Modular Forms, Mock Theta Functions, and Applications
27 February - 1 March, 2012
Cologne, Germany

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Travel Information

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About Cologne

Alfried Krupp von Bohlen  
und Halbach-Stiftung

University of Cologne   
Math Department
























Cologne Information and Attractions

The City of Cologne

The city of Cologne (German: Köln) is the fourth largest city by population and the third largest major city by land area. It is also the largest city in the province of Nordrhein-Westfalen. In 2010, Cologne became the fourth city in Germany with a population of at least a million people. The city has a 2000 year cultural and architectural history and hosts a number of international trade shows and fairs each year.

Cologne is located along the famous Rhine river, and its location has helped it serve as a major trade route between the east and west. The city grew as a center of trade and today the city has the highest commerical railway traffic and is home to the largest commercial railway station in Germany.


At the heart of the city one finds the famous Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) on the west bank of the Rhine river. The construction of the Dom begin in 1248 and was not completed in its current form until 1880. It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20000 guests per day. It is listed by UNESCO as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a number of other attractions within a short walk of the Dom, including the Museum-Ludwig, the Romano-Germanic Museum, and 12 Roman churches. A number of other museums are located throughout the city, including the Museum of East Asian Art, which is about a 10-15 minute walk from the university. The city center also hosts a number of cafés, bars, and restaurants and the streets "Hohe Straße" and "Schildergasse" are popular destinations for shopping. The cityscape of Cologne is an intersprersing of historical Gothic and Renaissance architecture with 41 square kilometers of parks and gardens.

The University of Cologne

The University of Cologne was established in 1388 and is one of the largest universities in Germany, with over 44000 students. A number of prominent scholars have called Cologne home, including Albertus Magnus, for which the main square of the university is named, Kurt Alder (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1950), Peter Grünberg (Nobel Prize in Physics 2007), Heinrich Böll (Nobel Prize for Literature 1972) and a number of later presidents of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Restauraunts in the area

The following is a list of restaurants in the area surrounding the university. Especially notable are Il Belluno, marked with (*), where the conference dinner will be held, and the Mensa, marked with (**), where lunch is available. The locations of the restaurants are marked on this interactive map (Internet Explorer only, a PDF version may be downloaded here).

Restaurant Category Address Phone
Al Gufo Italian Dürener Str. 157 (0)221-409651
Culinarius Italian Dürener Str. 193-197 (0)221-407009
Da Siro Italian Weyertal 41 (0)221-441051
Freddy Schilling Burger Kyffhäuser Str. 34 (0)221-16955515
Grünlilie Vegetarian Weyertal 15 (0)221-428859
Haus Schwan German Dürener Str. 235 (0)221-403368
Il Belluno (*) Italian
(Conference Dinner)
Hans-Sachs Str. 4 (0)221-29810643
Khun Mae Thai Kyffhäuser Str. 38 (0)221-39757759
La Croque French Cafe Zülpicher Str. 19 (0)221-232425
Mensa (**) Cafeteria
Zülpicher Str. 70 (0)221-944053426
Nikko Japanese Dürener Str. 89 (0)221-4000094
Zum kleinen Geißbock German Dürener Str. 120 (0)221-403958