Practical information

Practical information:

Money exchange

Operating currency in Germany and France is Euro (€, EUR).

Tipping

In Germany, service and VAT are included in the menu price in restaurants, bars, etc. Still, it is typical to "round up" the amount to some more-or-less round figure. A rule of thumb is to add 5-10%, generally ending with a full Euro amount.

In France, you will always find a service charge on your bill, above the line for TVA (European Value Added Tax). This is included in the advertised prices in bars and restaurants. Therefore, tipping is not necessary,  but is appreciated for good service. In normal restaurants, including cafés, you can leave €1; for every €20 (if the check is €80, you can leave anywhere from €2-€4).

Visa

EU nationals

EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany and/or France.

Non-EU nationals

Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany and/or France. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You will find an overview on visa requirements here:

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/EinreiseUndAufenthalt/StaatenlisteVisumpflicht_node.html

http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/who-needs-schengen-visa/

 

Accommodation

Some recommended hotels:

Hotel

Place

Rooms Available

Category

Price

Available Till

Booking Code

E-Mail

Phone

Hotel de l'Orangerie

Straßburg

8

Standard

85,00 €

03.06.2017

Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call or e-mail

info@hotel-orangerie-strasbourg.com

+33 (0)3 88 35 10 69

12

Superior

95,00 €

03.06.2017

 

Hotel Gutenberg

Straßburg

5

Standard

117,45 €

12.06.2017

Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call or e-mail

info@hotel-gutenberg.com

+ 33 3 88 32 17 15

10

Superior

127,45 €

12.06.2017

 

Hotel Maison Rouge

Straßburg

15

Single Room

137,45 €

03.08.2017

Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call or e-mail

info@maison-rouge.com

+ 33 3 88 32 08 60

15

Double Room

147,45 €

03.08.2017

 

Europa Hotel

Kehl

6

Single Room

58,00 €

15.08.2017

Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call or e-mail

info@europa-hotel-kehl.de

+49 (0) 7851 99 47 88 0

12

Double Room

68,00 €

15.08.2017

 

Hilton

Straßburg

5

Single/Double Room

167,45 €

02.09.2017

Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call or e-mail

reservation@hiltonstrasbourg.com

+33  (0)3 88 37 41 32

Hotel Diana Dauphine

Straßburg

10

Single

120,65 €

30.06.2017

Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call or e-mail

info@hotel-diana-dauphine.com

+ 33 3 88 36 26 61

Hotel Diana Dauphine

Straßburg

5

Double

130,65 €

30.06.2017

Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call or e-mail

info@hotel-diana-dauphine.com

+ 33 3 88 36 26 61

Notice: An additional event is taking place in Strasbourg during the entire duration of the INSPIRE Conference 2017. Therefore, we recommend you to book your hotel room as soon as possible
 

Some practical information and brochures about Kehl and Strasbourg you can find here:
http://www.kehl.de/stadt/tourismus/index.php
http://www.otstrasbourg.fr/en/brochures-to-download.html
 

Medical care

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

If you have an EHIC card issued by an EU-member state, you can use your EHIC to access state healthcare in Germany and France.

and guidance on health matters.

In case of an emergency

In a serious, life-threatening emergency, call the pan-European number 112 free of charge from any mobile/cell phone or landline.