Travel information

Citizens of the EU
For visitors from most countries, Germany requires a passport, which needs to be valid for at least 6 months. EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

How to get to the Congress Venue from Frankfurt Airport
The international airport Frankfurt Rhein-Main is located 25 km (15.5 miles) from Darmstadt. At the airport, regional bus lines depart from arrivals area B at Terminal 1 and arrivals areas D+E at Terminal 2. We recommend the express bus AirLiner (Terminals 1 and 2), which offers a convenient and fast 30-minute connection from the airport to Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main station).

How to get to the Congress Venue from Frankfurt main station
From Frankfurt main station you can reach Darmstadt by means of the German railroad. Use the DB Congress Ticket to book your journey! From Darmstadt main station, public transport trains and busses take you to the Congress Venue at the TU Darmstadt.

Non-EU citizens
All Non-EU citizens require a visa. However, a visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180 day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You may apply for short stay visas (Schengen Visas) at missions of the German Federal Foreign Office, such as embassies and consulates.

Please also visit the homepage of "Auswärtiges Amt" to find a detailed table of all countries requiring a visa and more information on visa regulations, as well as a list of German missions around the world.

Invitation Letter
An invitation letter for the purpose of obtaining a travel visa or permission to attend the meeting will be handed out on request after registration for the conference. For the invitation letter we need the following information of your passport: 

  • date of birth (day.month.year):
  • place of birth (city, country):
  • passport number:
  • expiry date of passport (day.month.year):
  • nationality: 

If you need a letter of invitation in order to apply for a German visa, please contact the Congress Office vie e-mail to: mse@mse-congress.de
After receipt of your passport details we will issue the invitation letter and send it to you by email.

Currency
As in most countries of the European Union, the official German currency is the Euro (€). Please note that there are no general bank hours in Germany. Most banks are open in the morning hours and just a few hours in the afternoon or early evening. Major credit cards are accepted at most cashpoints, stores, restaurants and hotels.

Telephone and Internet
Germany's international pre-dial is +49 (0049).
Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafés may offer "free"-WiFi Hotspots.

Electricity
The electrical power supply in Germany is 220v, 50 Hz, AC. Official plugs in Germany are:

  • "Schukostecker" (round) Type F/ CEE 7/4
  • "Eurostecker" (flat) Type C/ CEE 7/16

Time
Germany's standard time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour. 

Current Local Time in Darmstadt, Germany

 

MSE 2022
27 - 29 September 2022 | Hybrid Congress in Darmstadt (Germany) & Online

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