The conference will take place in the auditorium in the main building of the University of Rostock. It is located directly in the centre of Rostock at Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock.
Exploring the city by public transport
Rostock features an extensive public transport network, consisting of an suburban train (S-Bahn) and a number of tram (Strassenbahn) and bus lines. Many of them meet at the main station (Hauptbahnhof), others at one of numerous interchanges scattered across the city (get a route map here). They all share the same ticket, which can be bought at suburban train stations or inside most trams and busses and is available as a single or season ticket. (Please note that tickets you buy inside vehicles are already validated, while tickets bought from ticket machines need to be stamped before they become valid.) The RostockCARD combines a 24h/48h ticket with discounts for many cultural offers and other benefits throughout Rostock. Two night bus (Fledermaus) lines F1 and F2 with interchange point "Saarplatz" ensure mobility around the clock.
The venue of the international conference ELAINE 2020 is located in the centre of Rostock. There are a lot of hotels in walking distance from the main building of the University of Rostock or easy to reach by public transport.
Some of them are listed here:
- B&B Hotel Rostock-Hafen
- Hotel Am Hopfenmarkt
- Hotel Motel One Rostock
- Intercity Hotel Rostock
- pentahotel Rostock
- Raddisson blu Hotel
- Vienna House Hotel Die Kleine Sonne Rostock
- Vienna House Sonne Rostock
In cooperation with the provider HRS, hotel rooms in Rostock are being offered at favorable rates. Participants requiring accommodation in line with their stay in Rostock can choose between different hotel categories. Accommodation can be booked directly through the HRS online reservation platform.
How to reach Rostock
You can travel to Rostock by plane, train, bus, car or even by ship and use Rostock's versatile public transport to explore the city and get to your accommodation or the conference venue.
The nearby regional airport Rostock-Laage features flights to Munich as well as a few destinations around europe. The shuttle bus number 127 (operated by regional bus company "rebus") brings you to the city of Rostock and back.
The closest larger airports are Hamburg and Berlin (Schönefeld, Tegel), both offering a wide choice of national and international destinations. The onward journey to Rostock can then be made by train.
Being the largest city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rostock is easily accessible by train. Further information and booking are provided by Deutsche Bahn.
By intercity bus
Direct routes to many German (and European) cities are offered by intercity bus services, most of them operated by Flixbus. The central bus terminal (ZOB) is situated in direct proximity to the main station (Hauptbahnhof), providing access to public transport.
Rostock is located near the junction of motorways (Autobahn) A19 and A20, connecting the city in the south to Berlin, in the west to Lübeck and Hamburg and in the east to Stralsund, the island of Rügen and Szczecin in Poland.
For orientation and navigation to the conference venue, online map services such as Google Maps allow for a convenient way to plan your trip.
Coming from Scandinavia, you can visit Rostock by crossing the Baltic Sea with one of the ferry lines serving the Port of Rostock:
You can use public transport to get from the port to the city.
Official Conference Language
The official language of the conference will be English.
230 volts, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are standard
All banks provide 24-hour cash machines, which accept most credit cards such as MasterCard, VISA, Maestro or American Express. If you need to cash traveller's cheques or wish to exchange money at a bank, you'll need to know the opening hours of German banks.
The following information is based on the average bank opening hours in Germany:
Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30 or 16:00. Thursday afternoons 13:30 - 17:00 or 18:00. Afternoon closing time depends on the individual bank or branch.
Useful phone numbers
The international access code for Germany is +49. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). Note that telephone numbers in Germany can range from four to nine digits. There are surcharges on international calls made from hotels. The local mobile phone operators use GSM networks and have roaming agreements with most international operators.
Country code 49
City code 0381 (381 from abroad)
Fire Brigade 112
Emergency Medical Services 112
The organisers may not be held responsible for any injury to participants or damage, theft and loss of personal belongings. Participants should therefore make their own insurance arrangements.
EU nationals do not require a visa. In general all other foreign travelers require a visa for stays in Germany.
For more information please have a look at the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
For visa application. please, use the paper acceptance letter or the registration confirmation.
28 to 30 September 2020
1 March to 31 May 2020
until 31 July 2020
Online Registration (early bird):
1 March to 31 July 2020
Online Registration (regular):
1 August to 21 September 2020
28 to 30 September 2020
University of Rostock
Main building, Auditorium