Official Language

The conference language is English.

Accommodation

Please use the online registration for hotel reservation.

Cologne offers a wide variety of hotel accommodation in all categories. A large number of hotel rooms at different rates have been blocked for the time of the conference. The hotels are located in the vicinity of the conference venue and easily accessible by public transportation or even within walking distance.

At the time of the conference hotel occupancy in Cologne will be high. Therefore, we recommend an early registration and to choose one of our reserved hotels during the registration process.
Online registration starts on 03 February 2020.

Visa

If traveling from outside of Europe, you may need a Schengen Area visa to enter the EU. Please consult the German Embassy or Consulate in your respective country regarding your specific visa requirements for entering Germany.

If you require a conference invitation letter, please register for the Cilia2020 conference, and then send your visa letter request with the follow information to Mr. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schermer by email to bernhard.schermer@uk-koeln.de.
Given Name Surname; Gender; date of birth; Passport Number; Expiration Date; full address, where the letter has to be sent.

Climate

In October, the average temperature in Cologne is 15°C (59 °F). Please note there may be occasional showers. Weather information and forecasts are available at www.wetter.com

Credit Cards

Credit cards are accepted at most businesses including restaurants, shopping centers (malls) and gift stores, gas stations, grocery stores. Major credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. ATMs are also located at many areas throughout Cologne.

Currency

The German currency is EURO (€). The official exchange rate is published in the newspapers daily. Exchange facilities are available at the airport, main train stations and exchange agencies. Cash and travellers checks are easily exchanged in banks and hotels. Most hotels and restaurants accept international credit cards.
Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit www.oanda.com or de.finance.yahoo.com

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