We are delighted to be welcoming you soon to Frankfurt! Here is some practical information to help you plan your stay:
- CONFERENCE VENUES
- GETTING AROUND
- CURRENCY/TIME ZONE/WEATHER
- VISAS & CERTIFICATES
- EVENING EVENTS
- SOCIAL MEDIA
Check our programme page for the final conference programme. (also available as PDF download)
A printed programme booklet will be provided with the conference bag.
Registration and all sessions (except workshops on 24 October) will take place at the Young Museum, which is part of the complex of the Historical Museum Frankfurt.
Young Museum Frankfurt/Junges Museum Frankfurt
How to get there:
U-Bahn: U4, U5 (Dom / Römer), tram: 11, 12 (Römer / Paulskirche)
by foot approx. 5 minutes from the stations across the Römerberg in the direction of the Main riverbank.
S-Bahn lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, or 9 to Frankfurt-Hauptwache, approx. 10 minutes by foot in the direction of the Römer.
Dom Römer, Domstr. 1
Alt-Sachsenhausen: Walter-Kolb-St. 16 (B43)
Hauptwache: Kornmarkt 10
Workshops at partner Museums 24th October & study tours
The workshops on October 24th will take place at 14 partner museums in Frankfurt. Check on our interactive map where they are located.
The announcement of the Children in Museums Award winner 2019, will take place at the prestigious Kaisersaal ‘Emperor’s Hall’, which is located just opposite of Junges Museum. Please note, that the first part of the ceremony will take place at Junges Museum!
Participants can also register for one of 2 additional study tours, which offer guided tours and insights to 5museums in Frankfurt. Find out more here or check out the map below. The meeting points will be announced at the conference. Please be on time!
One ticket will gain you access to metro, tram and bus lines, and as the tickets are time-stamped, they don’t need to be validated. Tickets can be purchased directly at the stations, or online .Visit the local transport provider for more information.
From the airport to the city centre/Young Museum
The airport is connected to the train station. Just follow the signs to Frankfurt (Main) Airport regional station/regional trains. Train lines S8 (Offenbach) & S9 (Hanau) take you to the Frankfurt City centre. To go to the Young Museum/Historic Museum or take a stroll through the city center, exit the train at Frankfurt Hauptwache.
!Train service disruptions and alterations (Oct 25 – Dec 14)!
A new S-Bahn train station is currently being built at the new Gateway Gardens district near Frankfurt Airport (FRA). To connect the new station with the existing rail network, extensive construction works are required – leading to train service disruptions and alterations. Therefore, if you travel to/from Frankfurt Airport by train during the period from October 25 through December 14, please be aware of the following changes:
Rail route closure on October 25-26
The rail route between Frankfurt Airport and downtown Frankfurt will be temporarily fully closed from 7:30 PM on October 25 until 2:30 PM on October 26. Replacement buses will be operating during this period.
Closure of FRA’s regional train station from October 26 until December 14
Frankfurt Airport’s regional train station will be closed from October 26 until December 14. During this period, suburban train (S-Bahn) lines S8 and S9 will arrive at and depart from FRA’s long-distance train station. Some long-distance train services will be diverted, and will not stop at Frankfurt Airport.
For more information check the airport website or Deutsche Bahn or RMV.
We would recommend that you avoid taxis, as they are very expensive. Frankfurt’s public transport system is well-connected and reliable.
The currency in Germany is EURO € (EUR)
The time zone is GMT +2 .
The dialing code for Germany is +49.
Check out the weather forecast by the German weather service
Before October, 6: Please register through our online registration system
After October, 6: Please register on site. (it is best to check with us via email first, in order to check if there are still tickets available)
Paying for your registration
Please note that entrance will not be allowed without either proof of payment or onsite payment:
If you have paid only shortly before the Conference by bank transfer, please bring the proof of payment.
If you have not paid the invoice for your registration, please note that you will need to pay on site at the payment desk.
Conference Badges are distributed at the registration desk! Please note, that you cannot attend sessions without your badge!
VISAS & CERTIFICATES
Please check in advance whether you are required to apply for a visa for your stay. It is the delegate’s own responsibility to apply for and secure a Visa for entry into Germany. Hands On! is happy to provide supporting documentation for your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificate of Participation
All participants will receive a certificate of participation (participant name, duration of the conference, title). If you need additional information on your certificate, please contact email@example.com
Use EcoPassenger to find the most ecological travel option and atmosfair to offset unavoidable emissions.
In an effort to reduce the Conference’s environmental footprint, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle. Frankfurt’s tap water is of a very high quality and is available for free at all conference venues.
Please let us know about your diet wishes in advance, to prevent food going to waste.
Get familar with the German waste separation system and check whether glass or plastic bottles are returnable before throwing them away. They often are!
Explore Frankfurt by public transport! All conference venues are easily accessible by public transport.
EVENING EVENTS: SOCIALISE
Hands On! Conferences are all about sharing and caring. After busy day programmes, we offer a bunch of networking opportunities in the evenings. Our high-level social events are attended by an open & friendly crowd, creating the perfect environment for those looking to expand their network and catching up with colleagues.
Opening Ceremony & Reception, 22 October
After the official greetings by politicians and our host, a reception and an informal get-together are awaiting you.
Recommended dress code: Casual. The event starts straight after the last session of the day, just come as you are. As for all events, don’t forget to have your conference badge with you.
Location: Historic Museum Frankfurt
Eat like a local, 23 October
After a busy day, participants are welcome to join the organizational team at a typical Frankfurt cider bar. As this is an additional offer to discover some of the local culture together, the conference fee does not cover drinks & food at this venue. Self-payment only!
Recommended dress code: Casual. We will meet after the last session of the day, just come as you are. If the weather report forecasts rain, bring an umbrella just in case!
Location: To be announced. We will meet at Junges Museum and go there together.
Children in Museums Award Ceremony, 24 October
Every year Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums and the European Museum Academy shortlist innovative high-quality children’s programmes for the Children in Museums Award. Part one of the ceremony is a unique chance to learn from the best: The short-listed candidates for the Children in Museums Award 2019 will present themselves and their outstanding projects.
The announcement of the Children in Museums Award winner 2019, will take place at the prestigious Emperor’s Hall (‘Kaisersaal’), which is located just opposite of Junges Museum.
Originally the coronation banquet of the freshly crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation took place in the Emperors’ Hall. Today it is the banquet hall for all important receptions: John F. Kennedy, the Dalai Lama and the victorious German soccer national teams have all been welcomed there and now it is your turn!
Recommended dress code: your own interpretation of smart – if you like dressing up, this is your chance to show your glamorous self. If the weather report forecasts rain, bring an umbrella just in case!
Location: Junges Museum & Emperor’s Hall (‘Kaisersaal‘) (after the first part of the ceremony, we will walk to the Emperor’s Hall together, which is just opposite of Junges Museum.
Farewell Party, 25 October
Time to say goodbye, as everyone will be heading to different study tours the next day. We have a pretty special venue in store for you, which will offer you a unique perspective of Frankfurt!
Recommended dress code: Anything goes, but don’t forget your jacket! If the weather report forecasts rain, bring an umbrella just in case!
Location: We will meet at Junges Museum and have organized a transfer from there. Please be on time!
On Twitter, add your contribution to the #ho12allinclusive conversation: there you’ll find live session highlights, exchanges of views. Follow @HandsOnInt for announcements and updates
We will also offer glimpse into the conference on Facebook and you are very welcome to contribute your conference experiences, tagging Hands On! & Junges Museum and using the conference hashtags #ho12allinclusive #youngmuseumfrankfurt
A selection of pictures will be uploaded on Hands On!’s Flickr after the conference
Instagram, LinkedIn, and the social network of your choice: Add the hashtags #ho12allinclusive & #youngmuseumfrankfurt to all your posts, so your colleagues can see them!
The museum’s staff is trained and equipped to deal with medical emergencies – reach out to them!
#112 is the international emergency number and will be automatically forward to the local police.