Nature reserve Heuckenlock (Wilhelmsburg) at high tide. Photo Elbe Habitat Foundation.

Welcome to Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg

We will welcome you to the Elbe island of Wilhelmsburg, Europe’s largest river island, in the heart of Hamburg. It is a unique location, where port facilities, industrial sites and outstanding tidal habitats lie in close proximity to each other. The workshop takes place at the Hamburg Ministry of Environment and Energy, providing a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere. The new building was part of the International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg 2013 and is now one of the most energy-efficient public office buildings in Germany.

Getting there

Hamburg is in a strategic position to be easily accessed from northern and central Europe with frequent train and flight connections.

Hamburg Airport is served by many German and foreign airlines. You can reach Hamburg also from many great European metropolises via long distance trains. For further information visit the website of Deutsche Bahn ( or your domestic provider.

Hamburg International Airport and Hamburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) are both well connected to the conference venue. From the airport, the S1 commuter train (S-Bahn) takes 25 minutes to reach Hamburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). From here, the southbound S3 and S31 will take you to Wilhelmsburg station. It is only a three-minute walk from the station to the workshop venue.

If you intend to arrive by train, get off at Hamburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) and change to the S-Bahn (see above).

Hamburg is well connected with the whole of central and northern Europe. The A7 motorway serves attendees coming from points due south as well as from the north, including Scandinavia. The A1 (Lübeck-Bremen-The Ruhr) connects Western Germany and Europe with Hamburg. From Berlin and the east, the A24 leads to Hamburg. Having reached the city, take the B-75/Wilhelmsburger Reichsstraße and exit at “Wilhelmsburg” – or simply enter “Neuenfelder Straße 19” in your satnav. Parking is available but must be announced in advance (please contact info[at]


Address of the conference venue:

Behörde für Umwelt und Energie | Neuenfelder Straße 19 | 21109 Hamburg


Public Transport: Metro Lines S3 / S31 (Stop: Wilhelmsburg)

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Below you can find a number of hotel recommendations. The majority of these accommodations is located in the center of Hamburg – close to the central station, so you can reach the conference venue easily by public transport (see information above). For reservation please contact the accommodation of your choice directly. Please note that the costs for accomodation will not be covered by the organizer.


Raphael Hotel WÄLDERHAUS 
Am Inselpark 19, D-21109 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40 302 156 100, Fax: +49 (0)40 302 156 103,
The Raphael hotel WÄLDERHAUS offers rooms from EUR 94 per night. The hotel is located very closely to the conference venue - less than a five-minute walk.


Generator Hostel Hamburg
Steintorplatz 3, D-20097 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40 226 358 460,
The Generator Hostel Hamburg offers rooms from EUR 55 per night. 


Henri Hotel Bugenhagenstraße
Bugenhagenstr. 21, D-20095 Hamburg, Phone +49 (0)40 554 357 557, Email:
The Henri Hotel offers rooms called `Studio´ from EUR 118 per night. 


Barceló Hamburg
Ferdinandstr. 15, D-20095 Hamburg, Phone +49 (0)40 226 3620, Email:
The Barcelo Hotel offers rooms from EUR 110 per night.


ibis Hamburg Alster Centrum Hotel 
Holzdamm 4-12 + 16, D-20099 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40 24 82 90, Fax: +49 (0)40 24 82 99 99,
The ibis Hamburg Alster Centrum Hotel offers rooms from EUR 87 per night.


Die Inselpension 
Am Veringhof 21, D-21107 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)163 243 491 0, Email:
"Die Inselpension“ offers rooms from EUR 40,00. It is a true alternative to classical hotel accommodation.Take the chance to explore the Hamburg Elbe island Wilhelmsburg which was home of the International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg from 2006 to 2013.


Junges Hotel Hamburg 
Kurt-Schumacher-Allee 14, D-20097 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40 419 23 0,
Fax: +49 (0)40 419 23 555, Email:
The „Junges Hotel Hamburg“ offers rooms from EUR 102 per night.


Suite Novotel Hamburg City Hotel 
Lübeckertordamm, 2 D-20099 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40  271 400, Fax: +49 (0)40 271 140 140,
The Suite Novotel Hamburg City Hotel offers rooms from EUR 99 per night.


Motel One Hamburg – Alster 
Steindamm 102, D-20099 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40 41 92 49 70, Fax: +49 (0)40 41 92 49 71 0,
The Motel One Hamburg Alster offers rooms from EUR 82 per night.