The ESUG 12th International Joint Event will be held at Computer Science Department of Anhalt Unversity, in Köthen (Anhalt), Germany. The complete address is: Hochschule Anhalt (FH)
Köthen lies in the federal state Saxony-Anhalt - in German: Sachen-Anhalt. A map of Köthen can be found here. In this map the University building called Ratke-Gebäude is in area D4, the train station is in area E3.
Köthen is a nice small city (30,000 inhabitants), where the entire center is walking distance, including the railway station and the univerisity buildings.
The conference will beginning Monday at 10:30. Registration starts at 9:00.
Köthen is close to Motorways A9 (Berlin - Munich) and A14 (Magdeburg - Dresden). The nearest large cities are Berlin (120 km), Leipzig (50 km), Magdeburg (50 km), Halle (30 km), Hannover (200 km).
Direct long distance trains Leipzig - Halle - Köthen - Magdeburg -Braunschweig - Hannover - Dortmund operate every two hours. Hourly local trains connect Köthen to Dessau (with connections to Berlin), Magdeburg (with connections to Hannover), and Halle (with connections to Frankfurt and indirectly to Nuremberg and Munich). All train schedules are available in an english website. They also sell tickets over the Internet using credit cards, but only 89 days before departure. They don't tell about the prices in September yet, but for now the round trip is between 30 ? and 60 ? (two or more people travelling together get a reduction).
Köthen itself has only a very small airport. The closest real airport is Leipzig-Halle. Direct trains operate every two hours to Leipzig Intercontinental Airport (LEJ) in 38 minutes, additional hourly local trains (change in Halle) take 56 minutes
Two other airports in the area are in Berlin and Hanover. Train connection to Berlin Tegel take 2:09 hours, Berlin Schönefeld 2:22, train connection to Hannover Airport (HAJ) take 2:31 hours.