The World Forum for Democracy will take place at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).

Council of Europe
67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel.: +33 (0)3 88 41 20 00
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 27 81


Getting to Strasbourg

By Air

Strasbourg-Entzheim International Airport is just 10 km from Strasbourg town centre via the motor-way.

Strasbourg can easily be reached from other nearby international airports such as Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport (Distance: 58 km from Strasbourg), Basel-Mulhouse airport (Distance: 130 km from Strasbourg) or Frankfurt airport (Distance: 210 km from Strasbourg).

By train

Strasbourg is connected to Paris by a high-speed train called TGV (train à grande vitesse). Paris-Strasbourg is 2.20 hrs with 16 daily returns services.

By car

Strasbourg can be reached from various directions:

  • From the west (Paris, Benelux) taking the A4 highway. About 4 hours from Paris;
  • From the south (Switzerland, Lyon), taking the A35 highway. About 5 hours from Lyon;
  • From the north and east (Germany), taking the A5 highway.

Please note that accommodation is not provided to the participants. Invited speakers will be contacted separately.

List of recommended hotels

For information about accommodations, hotels and general information about the City of Strasbourg, please visit the Strasbourg Tourist Office at

Getting to the Council of Europe

From the airport

Taxis are available at the airport until 11 p.m. (the arrival time of the last flight).

Train shuttles connect the airport to Strasbourg railway station and run up to 4 times per hour, with a journey time of 9 minutes.

For info:

From Strasbourg railway station

Take Tram C from outside the train station, direction ‘Neuhof Rodolphe Reuss' and get off at ‘République' from where you can take a Tram E direction ‘Robertsau-Boecklin' directly to the ‘Human Rights' stop (your are in front of the European Court of Human Rights). Then walk to the Council of Europe entrance.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank at the airport, at the railway station and by the main entrance to the Council of Europe.

By car

From the motorway, take the ‘Wacken' exit, then follow the signposts ‘Institutions européennes' (European Institutions). Go along Avenue Herrenschmidt, through Place de Bordeaux, along Boulevard Ohmacht and Boulevard Jacques Preiss, and on your left up Allée de la Robertsau to the Council of Europe.

There is an all day free car park near the Council of Europe but public transport is strongly recommended as the number of places are limited in the vicinity.

City plan