Practical information to come and stay in Tallinn
For general information on Tallinn, please visit http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee/eng.
How to get to Tallinn
Tallinn’s Lennart Meri Airport is conveniently located near the center of the city, just a 5-minute taxi ride away. The ferry terminal is practically at the edge of the city center.
Here is a map of the city with relevant locations: http://goo.gl/FNwh7f
Venue and accommodation
The congress will be held at the Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel: http://www.meritonhotels.com/conference-spa-hotel-tallinn/
Paldiski mnt 4 Tallinn 10149, Estonia
The hotel is located right at the border of Tallinn’s historical Old Town in the center of the city. Taxi rides from both the airport and ferry terminal to the hotel cost around 10€.
The public transport route from the airport is displayed here: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#plan/13413-3/10901-1/map,,,1/en
The public transport route from the ferry terminal is here: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#plan/10701-3/10901-1/map,,,1/en
Hotel rooms at negotiated prices (60€ for single, 70€ for double) are available at the venue.
The password for booking a room is INTA38.
Reservations only via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that it is recommended you make a reservation for this negotiated rate before the 30th of December 2013. After this date remaining rooms will be released, although they can still be booked if available.
Besides the Meriton Hotel, Tallinn offers a large variety of hotels for all types of budget. Consult your favorite travel and hospitality website for more information.
Estonia is in the EET (Eastern European Time) time zone, meaning UTC/GMT +2 hours.
Liability and insurance
It is highly recommended that all participants carry proper travel and health insurance. The organisers will not take any responsibility for damage or injury to persons and property during the Congress.
Tallinn has a maritime climate, with varying winter temperatures ranging from low positive to quite high negative (+5...-15), with occasional colder spells as well. Warm clothing along with hats, gloves and boots is recommended for outside activities! Snow cover might also be quite thick. For short-term local weather forecasts, the national weather service provides up-to date information on their website: http://www.ilmateenistus.ee/ilm/prognoosid/4-oopaeva-prognoos/?lang=en
Estonia uses the Euro as currency. Many businesses will not accept notes larger than 50€.
The electric socket in use is the Schuko or F-type socket (230 V, 50 Hz, 16 A).
Estonia has adopted the common European emergency number 112.
For public transport, look to http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#bus/en for info on tickets, journey planning and map.
Taxis can be found at entrance of the airport and ferry terminal. All taxis must have a clearly visible price list, taxi meter and drivers must provide a receipt if asked.
More information on taxis and their pricing can be found on Tallinn’s websites:
Estonia is part of the EU Schengen area. As such, Schengen area rules apply when applying for a visa. All relevant information on visas can be found on the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ web page: http://vm.ee/et/node/2892.