Information on COVID-19

We strongly ask all participants to wear masks while indoors. Also, we ask all participants to test themselves before, during and after the event. If you test positive, please inform the organisers ASAP. Tests will be available for free at registration.

Note that regulations must conform to the NRW Coronavirus Protection Ordinance and the current regulations in place at HHU. Therefore, although we believe that masks and self-tests are essential, they are not strictly mandatory. The hygiene concept of our venue can be found here.


The summer school takes place in Heinrich Heine University’s Haus der Universität in the city centre:

Haus der Universität
Schadowplatz 14
40212 Düsseldorf

To get here using the Underground, exit at either Heinrich-Heine-Allee or Schadowstraße, then walk for about five minutes.

All rooms are handicapped accessible.


If you want to book via us, please inform us when confirming your reservation. If you want to book on your own, you find a selection of hotels in Düsseldorf below.

It is recommended that you make your reservations well ahead of time. Due to trade-fairs, hotels can be fully booked or very expensive if not booked early.


The venue is located in the city center with many restaurants nearby. Moreover, many excellent Japanese restaurants can be found in ‘Little Tokyo’ around the Immermannstraße, approx. 10 minutes from the venue.

Here are some ideas:


Information on VISA requirements to enter Germany is available here. If you need a formal letter of invitation to apply for a VISA, please contact us.

Due to the pandemic, there may be additional requirements to enter Germany. Please check the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

Getting Here

Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) is Germany’s third largest airport. If you arrive here, take the city train S11 to the central station.

There is also Weeze Airport (NRN), which is sometimes associated with Düsseldorf. As it is located more than 90km away from the city, we recommend flying to Düsseldorf Airport instead.

Düsseldorf Central Station is serviced by national and international trains. Check the website of the Deutsche Bahn for connections.

Public Transport

We recommend that you buy a 9-Euro-Ticket. The ticket costs 9€ and allows you to use any public transport in Germany, except for long-distance trains, for one month (i.e. during August). It costs much less than individual fairs (which are about 2,90€ for zone A) and can be bought at regular ticket machines.

For information on routes, timetables, and prices check the website of the Rheinbahn.

Tourist Information

Further information for tourists is available here.

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