Travel to Dresden
The city of Dresden is located in the east of Germany.
Dresden has a small airport.
For international flight information see, e.g., http://www.itn.net.
From Dresden-Airport there is a direct shuttle service to Dresden Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)
by train. The airport train stop is in the basement of the terminal.
You can buy a ticket at a vending machine, and you must validate it before entering the train. We suggest that
you buy a one-week ticket (16.50 €),
also obtainable at the vending machine. It is also valid for all buses
and trams in Dresden. It must be stamped before first use.
In the terminal hall there is an infomation counter, where you can ask for assistance.
Note: Dresden has two big train stations (Hauptbahnhof and
Dresden-Neustadt). You will have to disembark at
Dresden-Hauptbahnhof, not at Neustadt!
See below for your way from the central station to the conference location.
If you choose not to use Dresden but another airport, you can reach
Dresden from there by train. From Berlin, this takes about two hours, from
Frankfurt (on the Main) five. Warning: Some cheap airlines use the airport
Frankfurt-Hahn (e.g., Ryan air). From there to Dresden it takes about 9 hours
There are frequent train links from all directions, e.g. direct trains from Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw.
Dresden has two big train stations (Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt). You will have to disembark at Dresden-Hauptbahnhof,
not at Neustadt. Between Neustadt and Hauptbahnhof, take a look out of the left window when the train crosses the river.
You then get a first impression of the city.
For travel information from anywhere in Europe see
It may be cheaper to buy a Bahncard and to do your booking in advance.
From the central station (Hauptbahnhof) to the conference building.
This is almost walking distance (less than 20 min), see the map.
Take a taxi or a bus (lines 72, 76 to Mommsenstrasse). Bus tickets are available from vending machines
at some bus stops. They must be validated in the bus. We suggest that you buy a one-week ticket (16.50 €),
also obtainable at the vending machine. It is valid for all buses
and trams in Dresden. It must be stamped (in the bus) when first used.
Use Autobahn A4 to Dresden, and then
- exit Ausfahrt Altstadt. From there follow the yellow signs in direction
"Prag (B 170)" until the road goes uphill (after 5 km).
You should then be near the conference venue,
- or use the new Autobahn A17 until exit Bannewitz. Follow the signs to
Dresden City for two kilometers, until the road goes downhill. The
conference venue is on the right.
Getting around in Dresden
- The inner city of Dresden can be accessed easily on foot and
by bus and tram (for more information see
- The site http://www.stadtplandienst.de (German) contains an interactive map of the city.
- Information about the city from www.dresden.de.
- The city offeres a plentitude of sightseeing highlights, among them
famous museums, many remarkable
buildings, and a beautiful vicinity.
Want more information?
- Try the website of the
Conference on Parallel Computing, or send us an e-mail.