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ECKM 2011
1-2 September, Passau, Germany
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Venue and Other Useful Information

Download our travel tips for Getting to Passau. Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, information helpful.

 

Conference Location

University of Passau
Innstraße 41
D-94032 PASSAU

Germany

 

tel.: +49-851-509-0


Click here to see a Googlemap of the conference locations or type ECKM 2011 Passau  into Google Maps. Download our travel tips for Getting to Passau.


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University information

Idyllically situated on the banks of the River Inn, on a green campus, on the fringes of the Passau old town, lies the newest university in Bavaria. Since being founded in 1978 it has developed into one of the best academic addresses in Germany as regularly confirmed in the rankings: in Economics, Law and International Cultural and Business Studies, Passau is one of the top universities. Computer Science is an ‘insider’ tip: excellent academic staff provide intensive supervision of the highest academic standard. Innovative teaching concepts as, for example in the teacher training courses and in theology complete the picture. 


8,700 students are enrolled in study programs that are offered at five faculties. All five faculties are superbly equipped, interculturally oriented, and performance and practice related. Their special strength lies in the interdisciplinary interlinking of research and studies. The range of language and study exchange options in Passau is more extensive than in most other German universities. There are partnerships with 130 universities throughout the world. Lawyers and economists also have the opportunity to complete a subject-oriented foreign language course alongside their regular studies. In addition to English, French, Italian or Spanish, more unusual languages such as Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Czech can be chosen.

 

 

Conference accommodation

Conference accommodation in Passau is provided by three different Hotels each rated as 4 Stars:

§   The Hotel König is located approximately 2.5Km from the conference venue. Click here to view the hotel details.

§   The Hotel Spitzberg is located approximately 1.5Km from the conference venue. Click here to view the hotel details

§   The Hotel Weisser Hase located approximately 1Km from the conference venue. Click here to view the hotel details. The ACI conference support team will be staying at this hotel. Should there be a requirement for ground transportation for the Conference Dinner this hotel will be the pick-up and drop off point.

 

Click on this link to Google Maps to see the relative position of each hotel. Please note there is limited accommodation available. To reserve accommodation at the conference rates, see the registration page. We have put together a list of other hotels in Passau. Click here to download the list.

 

 

Conference dinner venue

The conference dinner venue is the Passau Town Hall. Your registration fee includes a place for you at the conference dinner. Should you wish to bring a guest please see the registration page for details of cost.

 

 

General information about Passau

According to a statement attributed to Alexander von Humboldt, Passau is referred to as one of the seven most beautiful towns of the world. Passau is spectacularly located at the confluence of three rivers, one of them being the Danube, the second longest of Europe. The town itself in its present appearance is characterized by medieval, narrow allies and cobblestone streets, with buildings mixed in Gothic and 17th century Italian Renaissance style.


Passau looks back to more than 2000 years of history:

  • The pre-Christian period: the Celtic settlement of Bojodurum 300 B.C.;
  • The Roman period: the Forts of Boiodurum, Boiotroand Batavis; (remaining ruins can still be visited today)
  • The early Middle Ages: the Bajuwaren settlement called Pazzawe (now “ Passau”). This period is still very much reflected in the current old town's appearance of streets and houses, squeezed between the rivers on a peninsula.

In 739 Passau was already an episcopal see. It was presumably during the 12th Century, that Bishop Wolfger ordered to have the verses of the Nibelungenlied transcribed into German. This is why Passau calls itself a "Nibelungenstadt." In 1217 Passau was named the capital of the largest areal Princebishoprics. Passau's Cathedral is the mother church of the St. Stephan's Cathedral in Vienna. The period of Princebishops lasted in Passau until 1803, when it became an electorate of Bavaria.


Selected Places of Interest:

  • Fortress "Veste Oberhaus"
    built in 1219, Museum and gallery, Observation tower, youth hostel (restaurant, café)
  • Church St. Salvator
  • Conjunction point of Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Convent "Niedernburg" founded in 740 with the grave the holy Gisela
  • Town Hall (1393)
  • Jesuite Church "St.-Michael"
    1665-78
  • Passau Glass-Museum
    (at the hotel "Wilder Mann")
  • New Bishop's Residence
    18th century
    Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral
    Rokoko-Stairways

 

 

Getting to Passau

By Commercial Airlines.
Germany has several national air carriers. Two of the largest national airlines are Lufthansa and AirBerlin. There are three main options for flying to Germany en route to the city of Passau.

The Munich Airport is conveniently located between Munich and Passau. Other options include the Vienna International Airport and Airport Linz. Regular public transport to Passau is available in all cases

From Munich Airport:

By Train – click here for detailed directions on the University website. Link to the German Train Information System

A taxi from the Passau Railway station to the University is approximately 8 Euros


By Car

A 3

Köln - Frankfurt - Nürnberg - Passau

A 92 / A 3

München - Landshut - Deggendorf - Passau

 

Distances (from Passau):

to Berlin

580 km

to Frankfurt

450 km

to Würzburg

320 km

to Vienna

280 km

to Prag

225 km

to Nürnberg

220 km

to München

180 km

to Salzburg

120 km

to Regensburg

120 km

to Linz

100 km

 

Car hire companies can be found in all major towns, and at the international airports. You must show proof of identity (Identity Card for EC citizens and passport for other nationals) and a valid driving license. It's wise to take out insurance coverage and collision insurance.

 

 

Taxis

A taxi from the Passau Railway station to the University is approximately 8 Euros

 

 

Local bus transportation.

There are two bus stops very close to the University - one is at the corner to the Wörthstrasse, the other one is at the Innstrasse close to the Central Library of the University. Busses run two times every hour in the morning and four times every hour in the afternoon. In the evening the service is reduced to one or two times every hour.

 

Climate in conference month

Passau is located in Lower Bavaria in the south east corner of Germany.


The average temperature in early September is 21°C. To view the local weather in Germany consult the weatherunderground website.

 

Currency and exchange rates

The local currency in Germany is the Euro (EUR) Click here to find up to date currency exchange rates for other currencies against the Euro.

 

Other useful links

ACI are not responsible for the content of external websites. Links are provided for your convenience.

 

The tourist website is noted below.

 

See also http://english.passau.de/Home.aspx


Local information can also be found on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passau

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/germany/bavaria/passau

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Germany/Bavaria/Passau-29289/TravelGuide-Passau.html

 

 

Last updated 22 July 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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