Travel & Stay

This information is intended to provide you with some basic guidance regarding your travels to and stay in Hamburg, Germany.

Please note that restrictions due to the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic are to be expected. We will update our website regularly to actively share the latest recommendations from the government of Hamburg and other authorities, especially during the early-bird registration phase in March.  

Please also refer to these external resources for additional information:

Visa for Germany

We encourage you to visit The Federal Foreign Office website to determine if you require or are exempted from the visa requirements imposed by the Federal Republic of Germany.  

To avoid time-consuming requests for additional information or documentation, please consult the website of the German embassy or consulate in your place of residence to find out about the visa procedure and required documentation. 

Invitation Letter for Visa Applications

As we are only able to generate invitation letters for visa application through the registration site, it is important that you complete the online registration process to obtain your letter.

If you have any questions regarding the ISC 2022 invitation letter process, please contact:


The official language of ISC 2022 is English.


The local currency is EURO. All payments must be made in EURO.


Credit Card
Please make sure to bring one VISA or MASTER credit card with you, as AMEX may not be accepted everywhere.


The CCH is conveniently located in the city center. The Dammtor mainline train station and several other stations and stops of the public transportation system are located between 100 to 500 meters.


Congress Center Hamburg (CCH)
Messeplatz 1
20357 Hamburg


Public Transport:

The CCH – Congress Center Hamburg is linked with all parts of the city by bus or train lines. The extensive commuter train and subway network is supported by an even more tightly-knit metro and express bus system. Situated conveniently and centrally, the CCH can be reached within minutes from all parts of the city.

The Dammtor mainline and commuter train station is right on its doorstep. From the subway stations Stephansplatz (Oper / CCH) and Gänsemarkt, a short walk through the center and Planten un Blomen park will take you to the CCH.


Arriving by Train:

Through the next-door Dammtor mainline train station, the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg is directly connected to the German railway company’s national as well as the international rail networks.

In the event that your train arrives at Hamburg main station, the CCH is only one stop away: Take the S21 commuter train (bound for Elbgaustraße) and exit at Dammtor station. A walk from Dammtor station to the CCH likewise takes a mere two minutes.


Arriving by Car:

If you are traveling to the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg by car or motorcycle from outside Hamburg, we advise you to take the speedways, then simply follow the “Messe / CCH” signs.

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Arriving by Plane:

Roughly 60 different airlines link Hamburg directly with about 130 national and international destinations (as of 02/2020). Hamburg Airport is located north of Hamburg in the Fuhlsbüttel district.

The commuter train system ("S” train system) will take you to the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg quickly in an eco-friendly way. The commuter train departs directly from the airport and takes half an hour to arrive at the CCH. You may also take a taxi or use MOIA, the new ridesharing service for Hamburg. The trip by car takes only 20 minutes unless the traffic is congested.



From fresh fish in a harbour-side restaurant, typical Old Hamburg cuisine with labskaus and red fruit jelly to all sorts of exotic specialities: In terms of food, Hamburg is at the forefront of gourmet cuisine. Many of its restaurants have been bestowed with prizes. But sometimes more important than a Michelin star is the location and view from the window. Thus, a number of chic restaurants and bars have settled along the Alster and the Elbe that invite to stay and enjoy your meal!


Restaurants from A to Z
Cafés & Bistros from A to Z


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