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Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
August 4-15, 2008


The ESSLLI 2008 Site

ESSLLI 2008 will be held in the main building of the Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 (ESA1). This building was donated to the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung by the Hamburg merchant Edmund Siemers and became the main building of the university after its foundation in 1919:

In the tradition of Siemers, the west and east wing of the main building were donated by Dr. Helmut and Hannelore Greve in 2002. The central location for ESSLLI 2008 will be the lobby of ESA1, spread over two floors, where registration and the book exhibit will be located.

The lectures will be in lecture halls C, H, J, K, M in the main building, and the seminar rooms W.122 and W.221 in the west wing of the main building. The public evening lectures will take place in the large lecture hall ESA1.A.

We shall have an ESSLLI computer pool with workstations provided by Sun Microsystems in room W.121 in the west wing. There is a wireless network in the entire building and all ESSLLI participants will get a login and password for it.

The lobby of the west wing is a pleasant indoor square with trees and a nice cafeteria.

The main building of the university is located in the area Rotherbaum, a lively student quarter with cafes, restaurants and shops. The Alster is a 15 minutes walk away, the city centre of Hamburg is also within short walking distance (10-20 minutes, depending on where in the centre you want to go). A zoomable map with the ESSLLI Site marked can be found on our accommodation page.

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