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Conference Venue


Conference Venue

The school takes place at the Department of Physics, University of Erlangen-Nünberg, Staudstr. 7, 91058 Erlangen. The Physics Department is located on the South Campus and can be reached from Erlangen Central Station by bus.

At the bus stop (directly in front of the train station) take the Bus 287, in the direction “Erlangen Sebaldussiedlung” or the Bus 293 in the direction “Bruck/Eichendorffschule”. The bus takes about 20 minutes. Get off at the bus stop “Sebaldussiedlung”

The bus stop is just in front of the Biology and Physics Departments in the Erwin-Rommel-Straße . From here you need only about 5 minutes to reach the conference venue.


Travel Directions to Erlangen

By train

The school venue (Department of Physics, Staudstr. 7, 91058 Erlangen) is located about 3,5 km away from Erlangen Central train station (Erlangen Hauptbahnhof). 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 Nurnberg 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.


Travel Directions Details

On this page you can find more details about the travel directions to the hotels and from the hotels to the conference venue. All information provided here including some addiontal maps can be also downloaded as a pdf from the following link travel details .

How to get to the hotels and to the venue of the school General remarks:

A single ride bus ticket within Erlangen can be bought with the bus driver and costs 2.00 EUR. A weekly ticket for rides within Erlangen, the 7-Tage-MobiCard is available from vending machines and from the ticket office at Hugenottenplatz (but not from the bus driver!) for 15.20 EUR.
Some maps are given below. To find the map online follow this link to google maps.

Hotels near Theatherplatz:

A.B. Hotel GmbH
Harfenstr. 1c
91054 Erlangen
Tel: +49 (0) 9131 – 92447 – 00
FAX: +49 (0) 9131 – 92447 – 20
Altmann’s Stube
Hotel & Restaurant GmbH
Theaterplatz 9
D-91054 Erlangen
Tel.: 09131-8 91 60
Fax: 09131- 89 16 66

These hotels are in walking distance from the train station. Alternatively one can take bus 287, 289, or 293 from the opposite side of the street and go one or two stops, to Altstadtmarkt or Martin Luther Platz, and walk from there.

To go to the venue of the school, take bus 287, direction Sebaldussiedlung, or 293, direction Bruck/ER Eichendorffschule, and get of at stop Sebaldussiedlung.

Gästehaus am Heuss Platz:

Gästehaus am Heuss Platz
Teresa Pirnak
Karlsbader Strasse 3
91058 Erlangen

To get from the train station to the guest house, take bus 287 in the direction of Sebaldussiedlung, and get of at stop Theodor-Heuss-Anlage.

The venue of the school is within walking distance from the guest house, but you can also take bus 287 at Theodor-Heuss-Anlage in the direction of Sebaldussiedlung, and get of at Sebaldussiedlung.

Hotels near the train station:

Gasthof Schwarzer Bär
Innere Brucker Str. 19
91054 Erlangen
+49 (0)9131 / 22872
Hotel Strauss Bär
Ruückertstr. 10
91054 Erlangen
+49 (0)9131 / 80750

Both hotels are in walking distance from the Erlangen train station.

To go to the venue of the school, take bus 287, direction Sebaldussiedlung, or 293, direction Bruck/ER Eichendorffschule, and get of at stop Sebaldussiedlung. Both buses stop at the Erlangen train station (the stop at the same side of the road as the train station). Alternative stops are Arcaden (for 287) and Hugenottenplatz (for 293).