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You can find all the important facts and figures about our annual conference here.

Organizing Team

Urs Granacher
Dominic Gehring
Janice Waldvogel
Beate Steemann

ICST International Scientific Committee

Keijo Häkkinen (Chair), Finland
William Kraemer, USA
Rob Newton, Australia
Urs Granacher, Germany
Dušan Hamar, Slovakia
Steve Fleck, USA
Juha Ahtiainen, Finland
Dietmar Schmidtbleicher (Honorary member), Germany


Department of Sport and Sport Science,
Exercise and Human Movement Science,
University of Freiburg,
79102 Freiburg im Breisgau,

Congress Management

Intercongress GmbH
Ingeborg-Krummer-Schroth-Str. 30
79106 Freiburg
fon +49 761 69699-0

Practical information


Some participants may require visas in order to enter Germany. Please consult with the German embassy or consulate nearest to you for specific details relating to visas.

EU nationals: Do not require a visa to enter Germany.
Non-EU nationals: Do usually require a visa for stays in Germany. You can find an overview on visa requirements here. This visa enables you to move within the entire Schengen area throughout its validity. If you need an invitation letter, please contact us.

Credit cards

Credit cards are widely accepted. MasterCard & Visa dominate within Germany. American Express is accepted in some stores, and of course you can use it with the ATM. Furthermore, you can check shop windows and entrance doors for credit card logos to see which cards you can use.


National language: German (Alemannic dialect alongside)

Many locals and business and service employees speak English, particularly the younger ones.


The German currency unit is the euro (EUR).

You can get cash from any Geldautomat (ATM) at major train stations, airports, large shopping centres and in and outside banks. Within the eurozone charges for ATM withdrawals and credit card payments include domestic payments and it is possible that you get domestic fees charged.

Electricity / Voltage

Electrical sockets in Germany are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The “Type C” Euro plug and the “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko. The electrical voltage in Germany is 220 volts. Be aware that you may need a travel adapter for certain electric devices.

Gratuities / Tipping

In restaurants in Germany it is common to round up to the next euro or add a few euros (5 – 10 % for good service). Generally, you give the gratuity directly to the waiter or you add it to the bill. Often the waiter only tells you how much you owe. Then, you can tell how much you intend to pay when handing over the money. To leave the tip on the table is not common in Germany.


Pay phones are no longer common in Germany and hard to find. The international dialling code for Germany is +49 and the city code for Freiburg is 0761.

Useful telephone numbers:

Police 110
Medical emergency / accident services 112
Fire service 112
Toxic substance emergency, 19240

Time zones

The time zone in Germany is Central European Time (UTC+01:00) and Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).