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The AREA41 conference will be held at the X-TRA in Z├╝rich / Switzerland. Ideally situated behind Zurich main station (HB) only a few minutes from the Zurich airport (ZRH) and easy reachable from all major Swiss cities. The concert hall and club area with its unique atmosphere provide a convenient ambiance for talks, discussions and networking.


Limmatstrasse 118
CH-8005 Zürich


By airplane:
The closest airport to the venue is the international airport Zurich (ZRH), from where the venue can be reached in ~30 minutes. Take any of the trains to Zürich mainstation (Zürich HB). From there it's 10 minutes by foot.

By taxi:
A taxi from the airport to the venue will take you 15-20 minutes and cost around CHF 60.-

By train/bus:
The closest tram/bus station for the venue is "Zürich, Limmatplatz", served by tram 4, 13, 17 and bus 32.

Train schedule can be consulted here:
Bus schedule can be consulted here:

By car:
There are limited parking spaces available near by. Since it is Zurich city, full day parking is not cheap.

Travel tips:
Switzerland is part of the Schengen agreement and allows for travel in Europe with a valid passport without a visa. If you are unsure if you need a visa you can find it out here.

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There are a few hotels close to the venue:

You can also take one in in the city center and use the tram in the morning.

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Switzerland has unlike many other countries in Europe a different form factor for power plugs. Be sure to pack an appropriate adapter for your devices. A good description can be found on Wikipedia.

weather forecast

Weather Forecast

Check the current weather forecast for Zurich (english) or the official forecast by the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (german/french/italian) before packing your shorts.