Frequently asked questions

Electric standards

The standard electric voltage in Germany is 240 volts at a frequency of 50Hz. Type F sockets are commonly used compatible with the 3 plugs shown below. You might need a plug adapter and potentially a voltage converter to ensure your electronic devices work properly. Plugs

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Time zone

During September, Karlsruhe operates in Central European Summer Time (CEST/MESZ/UTC+2). The sun rises at around 7am and sets at around 8pm.

Weather

For the dates of the conference, the average high is 21°C (16°-27°), and the average low is 12°C (8°-17°). It's often dry but can be rainy as well.

Travel

See our Getting Here and Getting Around pages.

Visa

See our dedicated page.

How long do I have for my talk?

See the Society's presentation page.

How big should my poster be?

See the Society's presentation page.

Where can I print my poster?

See our dedicated page.

Where do I upload my poster for electronic access?

See our dedicated page.

How do I access healthcare in Germany?

In case of an emergency, call 112. To learn where to get non-emergency medical aid, call 116117. As a European citizen, you can receive healthcare services using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued in your country of origin.

LGBTQ+

Yes, Karlsruhe is welcoming and has an accepting LGBTQ+ community.