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Karlsruhe, February 15-19, 2016.

Getting around in Karlsruhe

The fastest and easiest way to get around in Karlsruhe (other than walking) is the tram.
The tram station "Kronenplatz" or "Kronenplatz (Fritz-Erler-Strasse)" is closest to the math building.

On the day of your arrival, you will need a ticket for the tram. You can either buy this as an extension of your long distance rail ticket from German Rail (ask for a City mobil-extension when buying the train ticket to Karlsruhe at a counter) or at one of the vending machines at the tram stations.

Once you have received your name tag at the registration desk, the YGGT 5 badge will also serve as a public transport ticket during the conference.

See here for time tables: KVV

How to get to the Math Department

From Hotel Leonardo you may walk to the math department (~1 mile). Here's the footpath on a map.

Or you can take a bus or tram to "Kronenplatz". Two options are: Bus 10 from "Kongresszentrum" or Tram S1 from "Werderstrasse". I am sure the hotel's reception will be able to assist you as well.

How to get to Hotel Leonardo

Most of you will arriv at the main trainstation 'Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof'. From there it is only a short 10 minutes walk to Hotel Leonardo.

How to get to Karlsruhe by plane

Visitors travelling by plane will arrive at one of the international airports in Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden.

Arrival at Frankfurt International Airport:

Frankfurt Airport is well connected to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (main station) via long distance trains.
See here for time tables: DB Bahn

Arrival at Stuttgart Airport:

Take tram line S2 or S3 to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (main station).
A train will take you to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (main station).
See here for time tables: DB Bahn

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (Baden-Airpark):

Do not try to fly here unless you happen to find a very good connection and/or cheap flight.

Take a bus from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport the train stations of Rastatt or Baden-Baden.
From there you will be able to get to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (main station)by train.
See here for time tables: DB Bahn

Alternatively you might try the Baden-Airpark-Express
which will take you directly to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof.

How to reach Karlsruhe by long distance train

Coming from Germany or other European countries the most convenient way to get here might be by train.
ICE and international trains stop at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (Karlsruhe Main Station).
There are direct train connections for example from to/from Paris, Zürich, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Cologne or Munich.

See here for time tables: DB Bahn

Conference venue

The conference site is located on KIT South Campus (KIT Campus Süd) in central Karlsruhe. All conference activities take place in the following two buildings:

  • Math Building 20.30 (D/E 7 on the map): Registration, parallel sessions, tutorials and coffee breaks
  • Architecture Building 20.40 (E/F 7): mini courses take place in the Eiermann Auditorium (diagonally across the street from the Math Building, 1st floor)

For lunch you can go to the big student's cafeteria, called MENSA (H/I 6) or find something nearby in the city center.

Click here for a map of the campus.