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.


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.


See our Getting Here and Getting Around pages.


See our dedicated page.

Paying in Germany

Germany uses the Euro. Most places accept Visa and Mastercard, some, however don't. Especially food stands and some smaller shops might not accept cards. So it's always a good idea to have a few Euros in cash with you. You can withdraw Euros with your credit card at ATMs, which are quite ubiquitous. When in a restaurant or bar, it's nice to tip the waiter. 5-10% are a usual range.

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.


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

Is Karlsruhe a safe place?

As everywhere, crime happens but Germany in in general can be considered a rather safe place. Among the German cities with 100k inhabitants or more, Karlsruhe is slightly below the average incident rate. Walking or taking public transport during night time is common although it's always a good idea to stay in groups of two or more.