The Venue

Photograph by Jan Müller

IWSP5 takes place in the Görges-Bau (named after the physicist Johannes Görges), in the very heart of the university campus in Dresden.

Photograph by Jan Müller

This building offers a fascinating mixture of bulky electric machines and beautiful artwork, of modern lecture theatres and comfortable lounges.

Photograph by Jan Müller

Besides the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering, the Görges-Bau harbours the ALTANA art gallery. This gallery amazingly blends with the building and its technical equipment. Regularly changing exhibitions and a number of permanent exhibits are on display.

The University

The Technische Universität Dresden dates back to the Technische Bildungsanstalt Dresden, founded in 1828 and, thus, ranks among the oldest technical-academic educational establishments in Germany. Today TU Dresden is the largest university in Saxony.

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The City

Dresden by Night

Photograph by Tang Tang

Dresden is undoubtledly one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Severely destroyed during the war, the city centre today lives up to its old magnificence. Not only Dresden, but the close surroundings with the city of Meißen and its porcelain manufactory, the Moritzburg and Pillnitz castles and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains (also called Saxon Switzerland) are worth days and weeks of visiting.

The weather is moderate in Dresden, temperatures might reach from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. Please pack sturdy shoes for the hiking tour on Wednesday.

Travel & Accomodation

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  • Getting here by plane: Click on map; or view a list of direct flights to Dresden
  • Download updated information on travel from Dresden Hauptbahnhof (central station) and from the hotels described below to the venue. From Dresden Airport (DRS) you can reach Dresden Hauptbahnhof by suburban train S2 in about 20 minutes.

Hotel reservation

Hotel rooms in different categories have been reserved for the conference participants. Please reserve your hotel on the online registration form when registering to the conference.

Single Room Double Room
Pullman Hotel Newa € 117.00 € 145.00
Intercity Hotel € 90.00 € 110.00
Ibis Hotel Bastei € 73.00 € 93.00

The prices are per room, per night, including breakfast and VAT.

It takes about 15 minutes by tram from the conference venue to the hotels or about 30 minutes on foot (see above: Getting here).

Please note that all reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a hotel, a registration to the conference is required.

For any questions or further information about registration or hotel reservation please contact:

CMD Congress Management GmbH Dresden
Bertolt-Brecht-Allee 24
01309 Dresden, Germany
Phone: +49-351-2152 7800
Fax: +49-351-2152 7808
Email: info@cmd-congress.de