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Travel and venue


Travel and venue

The conference will take place at the Heinrich-Lades-Halle in Erlangen, Germany.

For travel instruction to Erlangen by train or plane, please click here.

Conference venue

All plenary, parallel and panel sessions, as well as the conference dinner on Wed, 8 Jul, and the public lecture on Thu, 9 Jul, will take place at the Heinrich-Lades-Halle in Erlangen, Germany:

Venue Heinrich-Lades-Halle
Address Rathausplatz 1
91052 Erlangen
Phone +49 (0) 9131 – 874-0

Travel Directions to Erlangen

By train

The conference venue (Heinrich-Lades-Halle, Rathausplatz 1, 91052 Erlangen) is located about 900 m away from the Erlangen Central train station.
The train station is served by high speed trains (ICE,IC) from all major German cities. Train schedules and connections can be found on the train schedule site of Deutsche Bahn, which also allows one to make reservations and book tickets.

By plane via Nuremberg airport

The closest international airport is Nuremberg airport, which is located about 20 km from Erlangen in the city of Nuremberg and has flights to many destinations in Europe and overseas. From the airport, you can take the underground line U2 to Nuremberg Central Station, which takes about 12 minutes. From Nuremberg Central station, there are frequent regional trains to Erlangen Central Station, which take about 15 to 25 minutes. Another option is to take a taxi. A taxi from Nuremberg airport or Nuremberg Central Station to Erlangen costs about 25 to 30 euros.

Regional trains between Nuremberg and Erlangen can be used with a regional ticket that is valid also in the underground. You can buy this ticket directly from the ticket machines in the underground station at the airport by selecting “Erlangen Hbf” as destination. Information about different types of tickets and fares can be found on the website of the local transport company VGN. For the schedules of the regional trains between Nuremberg and Erlangen, see the VGN connection site or the train schedule site of Deutsche Bahn .

By plane via Munich airport or Frankfurt airport

If there are no good connections from your departure airport to Nuremberg airport, another option is to fly to Munich airport or Frankfurt airport and take a train to Erlangen from there. The train travel times are about 2 h and 30 minutes from Munich airport and about 2 to 3 hours from Frankfurt airport.

From Frankfurt airport there are direct trains to Erlangen as well as trains which require a change in Nuremberg. From Munich airport, one first takes a regional train (S-Bahn) to Munich Central Station (München Hbf), which takes 40 to 45 minutes and runs every 15 minutes. From Munich Central Station to Erlangen Central Station, there are direct trains (2 hours) and trains with a change in Nuremberg (approximately 1 hour and a half). For train schedules and connections, see the train schedule site of Deutsche Bahn.


Contingents of hotel rooms have been prebooked in hotels of various price classes. For specific booking instructions, please register first and consult the accommodation page in your participant account.