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Expect a moderate climate in July with sunny days as well as occasional rain showers and temperature up to 24°C.


The official language of the Congress is English. Simultaneous translation into German is offered in Hall 1 from July, 1-4, 2020.

Public Transportation

Hamburg is offering an excellent and safe network of public transportation, either by subway, suburban rail, busses and ferries. Your congress name badge counts as a ticket. The underground line 2 stops directly at the congress venue (Station Messehallen).

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed at the venue; the meeting is a non-smoking event.


The official German currency is Euro. Exchange of foreign currency is available at the airport, train station, at most hotels, banks and exchange offices.

Personal Insurance

We recommend that all participants take out a personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Reduced Airline and Railway tickets

Lufthansa Germany Airlines and Deutsche Bahn will become official partner of the congress offering reduced ticket fares for your journey to Hamburg. (Detailed information follow by autumn 2019)


Germany is part of the European Schengen area. The entry formalities for Germany vary accordingly to the country of origin. A letter of invitation can be issued by the congress and registration office.


The Organizers cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings.

Programme Changes

The Organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external unforeseen circumstances.


As in all major cities and congress venues, people should take care of their personal belongings. It is not advised to wear your congress badge outside the EAPD Congress activities.