Conference on the occasion of David A. King’s sixtieth birthday
Frankfurt am Main, November 17th and 18th, 2001
Directions and other practical information
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Please note that smoking is NOT allowed at the conference site, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst, except in the restaurant. There is a covered outside area on the left side of the entrance of the Museum which is also suitable for smoking, assuming that it will not be too cold. We very much appreciate your cooperation.
On Saturday morning till around 3 pm there is a large flea-market on the south bank of the Main river. During this time no cars and buses are allowed on the Schaumainkai. Car drivers thus need to drive down the Schweizer-Strasse from the south in order to reach the parking lot of the Museum für Angewandte Kunst on the Metzlerstrasse (see below). New! Note that, although the entrance to the Metzlerstrasse is blocked, visitors of the Museum will be let through by a guard. Participants coming by public transport from the Hauptbahnhof (central station) should take tram (Strassenbahn) no. 16 rather than bus no. 46 (see also below).
Tickets for local trains, subway and trams can be purchased from machines at the stations or on the platforms. Nowadays these machines mostly accept banknotes of 10, 20 or 50 Marks as well (if you happen to come across a machine that only accepts coins, you may try another machine at the same station or on the opposite platform). Tickets for buses can be purchased on the bus. To get off a bus, press one of the buttons between the windows. Buses may not not halt at stops where nobody has indicated that he/she needs to get off and nobody is waiting at the stop. You may change between any means of transport (except long distance trains) without having to buy a new ticket.The price for a ride inside Frankfurt is DM 3,10 (DM 2,10 for at most two stations on the subway or three stops on bus or tram, the so-called "Kurzstrecke"), the price for a ride from the airport to the city is DM 6,10 (it may be useful to have many 10 Pfennig coins at hand...).
Trains from the airport:
Frankfurt airport now has two train stations, one for local trains and one for long-distance trains, which are quite some distance apart. To go to the city, make sure to follow the signs to the station for local trains, which is called Regionalbahnhof / Regional Train Station. If you come to Frankfurt by train, do not change to a local train at the airport, but rather at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof.
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|Air France||0180 - 5 830 830|
|Alitalia||0180 - 5 07 47 47|
|British Airways||0180 - 5 26 65 22|
|British Midland||069 - 9 50 96 291|
|Continental||06102 - 7 83 75|
|Iberia||0180 - 3 00 06 13|
|KLM||0180 - 5 21 42 01|
|Lufthansa||0180 - 3 803 803|
|Royal Air Maroc||069 - 92 00 14 20|
|Thai Airlines||069 - 9 28 74 444|
|US Airways||0180 - 3 00 06 09|
To the Museum für Angewandte Kunst by car
Behind the Museum there is a small parking lot for visitors with entrance
on the Metzlerstrasse. Please note that, due to the weekly flea-market,
the Schaumainkai is not open to traffic on Saturday till around 3 pm. We
therefore recommend to take exit 51 (Anschlussstelle Frankfurt/M.-Süd)
from the A3 and to follow the signs Frankfurt am Main - Sachsenhausen along
the Mörfelder Landstrasse and then the Kennedy-Allee. Where the Kennedy-Allee
crosses the Gartenstrasse at an acute angle, New!
continue straight ahead on the Hans-Thoma-Strasse. At the next traffic
light, at the intersection with the Schweizer Strasse, continue onto the
Metzlerstrasse which is more or less right in front of you. Note that,
although the entrance to the Metzlerstrasse is blocked, visitors of the
Museum will be let through by a guard. For more detailed directions in
German you may, for instance, refer to Telemap&Route.
From the Hauptbahnhof (central station) to the Museum für Angewandte Kunst
From the Airport to the Museum für Angewandte Kunst
From Hotel Royal to the Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Leaving the Hotel turn left onto the Wallstrasse. Cross a large street,
the Walter-Kalb-Strasse, and continue on the Schulstrasse. When you reach
the Schaumainkai on the south bank of the Main river, turn left onto that
street. The Museum is located around 250 meters further on your left.
From Hotel Maingau to the Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Leaving the Hotel turn right onto the Schifferstrasse. Cross a large
street, the Walter-Kalb-Strasse, and continue on the Schifferstrasse. When
you reach the Schaumainkai on the south bank of the Main river, turn left
onto that street. The Museum is located around 100 meters further on your
From the Museum für Angewandte Kunst to Hotel Royal
Leaving the Museum through the main entrance/exit, return to the street
on the Main river bank, the Schaumainkai and turn right. After around 250
meters turn right into the Schulstrasse. Cross a large street, the Walter-Kalb-Strasse,
and continue on the Wallstrasse. The Hotel is some 200 meter further on
the right side of the street, just after the intersection with the Brückenstrasse.
From the Museum für Angewandte Kunst to Hotel Maingau
Leaving the Museum through the main entrance/exit, return to the street
on the Main river bank, the Schaumainkai and turn right. After around 100
meters turn right into the Schifferstrasse. Cross a large street, the Walter-Kalb-Strasse,
and continue on the Schifferstrasse. The Hotel is some 200 meter further
on the left side of the street, just before the intersection with the Brückenstrasse.
New! To Hotel Royal or Hotel Maingau by car
Due to the numerous one-way streets in Sachsenhausen, you will have
to reach the hotels by coming down the Elisabethenstrasse (which runs north-east
of the two hotels) and then turning onto the Brückenstrasse. For Hotel
Royal, take the first left (Wallstrasse) and the hotel will be on your
right side after ca. 50 meters; there is parking space for hotel guests
in the yard. For Hotel Maingau, take the second right (Schifferstrasse)
and the hotel will be on your right side after less than 50 meters. I am
not currently certain whether the hotel has its own parking lot. There
is a parking garage on the Walter-Kolb-Strasse (continue on the Schiffer-Strasse
till the next traffic left and turn right; the garage is on the left side
of the street after ca. 200 meters, but you may have to continue a little
further to make a U-turn). Typical fees are DM 35,- for 24 hours.
To reach the Elisabethenstrasse from the centre of the city, drive down the Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse in southern direction, cross the river on the Alte Brücke ("Old bridge") and follow the curve in the road for around 200 meters more, then turn left onto the Elisabethenstrasse.
To reach the Elisabethenstrasse from outside of the city, we recommend to exit the A3 at the Offenbacher Kreuz and to follow the B3 / Babenhäuser Landstrasse in the direction Frankfurt / Sachsenhausen. Where this street ends, turn right onto the Darmstädter Landstrasse and continue into the city. 100 or 200 meters after having passed under the railroad, continue straight ahead on the Paradiesgasse (the main traffic continues somewhat to the right on the Dreieichstrasse). The Paradiesgasse changes into the Elisabethenstrasse where the road bends to the left. The Brückenstrasse then is the first street on the left.
From the Hauptbahnhof (central station) to Hotel Royal or Hotel Maingau
From the Airport to Hotel Royal or Hotel Maingau
Directions to the Institute for History of Science
(Institut für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften)
Address: Building FLAT 1, Robert-Mayer-Strasse 1 (at the southwest corner of the Robert-Mayer-Strasse and the Senckenberganlage). Secretariat: room 204 (second floor). Library: room 102 (first floor; entering through the main entrance, walk through the corridor till the other side of the building, go up one flight of stairs and knock at the glass door).
Our Institute (indicated on the general map given at the top of this
page) is close to the subway station Bockenheimer Warte (U4 or U6 / U7)
and to the tram stop Festhalle/Messe (tram no. 16). If you want to visit
the institute on Friday, November 16, we recommend to first make an appointment
by calling the secretary Mr. Wagner (069-798 22337) or the librarian Mr.
Dyga (069-798 22338). On Monday, November 19 there will be someone at the
institute all day.
The weather in Frankfurt in November is rather unpredictable. Temperatures may drop till around 0 °C (30 °F) at night and will normally be around 10 °C (50 °F) during the day. Some rain is likely, some snow not impossible.
New: Current weather:
Friday, November 9: partially cloudy, icy wind, maximum temperature around 5 °C / 41 °F, predicted minimum below zero.
Saturday, November 10: sunny, splendid winter weather, maximum temperatures around 5 °C / 41 °F, night-frost.
Sunday, November 11: sunny, splendid winter weather, maximum temperatures around 6 °C / 43 °F, night-frost.
Monday, November 12: cloudy, maximum temperatures around 7 °C / 45 °F, lots of rain during the night.
Tuesday, November 13: cloudy, maximum temperatures around 7 °C / 45 °F.
Wednesday, November 14: partially sunny, windy, maximum temperatures around 7 °C / 45 °F.
Predictions for Thursday, November 15: partially sunny, colder,
Predictions for Friday, November 16: cloudy, day temperatures around 6 °C / 43 °F, night frost.
Predictions for Saturday, November 17: sunny, maximum temperature around 9 °C / 48 °F.
For predictions in German, see, e.g., WetterOnline.
For forecasts in English, see, e.g., the Weather Channel.
Although the good old German Mark (DM) will be in use till January 1, 2002 and Euros will only be actually available starting from that date, many prices in shops and restaurants are now indicated in Euros. Since 2 DM correspond roughly to 1 Euro, please make sure which price you are looking at if you think you have found a bargain.
Current exchange rate:
Friday, November 9: 1 DM is US $ 0.46, 1 Euro is US $ 0.89.
For other exchange rates, see, e.g., Yahoo! Finance.
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