Practical Information


The winter school takes place at the Campus Kirchberg of the University of Luxembourg (6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg). See below for information on how to get there. Note that the main entrance will be blocked due to renovation work; there are signs pointing to a side entrance.

Lecture room

From 16/02/2012 until 24/02/2012 all lectures take place in the big lecture room Paul Feidert, which you find next to the reception at the main entrance of the central building (blocks A,B,C,D). Important: Different room on 15/02/2012! On the first day of the preparatory week, we have to squeeze into lecture room B02.


All participants have to get lunch themselves. There are several available options:

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner is taking place on Wednesday, 22 February 2012, at 8:00pm in the restaurant La Lorraine (7 place d'Armes, L-1136 Luxembourg) in the city centre. Participants must register for the dinner separately and should have received an email about this.


On Thursday, 23 February 2012, all participants can take part in a free guided tour of the City of Luxembourg. The tour starts at 2:30 pm at Place de la Constitution.

Wireless internet

At the campus free wifi internet access will be provided to all registered participants.

Travel to and from Luxembourg

Luxembourg Airport is connected by regular flights from all main destinations.

From Luxembourg Airport there is a regular bus connection to the city. Bus No. 16 (Eurobus) runs every 10-15 minutes during the day between airport and the central train station. It takes 25 minutes. For more information consult the homepage of the airport. Of course, taxis are also available. But they tend to be expensive.

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is served by low-cost flights from many European destinations.

A regular bus service, operated by Flibco, connects the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport with the central train station in Luxembourg.

For train connections see the websites of the Luxembourg rail company CFL, or SNCF, or Deutsche Bahn.

Kirchberg campus is easily reached by car from the motorway. Note that there is no free parking at the Kirchberg, not even the university, and at peak times the parking facilities can reach their limits. If you plan to come by car, you are advised to arrange parking with your hotel.

Local public transportation

There is a good network of buses in Luxembourg. Tickets for a ride (up to two hours) are sold at the bus entrance by the driver (1.5 Euro). You can also buy a 10-ride ticket (12 Euro) from the vending machines at the airport (arrivals) or at the main train station, which one has to validate on entering the bus. Here is more information on buses.

How to reach the University - Campus Kirchberg

To reach the campus by bus, one can take buses 1 or 16 (stop "Coudenhove-Kalergi") or 18 (stop "Université - Campus Kirchberg"). The campus has several buildings: the lectures will take place at the main building (Bātiment principal, blocs A, B, C, D).

Map of Luxembourg with the University indicated.

How to get to the hotel

The participants with hotel reservation made through the University of Luxembourg will stay at the Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg.

From the airport: Take Bus 16 just outside the airport and get off at the stop "Parlement Européen". Walk a bit straight down the avenue (Avenue John F. Kennedy) and you will find the hotel on your right. See the map.

From the train station: Take bus number 1 (direction "Kirchberg Luxexpo") or 16 (direction "Aéroport") outside the train station, and get off at the stop "Parlement Européen". Cross the avenue (Avenue John. F. Kennedy) and walk a bit to the left. See the map.

How to get from the hotel to the campus

By bus: Cross the Avenue John F. Kennedy and go to the stop "Parlement Européen". Take Bus 1 (direction "Kirchberg Luxexpo") or Bus 16 (direction "Aéroport"), and get down at "Coudenhove-Kalergi". Cross the avenue again, and you will find yourself just outside the campus.

Walking: Walk down Avenue John. F. Kennedy (in the direction of the airport, that is, in the direction to the bus stop "Parlement Européen"). Walk straight on (around 1.5 kilometers). You will reach the campus in around 20 minutes. See the map.

How to get from the hotel to the city centre

By bus: Go to Avenue John F. Kennedy, and go to the stop "Parlement Européen". You can take Bus 1 (direction "P+R Bouillon") or Bus 16 (direction "Hesper - Cité Um Schlass"). Get off at "Royal". A bit ahead and to the left you have the square Emile Hamilius.

Last modification: 3 February 2012.