IWSOS 2009 will be held in the prestigious Semper Aula in the classical main building of ETH (street address: Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich). A picture of the ETH main bulding is on the left of this page.

Travel directions

Travel directions

For best results, book a flight to Zurich Ariport (ZRH). Zurich Airport is serviced by many majon airlines, with direct flights from many international cities, and is a short 10 minutes trip from the city center (by public transport; a taxi trip may take longer).

When you arrive at the airport: Y
ou can either take a taxi (approx. 60 Swiss Francs) to "ETH Hauptgebäude, Rämistrasse 101" or take the train to Zurich main station (Zürich Hauptbahnhof). Alternatively a light rail connection "Glattalbahn" (physically the same as a tram, also circulates as tram line number 10) runs from the airport directly to ETH, without the need to change. Trip time is about 28 minutes. Board on the platform outside the airport on departure level and leave the train at the stop "ETH/Universitätsspital" (right in front of the ETH main building). From ETH to the airport, take tram line number 10 with the destination "airport" (with an airplane icon; note that some trains don't go all the way to the airport). There are typically 4 airport connections per hour.

From Zurich main station: You can take the tram number 10 from "Bahnhofplatz" (the big square in front of the main station) or the tram number 6 from Bahnhofstrasse. In both cases, exit at "ETH/Universitätsspital" (the 3rd stop). The ETH main building is located adjacent to the tram stop.

When using public transport, please remember to purchase a ticket before boarding. Tickets are available from vending machines in the halls of train stations or at bus and tram stops.

How to find the registration desk

The workshop will take place in the Aula of ETH Zurich (HG G 60), which is located in the ETH main building on the G floor, facing towards the city.
After leaving the tram at the stop “ETH/Universitätsspital”, take the main entrance, an elevator to the G floor and walk across the whole building to the Aula. The registration desk is right in front of the Aula.

Note that there will be signs placed in stratecig positions.

This is the map of the ETH main building, G floor. The IWSOS 2009 auditorium is marked in blue color.

Hotel Information

We have made block reservations in the following hotels, which also offer a special conference rate for IWSOS 2009. The reservations and the conference rate are valid till and including November 25, 2009. Please book early!

All hotels are in walking distance from the conference venue.

Leonardo Hotel Rigihof ****
Universitätstrasse 101
8033 Zurich
Tel +41 44 360 12 00

Single room (roadside), breakfast and taxes incl.: CHF 182.50
Sigle room (quiet side), breakfast and taxes incl.: CHF 217.50
Double room (quiet side). breakfast and taxes incl.: CHF 297.50

Hotel Sunnehus ***
Sonneggstrasse 17
8006 Zurich
Tel +41 44 250 2727

Single room, breakfast and taxes incl: CHF 162.50

Hotel du Théâtre ***
Seilergraben 69
8001 Zurich
Tel +41 44 267 2670

Single room CHF 152.50; breakfast buffet at CHF 18.- additionally
Double room CHF 177.50; breakfast buffet at CHF 18.- additionally

Leoneck Hotel ***
Leonhardstrasse 1
8001 Zurich
Tel +41 44 254 2222

Single room, breakfast and taxes incl.: CHF 150.-

Comfort Inn Royal ***
Leonhardstrasse 6
8001 Zurich
Tel +41 44 266 5959

Single room, breakfast (Champagner breakfast buffet!) and taxes incl., CHF 162.50

Hotel Otter
Oberdorfstrasse 7
8001 Zurich
Tel +41 44 251 22 07

Single room, breakfast and taxes incl., bath/WC on the floor to share with 3 rooms: CHF 103.50
Double room, breakfast and taxes incl., bath/WC on the floor to share with 3 rooms: CHF 135.00