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General Information

  • Climate

    During July, the temperature in Cologne is on average 18°C (Low of 13°C and Max of 23°C), with the possibility of rain.

  • Electricity

    The voltage in Germany is 230 Volts, the connection is made by a two-pin plug (Type C" Europlug or Schuko). Converters or adapters might be provided in the hotels.

  • Currency, Banks and Post Office

    The national currency in Germany is Euro. Several large banks have branches in Cologne’s City Center and are open from Monday to Friday at 8:30 am – 4 pm. A Main Post Office is located inside WDR-Arkaden (Breite Straße 6-26; about 400m away from Gürzernich). Opening hours Mon-Fri 9 am – 7 pm.  

  • Insurance

    All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organizers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damages to property.

  • Tourism / Shopping / Museums

    Cologne offers a variety of attractions and lots of things to see and do. Walk along the Rhine and the Cathedral in the old town quarters of the city, visit one of the 365 churches, go shopping and sightseeing around Neumarkt, …
    More information about Cologne’s attractions and culture and tourist offers are provided under:

  • Time zone

    The current time zone offset in Cologne in July is UTC/GMT + 2 hours.
    (Standard time zone UTC/GMT + 1 hour + 1 hour due to daylight savings time).

  • Water

    Tap water in Cologne is drinking water.