Registration & general info

Registration ... step by step

Please fill in the registration form!

For Payment you can make a bank transfer (to a Banc account in Germany) or use the secured online system Paypal:
We prefer bank transfer than PayPal … as far as possible for you!

Following your complete and successful online pre-registration you will receive an automated confirmation of your data via e-mail. Bearing in mind the increasing security and firewalls, we kindly request that you ensure that e-mails can reach you by adapting your spam filter accordingly. If you do not receive your confirmation, please contact our Office at p.weichardt@faire-klasse.de

To be registered to the conference, you have to do the paiement with paypal or bank transfer to our account in Germany within 7 days.

EUROPE CITIZENS, please pay per Bank Transfer, NOT with PayPal. Thanks!

After your payment, you’ll get a confirmation.

Et voilà, that’s it. You are now part of the 11th International (and cross border!) Fair Trade Towns Conference.

At a later stage, you’ll be asked for your:

  • ranking list for the Saturday afternoon excursion
  • workshops’ selection
  • choice around FIT for FAIR

If you are registered, you can use the following link aswell: https://goo.gl/forms/Aa3s91TuQaiCeRGk1 .

Fairly FAIR Fees:

The conference fees are: 150 € for adults and 100 € for students.
They are based on a guaranteed MINIMUM PRICE: 120 € for adults and 80 € for students
+ PLUS SOLIDARITY PREMIUM: 30 € / 20 € to help financing the travel-costs of our guests from the South.

Fees cover all the conference costs, travel and accommodation are at participants’ charge.
Cancelation fees: 50 € till 31st of August. No refunding possible after 1st of September, but replacement is welcome.

Call for further sponsoring

Additional solidarity premium/sponsoring on voluntary basis is always very welcome.

Journeys from airports to Saarbrücken:

FRANKFURT AM MAIN

Frankfurt International Airport Train Station – Saarbrücken Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) (Hbf)

  • By train: ICE, approx. 120-150 min journey
  • Regional train, approx. 160 min journey
  • Information and tickets available online www.bahn.de, at ticket machines in the train stations, or at ticket offices (“Reisezentrum”).

Frankfurt Hahn Airport – Saarbrücken Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) (Hbf)

  • By bus and train: Various connections; approx. 3 hrs journey
  • Information: www.bahn.de. Tickets available online www.bahn.de, at the bus, ticket machines in the train stations, or at ticket offices (“Reisezentrum”).

PARIS

  • Transport from either Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport or Paris Orly Airport to Train station Paris Est by metro.
    Information: www.ratp.fr/en
  • Paris Est Train Station → Saarbrücken Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) (Hbf) by train ICE / TGV, 110 min journey
    Information and tickets available online: uk.voyages-sncf.com, at ticket machines in  the train stations, or at ticket offices.

LUXEMBOURG

  • Transport from Luxembourg Aéroport/Findel to Luxemburg Gare by local bus lines 16 or 29, every 10-15 min, approx. 20 min journey.
    Information: www.mobiliteit.lu
  • Luxembourg Gare  → Saarbrücken Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) by bus:
    Luxembourg-Saarbrücken-Express („Emile Weber“), every 1-2 hours, approx. 75 min journey
    Information and tickets available online: www.emile-weber.lu/de/saarbrucken-express.html | Tickets also on the bus.
Accommodation

Welcome to Saarbrücken!

The federal state capital Saarbrücken is the regional centre of the Saarland and is situated at the heart of the Saar-Lor-Lux region. The city has approximately 180.000 inhabitants and is strongly influenced by its proximity to France.

The conference venue is on the campus of the First Fairtrade University in Germany (2014): the Saar-University set amidst vast woods, some 5 km away from downtown. How to get to the Saarbrücker Campus?

ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR CONFERENCE PLACE (CAMPUS)

A few rooms for people staying three nights (14. - 17.09) are still available on the campus:
Twin-bed-room incl. breakfast: 38 € per person and night / Single room incl. breakfast: 50 €
Please book over fl.fairylady@yahoo.de

FAIR-COMMITTED HOTELS IN SAARBRÜCKEN

Kaiserhof

Almost all sights of Saarbrücken are only a 5-minute walk away from the hotel Kaisershof. This two-star hotel is located very close to the river Saar. You do not just get home-made jams for breakfast, but you can also choose from a variety of homemade cakes during the day and of course Fair Trade coffee. 

Price Range: from € 35 per night plus an extra € 8,90 for breakfast

How to get to the campus: To get to the university campus, take the bus from the bus stop “Rathaus”. It’s about a 15-minute walk and then a 10 to 15-minute journey. You could also take the tram to get to the bus stop “Rathaus” which would include a 4-minute walk plus a 3-minute journey. Additionally, you would also have to take the bus from “Rathaus” to get to the campus.

Madeleine

Hotel Madeleine is suitable for everyone who values sustainability. In the morning, you can enjoy a breakfast buffet with Fair Trade coffee and many organic products (also vegetarian and vegan products). The hotel is located in the city centre right next to the town church known as Johanneskirche.

Price Range: from € 58 per night, including breakfast

How to get to the campus: To get to the university campus, take the bus from the bus stop close by, called "Rathaus" (German for "Town Hall"). It's about a 1-minute walk, plus a 10 to 15-minute journey.

Motel One

Only a 3-minute walk separates you from the river Saar if you decide to stay in Motel One. This 3-star hotel, which opened in 2011, is located in the city centre of Saarbrücken between St. Johanner Markt and the State Theatre. It offers Fair Trade coffee and juice.

Price Range: from € 69 per night plus € 9.50 extra for breakfast

How to get to the campus:  To get to the university campus, take the bus from the nearest bus stop known as "Rathaus". It's about a 5-minute walk and then a 10 to 15-minute journey.

Hotel Leidinger

Leidinger is a 3-star hotel located in the heart of Saarbrücken. It offers Fair Trade coffee and soon Fair Trade bedsheets. Sustainability is an important part of its concept. Leidinger was the first hotel in Saarbrücken to provide packaging free breakfast and to use rain water for the toilet flush.

Prices range from 88 euros per night to €..., including breakfast

How to get to the campus: To get to the university campus, take the bus from the nearest bus stop known as "Rathaus". It's about a 10-minute walk and then a 10 to 15-minute journey.

Hotel Am Triller

Hotel Am Triller is a family-owned hotel in a calmer part of Saarbrücken close to the well-known castle. From the upper floors you can enjoy a beautiful view of Saarbrücken. The hotel places great emphasis on organic growth and the Fairtrade concept, so you will even sleep in Fair Trade bedclothes if you stay there.

Price Range: from € 84 per night plus € 14,50 breakfast invludes

How to get to the campus: To get to the university campus, take the bus from the bus stop "Hansahaus/Ludwigskirche". It's about a 10-minute walk and then a 15-minute journey.

Further accommodation

Youth Hostel Saarbrücken

Unfortunately, the youth hostel doesn’t offer any Fair Trade products. But of course, the beds are cheap and it's fairly close to the campus (approx. 2 km).

Responsible options

You will find further responsible and sustainable accommodation options in Saarbrücken here:

General information
  • Currency
    The currency is Euro (€). There are several cash machines on Campus, as well as international banks (e.g. Deutsche Bank) in the city centre of Saarbrücken.
  • Electricity
    The line voltage is 230 V. You might need a line adaptor for Euro-plugs.
  • Water
    Tap water is drinkable since water quality is very high. So, no need to buy bottled water.
  • WiFi
    On the Campus there is free WiFi accessibility. You will get access information on arrival.
  • Climate in Saarbrücken/QuattroPole
    In September, when summer is about to take its leave, you should be prepared for temperatures approximately between 20°C during the day and approximately 10°C at night. It might get even warmer on sunny days, but some rainfall is also possible.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR THE PARTICIPANTS:

If you have any questions during the conference ...
don't hesitade to ask the helpers in the orange t-shirt.

At the conference Center (Saarbrücken City, 14.9) and at the Aula (Campus, 15.9) there will be a help desc.

Download of Document (PDF)

on- how to get to Congresshalle on Thursday, 14th
- journey on the 14th  for those having their accommodation on Campus

- how to get to Campus from 15th till 17th September
- approach by bus and car as well as information on parking

- map of the university campusB

BUS PLANS:

One oneway ticket is 2,60 Euro, you can pay cash with coins at the driver.
(reduction 2,10 Euro with Bahncard)

DOWNLOAD
BUS MAIN STATION (SAARBRÜCKEN HBF) TO LANDESSPORTSCHULE 13.09.2017 (PDF)

BUS CAMPUS TO MAIN STATION 14.09.2017 (PDF)
BUS CAMPUS TO MAIN STATION 15.09.2017 (PDF)
BUS CAMPUS TO MAIN STATION 16.09.2017 (PDF)
BUS CAMPUS TO MAIN STATION 17.09.2017 (PDF)

BUS MAIN STATION (SAARBRÜCKEN HBF) TO CAMPUS 15.09.2017 (PDF)
BUS MAIN STATION (SAARBRÜCKEN HBF) TO CAMPUS 16.09.2017 (PDF)
BUS MAIN STATION (SAARBRÜCKEN HBF) TO CAMPUS 17.09.2017 (PDF)

BUS LANDESSPORTSCHULE TO MAIN STATION 14.09.2017 (PDF)
BUS LANDESSPORTSCHULE TO MAIN STATION 15.09.2017 (PDF)
BUS LANDESSPORTSCHULE TO MAIN STATION 16.09.2017 (PDF)
BUS LANDESSPORTSCHULE TO MAIN STATION 17.09.2017 (PDF)