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

Number of rooms

Room Category

Price

Available until

Booking code

E-mail address Phone

Hilton

Strasbourg

5

 

167,45 €

02.09.2017

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

   

Hotel de l'Orangerie

Strasbourg

8

 

97,65 €

03.06.2017

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

   

Hotel de l'Orangerie

Strasbourg

12

 

107,65 €

03.06.2017

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

   

Ibis Budget

Strasbourg

20

 

63,95 €

30.04.2017

Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call at

+33 8.92.68.31.87 or an e-mail: h2563@accor.com

   

Europa Hotel

Kehl

6

 

58,00 €

15.08.2017

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

   

Europa Hotel

Kehl

12

 

68,00 €

15.08.2017

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

   
Hotel Maison Rouge Strasbourg 15 E 137,45 € 03.08.2017 Please use booking code "INSPIRE 2017" when you book by phone call or e-mail info@maison-rouge.com + 33388320860
15 D
Hotel Gutenberg Strasbourg 5 Standard 147,45 € 03.08.2017 Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call or e-mail info@hotel-gutenberg.com + 33388321715
10 Superior 117,45 € 12.06.2017
Hotel Diana Dauphine Strasbourg 10 E 127,45 € 12.06.2017 Please use booking code "INSPIRE" when you book by phone call or e-mail info@hotel-diana-dauphine.com + 33388362661
5 D 120,65 € 28.04.2017
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.