Location

The 5th Virtual Geoscience Conference will be hosted by the Geosensor Systems group at the TUD and the Department of Exploration group at the HIF.

The short courses will take place on September 20th in the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology in Freiberg (30 / 40 min by train from Dresden Main Station: + info).

The conference will be held on 21-22 September at the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry of the TU Dresden in Dresden, Germany.

Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry (TU Dresden)

Bergstraße 66,

01069 Dresden, Germany

PlusCode: 2PHJ+75 Dresden

+ faculty info here

Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology

Chemnitzer Str. 40,

09599 Freiberg, Germany

PlusCode: W86F+VQ Freiberg

+ institute info here

Accommodation tips

Getting to Dresden

Dresden (DRS) has an airport. It is not the busiest airport on Earth. However, you can get connecting flights to Frankfurt (Lufhansa), Munich (Lufhansa), and Amstersdam (KLM). The airport is a short ride on the local train into the main station. A ticket will cost 2.5 Euros (one-way)

If you are landing at Dresden Airport (DRS) you will find the train station downstairs from arrivals.
You can purchase a single journey ticket for 2.5 Euros and this will get you to the main station (Dresden Hauptbahnhof). You can also buy a four-Journey Ticket, this enables you to travel four times on the tram/bus network or the train back to the airport. The train number is the S2 and it goes every half an hour”

Berlin Airport (BER) is just 2 hrs away on the train/coach (FlixBus or REGIOJET). From Berlin you can get flights to most places. The bus and train station are at the airport. Trains and buses go directly to Dresden Main Train Station (Dresden Hauptbahnhof), which is in the middle of city and close to many of the hotels. Berlin has a lot of EasyJet and Ryanair flights. BER is is to the south of Berlin, and it is not necessary to travel into the city to get to Dresden.

Prague (PRG) is also only 2 hrs away on the train from Dresden, the train goes every 2 hours and is competitively priced, a one-way ticket cost around 15-20 Euros. The train travels for the most part along the Elbe/Labe valley and is nice way to spend two hours. I recommend going straight to the restaurant wagon and enjoying the view from there, with suitable refreshments of course. Happy hour finishes once you cross the border into Germany

 

Accommodation

Dresden has many hotels of varying price and quality. It is entirely up to you where you want to stay, but we would advise that you pick somewhere in and around the city centre or close to the main station.

Here are a few options close to the main station:

 

IBIS Dresden Zentrum 4 mins walk to Main Station
Pullman Hotel Dresden 4 mins walk to Main Station
A&O Hostel 8 mins walk to Main Station
Hotel Kipping 2 mins walk to Main Station
Intercity Hotel Dresden 1 min walk to Main Station
Dresden City Zentrum Hotel 10 mins walk to Main Station
Ibis Budget Dresden City 10 mins walk to Main Station
Penck Hotel Dresden 1 Short Tram Ride to the Main Station
B&B Hotel Dresden 1 Short Tram Ride to the Main Station
Bilderberg Bellevue Hotel Dresden 8 mins Tram ride to the Main Station