CNL 2012

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Practical Information

Getting to Zurich

Most of you will probably arrive by plane. The Zurich Airport has an underground train-station, and the best way to get into town is to take the train either to Zurich main station (Zürich HB) or — since CNL 2012 will take place in the part of Zurich called Oerlikon — to the train-station Zürich Oerlikon. You can buy tickets for the trains at Zurich Airport either at a counter or at ticket-machines.

Please note: Though Zurich is a safe place there can be pickpockets at the airport and at Zurich main station who like to grab your bag while you are busy buying a ticket.

Getting around in Zurich

Public transport in Zurich and in the region of Zurich is divided into zones. The city of Zurich is zone 10 that counts price-wise as two zones. With your ticket you can use any means of transport within Zurich (tram, bus, train, boat, cable-car, etc.). The most convenient ticket is the day pass that allows you to use the public transport system for 24 hours after buying the ticket. The day pass for the city of Zurich costs CHF 8.20. Tickets can be bought at ticket-offices and ticket-machines — but not within the cars. Make sure that you travel with a valid ticket, because being caught without a ticket is very expensive.

Getting to the Venue

CNL 2012 will take place in lecture hall 2.A.01 of

Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
8050 Zurich

Here is how to get there.


The following hotels offer special prices for guests of the University of Zurich. You should book your rooms individually claiming the special price by referring to the University of Zurich.

The following hotels are close to where CNL 2012 will take place. No special arrangements concerning the price were made.

Further hotels and other touristic information can be found by addressing the Zurich Tourist Office.


Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc (CHF), but in many places the Euro (€) is accepted as second currency. If you pay by € then the return change will be in CHF.


There will be wireless internet access in the lecture hall.


Electrical current is 220 V, 50 Hz. Switzerland uses three-prong plugs. Europlugs will fit Swiss sockets. If necessary bring an adaptor. A sufficient number of outlets for your laptops will be available in the lecture hall.