Location and Venue
is the metropolis of northern Germany and the gateway to both northern and eastern Europe. The whole world can feel at home in Hamburg – thanks to its mercantile and seafaring tradition, this city at the water’s edge has for centuries had a cosmopolitan flair. Hamburg has benefited from its good economic, cultural and political relations with cities, regions and states all around the Baltic Sea ever since the Middle Ages. Hamburg has a reputation as a centre of creativity and learning, and the city’s lively high culture and sub-culture scenes provide a stimulating environment and excellent opportunities for creative artists of every kind.
The „Speicherstadt“ is an ensemble of historic storehouses at the banks of the Elbe river. Since 1991 it is listed a heritage site in Hamburg. The HafenCity quarter and the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall are in close vicinity, representing a competely new and highly attractive quarter of Hamburg. The conference venue is in one of the historic storehouses.
There are several museums and touristic hot spots in the vicinity, like the Deutsches Zollmuseum (German Customs Museum), Miniatur Wunderland (a giant model railway), the Hamburg Dungeon, and the Spice and the Afghan Museum.