General Information


German is the official language in Germany, but many people speak English, and English is well understood in nearly all shops, restaurants, and hotels.

Time Zone

Central European summer time (GMT+2)


Electricity is supplied at 230 V and 50 Hz. Information on the plugs C and E used may be found here.


The official currency in most European countries and also in Germany is the Euro (€). 1 Euro is approximately 1 US dollar. Exchange is available in local banks on Monday until Saturday, at automatic tellers, and in all major hotels. Please note that some smaller hotels do not accept credit cards or travelers checks.


Most shops open from 9:00 or 10:00 h until 19:00 or 20:00 h on Monday till Saturday. On Sunday, all shops are closed, except at main railroad stations or at airports.


The phone number for emergency calls is 110 (police) or 112 (fire department or ambulance).

Insurance Disclaimer

While the organizing committee of the conference makes every effort to ensure the safety and well-being of all conference members and associates, responsibility cannot be taken for any accidents or damage that may occur during the conference.

Additional Information

Subsequent to the conference, the “Oktoberfest” takes place in Munich. The great festival is worth a visit. Please book hotel rooms well in advance if you intend to stay in Munich.

Related Conferences

European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ECSCRM 2018)
September 2-6, 2018, Birmingham, UK