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ReCHInnecting in the most beautiful city in the world

In all modesty, the residents of Hamburg consider their city as “The most beautiful city in the world”. These winged words are spread popularly in numerous media in Hamburg. Songs across all music genres and centuries emotionally praise Hamburg for its beauty via Seemann’s choir to hip-hop. This naturally develops a very special pride for the residents resulting in a feeling that connects and unites generations, cultures, ethnicities, and societies.

Due to its role as the biggest commercial port in the country (and the second largest in Europe) Hamburg is referred to as the “Gateway to the World”. Hamburg was also the gateway for about five million European emigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. They left their homes at the port of Hamburg to head off to the New World in the hopes of a better life. But Hamburg offers much more than the port, river Elbe and the Alster (which is also a river and not a lake), even if these highlights lead to a really unique maritime atmosphere. Hamburg has over 2,500 bridges (more bridges than Venice, Amsterdam and Stockholm combined) which build connections between famous landmarks and destinations for residents and visitors including the city center, the Binnenalster, the Port of Hamburg, the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, HafenCity, Elbphilharmonie, St. Pauli, the Reeperbahn, the town hall, the Michel, and many, many more.

What a great place to reCHInnect!

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The ACM CHI 2023 will take place in the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), which has been completely renovated and reopened in 2022. The building is located near Dammtor Train Station and the Radisson Blu Hotel. The postal address is Congressplatz 1, 20355 Hamburg, Germany.

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General Planning Information

Getting to Hamburg

Arriving by plane

Hamburg has an international airport HAM Hamburg Airport. From the airport it takes about 30-45 minutes to the conference venue CCH via public transport (e.g., with a single ride S-Bahn trip for ca. 3,50 Euros) or taxis (approximately 30-40 Euros).

Further information can be found here: https://www.cch.de/en/visit/arrival/plane

Arriving by public transit

Hamburg has some major train stations such as Hamburg Central Station, Altona Station, Harburg Station, and Dammtor Station. The closest train station is Dammtor Station, which is literally directly next to the conference venue CCH.

Further information can be found here: https://www.cch.de/en/visit/arrival/rail-travel

If you plan to arrive by train, we offer the Deutsche Bahn’s Event Ticket, which is a cheaper way of travelling with sustainable long-distance trains powered by 100% renewable energy.

The Deutsche Bahn’s Event Ticket will be available around mid October here:

Further information can be found here: https://www.cch.de/fileadmin/cch/pdf/db_event_ticket_faqs-1.pdf

Arriving by car

While it is possible to arrive by car, we strongly advise against it, since there will be a lot of traffic, as well as only a few and expensive parking options.

Further information can be found here: https://www.cch.de/en/visit/arrival/travel-by-car

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