Accommodation and Travel

The Helmholtz Training Course on Integrative Structural Biology will be held in the new CSSB building located on the DESY Campus in Hamburg, Germany.

Please note: Accomodation is free for participants. Travel cost are at your own expense.


DESY Hostel
Notkestr. 85
22607 Hamburg
Stresemannstraße 318
In the DESY Group field please enter "CSSB Opening Symposium"

Travel Information

By train
To Hamburg Altona station.
Continue by bus line 1 (direction Schenefelder Holt) directly to the main entrance of DESY (bus stop Zum Hünengrab/DESY), traveling time approx. 25 min.
Or continue by S-Bahn (local city train) line S1 or S11 (direction Blankenese/Wedel) to Othmarschen. Then go on with bus line 1 (direction Schenefelder Holt). On foot: leave the city train station at the Waitzstrasse exit, turn right at the bottom of the stairs, turn left onto Waitzstrasse, right onto Gross Flottbeker Strasse and follow that road directly to DESY, walking time approx. 25 min.
Optional: taxi, traveling time approx. 15-20 min.

By plane
From the Hamburg airport Fuhlsbüttel:
Continue with city train line S1 (direction Blankenese/Wedel) to Othmarschen station. Then go on with bus line 1 (direction Schenefelder Holt) to the main entrance of DESY (bus stop Zum Hünengrab/DESY).
Optional: taxi traveling time approx. 40-50 min.
By car
Exit the Autobahn (A7) at HH-Bahrenfeld. Arriving in Hamburg from the South: turn left onto the main road (Osdorfer Weg). Arriving in Hamburg from the North: turn right onto the main road (Osdorfer Weg). After approx. 1.5 km, turn right onto Notkestraße. The main entrance of DESY is the second road on the left.
DESY Hamburg Site, side entrance
The side entrance of DESY is located on the Luruper Chaussee. The bus line 2 stops there (bus stop DESY) and also the bus line 3 starting from 07:15 only on weekdays. The side entrance is open for motorists from Monday until Friday, 06:00 to 19:00, and closed on weekends. It is open for pedestrians and cyclists at all times.

Additional Resources:
For additional information regarding public transportation (metro and bus) in Hamburg, please visit

To learn more about Hamburg please visit the city's website