Venue and practical info Venue and practical info

Practical Information

Please find below information on the venue, dinner, hotels and transportation. All the information can also be downloaded here [pdf]

1. Venue

The workshop and meetings will take place at the Campus Belval of the University of Luxembourg, in the main building:

 "Maison du Savoir (House of Knowledge)"
University of Luxembourg, Campus Belval (3rd & 4th floor)
2, Avenue de l'Université,
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval
Luxembourg

The venue is located at 2 km from the city centre of Esch-sur-Alzette, 0.3 km from the "Belval-University"-train station (Stop "Esch-Belval-Université") and 30 km from the airport or the centre of Luxembourg-City. In the "Maison du Savoir"- building, signs will guide you to the workhop and meeting venue. Badges will be provided. Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the workshop venue. The login details and password will be displayed in the meeting room. Access via Eduroam will also be available.

The facilities are fully accessible to persons with disabilities and assistance will be provided if needed.

For further information about the the location, you can visit http://wwwen.uni.lu/contact/belval_campus or consult the map below: 

 

 

2. Hotels

a) Accommodations => pre booked with special rates

Mercure Grand Hôtel Alfa Luxembourg****
16, Place de la Gare
L-1616 Luxembourg
Tel. (+352) 49 00 11 1

Room type Price per night including breakfast
  22/11 23/11 24/11 25/11
Individual room (1 pers) 185 euro
standard room (2 pers) 200 euro

This hotel is located at the Central Station in Luxembourg-City. The city-centre is in walking distance.
To book this hotel, please fill in the form and send it to the hotel as indicated on the form. The offer of this hotel is valid until 22 October 2015.
A direct train to the venue leaves every 15 minutes from the central station in Luxembourg-City and takes approximately 40 minutes.

IBIS Luxembourg Aéroport Hotel***
Route de Trèves
L-2632 Findel/Luxembourg
Tel. (+352) 43 88 01

Room type Price per night including breakfast
  22/11 23/11 24/11
Individual room (1 pers) 80 euro 80 euro 110 euro
standard room (2 pers) 88 euro 88 euro 118 euro

To book this hotel, please fill in the form  and send it to the hotel as indicated on the form. This offer is valid until 2 November 2015.
This hotel is located at the airport. A shuttle bus will be arranged to take the participants directly to the venue in the morning and back in the evening.

NH Luxembourg Aéroport Hôtel****
Route de Trèves 1
L-1019 Findel/Luxembourg
Tel. (+352) 43 88 01

Room type Price per night including breakfast
  22/11 23/11 24/11
Standard double room 90,90 euro 144,90 euro 144,90 euro

To book this hotel, please fill in the form and send it to the hotel as indicated on the form. The offer of this hotel is valid until 22 October 2015.
This hotel is located at the airport. A shuttle bus will be arranged to take the participants directly to the venue in the morning and back in the evening.

IBIS Hôtel Belval***
Avenue du Rock n Roll 12
L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette/ Belval
Tel. (+352) 26 17 31

Room type Price per night including breakfast
  23/11 24/11
Individual room 106 euro

To book this hotel, please fill in the form and send it to the hotel as indicated on the form. The offer of this hotel is valid until 22 October 2015.
The meeting venue is within walking distance of the meeting venue (+/- 300m).

b) Other hotel recommendations

You may check the common hotel booking sites (www.booking.com, www.hotels.com, www.hrs.com).

 

3. Transportation

Shuttle-service

  • Participants residing at the Mercure Grand Hotel Alfa can easily reach the meeting venue by a direct train that leaves every 15 minutes from the central station in Luxembourg-City.
  • For the participants residing at the airport hotels (IBIS Airport and NH Luxembourg), a shuttle bus will be arranged to take the participants directly to the meeting venue in the morning and back in the evening.

Public Transport
Bus and train tickets cost 2 € and are valid for 2 hours or a full-day ticket for 4€.

By Bus:
Bus No 16 connects the airport to the Luxembourg-City Centre (Bus stop "Boulevard Royal") as well as the Railway Station / Mercure Grand Hôtel Alfa. It runs every 10 minutes from Monday to Friday and every 20-30 minutes on evenings and weekends.

Tickets may be purchased at automatic machines situated next to most bus stops, through the mobile app "mobiliteit.lu" or in most cases from the driver.

For more information and bus schedules, please consult: www.mobiliteit.lu

By rail:
Arrival at Luxembourg Central Station.
For detailed train timetables, please consult the CFL website. Information on train schedules can be requested here:

CFL (International Trains): www.cfl.lu /
Call Centre: (+352) 2489 2489

Regular high speed trains are operating between France and Luxembourg (2 hours from Paris to Luxembourg). Information on train schedules can be requested here:

Voyages-SNCF: http://tgv.lu.voyages-sncf.com/fr/tgv-luxembourg-paris

Important:
To access the meeting venue in Esch-sur-Alzette by public transport:

From the airport take Bus 16 to the central Station in Luxembourg-City. Take train line 60 (not 60c!!!) in direction Esch-sur-Alzette and get off at stop "Belval-Université". The meeting venue is within walking distance from here (300m). You can keep your bus ticket for the train journey as long as you do not exceed the ticket validity of 2 hours.

By car:
From Belgium: Enter Luxembourg. Continue along: E25/A6 and head towards Luxembourg. At the "Croix de Cessange" take the exit towards A4 Esch-sur-Alzette/Leudelange. Continue along A4, head towards Esch-sur-Alzette and continue A4 until its end in the round-about. In the round-about take the 3rd exit to Université du Luxembourg /Maison du Savoir (look for the signs).  Continue to follow this road and in the next round-about look for the signs "Parking Maison du Savoir" which take you to the university parking lot.

From France: Enter Luxembourg. Continue along A31/E25 and head towards Luxembourg. At the "Croix de Bettembourg" keep right and take the A13 exit towards Esch-sur-Alzette / Dudelange-Burange. Continue along A13 for around 10 km, and then keep the left lane on A13 to take the A4 exit "Esch-sur-Alzette / Pétange". Continue along A4, head towards Esch-sur-Alzette and continue A4 until its end in the round-about. In the round-about take the 3rd exit to Université du Luxembourg /Maison du Savoir (look for the signs).  Continue to follow this road and in the next round-about look for the signs "Parking Maison du Savoir" which take you to the university parking lot.

From Germany: Enter Luxembourg. Continue on A1 towards Bruxelles, then continue along A6. At the "Croix de Cessange" take the exit towards A4 Esch-sur-Alzette/Leudelange. Continue along A4, head towards Esch-sur-Alzette and continue A4 until its end in the round-about. In the round-about take the 3rd exit to Université du Luxembourg /Maison du Savoir (look for the signs).  Continue to follow this road and in the next round-about look for the signs "Parking Maison du Savoir" which take you to the university parking lot.

By Taxi:
We do not recommend taking taxis from the airport to the meeting venue, since they are very expensive. Taxi services are available 24 hours a day and are located outside the arrivals area at Luxembourg Airport. In Esch-sur-Alzette, taxi services are available 24 hours a day at the train station.

Average prices:     

  • Airport to Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette: ±100 €
  • Campus Belval to Esch-sur-Alzette city centre: 5-10 €
  • Airport to Luxembourg-city: 35 €

Contact information for taxis:

  • Webtaxi (Luxembourg-city): (+352) 27 515, www.webtaxi.lu
  • Alotaxi (Luxembourg-city): (+352) 28 37 18 73, http://alotaxi.lu
  • Taxis ABC-Francotax (Esch-sur-Alzette): (+352) 55 56 57, http://abcfrancotax.com/fr/

4. Social Program:

Monday 23 November 2015  "closed e-IRG Delegates meeting" (for delegates and invited people only):

All e-IRG delegates and accompanying persons are cordially invited to a visit of the "Pavillon de Schengen" and its European Museum located in Schengen. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Schengen Area agreement. The visit will be followed by a dinner at the restaurant "Les roses" in the "Casino 2000" of Mondorf-les-Bains.

The Bus will leave the meeting venue at 17:45 for Schengen and the visit will start at 18:30. At 19:45 the bus will leave Schengen and head to the restaurant "Les roses" for dinner. At 22:15 the bus will leave and head back to Luxembourg, where it will stop at the hotels at the airport, at the central station and at Belval.

 

Tuesday 24 November 2015 "Open e-IRG Workshop":

All participants of the e-IRG workshop and the GA members of GÉANT are invited to a guided tour of Luxembourg-City with its Christmas markets. After a refreshing walking tour, we will have dinner at the "Brasserie Mansfeld" in the old-town.

Buses will leave the meeting venue at 17:45 for Luxembourg-city.  The visit will last 90 minutes, so please wear comfortable shoes. Buses will leave from the restaurant at 22:45 and stop at the hotels of the airport, at the central station and at Belval.

5. Other useful information

Time: GMT+1 (Brussels, Berlin, Paris)

Languages: Luxembourgish is the national language of Luxembourg. Luxembourgish, French and German are the administrative languages. Most of the population of Luxembourg is fluent in English.

Emergency numbers: Police: 113 / Fire or Medical Service: 112.

International dial code for Luxembourg: +352

Currency: The currency of Luxembourg is the Euro.

Credit cards: All major credit cards are generally accepted everywhere.

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places.

Shop opening hours: Most shops in Luxembourg-City close at 18:00.

Christmas market opening hours: 11:00 - 21:00

Electricity: standard is the European type 2 pin sockets with 220 volts.

Contact: For general queries pertaining to organisational matters of this meeting or workshop, please feel free to contact the local organisation: admin@restena.lu or the e-IRG secretariat: secretariat@e-irg.eu