Getting to the Congress

Zurich has a very good domestic and international public transport network. The main train station in Zurich has direct connections to most Swiss cities and to neighbouring countries, and the Zurich airport offers several flights a day to the larger European cities. It takes only ten minutes to get from the airport to the city centre by public transport. On the Zurich Tourism website (, you can find more detailed information about getting to Zurich by clicking on Visitor Info.


The Congress of Historical Sciences will be held in the main building of the University of Zurich (address: Rämistrasse 71). It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the main train station to the UZH.

With tram no. 10, which leaves directly from the main train station (in the direction of the airport – “Flughafen”), the university is only a few minutes away. Get out at the “ETH/Universitätsspital” stop, walk past the main building of the ETH (university for science and technology) and follow the street (Rämistrasse) for about 350 m.

The reception area for the Congress of Historical Sciences is on floor E of the main building of the University of Zurich (Rämistrasse 71). Use the main entrance to the building; the reception area is to the right next to the main staircase.

All of the events (panels, keynotes, panoramas and podiums) will take be held in rooms in the main building (KOL and KO2). Please check the maps.

Conference bags and conference passes

The conference bags and conference passes will be handed out at the reception area on floor E of the main building (Rämistrasse 71). The reception area will open on Wednesday the 5th of June, Thursday the 6th of June, and Friday the 7th of June at 8:15 am. Single admissions can be purchased there as well. In the reception area, there is also an information desk, which is always staffed. We request that you carry your conference pass with you for the entire duration of the congress - passes will be checked at the entrances to the events.


If you would like to stay in Zurich, we recommend using the Zurich Tourism booking website (


The coffee breaks and apéros that you are all invited to attend will take place in the atrium of the main building (floor D). Many stands with books and online presentations can also be found there.

The university dining halls will be open for lunch.


The Swiss Congress of Historical Sciences party will be held in the upper dining hall on Thursday, 6 June, beginning at 7 pm.

If you signed up for the party when you registered, you will find your ticket among your congress documents. More guests will be admitted if there is still space – just come by!

We are looking forward to a pleasant summer evening! There will be plenty to eat and drink, four DJanes and DJs will be responsible for the music – we hope to see you all on the dance floor!