The conference and the Prologue Day will take place in two different locations.

FZJ – Forschungszentrum Jülich
52428 Jülich

The Helmholtz AI team at Forschungszentrum Jülich invites the Helmholtz AI community for a Prologue Day at our campus, for a full range of satellite events that go beyond the programme of the main conference. We aim to offer an interactive platform for the Helmholtz AI community to delve deeper into specific topics of applied AI, foster collaboration, and provide hands-on learning experiences. It is our pleasure to handle the logistics for you, providing transportation from Düsseldorf to Jülich in the morning and back in the evening, ensuring a seamless transition to the Helmholtz AI conference the following day.

CCD – Congress Center Düsseldorf
Stockumer Kirchstraße 61
40474 Düsseldorf

International Convention & Exhibition Center, Düsseldorf is one of the top conference locations in Germany, entailing over 10,000 sqm exhibition area and 41 variable function rooms with capacity for or up to 100,000 visitors.

There will be a shuttle from Düsseldorf to FZJ. More information will follow soon.

Train: from Aachen or Cologne to the train station in Düren. From here, take the local train (“Rurtalbahn” [RTB]) for Jülich and get out at the “Forschungszentrum” stop.

From the train stop, a shuttle service will bring you to the campus (for all trains arriving between 6 am and 7 pm, for the timetables, please see “Aachen – Jülich bus connections” below).

Shuttle bus timetable of line 219 between Rurtalbahn stop and Research Centre (PDF, 23 kB)

If you walk, it will take you approximately 20 minutes to reach the main entrance. The distance is about 1.3 kilometres.

Timetables Rurtalbahnn

Bus line 722: from Düsseldorf railway station to the congress center in about 30 minutes.

Take the underground U78 (from the city centre) or the U79 (from the city centre, Kaiserswerth, Wittlaer and Duisburg) to the Messe Ost/Stockumer Kirchstraße stop. From there you can reach CCD by foot, via Stockumer Kirchstraße, in approx. 15 minutes or take the 722 bus to the final stop Messe Congress Center.

Information on timetables, train and bus lines as well as tickets can be obtained from the Rheinbahn.

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— We urgently point out that you should NOT use the L264 to get to Hambacher Tor. This happens, for example, if you enter only “Forschungszentrum Jülich” or “Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße” on Google Maps from the direction of Düsseldorf/Cologne/Bonn.

Please always approach via the L253 (see below). In Google Maps, it is best to enter “Leo-Brandt-Straße. Once there, the research center is already well signposted. At the end of Leo-Brandt-Straße, you will pass the Mechatronics Center of the German Armed Forces, then the street turns into Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße and you will reach the traffic circle in front of the main entrance. If you take the first exit, you will drive onto the bus and car parking lots, where you can park and report to the reception building.

Coming from Cologne take the A 4 motorway (Cologne – Aachen), leave the motorway at the Düren exit, and then turn right towards Jülich (B 56). After about 10 km, turn off to the right onto the L 253, and follow the signs for “Forschungszentrum”.

Coming from Aachen take the A 44 motorway (Aachen – Düsseldorf) and leave the motorway at the Jülich-West exit. At the first roundabout turn left towards Jülich, and at the second roundabout turn right towards Düren (B 56). After about 5 km, turn left onto the L 253 and follow the signs to “Forschungszentrum”.

Coming from Düsseldorf Airport take the A 52 motorway (towards Düsseldorf/Mönchengladbach), followed by the A 57 (towards Cologne). Turn off at Neuss-West, and continue on the A 46 until you reach the crossroads “Kreuz Holz” and change there to the A 44/61 toward Aachen/Koblenz. At the Jackerath interchange, where you should take the A 44 (towards Aachen). Continue as described in “Coming from Düsseldorf”.

Coming from Düsseldorf on the A44 motorway (Düsseldorf – Aachen) you have two options:

  1. (Shorter route but more traffic) turn right at the Jülich-Ost exit onto the B 55n, which you should follow for approx. 500 m before turning right towards Jülich. After 200 m turn left and continue until you reach the “Merscher Höhe” roundabout. Turn left here, drive past the Solar Campus belonging to the University of Applied Sciences and continue straight along Brunnenstrasse. Cross the Römerstrasse junction, continue straight ahead onto Wiesenstrasse and then after the roundabout and the caravan dealers, turn left towards “Forschungszentrum” (signposted).
  2. (Longer but quicker route) drive until you reach the “Jülich-West” exit. At the first roundabout turn left towards Jülich, and at the second roundabout turn right towards Düren (B 56). After about 5 km, turn left onto the L 253 and follow the signs to “Forschungszentrum”.

The CCD can be reached from the north via the A52 and A3 motorways, from the west via the A44 and A57 and from the south via the A57 and A59.

Input data for navigation:
— Rotterdamer Strasse at the intersection to Stockumer Kirchstrasse, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
— In the immediate vicinity of the Congress Center, follow the dedicated signposting to CCD Stadthalle, CCD Süd or CCD Ost or the parking signs.

— There are enough parking lots around.

— There are enough chargeable parking lots around.

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