Good to know

Students and doctors in training have accommodation at the newly renovated Youth Hostel St. Alban in Basel from August 24th-29th included in the registration fee. Would you like to arrive before August 24th or stay longer than August 29th you may book accomodation directly at the youth hostel. Please send an e-mail to basel(at)youthhostel.ch with the reservation code 28700/IPPNW Weltkongress.

You will be sharing 4- or 6-bed rooms with other IPPNW student participants. We're assigning the rooms depending on your gender and country / native tongue. If you will not be able to live with the room allocation as done by us we'll find a solution on site.

The Address of the Youth Hostel is

Basel St. Alban Youth Hostel
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10
4052 Basel (BS)
Phone: + 41 (0)61 272 05 72
Fax: + 41 (0)61 272 08 33

How to get to the Youth Hostel:

15 minutes’ walk from the railway station via Aeschenplatz or on tram line No.2 from the railway station to the “Kunstmuseum” (Art Museum) stop. Then 5 minutes’ walk through the Alban suburb down Mühleberg towards the Rhine, past St. Alban Church to the youth hostel. Signposted at the railway station.

You can use this form together with your registration confirmation (be it an e-mail from Ruweba stating your participation, the letter for your visa application or an actual Registration Confirmation) as a free transfer ticket from the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse or the Basel Train Stations to the Youth Hostel.

See the Youth Hostel's location here.

On Tuesday evening, August 24th, a light dinner will be served at the Youth Hostel.

On Tuesday, August 24th from 20.30-21.30 Agyeno (ISR, Nigeria) will hold a Precongress Brush-Up on Nuclear Weapons especially intended for IPPNW newcomers.



Congress registration and check-in for students and young doctors will take place at the Youth Hostel starting on Tuesday, August 24th from 12.00 on. During the arrival of the BAN tour (17.00-19.00) possibly only check-ins will take place - please come back later for the registration.

Students or young doctors arriving on Wednesday, August 25th or later, should advantageously check in at the Youth-hostel and then come and register at the Kollegiengebäude (congress site).

Sign-ups for workshops will be done during registration on a first come first served basis. Please take a look at the Workshop Overview. Please keep in mind that the interactive media training workshop allows only for 12 participants and people involved with media work have priority - if you're interested, please send a mail to tonina.steinmann(at)gmx.net


Basic Information on Switzerland

Voltage - 230 V / 50 Hz

Currency - Swiss Franc (CHF) - see currency converter for conversion rates

Water - practically all taps and fountains produce delicious water which is as pure as bottled mineral water. Very rarely it is indicated as not drinkable (for example the artistic Tinguely Fountain next to the Theater in Basel).

Language - There are 4 nationally spoken languages: German (in Basel), French, Italian and Rhaeto-Romanic (see map for the language regions). English is widely known and you should easily get by with it.

Sharing your photos taken during the World Congress

Roman has created 3 photo groups called on Flickr where you can post your pictures to:


BAN 2010 Tour. Get yours at bighugelabs.com


19th IPPNW World Congress (Basel - Switzerland). Get yours at bighugelabs.com


IPPNW Photo Pool. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr


How to do it:

  1. get yourself a free flickr account (yes I know it is very funny for dutch people :-) - Flickr belongs to Yahoo, so you'll be asked to create a new account there as well or use one you already have.
  2. Upload pictures to your newly created flickr-account - see here your limits for a free account (100 mb per month)
  3. visit the BAN 2010 Tour, the 19th IPPNW World Congress (Basel - Switzerland), or the IPPNW Photo Pool group on flickr and become a member
  4. post your picture to the group by following one of the mentioned steps
  5. Enjoy the all those pools containing your pictures now!


19th IPPNW World Congress (Basel - Switzerland) - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

And soon your pictures will be shown in the banners above!

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