ECPR General Conference
Hamburg Universität, Hamburg
22 - 25 August 2018

Practical Information

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The Euro (EUR) is the German currency, which is divided into 100 cents.


Tourist Information

The Tourist Information Office Welcome Centre is located at Alter Wall 11, Underground railway line U3 Rathaus. 

The opening hours are;

Mon:              08.00-17.00
Tues & Wed:   08.00-12.00
Thurs:             08.00-18.00
Fri:                  07.00-12.00

There are also tourist information offices located at Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport, the Harbour (St. Pauli landing stages) and at the Central Station. For more information please view their website.


Most banks are open from 08.30-12.30 and 13.30 -16.00 on weekdays. They are generally closed on Saturdays and Sundays.


Cash Machine/ATM 

The closest ATM is located on the campus in front of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Von-Melle-Park 5. Other ATMs are located at the Dammtor train station oar at the Grinelallee. There are numerous cash machines located around the City Centre.



International dialling code for the Germany is + 49

The area code for Hamburg is 40


Emergency numbers

  • Medical emergency (Ambulance / Fire Department) – 112
  • Police – 110
  • Non Emergency Medical - Doctor on Call - 116 117
  • Pharmacy – (24-hour pharmacy information) - 0800 228 2280
  • Dental – 01805 050518



Type C European 2-Pin or Type E & F Schuko



  • Hotels: Tip €1 per standard bag. Some peopel also tip the cleaners €1-2 per day
  • Restaurants: Bills include Bedienung (service charge), but most people add 5-10%
  • Bars: You should tip approximately 5% rounded to the nearest Euro. For drinks brought to your table you should tip 5-10%
  • Taxis: You should tip approximately 10%, rounded to the nearest Euro


Useful phrases

Thank you Danke
Please                                                 Bitte
Entrance                                             Eingang
Underground                                     Unterirdisch
Tram                                                   Tram
Train station  Bahnhof
Bus station  Bushaltestelle
Airport                                                Flughafen
Train approaching the station Zug, der sich dem Bahnhof nähert
Next station nächste Station













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