ESB 2009


View from Zurich

Zürich – the largest city in Switzerland – is characterized by contrasts. Located between mountains, on the shores of Lake Zürich, it provides a great view of the Alps, beautiful riversides and picturesque promenades. It also offers a variety of cultural attractions, including over 50 museums, several theaters, concert halls and opera houses as well as great shopping opportunities along the famous Bahnhofstrasse and a flamboyant nightlife. Located in the heart of Europe, Zürich is quick and easy to reach by plane or train.

The ETH Zürich is one of the world's leading technical universities. Founded in 1855, it is today a study, research and work place for 18,000 people from 80 nations. No fewer than 21 Nobel Prize Winners are linked with the ETH Zürich, among them Albert Einstein and Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen.

Science City, the ETH campus at Hönggerberg, is not only a university campus but also stands as a vision of the university of the future. The "Stadtquartier für Denkkultur" ("City District for Thinking Culture") is a place where science, industry and the public can come together in close contact.

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Arrival in Zurich

Please use public transportations as you can. In most cases they are faster, cheaper and you have less stress!

Arrival at the airport (Zurich Kloten)

After reclaiming baggage, follow the railway station signs "Bahn/Railway" to ticket counters and machines. Follow the English instructions or simply press the left (red) key at the bottom "Zurich City". The machine accepts coins as well as banknotes and gives change. The ticket is valid during the next 2 hours for any train to Zurich as well as for the trams and buses in the city (streetcar, Strassenbahn). Take the escalator down to the platforms 3 or 4. Trains to city centre leave every 10 minutes and take about 10 minutes to reach main train station Zurich HB.
If you plan to stay the whole day, a day ticket (valid 24 hours) is advisable.

Arrival at Zurich main station

At the main train station walk into the direction of the head of the train and follow any signs to "Bahnhofstrasse". Once outside the station walk about 50 meters up the road to the tram stop on the left-hand side. If you arrive by train and haven't yet got a tram ticket, you must now buy one from the blue ticket machine. Depending on your needs, you can buy a day ticket which is valid for 24 hours for all trams and buses in the main zone (no. 10) of the city or, if all you need is to reach the centre, press the yellow button.

Science City, Hönggerberg

Getting to Science City Hoenggerberg by Public Transport

From main station

Journey time: about 25 minutes. With tram no. 11 (direction Auzelg) from main station (Bahnhofstrasse or Bahnhofquai) to the stop Bucheggplatz; change to the connecting bus no. 69 to the «ETH Hönggerberg».

Journey time: about 25 minutes. With tram no. 14 (direction Seebach) from main station (Bahnhofplatz or Bahnhofquai) to the stop Milchbuck; change to the connecting bus no. 69 to the «ETH Hönggerberg».

From railway station Oerlikon

Journey time: 10 minutes. With bus no. 80 (direction Triemli) from station Oerlikon Nord to the stop «ETH Hönggerberg».

Conference rooms are in HCI building at the center of the campus Science City Hoenggerberg


The conference takes place in the HCI building at the center of the ETH campus Science City, Hönggerberg.


Selected hotels are available at special rates for the participants of the ESB 2009 Workshop. Bookings can placed using the following link:

The special offer is valid only for stays between Friday, June 5 to Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Reservations are advised to be done before Tuesday, March 31, 2009 in order to profit from the reduced prices. Later on, the availability of rooms at the lower rates is not guaranteed. At any time, bookings may also be placed via the hotel reservation system of Zurich Tourism, with possible reductions, if stated that you are attending the "ESB 2009 Workshop" in the reservation.

Alternatively to the online booking, reservations may be placed using e-mail, telephone or fax at:

Im Hauptbahnhof
CH-8021 Zürich

Telephone: 0041 44 215 40 40
Fax: 0041 44 215 40 44

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