Conference Location

The conference's scientific programme will take place in the Swiss Olympic's new House of Sport in Ittigen bei Berne. Eleven national federations of Olympic sport disciplines apart from the Swiss Olympic are housed here along with the Center of Sport Medicine.

Swiss Olympic Association
Haus des Sports
Talgutzentrum 27
3063 Ittigen b. Bern

Directions to the House of Sport:

Public Transport
From Berne RBS Station take the S7 (Worb Dorf) and get out in Ittigen station.
The way from the stations leads directly to the Talgutzentrum (the "Medals" of former Swiss Olympic Champions show the way!).
Travelling time from Berne station: 9 minutes
Train timetables and information:

From the Highway (Zurich/Lausanne/Interlaken): Take exit Wankdorf
Direction Bolligen
At the 3rd roundabout turn left towards Ittigen (Untere Zollgasse)
After the railroad crossing turn left (Worblentalstrasse)
After 300 Meters parking spaces are available in the Parkhaus Talgutzentrum, 2nd entrance on your right


Getting there

The capital city of Bern is located in the heart of Switzerland with the latter being situated in the center of Europe. Thanks to this central location, Berne is easily reachable.

Travelling by train
Berne disposes of a direct connection to the international railway network and all the three high speed trains, TGV, ICE and Cisalpino, stop in Berne. (Swiss Federal Railway:

Travelling by car
The highway intersection Berne is connected to the Europastrasse E4 and is therefore within easy reach of individuals travelling by car. The city center of Berne is inaccessible to traffic at the moment; the access to the hotels is however ensured. The use of public transport is still highly recommended. Travelling by plane People travelling by plane can travel to the airports in Zurich, Berne and Basel.
The Berne-Belp airport ( is only 20 minutes (9 km) away from the city center.Iit is relatively small with daily flights from Munich.
The airports in Zurich, Basel-Mulhouse and Geneva offer better connections to the European air network. The trip from Basel airport ( to Berne takes about 1 hour 25 minutes with public transport. Several trains every hour commute between Berne and Zurich airport ( Travelling time is about 1 hour 15 minutes. The travelling time from Geneva airport ( is about 1 hour 50 minutes.
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