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Travel Information, Climate and Accommodation

Located in the heart of the Rhine-Ruhr area, Essen can be reached quite easily.

By air Arrival at Rhine-Ruhr Airport, Duesseldorf International, with more than 180 international and domestic flight connections or at Frankfurt Airport. A high-speed ICE rail service brings you to the Central Station in Essen from either airport (from Duesseldorf International Airport station in about 20 minutes; from Frankfurt Airport station in about 2 hours). The conference centre is about 5 minutes from Central Station by underground.


By rail Essen is served by some 120 ICE, InterCity and InterRegio rail connections. The conference centre is about 5 minutes from the Central Station by underground.


By car Essen is accessible from the three major Rhine-Ruhr motorways: A 52, A 3 and A 40/42.

http://www.messe-essen.de/index.php?lang=en&content=04020300


Tourist information and hotel reservations (codeword "WHEC"):
EMG - Essen Marketing GmbH
Am Hauptbahnhof 2
45127 Essen, Germany
Phone: +49 (201) 88 72 046
Fax: +49 (201) 88 72 044

Online booking: http://germany.nethotels.com/info/essen/events/whec/default_en.htm


touristikzentrale(at)essen.de  
www.essen.de

International arrival service:
HRS Hotel Reservation Services
http://partner.hrs.com/messe-essen
smart and more GmbH
Lotsekai 10
D-21079 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (1805) 32 40 00
Fax: +49 (1805) 54 96 75
smartfairs(at)sam-hh.de
www.smartfairs.de


Time zone
Central European Summertime (from the end of March till the end of October)


Telefon Country code Germany 0049


Important telephone numbers
Police: 110
Fire brigade: 112
Emergency medical service: 19257
National directory assistance: 11833
International directory assistance: 11834
Emergency call to block credit cards: 116116


Money exchange
Reisebank Flughafen Duesseldorf International
Phone +49 (0)211-4 37 96 56
Mo. – So. 7.15 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Reisebank Essen-Hauptbahnhof
Phone +49-201-20 26 71
Mo. – Fr. 7.15 a.m. – 7.45 p.m., Sa. 8.15 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., So. 9.45 a.m. – 1.15 p.m.


The weather conditions at this time of the year are typically mild and sunny. The average daytime temperature in May is 19 °C, over 65 °F. Please have a look for the weather forecast under: www.wetter.de


Venue

MESSE ESSEN GmbH
Norbertstrasse
D - 45131 Essen
Telefon: +49.(0)201.7244.0
Telefax: +49.(0)201.7244.248
E-Mail: info@messe-essen.de

www.messe-essen.de