The workshop will take place at "Rolduc Abbey" close to Aachen in the Netherlands.


A number of rooms has been reserved at the Abbey and you can directly book your room “here” using the promotion code “ICMEg”. 


Please note that a big religious event called “pilgrimage” taking place every seven years in Aachen and attracting many people happens to occur in the same week as the workshop. Early room booking thus is strongly recommended.

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    Arrival by plane: Following airports are recommended (in brackets time of travel by train to Aachen Main Station):


          Frankfurt International Airport (about 2 hours)


             take ICE train direction Cologne (leaving Frankfurt airport about once per hour)

             leave at Cologne Station

             take regional express train “RE” to Aachen (in general leaving frequently from tracks 8 or 9 )


          Düsseldorf International Airport  (about 1.5 hours)*


             there is a direct train leaving from DUS airport to Aachen Main station about once an hour


          Köln/Bonn International Airport(about 1 hour)*


             take S-train (metro type train ) “S 13” direction Köln-Hansaring

             leave at Cologne Main Station

             take regional express train “RE” to Aachen (in general leaving frequently from tracks 8 or 9)


          Brussels Airport(about 1.5 - 2 hours)*


             from Brussels National airport take train either to “Brussels Nord” or to “Brussels Midi” station

             from Brussels Midi continue by using the Thalys high speed train direction Cologne via Aachen

             from Brussels Nord take either IC or Regional train to Aachen. Another change may be necessary in Liege Guillemins in this case


          Maastricht-Aachen Airport (although quite close to Aachen it takes more than one hour by public transport)


             buses are running from Maastricht airport via Maastricht bus station (change line) to Aachen main station

             taxis might be an expensive alternative (about 35 km)


    Arrival by train: from Aachen Main Station Rolduc Abbey can be reached:      


          a)  via trains from Aachen to Herzogenrath Station and then taking a taxi (or an approx.. 20 min walk)


           b)  by the conference shuttle service offered on tuesday morning (June 24th 2014)


           c)  by taxi from Aachen Main Station (about 30 minutes)