Benchmarking Workshop: October 13/14, 2016

Dear participants,

welcome to the first workshop on state-of-the-art benchmarking methods in economic regulation!

On this page, you will find helpful travel information and some interesting facts about the historic city of Braunschweig. 
Concerning important updates, you will be informed via mail.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Braunschweig,

Heinz Ahn and Mohsen Afsharian


For the schedule of the Workshop, please refer to this link.
For information about registration, please visit the website of our partner Oxera.

Visa Regulations

An overview of visa requirements/exemptions for travel to Germany can be found here.

Arriving in Braunschweig

It is easy to reach Braunschweig from the following airports:

Airports Distance to Braunschweig Connection by train
Hanover Airport (HAJ) 65 km ~1h link
Hamburg Airport (HAM) 210 km ~3h link
Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) 230 km ~2h 10min link
Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) 240 km ~2h 10min link
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 360 km ~3h 30min link

Note: Please refresh the respective links by filling in the actual date of your travel.

The Braunschweig central station (Hauptbahnhof) is situated in the south-east of Braunschweig, around 2 km away from the city center. After leaving the platform, take "exit to the city". There are trams, buses and taxis available, connecting the station to many different locations in the city. To get to the city center by taxi, you may have to pay between 10 to 15 EUR. A single fare ticket for bus or tram sells at 2.30 EUR, a day ticket at 5.10 EUR.

Our University, the "TU Braunschweig", is located in walking distance to the north-east of the city center. If you wish to use public transportation, the following stops can be considered (also see the map below): 

Tram lines M1, M2: Exit Mühlenpfordstraße
Tram line M3: Exit Theaterwall
Bus lines M19, M29: Exit Pockelsstraße

A map of all tram and bus lines can be found here.


There are several hotels within walking distance of the workshop venue. We particularly recommend the following ones:


Hotel Deutsches Haus

Fourside Hotel

Advance Hotel


Conference Venue

TU Braunschweig

Founded in 1745, the Technische Universität Braunschweig is the oldest University with a technical focus in Germany. It belongs to the TU9 group which represents Germany’s leading universities in this field. Currently, the TU Braunschweig has around 20,000 students and a teaching staff of 3,500 which are organized in about 120 institutes and 6 departments. The core disciplines of the university are engineering and natural sciences which are closely linked to other disciplines such as business sciences, social sciences, the humanities and education.The workshop sessions will take place at the Main Building (Altgebäude - see the following picture) of the university which is located at Pockelsstraße 4, 38106 Braunschweig.


The location of the workshop sessions and other events at the Altgebäude, as well as bus and tram stations, are indicated on the map below. 

City & Attractions

Braunschweig is the second biggest city in the state of Lower Saxony with a population of around 250,000. According to a current study by the EU, Braunschweig is the most research-intensive region in Europe with the highest density of researchers. The city has three universities, namely the TU Braunschweig, the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) and the University of Art (Kunsthochschule, HBK). High-tech research is also being undertaken at 27 renowned institutions and 250 companies. The city effectively provides links for science and industry in that academic institutions and commercial companies work together closely. If you visit Braunschweig as a tourist, the charm of the city lying in both ancient architecture with various medieval sights and the outstanding infrastructure with modern shopping centers will surely delight you.

As a teaser for the guided city tour after workshop, you can check out the official tourism website here which provides a wealth of interesting sights and background information.

Social Program

On Thursday evening, you are invited to meet colleagues and speakers at the workshop dinner, which will be held at the restaurant Vielharmonie. There will be several meal options as well as a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. We try to accommodate everyone with the meal choices we made, however, please notify us of any special diets or allergies that we should be aware of, so that the dinner can be most enjoyable for everyone.


If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please feel free to contact the organizers! You are welcome to send us an email or simply give us a call.

tel: +49 (0)531 391-3609

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