Congress Center Hamburg
Marseiller Straße 1
+49 40 3569 - 0
Casual Connect Europe returns to the Congress Center Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany for the third year. Modern facilities, lots of room and an attached hotel make for a convenient conference.
Navigating Congress Center Hamburg:
- From the South Entrance: Go on the left to take the escalators to the second floor and then take the escalators to your left. Registration will be to your right.
- From the Hotel: Walk along the left side of the Filini restaurant. At the door to the CCH turn left. Once in the CCH lobby, go to the right to take the escalators to the second floor and then take the escalators to your left. Registration will be to your right.
Marseiller Straße 2
+49 040 / 3502 3100
Newly remodeled in 2010, the Hotel is attached to the Congress Center Hamburg.
You may book your hotel room by either:
- Calling the hotel at +49 040 / 3502 3100 and mention the group rate Casual.
- Book Online
- 149 Euro Single/Double (A savings of 46 Euro a night, valid only until Jan 11th. After Jan 11th, discount based on availability.)
If rooms are filling up and you're unable to book at the Radisson, please use a booking site such as kayak.com to find an affordable hotel near the venue.
Car, Train and Air Instructions
CAR From the A7, A24 or A1 motorways: follow signs to ‘Innenstadt’, ‘Centrum’, ‘CCH’, ‘Congress Center Hamburg’.
Parking is available at the Congress Centre or Hotel.
AIR Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (HAM) airport is 12 km from the venue: a 20-30 minute journey by taxi, 20 minutes by train.
Lufthansa Discount: To receive up to a 15% discount on your flights, please vist Lufthansa and enter in the discount code USZSDAN
TRAIN All IC and ICE trains stop at the Dammtor train station, which is 50 meters from the hotel.
Tram connections: S11, S21 and S31 to Dammtor.
Underground stations: Stephansplatz (U1), Gänsemarkt (U2), Jungfernstieg (U1, U2, U3), Messehallen (U2).
For those traveling internationally, when dialing any number, hold down the "0" key on your cell phone to display the "+" then enter the country code. You should drop the (0) when calling from your cell phone. So, the hotel's number would be dialed as: +49 40 3502, Luke's number would be dialed as: +1 425 417 5241. The country code for Germany is 49, for the United States it is 1.
To avoid unpleasant surprises, please contact your wireless carrier before
you leave for coverage and pricing information while in Germany.
Passport and Entrance Requirements
Please verify with your appropriate government agency that you will meet all entrance requirements. For those traveling from the USA, please ensure your passport is valid for six months
after your travel date. More information for those traveling from the USA
For those traveling from outside of EU, USA or Canada, you may need to get a visa for your stay in Hamburg. Contact your local government for more information. Be aware that it may take up to 3 months to get a visa, so please plan accordingly.
Download the invitation letter, fill in the information and then email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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With a compact city size, plenty of taxis and good public transit - you will not need to rent a car.
For all planned events, you should be fine walking around the city or taking a short taxi ride from the hotel. If you need a taxi call: +49 40 61112-2. Try to have a map of where you are going with you so you don't get lost!
Hamburg is easily accessible by train and possesses four train stations in addition to the central railway station, those being Altona, Dammtor, Bergedorf and Harburg. Both InterCity (IC) and InterCityExpress (ICE) trains stop at all five stations. Dammtor is the stop you want to get out at which is next to the Congress Centre and Radisson Hotel and about a 7 minute walk to the Marriott Hotel.
Travel from/to Hamburg Airport
Taking a taxi to and from the airport is relatively easy. Right outside the airport are taxis and any hotel in the area can call you a taxi to the airport. The ride is about 15 minutes.
If you take a taxi - it is about 20 - 25€ so make sure to have enough cash in Euros before getting into the taxi.
When you exit the baggage claim area turn left and walk until the end. This will bring you to the S-bahn (train). You will need to purchase a ticket at the electronic ticket machines there. The machines have options to display in English. You will need to purchase a ticket to the "Grossbereich Hamburg/Greater Hamburg area", the ticket should cost 2.60 EURO. Next go down the stairs and take either of the trains that will be waiting there. The trip should last about 30 minutes and you will want to get out at stop "Dammtor Messe/CCH" Once you exit the train station you will see the Radisson Blu and Congress Center Hamburg to the northwest.
The food in Hamburg is very good, and since we descend upon Hamburg outside of the normal tourist season - restaurants are accessible.
If you would like to plan ahead, view restaurant options
. You will likely want to favor locations to the southeast of the conference venue.
In February, the average high is 40F/5C and the average low is 31F/-1C. This is winter guys! Bring a winter coat, gloves and a hat if you are bald. It also may be a bit rainy, so an umbrella is advised.
View Hamburg weather forecast
Health & Safety
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's guide to Travelers' Health
. The US State Deparment's information relating to International Travel
Please call the hotel: +49 40 3502. If they can not help you then call Luke at: +1 425 417 5241.