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Your Attendance Guide

ESC Congress 2018

This section is dedicated to providing you with information to prepare your congress attendance.


Practical information

Locate your hotel and the congress venue

Select the most convenient route to Messe München:

Messe München
West Entrance

Am Messesee
81829 München

Map with hotels' location

The ESC recommends using public transport wherever possible.

Take the metro line (U-Bahn) U2 direction "Messestadt Ost"

and stop at "Messestadt West" to get to the venue.

ESC Shuttle Bus Stops at Munich Airport:  3 Shuttle bus stops are located directly in front of the areas A and Z (the central area) in Terminal 1, and in front of Terminal 2.

Journey fare: €9 one way, €15 round trip (approx 45 minutes)
Every 30 minutes on Friday 24 August 08:00-18:00
Saturday 25 to Tuesday 28 August 08:00-20:00
Wednesday 29 August 08:00-15:00*
*15:00 = last departure from the venue to the airport

Public transport tickets at a special congress rate (with option from & to the Airport) can be purchased in advance via the booking platform of MVV (Munich Public Transportation Company):

Take advantage of the special rates with a discount between 15 and 20% compared to the regular tickets. Tickets are available as 3-, 4- and 5-day-ticket including or excluding the trip from & to the airport. You will receive your ticket by email to download and print.

For groups, please send your request to

More on transport 

Don't forget to bring your badge or voucher

If you are FESC or ESC Professional Member and have pre-registered before 30 June:
Your registration pack including your congress badge was sent to you by post.
Your badge gives you fast track access to Congress, without stopping at a registration desk.
You can then collect your congress bag at any time that suits you by presenting your badge in Zone 1.

Access Where to go in Registration Area

ESC Professional Member
with badge or voucher

Zone 1
FESC with badge or voucher
Zone 2


Zone 2 - faculty desk

All delegates with voucher Zone 7
Groups Zone 8
Exhibitors  Zone 5
Press Press registration on the right hand side when entering the Registration Area
On-site registration Zone 3 - new registration desk

Registration Help Desks located in Zone 7 are available to assist you with all other cases or requests.

See Registration Area foor plan

Your personal Congress badge is your passport to the scientific sessions and exhibition.
Please wear your Congress badge visibly at all times. Security guards may ask you to make your badge more visible. Remember to take it off when in the city.


 Keep some time to visit the following areas

Exhibition Halls

Come and exchange with our industry partners - New opening hours on Saturday to Tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00

ESC Plaza - Visit the ESC stand and discover the whole ESC family and its activity

NEW! Reasearch Funding Area

Meet funding partners, network with research project consortiums, find out about ESC Grants. See more

History of cardiology

Share the memories of advances that have been made in cardiovascular care over the years (In the ESC Plaza)

CPR Workshops - Resuscitate your life saving skills!
Organised in partnership with the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
Learn about the current CPR guidelines and meet ERC qualified instructors.

The stand and course rooms are located in the ESC Plaza (in front of the ESC Stand).
ESC and ERC have the pleasure to offer delegates refresher workshops on CPR-AED and Advanced CPR skills, free of charge. The content is based on in-hospital scenarios and the latest ERC guidelines.

ERC will send a certificate of attendance after the congress.
Register from 09:00-18:00. Limited number of seats.
Please check in 5 minutes before start of session.

CPR-AED Refresher Workshop
Saturday 25 August: 13:30 - 15:00
Sunday 26 August to Tuesday 28 August: 08:30-10:00 and 14:15 - 15:45
Advanced CPR Skills workshop
Saturday 25 August: 15:30 - 17:00
Sunday 26 August to Tuesday 28 August: 11:00 - 12:30 and 16:15 - 17:45


See ESC Plaza Area floor plan

Personnalise Your Programme

Choose those sessions that will most benefit you, your team, and your organisation.

Select your tool
Floor Plan and Facilities Onsite

Get familiar with the Congress venue and onsite facilities

Read more
Become an ESC Professional Member and Get More

Access the specific Lounge and benefit from unique networking opportunities

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Like, Share, Interact

Like, Share, Interact

Follow us throughout ESC Congress. Teams of cardiologists will be covering Hot Lines, Guidelines, and everything in between.
Be part of the conversation on Twitter and Facebook, Instagram and Youtube
And don’t forget to mark #ESCCongress feed.