Reinventing HPC


The CCH - Congress Center Hamburg is conveniently situated at the heart of the city, right next to the Dammtor mainline and commuter train station. Regardless of your mode of transportation, it's simple to locate and reach the CCH in Hamburg.

Public Transport

Please note: Due to temporary construction activities, Dammtor train station is currently not serving as an ICE stop.
You should arrive at Hamburg Central Station and from there you can easily reach the CCH by taking the S21 commuter train going towards Elbgaustraße and getting off at Dammtor station, which is just one stop away. It will only take a two-minute walk from there to the CCH.

If you are taking the U-Bahn, get off Stephansplatz (Oper/CCH) or Messehallen, then walk through the Planten un Blomen park to reach the CCH.

Taxi & MOIA

Choose from various taxi providers such as Hansa Taxi and Taxi Hamburg, or explore an alternative experience with MOIA, Hamburg's electric ridesharing service. Accommodating up to 6 passengers, enjoy ample space, free Wi-Fi, and USB ports during your ride. Simply download the MOIA app, enter your destination, and the shared taxi will collect you from a designated meeting point.

Download the app - available on the  App Store and Google Play

Please make a note of the address for your taxi ride: Congressplatz 1, 20355 Hamburg. Be aware that the CCH is not located within the Hamburg fairgrounds.

Arriving by Car

If you are traveling to the CCH by car or motorcycle from outside Hamburg, we advise you to take the speedways, then follow the “Messe / CCH” signs.

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Arriving by Plane

The Hamburg Airport connects to 115 national and international destinations through more than 50 airlines. The airport is situated in the Fuhlsbüttel district of Hamburg.

To get to the CCH quickly, you can take the "S" train commuter service from the airport, which will take around 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can opt for a taxi or the MOIA ridesharing service (for more information see above). If the traffic is not congested, the car ride should only take 20 minutes.


We encourage you to visit The Federal Foreign Office website to determine if you need a visa or are exempted from it by the Federal Republic of Germany.

Consult the website of the German embassy or consulate in your place of residence for visa requirements and documentation to avoid delays.

We recommend starting your visa application process well in advance, depending on your country of residence ideally between three and six months before your planned travel date. This will help you avoid last-minute complications.

Invitation Letter for Visa Applications

It is essential to complete the online registration to obtain a visa invitation letter.

If you have questions regarding the ISC 2024 invitation letter process, contact us.