General information for Conference Guests


Arriving by train
All trains into Freiburg go to the “Hauptbahnhof”  (Main railway station). From here, it is easy to get a “Regio 24” which cost about €5 each, or €7.20 for up to 5 people. This entitles you to use all Freiburgs public transport (buses, trams & trains) for 24 hours. Alternatively, it is just a 5 minute walk from the station into the town centre.

Timetable of the Deutsche Bahn service (German Railway)

Arriving by car
Freiburg is readily accessible by car. From the north and south, it is best to use the A5/E35 autobahn. From the north-east, by using the E50, then joining the A5/E35 and from the south east, the A5/E54 through Basel. The north-west route uses the A4/E25, with the south-west using the A36/E54.
From the A5/E35 Autobahn, exit at “Freiburg Mitte” (Junction 62) onto the 31a towards Freiburg / Titisee-Neustadt. After about 5 km, take the “Stadtmitte/Universität” exit onto “Werderring” and use the car-parking at the intersection Werderring / Bertoldstraße. The actual town-centre is car-free, so please use either designated car-parks, or hotel parking where available. Parking is not available within the University campus, and there is only limited parking at the FVA. However, both are readily accessible via tram links.

Please use this link to help plan your journey.

Arriving by airplane
There are several airports that can be used to get to Freiburg. Please click coloured text for links to each airport:

Basel-Mulhouse. From here, there is a good coach link straight into Freiburg railway station.

Other airports:
Karlsruhe-Baden . From here, you would need to taxi to the railway station, and then catch the Inter City Express (ICE) train to Freiburg. Or you use the airport coach to Karlsruhe railway station.
Frankfurt (2 to 3 hours by train or car)
Strasbourg (2 to 3 hours by train or car)
Stuttgart (2 to 3 hours by train or car)

Freiburg City Centre Map
Here is a good interactive map of Freiburg. The station is on “Bismarckallee”, so please enter this as a useful starting reference point. The FVA is on Wonnhaldestraße, and the IWW is on Tennenbacherstraße.