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Location, Travel and Accomodation

Modelica Conference 2008 at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany


As an economic und cultural centre of Eastern Westphalia and with its population of 330,000, Bielefeld is one of the twenty major cities in Germany. Bielefeld's excellent infrastructure and its central location puts it within easy reach of all parts of Europe. Bielefeld combines the advantages of a city with both exciting and relaxing leisure opportunities in the Teutoburg Forest. An excellent traffic network, a variety of restaurants and pubs, and a broad choice of accommodation make this university town an attractive travel destination.

As the first contact address for visitors, the Tourist Information Centre of Bielefeld Marketing GmbH offers a wide range of services.

Getting to Bielefeld

Bielefeld is well connected by train (Deutsche Bahn).

The nearest airports are Paderborn, Hannover and Duesseldorf, respectively.
From Paderborn Airport it is about 45 minutes by car to Bielefeld. This airport has only a rare connection to public transport.
In contrast, both, Hannover and Duesseldorf are well connected to the German railway network with journey times of 1 hour and 20 minutes (Hannover) and 1 hour and 45 minutes (Duesseldorf) to Bielefeld.
Connections can be found at Deutsche Bahn.

Further travel information are available from the Tourist Information Centre of Bielefeld Marketing GmbH.  


During the conference from March 2nd to March 5th Bielefeld offers rooms at sufficient number and different prices.
Till 2007-01-14 conference participants can book rooms at special prices by using the congress-code "MOC08" while booking.
After 2007-01-14 the special contingent will be closed. But we recommend booking your room by using the congress-code "MOC08" over Bielefeld Marketing GmbH.

There are different ways of booking possible:

Online (recommended):
Tourist Information Centre of Bielefeld Marketing GmbH (conference key: MOC08)

or by mail, phone or fax:
Please contact
Bielefeld Marketing GmbH
Am Bahnhof 6
33602 Bielefeld
Phone: (05 21) 51 27 50
Fax: (05 21) 17 88 11

Attention: In any case have the internal code of the conference "MOC08" ready. It has to be indicated while booking both online and "conventionally".

Booking itself does not cause any additional costs.

Getting to the Conference Venue

Directions to the conference venue are available here:

Visa for international guests

EU nationals do not need a visa to enter Germany. For most other contries visas are required (in some cases only a form you fill during the flight). In that case please check at the German Embassy in your country if you have to apply for an entry visa in advance and need a letter of invitation. Please note that letters of invitation will be sent out only to authors or co-authors of submitted papers. For all other cases registration will be subject to revision and letters of invitation will only be issued after receipt of payment.

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