ECEM 2007 

University of Potsdam, College of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology 14th European Conference on Eye Movements
14th European Conference on Eye Movements
19-23 August 2007 in Potsdam, Germany

Accommodations in Potsdam

Conference participants are expected to make their own hotel arrangements. We have negotiated conference discount rates and reserved blocks of rooms in a few area hotels. Not all hotels have information in English, so we provide a few essential details here.

Disclaimer: The information below is provided for your convenience. We can't take responsibility for its accuracy. and it does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any particular business or service, either.

August is a busy tourist season in Potsdam and on top of that the Royal Palaces by Night (Potsdamer Schlössernacht), a big event drawing visitors from around Germany and not only, is taking place immediately before the conference. It is therefore strongly recommended to arrange a room as early as possible. Better to reserve now and cancel later, should a need arise. Some hotels are already booked out.

Note that a few hotels still offer special deals which include tickets to the "Royal Palaces by Night" with the room, so you may consider coming a couple days earlier to experience this event. Tickets for this event are otherwise sold out since December.

If you plan to arrive after 18:00, you should indicate "late arrival" on your reservation. The room reservations are otherwise automatically cancelled at 18 o'clock. In order to guarantee your reservation for late arrival, most hotels will ask you to provide credit card details (it is not common in Germany to require card details otherwise). Most hotels charge no cancellation fee if the cancellation is done ahead of time, but if you cancel within a day of scheduled arrival, hotels may charge you for one night.

Most hotels include a breakfast buffet in the price. In many hotels, children up to 14 or 15 years old can stay for free with parents, although some hotels restrict that to one child per room. Many hotels allow guests to bring dogs, some with restrictions, but all of them charge a per night fee.

The hotel rooms are typically available on the day of arrival from 15:00 and check-out time is usually 11:00.

Hotels with reserved blocks of rooms

hotel rating Euro/day reserved
trip to conference
Kongresshotel am Templiner See *** 47-71 200 5 mins by shuttle*
9 mins walk
+ 6 mins by bus
Best Western Parkhotel Potsdam *** 79-89 25 6 mins by bus
or 12 mins walk
Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci Potsdam **** 84-99 30 3 mins walk
+ 8 mins by bus
Hotel am Luisenplatz **** 82-112 10 3 mins walk
+ 8 mins by bus

*)There will be shuttle service for conference participants between "Kongresshotel" and the conference site in the mornings and in the evenings.

Other hotels in the vicinity

This list is not exhaustive. Use the link by Google maps on the links page to quickly locate hotels on the map of Potsdam.

hotel star rating room Euro/day trip to conference
art´otel Potsdam **** 98-183 1 min by tram
+ 5 mins by bus
Dorint Novotel Sanssouci **** 82-137 2 mins walk
+ 8 mins by bus
Schlossgarten Hotel am Park von Sanssouci *** 79-109 7 mins walk
or 2 mins by bus
Landhotel Potsdam **** 74-115 2 mins walk
+ 12 mins by bus
Hotel Mercure Potsdam *** 56-117 5 mins walk
+ 12 mins by bus
Hotel Garni "Am Katharinenholz" *** 56-80 3 mins by hotel shuttle
or 20 mins walk
Bed and Breakfast at Luisenplatz ** 49-89 3 mins walk
+ 8 mins by bus
Apartmenthotel Kaiser-Friedrich ** 40-50 12 mins walk or
2 mins walk
+ 4 mins by bus
Hostel Hochlland not rated 40-59 6 mins walk
+ 10 mins by bus
Hostel Am Bassin not rated 54-79 6 mins walk
+ 10 mins by bus

Links to selected online room reservation and hotel search sites


Links to local services with hotel info and online room reservation

[bullet]Potsdam-Online Hotel Listing
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Besides hotels, one can also stay at apartments and rooms offered by private individuals or small businesses.

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Page last updated on 18 March 2007