684. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Advances in open systems and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics

Bad Honnef (Germany), 2-5 December 2018

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The conference takes place at the Physikzentrum Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany.

Since 1976, the Physikzentrum is run by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e.V. (German Physical Society) and supported by the University of Bonn and the state North Rhine-Westphalia. It offers a secluded setting for research conferences, seminars, and workshops, and has proved to be especially stimulating for fruitful discussions. To live and work in a single building is an essential concept of the Physikzentrum in bringing experienced researchers and young students together.

The stately mansion housing the Physikzentrum is surrounded by a park at the foot of the Siebengebirge ("the Seven Hills") on the right bank of the Rhine River. In the immediate neighbourhood an extensive net of hiking-paths in Germany's oldest nature preserve invites pleasant short or long walks. Public transport offers convenient access to nearby cities of Bonn (15 km) and Cologne (40 km) with many cultural and scientific attractions. Due to its central location PBH is easy to reach from all European countries.

Travel info

By Train

From the north of Germany: Possibility to get off the train at Köln for direct connection to Bad Honnef (which is located at the right side of the river Rhine). Leave the train at Bad Honnef main station (Hauptbahnhof). Some trains stop before at a place called Rhöndorf which is even clother to the Physikzentrum. From there take a taxi at the cost ca 5 EURO to the Physikzentrum (distance 2.5 km).

From the train station in Rhöndorf: The Physikzentrum is within walking distance (about 10 min), or take a taxi (ca 5 EURO).

From Bonn: Take a taxi from the front of the railway station in Bonn to the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (distance 18 km, fare about 25 EURO), or take the subway/commuter train No. 66 destination Bad Honnef. Follow the blue "U"-sign "Stadtmitte/Stadtbahn" to the underground station (level -2, platform 4: "Bad Honnef üb. Regierungsviertel"). Departure every 10 min (10 min or 20 min on Saturday, 30 min on Sunday and in the evening), duration 35 min. The train station "Am Spitzenbach" is in walking distance (400 m, brigde over highway and left-of-way, cross the public garden) to the Physikzentrum. Attention: every second train goes only to "Königswinter". Just wait for the next train going to "Am Spitzenbach". The train ticket is still valid. Alternatively, from Röndorf you can take a taxi (distance 1.5 km) or take the bus 566. The train ticket is also valid for the bus. Get off the bus at the 3rd stop "Messbeuel" in front of the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef.

By Plane

From Frankfurt: Take the ICE train to Siegburg. Duration from Frankfurt 37 min. From Siegburg then take the commuter train (S-Bahn) No.12 direction Köln-Nippes to Troisdorf (duration 3 min). From Troisdorf take the RegionalExpress train to Rhöndorf (duration 20 min). The Physikzentrum is now within walking distance. Alternatively take the commuter train No. 66 from Sigburg to Bad Honnef. The train station "Am Spitzenbach" (duration from Siegburg 57 min) is in walking distance (400 m, brigde over highway and left-of-way, cross the public garden) to the Physikzentrum.

Airport Collogne/Bonn: Direct train connection (Bundesbahnlinie RE 8) to Rhöndorf every hour, duration 32 min, or take a taxi to the Physikzentrum (38 km, fare about Euro 40), or take a taxi to the main railway station in Porz/Rhein (5 km) and from there take a train to Bad Honnef (right side of the river Rhine). Duration ~35 min, or take the airport bus (labeled 'FL') to the main railway station in Bonn (Bonn Hauptbahnhof). See Köln-Bonn airport traffic links: buses to and from Bonn.

By Car

From the north: Motorway A3 to "Autobahn-Dreieck Heumar" than motorway A59 direction "Bonn/Köln Airport" or "Bonn/Königswinter". A59 continued as B42 to Bad Honnef, exit "Rhöndorf". Follow the "Rhöndorfer Strasse" to "Hauptstrasse", after 2 km you will see a nice estate on the left side.

From the south: Motorway A3 Frankfurt-Köln exit "Bad Honnef/Linz". After about 10 km in the forest turn to the right at the first intersection with traffic lights and follow the valley down to Bad Honnef. Cross the city in northern direction (see City Map or Map) and find 'Hauptstrasse 5' on the right side.