25th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) • 16th International Conference on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)

Dresden is located on the border between East and West, just in the middle of the European Union. So especially for visitors from Eastern Europe the city can easily be reached. Dresden is well connected through planes, trains and roads.

by train

travel by train

Dresden is an important railway junction within the ICE and EC/IC networks of the German Railways (DB). Several services daily to all major German cities. All EC/IC/ICE trains stop at the Dresden central railway station and in Dresden-Neustadt. Direct international connections include services to Aarhus, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Vienna and Zurich.

Route planning by DB Bahn

by car

travel by car

Dresden is easy to reach via the famous German “Autobahn”, too. Travelling by car or bus to Dresden visitors can use several motorways, i.e. from Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg or Berlin. The new motorway to Prague is nearly completed.

Route planning by Google Maps

by plane

travel by plane The quickest way to get to the capital city of Saxony from many different places is by air. There are excellent non-stop flights between Dresden and airports in Germany (Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich, Cologne Bonn, Stuttgart, Hamburg), Switzerland (Basel, Zurich), the UK (London Heathrow) and Russia (Moscow Sheremetyevo). Dresden is accessible from all four corners of the world via the main hub airports.  
Route planning by Dresden International Airport

by public

travel by public

Within Dresden a modern and efficient public transportation system with trams and busses is available. From the new airport guests can take the train connecting the airport with the city centre. From the new airport guests can take the train connecting the airport with the city centre.

Public transport - DVB


Important Dates

24 April 2022
Extended Deadline for papers

22 May 2022
1st Early bird registration deadline

May 2022
Abstract acceptance / grants application

June 2022
Program issue

27 July 2022
2nd Early bird registration deadline

5 - 9 September 2022
ICO-25 - OWLS-16


Important Information

A Special Issue of the Journal of the European Optical Society – Rapid Publications (JEOS:RP) with papers from the congress ICO-25-OWLS-16-Dresden-Germany-2022 is planned. The general chair of the congress, Prof Juergen Czarske is associate editor of the JEOS:RP: jeos.springeropen.com


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Scientific Partner

TU Dresden
01069 Dresden, Germany