Practical Information


Praxis-Europa_Program_final (PDF)

Please note that the network meeting is on invitation only. For our public events, see here and here.

Conference Venues

The Praxis Europa meeting will take place from 20-22 October 2017 at Ruhr Museum and PACT Zollverein on the Zeche Zollverein site.

A shuttle bus will be provided in front of the hotel for transportation to the conference venue!

Ruhr Museum, Essen

In case you want to reach Ruhr Museum on your own by public transport, please take the tram 107 (in direction of “Abzw. Katernberg/Hanielstr/GE-Hauptbahnhof”) from Essen main station (platform 1) to the stop “Zollverein”.

Venue Address:
UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen

If you are arriving by car, please enter “Fritz-Schupp-Allee” into your navigation system instead.

The public event “Beyond the Silicon Valley: Towards a European Digital Public Sphere” on Friday evening will take place in Hall 2 of the Zeche Zollverein site, located close to the pedestrian entrance on the left (Map).

On Saturday evening, the “European Salon” will take place at Grillo Theater in the city center of Essen. A shuttle bus will bring you from the conference venue to the theatre. Please note that most of this public event will be in German.

Theater Address:
Theaterplatz 11
45127 Essen

Grillo-Theater, Essen

Conference Hotel

Participants will be accommodated at Motel One, EssenA shuttle bus will be provided for transportation to and from the conference venue.

You can reach the hotel from Essen Main Station either by taxi or by a 10-minute walk. For the latter option, exit the train station in direction of the city center/Willy-Brandt-Platz and walk straight along the pedestrian zone until you reach the Essen Cathedral on your right side. Turn left here through Kardinal-Hengsbach-Platz and walk up the stairs where you will find Motel One just to your left.

Hotel Address:
Motel One
Kennedyplatz 3
45127 Essen

Restaurants & Bars

If you are looking for a place to round off the evening with drinks in the area close to your hotel, we offer these recommendations:

  • Temple Bar, Salzmarkt 1 – low-key bar with cozy interior (no food)
  • SeitenblickTrentelgasse 2 – “pub-esque” restaurant with native cuisine

In case you arrive early on Friday, we recommend the following lunch options:

Things to do

Those arriving on Thursday, Oct. 19, have the exceptional opportunity to attend a reading by Orhan Pamuk (in German) at the cinema Lichtburg, Kettwiger Str. 36, at 20:00h. Please let us know as soon as possible if you’re interested in taking part in this evening.

There is also a wonderful retrospective of the work of Alexander Kluge, a filmmaker, scholar and writer, to be discovered at Museum Folkwang, right next to the Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Museumsplatz 1.