Hosted by Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Location

Contest Site

The North Western European Regional Contest will be held at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Campus of the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics, and Social Sciences in Nuremberg, Germany.

The full address of the lecture halls for the contest and talks on Saturday and Sunday is:
Lange Gasse 20
90403 Nuremberg

For the contest, we can use rooms and facilities of the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences located in walking distance next to the old town.
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In the building there are three adjacent computer rooms, equipped with up-to-date hardware. There are enough computers for 60 teams and a reasonable number of backup machines.
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University Restaurant

The university restaurant (one of the red pins in the Google map below) will open for us on Saturday. It is just a short stroll away. And yes, the food is better than what some of you might expect from a university restaurant.
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Accommodation

We have organized a nice accommodation within a short walk to the contest site and city center. If you want to book rooms, please use the register form.

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Interesting city

Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is the second-largest Bavarian city, and fourteenth largest municipality in Germany. Particularly after the EU eastern enlargement, the city has profited from its central location within the European economic region. With 500,000 inhabitants, Nuremberg is the economic, services, and cultural centre of Northern Bavaria, and the centre of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region with about 3.5 million inhabitants.

Nuremberg is nearly 1000 years old. In the late 15th and early 16th century world-famous artists such as Albrecht Dürer and Veit Stoß, humanists such as Willibald Pirckheimer and scientists such as the astronomer Johannes Regiomontanus lived and worked in this city.

In the 19th century, Nuremberg entrepreneurial spirit triggered off a new rise in the city's fortunes: the first German railway between Nuremberg and Fürth in 1835 became a symbol for this Bavarian industrial centre.

In the 20th century, the National Socialists abused the city for their purposes. Adolf Hitler made Nuremberg "City of the Party Rallies", and it was here that the atrocious racial laws were adopted, and the main war criminals of the Nazi regime of terror were tried by the International Military Tribunal in the "Nuremberg Trials".

Although the city which was badly damaged by bombs during World War II, it today presents itself as a successful blend of a lively past and modern present day life. In the heart of the city, there is a beautiful collection of historical buildings. The imperial castle is particularly impressive. The main market turns into "Christkindl's market" each December.

Getting to Nuremberg and around

Getting to Nuremberg by Rail: The main railway station, is connected to the national and international network of EC, IC and ICE trains. The new high speed (ICE) track between Nuremberg and Munich let you reach Munich in just over an hour.
Railway company and timetables

Getting to Nuremberg by Plane: Nuremberg International Airport is only a few minutes by underground away from the city centre. The line U2 in the map below connects the airport to the contest venue and the accommodation. There are about 70 direct flight links to destinations in 21 countries, some of which are operated by discount airlines (for example Air Berlin)

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Getting around in Nuremberg: Nuremberg has a close network of suburban and underground trains, buses, and trams. The city's surroundings, too, are well connected by public transport. Map of the underground system:

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Google Map

Sights are illustrated by blue pins bluedot, contest venues by red pins reddot, and public transport by green pins greendot.


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