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5th International Conference on Organic Nonlinear Optics

March 12-16, 2000, Davos, Switzerland


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About Davos

 About Davos  

The conference will be held in Davos, a ski resort in the eastern swiss alps.

Davos is one of the largest and most impressive holiday, sports, and convention resorts in Switzerland. It is located in the south-eastern part of Switzerland in the heart of attractive surroundings and spectacular alpine atmosphere. You can find all the amenities of a city in the middle of a breathtaking mountain scenery, surrounded by the wonders of nature. Davos is also famous as a Congress town. Among many others conferences, each February it hosts the famous Annual Meeting of the world economic forum. Please visit the Davos website for additional tourist information.

The town of Davos is situated at an elevation of 1560 meters above sea level. Snow coverage is very likely during ICONO`5 . Average daily maximum and minimum temperatures in March are +5 C (41 F) and -4 C (25 F), respectively. In March you may expect about 15 sunny days and 10 days with significant precipitation.

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Congress Center

The DAVOS CONGRESS CENTER (Promenade 92) is within 10 minutes walking distance from most hotels in Davos. It is situated approximately half-way between the town quarters DAVOS DORF and DAVOS PLATZ (see map). The congress center is divided into three independent sections. The ICONO’5 conference will be held in section (House) B, which is accessed from the Davos main street (Promenade) through the entrance marked B. Several bus lines of the Davos public transport system run along the Promenade street and all of them stop in front of the Congress Center (stop called Hallenbad/Kongresszentrum). Registration will start on Sunday, March 12, at 4 pm.

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Housing and Travel

Hotel reservations

All hotel reservations will be made through the Davos Tourist Office, Convention Department, in Davos,Switzerland. There is a wide range of rooms prereserved for the ICONO conference, ranging from DeLuxe (5 stars) to C (2-3 stars). All room prices include breakfast as well as the Davos Guest Card entitling to unlimited free travel on all public transport (bus and train) in the Davos region during your stay. Arrangements for half-pension (breakfast and dinner) can be made with the individual hotels and must be indicated when you reserve your hotel. The Hotel Booking Form has to be mailed or faxed to the Davos Tourist Office by January 15, 2000.


Davos is easily reached by road or by rail. 3 hours by car or train from Zurich's International Airport. From Munich or Milan, Davos is no longer than a 4 hour drive away.

Air Travelers

Zürich International Airport is connected by direct flights with all European capitals and several North American and Asian major cities. The best way to reach Davos from the Airport is by train. There is approximately one connection per hour between Zürich Airport and Davos. Trains can be boarded directly at the airport. Most connections require a change of train at Zürich Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) and in Landquart. Train travelers may leave the train at the station Davos Dorf.

Car Travelers

Davos is connected via Landquart by the European motorway network E4. Car drivers must be prepared for possible winterly driving conditions.

Train fares

The cost of a train round-trip ticket between Zürich-Airport and Davos is CHF 153.- (first class) or CHF 92.- (second class). Prices are subject to change.

Train schedule

The following tables give the most important train connections between Zürich Airport and Davos, without guarantees that they are correct. All train connections can be looked up directly on the Swiss Railroad Web page.

Train Schedule between Zurich and Davos

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