Welcome to Germany!
Celebration Europe II takes place in Essen, Germany, the ninth largest city and located in country's Ruhr region.
The Ruhr district or Ruhr region is an urban area in the north-western part of Germany. With a population density of 2,800/km2 and a population of some eight and a half million, it is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany. It is the fifth largest urban area in Europe after Istanbul, Moscow, London, and Paris. The Ruhr has one of the densest motorway networks in all of Europe, with dozens of Autobahns and similar expressways crossing the region.
More detailed information about the Ruhr region and the location of the convention, "Essen," can be found at these pages:
Most likely you will arrive through either Duesseldorf International Airport (DUS) or Frankfurt International Airport (FRA).
Duesseldorf International Airport
You can find an overview of the available Airlines at Duesseldorf Airport (DUS) and their contact information at this link.
A detailed orientation map of the Duesseldorf International Airport can be found at this link.
DUS Public transportation (Subway/Train)
All public transport companies in the Ruhr are run under the umbrella of the "Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr/VRR", which provides a uniform ticket system
valid for the entire area. The Ruhr region is well-integrated into the national rail system, the "Deutsche Bahn", for both passenger and goods services. You can find their (complex) network plan of service at the link above.
From Duesseldorf International Airport you could take the Subway S11 (directed to Duesseldorf Main Station), switch trains at Derendorf into S6 which would bring you to Essen Main Station. This is much cheaper than going by Taxi all the way.
DUS Taxi Services
Taxi Duesseldorf - +49 (0) 211-33333
Rhein Taxi - +49 (0) 211-212121
For detailed information where to find Taxi's at the Duesseldorf airport and rates use this link.
DUS Car Rental
You will find several Car Rental companies right on Duesseldorf International Airport including:
AVIS, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Dollar/Thrifty & Sixt.
Frankfurt International Airport
If your flight brings you in at Frankfurt International you will have another 2 hours+ by car or train before you reach Essen and the Ruhr.
A detailed orientation map of the Frankfurt International Airport can be found at this link.
Here is an overview of the available Airlines at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) and their contact information.
Also here are the locations for Money Exchange at Frankfurt International Airport
FRA Train Service
If you travel on to Essen by train find out the Schedule from Frankfurt Airport long Distance Station to Essen
Main Station here and look for the booking widget shown below.
FRA Car Rental
If you travel to the convention location using a Rental Car, heres a list what's available at Frankfurt International Airport
Special thanks to Armin Jäger for helping compile the necessary information for this page.