For travel, the official information for the venue can be found here:
The campus is not in Cologne, it is approximately 50km from there. The easiest way to get there is through Cologne train station. In Cologne, you can take the regional train RB25 to Gummersbach from platform 10 (~70minutes).
The campus is located right behind the Gummersbach station and the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Science building is right next to Schwalbe arena.
*Please make sure your train will reach Gummersbach by looking at the final destination of the train it should be either: Lüdenscheid, Meinerzhagen, Marienheide, or Gummersbach. This shouldn’t be a problem if you book a train via DB website (www.bahn.de) and follow the schedule written on your ticket.
The latest trains leaving Cologne centre (Koeln HBF) for Gummersbach in the morning that will allow you to still make the first sessions are as follows:
Mon – 08h24
Tue – 08h24
Wed – 07h54
Thu – 07h54
Fri – 07h54
The campus is located near the train and bus station, so any hotel with bus/train connection to Gummersbach station would be a good choice (including hotels around the Cologne central station – however, please consider the travel time needed, the train runs every 30 minutes).
Some recommended hotels within walking distance:
Viktor residence hotel (5-10 minutes walk from campus, quiet area)
Brauhaus Gummersbach (Gummersbach city center, 5 minutes walk)
Theile Garni ( 7-10 minutes walk)