Dresden is the capital of the Free State of Saxony in Germany and lies in the beautiful valley of the river Elbe. The city has about 525,000 inhabitants, expanding to 2.4 million in the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area. Dresden represents an important cultural, educational and economic center in Germany and Europe. The TU Dresden is one of the three largest technical universities in Germany and part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative.
The pleasant location, the mild river climate and the Baroque-style architecture attract almost two million tourists a year. Dresden contains numerous world-renowned museums and art collections. The city is often called “Florence of the North”. Dresden is within a stone’s throw of the Saxon Switzerland National Park with its bizarre sandstone cliffs and also near to the Czech border which allows a nice day trip to Prague.
Arrival by Plane
Dresden is located in the heart of Europe, easily reached via international services to the following airports:
- Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) – subsumed as (BER). Connecting long distance trains (see below) take about 2-3hours.
- Frankfurt-Main (FRA), with ‘Main’ being the name of a river in that region. Connecting long distance trains (see below) take about 5-6 hours. Note, low-price carriers also target Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN), which is located in the greater Frankfurt area and adds another 2h on the connecting train service. You might want to consider connecting flights instead.
- Dresden (DRS) , mainly national connections serving local airport of Dresden. You might want to consider connecting flights.
- Leipzig/Halle (LEJ) mainly national connections serving local airport of Leipzig (150km away). Only few international connection are being offered. Connecting long distance trains (see below) take about 2 hours.
Long Distance Travel
Long Distance Trains to Dresden Main Station (“Hauptbahnhof”, “HBF”), connecting Dresden with any other city, can be booked using the Deutsche Bahn train services. An alternative and often cheaper way to reach Dresden is by bus. You might want to visit busradar.com for a search on actual operators.
Venue: Maritim International Congress Center
Detailed information the venue and location can be found on the Venue / Location site. The location can be reached via Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden Neustadt train stations. From Dresden airport take the Tram S2 until stop “Bahnhof Mitte”. Please also use the Maritim’s map of the location and vicinity for more details on streets and location. Approximate pricing for taxi service: from Dresden airport: approx. 25 €; from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: approx. 10 €; from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt: approx 9 €
Visa Information and EU-Requirements
Information on visa can be found at the Federal Foreign Office. Please also check the validity of your passport (including regulations on expiration date beyond INTERSPEECH2015 as applicable to your national law). Information on EU-regulations for non-EU nationals can be found at Europa.eu