Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

33rd Ernst Klenk Symposium in Molecular Medicine


The CMMC organizers of the 33rd Klenk Symposium 2017 would like to thank the Cologne Convention Bureau for their outstanding support. To learn more about the services offered by Cologne Convention Bureau please visit:

Special offer from the "Deutsche Bahn" for participants

In cooperation with Cologne Convention Bureau and Deutsche Bahn we are pleased to offer special "DB Train Congress Return-Tickets" for 99,- € (2nd class) or 159,- € (1st class) from all locations within Germany for Klenk participants traveling by train.

Important to know: Your way to save the environment: Travel with 100% green power to the Klenk Symposium 2017 with Deutsche Bahn long-distance services.

If you are interested, please book your train ticket by phone - service number: +49 (0)1806 - 31 11 53 and quote "Meeting Cologne" as reference. Have your credit card ready -  details are needed for the e-payment.The booking line is available from Monday to Saturday 07:00 to 22:00. Calls will be charged at Euro 0.20 for a call, from mobiles Euro 0.60 for a call at maximum.

Cologne Convention Bureau and Deutsche Bahn wish you a pleasant journey!


Hotel Accommodation

You may book your accommodation in Cologne via the HRS Cologne Booking System.

The following link will provide great offers:,1

If you have any questions concerning the arrangement of hotel accommodation, please feel free to contact the hotel service of KölnTourismus +49 221 346430.

Travel Recommendations

Arriving by plane
Following airports are recommended:

Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN)
(distance to Cologne 30 km, 30 - 40 min. by taxi)

Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)
(distance to Cologne 55 km, 50 min. by taxi)

Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
A fast train (ICE City Express) operates every hour to Cologne Central Train Station (train travel time 70 min.).

Arrival by train at Cologne Central Station

Public Transportation
From the Cologne Central Station take either the underground line 16 (direction "Suerth", "Bonn / Bad Godesberg") or line 18 (direction "Klettenbergpark", "Bruehl" or “Bonn”) to "Neumarkt" station. Please note, that you need to take the steps/escalator up to street level to change to the no. 9 tram (direction "Suelz").

At Neumarkt take tram no. 9 to “Suelz” and get off at the stop “Lindenburg" at Zuelpicher Str. Walk in the direction of travel and turn right onto "Joseph-Stelzmann Str." and walk straight ahead. Cross the next street (Kerpener Straße) and continue walking on Joseph-Stelzmann Str. until you see the sign CECAD Research Building, Joseph-Stelzmann Str. 26, on the right side. Please follow the yellow Klenk signs which will guide you through the underpass “the so-called Studentenweg” to the Lecture Hall of the Medical Faculty – the venue of the Klenk Symposium 2017.

Public Transportation Tickets
You have to buy a City Ticket of category 1b for 2.80 €; KVB ticket machines are also located in every tram; only coins are accepted. You may need to validate the ticket at the platform or in the tram/bus.
During business hours, you can also purchase tickets at the KVB counter at Cologne central station or at any other station with a KVB office.

The Taxi-Option
The taxi driver should drive you to the yellow sign “Klenk-Taxi Stop” located at Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26. From here please follow the yellow sings to the Lecture Hall of the Medical Faculty; the cost are approx. 16,- € / driving time approx. 15-30 min.

Alternatively, please take a "Regional Train (RE)" at Cologne Central Railway Station to "Köln/Dasselstr./ Südbahnhof". The travel time is approximately 6 min.

Arriving by car
For directions please visit:

Venue - Lecture Hall of the Medical Faculty

The Main Lecture Hall of the Medical Faculty (Geb. 44b) is located between Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. and Robert-Koch-Strasse.
Due to construction access is only possible from Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26.
Please follow the yellow Klenk signs.

Site Map - Access to the Lecture Hall

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