (bus stop DESY). The side entrance is open for motorists from Monday until Friday, 06:00 to 19:00, and closed on weekends. It is open for pedestrians and cyclists at all times.