Joint Scientific Committee Thirty-Five Session

30 June-4 July 2014
Heidelberg, GERMANY


The meeting will be held at the:

Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg
Neckarstaden 24
D-69117 Heidelberg
Fax: +49 6221 142266
E mail address: kongresshaus@heidelberg-marketing.de

The meeting will run in parallel with two major events organized by the WMO Commission of Climatology:

1) WMO Technical Conference on Climate Services - Building on CLIPS Legacy, 30 June - 2 July 2014

2) 16th session Commission for Climatology (CCl-16) 3-8 July 2014


By Train: Trains (ICE) run to Heidelberg (main station) from the International Airport Frankfurt Rhein-Main (“Fernbahnhof”) via Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (central station). Tickets must be purchased in advance at the airport, at stations of German railway “DB” or online. The trip takes about 60 minutes. The price for a one-way-ticket is about 24,50€. For further information please visit: http://www.bahn.de/p/view/index.shtml

By Lufthansa Shuttle: Lufthansa Airportbus service from and to the airport is available. It starts at Terminal 1, Arrival Area, Exit B4-5, and goes to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kurfürstenstraße 1-3, in Heidelberg. Departure at the airport is nearly hourly from 7 a.m. to 22 p.m. The price for the one-way-ticket is 23 € and 42 € for the return trip.
Reservations can be made by email to “info@frankfurt-airport-shuttles.de” or by phone 06152 / 976 90 99. For further information please visit: http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/info_and_services/from_to_airport?nodeid=3163691&l=en

By Airport shuttle: An Airport shuttle on call is available by Heidelberg Marketing. For this service reservation should be made by filling this form (download). The rate for the transfer from the airport to the reserved hotel in Heidelberg and back to the airport is 70 € per person, 35 € one-way.


All participants should possess a valid passport and/or passport replacing travel documents.
Foreign nationals who need an entry visa are requested to apply for it from the nearest German Diplomatic Representation. More details per country for acquiring travel documents to Germany are provided by Passport and Visa Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Please find here the application form in English for German (Schengen) visa.

Inquiries about the progress of visa applications or about the application procedure itself should be made directly to the German Diplomatic Representation concerned.

Local Currency

The local currency is the Euro (€). There are currency exchange offices in Frankfurt International Airport. All banks also have exchange offices, they are open from Monday to Friday at 9 a.m till 1 p.m. and in the afternoon from
2.30 p.m. to 16 p.m.
The current exchange rate is about 1 Euro=1,37 Dollar
1 US Dollar= 0,7268 Euro  (December 2013)


Mean temperature: 20°C
Mean minimum temperature: 15°C
Mean maximum temperature: 25°C

Mean precipitation: 75mm
Average number of days with precipitation ≥ 1mm : 10 days
Average number of days with precipitation ≥10mm : 2-3 days
Average number of days with maximum temperature ≥25°C : 16 days
Mean humidity : 64%
Mean sunshine duration : 235 hours

Local Contact

Local Organizing Committee for WMO CCl-16

Attn.: Mr Detlev Frömming
Deutscher Wetterdienst
Frankfurter Straße 135
63067 Offenbach

Tel: 0049 69 8062 4305
Fax: 0049 69 8062 4130

Email: detlev.froemming@dwd.de/ bi@dwd.de