3563 - Local Information: St Gallen

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Conference venue

Most of the symposium, including registration on 10am, Thursday 19 May and all lunches will take place at:

Einstein Congress Centrum @ Hotel Einstein

Address: Berneggstrasse 2, 9000 St. Gallen

Website: http://www.einstein.ch/en/congress.html​

The keynote lecture (11am, Friday 20 May) will take place at the University of St Gallen (Library Building, room 09-011) - a return transfer from the Hotel Einstein (leaving 10.30am and returning for lunch at 1pm) will be provided for all participants.

Hotel Einstein is a 8-10 minute walk from St Gallen Hauptbahnhof / main train station or a 3 minute taxi ride using one of the taxis from the train station rank. You can use the map below to navigate your way to the hotel. 

Hotel Einstein has 245 spaces for parking underneath the hotel complex. Priced at 2 CHF for each commenced hour or 30 CHF for Valet Parking per day.

Address for navigational systems: Wassergasse 7, 9000 St.Gallen

More information can be found on the hotel website here.


Directions to St Gallen from Zürich

Arriving by plane: Arrival and departure via Zürich airport. There is a direct train from Zürich airport to St. Gallen, departing every 30 minutes. The trip takes one hour (a regular ticket costs CHF 28 each way; you may also pay in EUR or by credit card. For train schedule, see www.sbb.ch)
Arriving by train: Railway to St. Gallen Main Station. You can reach the conference venue on foot (5-10 minutes; see the map at the end of this document) or by taxi (3 minutes)
Arriving by car: follow the motorway to Winterthur/St. Gallen, take exit 81 St. Gallen Kreuzbleiche.



If accommodation has been provided for you, please check your email confirmation from CEPR carefully as to which hotel you have been allocated.

If you are staying at "Hotel Einstein"

You're in luck! You're in the same place as the conference venue and just follow the directions above. 

If you're staying at "Sorell Hotel City Weissenstein"

Address: Davidstrasse 22, 9000 St. Gallen

Telephone: +41 71 228 06 28

Website: http://sorellhotels.com/en/city-weissenstein/stgallen

Directions from St Gallen train station: This is a 4-5 minute walk from St Gallen main train station. Turn right out of the station onto Bahnhofpl., and right again into St. Leonhard Str. Then turn left into Hörnlistr. and the hotel is on your right at 22 Davidstrasse.

Directions to Hotel Einstein: This is a 6 minute walk from the hotel to the main conference venue at Hotel Einstein. Turn left into Davidstrasse and continue onto Gartenstrasse. Turn right into Schreinerstrasse and after 40 metres left into Wassergasse. Turn right into Wallstrasse and Hotel Einstein is on your right on Berneggstrasse 2. 


Conference dinner: 7.30pm, Thursday 19 May @ Restaurant "Zum goldenen Schäfli"

Address: Metzgergasse 5

Website: http://www.zumgoldenenschaeflisg.ch/

Your email confirmation from CEPR will state if you have been invited to the conference dinner. This is only a 10 minute walk across town so transfers are not provided. 

Any dietary requirements noted in advance to the CEPR events team will be provided for. 

Note: the dinner starts at 7.30pm and not 7pm as mentioned in the local information document PDF file. 


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