Concerning your CO² footprint, how you get to the event matters the most.
For your reference, a comparison of average CO²-equivalents emitted per km for 1 person travelling:
- By aircraft: 201 g
- By car: 139g
- By long-distance train: 36 g (less, in fact, if you travel with Deutsche Bahn, as they use 100% green energy on their long distance trains, which is not included in this calculation)
- By long-distance coach: 32 g
For those who travelled by aircraft or car, we recommend you compensate your CO² footprint. EERA cooperates with myclimate, a Swiss non-profit organisation engaged internationally in climate education and awareness to support climate protection projects. Learn more about myclimate and how to compensate your CO² emissions. We will ask each participant at check-in about their travel and whether any CO² footprint compensation could be carried out. There will be a notebook available to do it online or you can put money into the myclimate donation box at the check-in counter.
Public Transport and Bike Rental
The public transport in Hamburg has a tight net of train and bus lines which connect mostly every 10 minutes. We really encourage you to use it, it’s nearly always the fastest way to get around. Public transportation information can be found at the Hamburg public transport website.
If you would like to see more of Hamburg and get around without delays, renting a city bike is the best option! Simply register via the StadtRAD homepage or the app. The first 30 minutes of each trip are free of charge. The registration fee of 5€ can be used as credit for future bike rides. Don’t forget to cancel the contract after your stay, since it gets renewed automatically every year.