International Summer School on Basic Concepts and First-Principles Computations for Surface Science:
Applications in Chemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Norderney, Germany, July 21-26, 2013


Norderney is a lovely East Frisian island off the North Sea coast of Germany. A great part of its seashore belongs to the Wattenmeer National Park and is therefore part of the World Heritage Wadden Sea -- a very special region of unique and exceptional natural values.

It is located about 300 km west of Hamburg and 150 km northwest of Bremen. The vast majority of visitors coming from the mainland will reach the island via ferry from the harbour Norddeich Mole near the northern German city of Norden. The ferry ride takes about 50 minutes. The closest international airports are Bremen, Hamburg, Münster/Osnabrück, Hannover and Rotterdam. From there you can take the train. You can book your train ticket all the way to Norderney, in this case the ticket includes the ferry crossing, too. Make sure to show your train ticket to the inspector, who will issue you with a Norderney Card. Travellers arriving by car can either leave their car parked at the ferry terminal or take it with them on the island ... and leave it there in a public car park, because driving a car on the island is seasonally restricted.

The conference venue and different guest houses where participants will be accommodated are all within walking distance from the ferry port.

Further detailed information about air, train, car and ferry connections can be found in the following external link.


Timetables for the ferry that will take you from Norddeich Mole to the island can be found here.


Please find a detailed description here.

You can find more information about timetables, alternative routes, etc. at:


Please find a detailed description here.


Please find a detailed description here.