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The XXth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics will be held at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH).  Hamburg International Airport has 69 airlines that fly directly to 18 nations and 98 international destinations.  It is situated to the north of the city in Fuhlsbüttel.  See the Hamburg Airport website for flight connections. The address to the center is: CCH – Congress Center Hamburg Am Dammtor / Marseiller Str. 20355 Hamburg Germany.  Tel +49(0)40 3569 5033.

The CCH – Congress Center Hamburg can be reached from the Airport by S-Bahn (S1) and taxi. The journey time to CCH by car is about 20 minutes; by public transport about 25 minutes.  The Congress Center Hamburg is right next door to Dammtor InterCity rail station for the high-speed trains of German Rail and international rail connections.  From Hamburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), take S-Bahn line S21 (towards Elbgaustrasse).  It is just one stop to Dammtor, and takes only two minutes.  From Dammtor Station, it is only a two-minute walk to CCH. 

Hamburg, A Metropolis on the Water
In recent years, Hamburg Harbor has become more and more of an entertainment center for tourists.  Landungsbrücken and the riverside all the way to Övelgönne with its many restaurants, and especially the historic Speicherstadt, are examples of the rapid development that has taken place in the recent years and give a taste of what else the harbor will have to offer in the future. For example, there is the Hafen City, which at 155 hectares (383 acres) is Europe’s largest inner-city building project and features a mix of apartments, offices, businesses, restaurants and pleasure locales directly at the water’s edge, as well as the new cruise liner terminal. The face of the harbor’s quays is changing from month to month.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with its extensive leisure and cultural activities, it is also one of the best-loved and most successful destinations among all of the German cities. Every year around 120 million tourists visit Hamburg – making an average of 340,000 every day.  The international harbor has given Hamburg its nickname of “Gateway to the World.”   Whether you choose a harbor tour, a walk to explore the historic Speicherstadt, a nighttime foray through the Reeperbahn or a Sunday morning at the Fish Market, there is something new to discover, experience and marvel at in Hamburg every day. In summer, there are countless open-air festivals while winter brings the magic of the wonderful Christmas markets to the city. A visit to the unusually ornate Hamburg City Hall is also worth a visit: the imposing sandstone construction built in Neo-Renaissance style (from 1886 to 1897), dominates the city center.  The City Hall is home to the Senate and Assembly, with 647 rooms, it has more apartments than London’s Buckingham Palace.

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Berlin
Before finalizing your plans to visit Hamburg for the 2012 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, consider a visit to Berlin either prior or following the WCPG.  Berlin is Germany’s cultural and political capital, and a magnet for millions of tourists every year.
The German Railway (Deutsche Bahn) connects Hamburg and Berlin with a speed rail link (ICE train). The travel time is less than 2 hours from Hamburg Dammtor station (2 min walking distance from the Congress Center Hamburg), to Berlin Main station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof).  Book tickets in advance or buy tickets at the train station.