Mental Calculation World Cup 2022
Paderborn, Germany, 15-17 July 2022
CONTENTS: Mental Calculation World Cup
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WORLD CUP 2022: General Information | Results | Venue | Program | FAQ
Useful information and links for your trip to Paderborn
Covid-19 related information:
Please study the
and quarantine regulations for travelling to Germany.
When visiting the venue of the MCWC, the 2G rule (vaccinated or
recovered) applies to persons aged 18 and over.
For 12-17 year olds, the 3G rule applies: vaccinated, recovered or
tested (negative rapid test of an officially recognised test centre,
which is not older than 24 hours).
A list of all official test centres can be found here
(in German). An interactive map is available here.
Please note that many test centres are located in the city centre,
but none in immediate proximity to the museum. Therefore, it is
advisable to get a test certificate directly after arriving at the
train station (for example at St. Christophorus
Apotheke, located directly at the train station).
No proof is required for children under 12 years of age. Please
remember to bring an identity document and proof of vaccination!
How to Reach the MCWC Location:
The MCWC contest will take place at Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
(HNF), Fürstenallee 7, Paderborn. You can get to HNF directly by
public transport with bus No. 11. The bus stop is called
MuseumsForum. The bus timetalbe can be found here.
Hotels in Paderborn
It is recommended to book at Welcome
Hotel Paderborn which very close to HNF. If you mention the
code "MCWC" when booking until 17 June you can make use of a special
rate for MCWC participants (when booking by e-mail to PAD.Reservierung@welcome-hotels.com).
Of course, you can also book a hotel room in Paderborn on your
A full list of accommodation possibilities in Paderborn is available
You are kindly asked to look for accommodation early enough.
How to Reach Paderborn
You can fly directly to
airport Paderborn/Lippstadt (PAD). Public
bus transfer is provided between Paderborn mail railway
station and the airport.
If you arrive at Frankfurt airport (FRA), travelling from the
airport to Paderborn by train should be easy; the airport has its
own train station.
For finding a train, just enter "Frankfurt airport" as departure at
If you arrive late at Frankfurt airport, it could be a good option
to stay in Frankfurt for one night, for example at IntercityHotel
Frankfurt Airport (directly at the airport).
If you use German
Railway, please note that for most trains, you have to buy a
ticket BEFORE entering a train. Buying a ticket can be done
online or at a railway station. Note that you need to carry the ID
card or credit card that was used for buying the online ticket.
For the trains, different prices are available. The cheapest ticket
is called 9-Euro-ticket. It allows you to use all local trains,
local buses and trams everywhere in Germany in the month of July.
Note that those 9-Euro-tickets need to be personalized, so write
down your name at the appropriate place at the ticket. If you cannot
use local trains only (the railway web site will tell you what
counts as a "local train"), the 9-Euro-ticket is NOT valid. In this
case, I recommend to pay "Flexpreis" even if it is higher. The
cheaper prizes (called "Sparpreis") are bound to a specific train.
If your flight should be late, the ticket would not be valid
Additional Information for your trip to Germany:
Money: The currency in Germany is Euro (EUR). ATM machines
offer cash withdawal by credit cards and Maestro.
Power: The German power system offers 230 V 50 Hz AC, common
plugs and sockets are SchuKo (symmetrical plug with side grounding
contacts), sometimes also the simpler Europlug (2-pin plug without
grounding contacts). Devices designed for lower voltage levels (e.g.
110V hairdryers) require a suitable upstream transformer.
Smoking: is not allowed in public rooms.
Time: Germany is located in the CET/CEST time zone
(UTC+1/+2). During MCWC, we will have UTC/GMT +2 hours.
Wi-Fi: You have free access to Wi-Fi everywhere at the
More information can be found at the Paderborn Tourist Information web site.