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Summer School 2010 in Maria in der Aue

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The school will take place at Maria in der Aue, situated in Bergisches Land in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
All participants will stay at the conference hotel Maria in der Aue. The address is:
Maria in der Aue
In der Aue 1
42929 Wermelskirchen
Fon: 02193/505-0
Fax: 02193/505-101

How to get to Cologne

Most European visitors will either take the train to Cologne main station ("Köln Hauptbahnhof") or arrive by air at Cologne/Bonn Airport (Code: CGN) using a no-frills-airline. Visitors from overseas will usually land in Frankfurt/Main Airport (Code: FRA). Form Frankfurt, there is a very efficient and ultra-fast train connection to Cologne: do not try to change flights in Frankfurt and fly into Cologne. If you arrive with Lufthansa or StarAlliance, note that the train connection Frankfurt Airport <-> Cologne has a Lufthansa flight number. You can very conveniently check in and out at Cologne Main Station (Airport code: QKL), and you will often get the train ride for free as a "connecting flight". Düsseldorf airport (code: DUS) is also close to Cologne.

How to get to Maria in der Aue

From Köln Hauptbahnhof

If you arrive to Cologne main train station (Köln Hauptbahnhof), take from the train track 10 A-B the interurban train (S-Bahn) number 11 in the direction Bergisch-Gladbach and descend at the last station. This trip takes 22 minutes and it costs 3.40 euro. The tickets can be bought in the vending machines  (look for "Preisstufe 2b [CityPlusTicket (Köln oder Bonn)]") in the stations. From Bergisch-Gladbach one has to take a taxi about 15 km in the direction Wermelskirchen-Dabringhausen in order to get to the conference hotel Maria in der Aue.

From Köln-Bonn Airport

Take the train from Cologne/Bonn airport direction Köln Hauptbahnhof and take there interurban train (S-Bahn) number 11 as explained above. For this trip you need a ticket 1B that costs 2.10 euros.

  • More information about the conference hotel can be found at Maria in der Aue. A short film about it can be viewed here.

  • Information about the city Cologne, including a map of it can be found at

  • Additional information about public transport in Cologne can be found at

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last changed17. Jan, 2007