Tampere is conveniently located in southern Finland, approximately 200 kilometers from the capital Helsinki. The city is readily reached with direct connections from several European cities, including Stockholm, Copenhagen, London and Frankfurt. Furthermore, the location enjoys the beautiful nature offering its best in the summertime. 

The workshop WCSB 2013 will take place in the Sokos Hotel Ilves, in Tampere, which is located in the centrum of Tampere.

The WCSB attendees can accommodate in Sokos Hotel Ilves with special price:
Standard Room Single 107€/night
Standard Room Double 127€/night
Prices Include the breakfast
The attendees can make the reservation directly in Sokos Hotel Ilves  before May 4th with booking code: WCSB2013.

Contact information to the hotel to get the special price:
the selling service:
phone +358 20 1234 600

or directly at the hotel:
Sokos Hotel Ilves
phone +358 20 1234 631

How to get there

It is easiest to fly to Tampere via Helsinki, Stockholm or Copenhagen. It is also possible to fly to Helsinki and take a bus or train from there. 

By air to Tampere: There are direct flights to Tampere from Stockholm and Copenhagen operated by Blue1. Also Ryanair has direct flights to Tampere from  Bremen, Frankfurt-Hahn, Kaunas, London-Stansted, Rome, Milan, Edinburgh, Malaga, Trapani, Alicante, Palma and Budabest. Finnair has flights from Helsinki and Tallinn to Tampere. Airbaltic has direct flights from Riga to Tampere.

From the airport you can take a taxi or the airport bus to Tampere.

By air to Helsinki: Buses leave Helsinki-Vantaa airport for Tampere about once an hour. The travel time is 2.5 - 3 hours and it costs 27 EUR one-way.

By train to Tampere: Finnish railways serve Tampere frequently from several directions.

By bus to Tampere: The intercity buses (including the one from Helsinki airport) arrive at the main bus station that is located only a couple hundred meters off the venue.

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