3-5 April 2017
Convention Centre by the Observatory
Europe/Berlin timezone
Welcome to Göttingen

Göttingen, the university city on the Leine river steeped in tradition, is situated right in the middle of Germany. This city, with approximately 133.000 inhabitants of which more than 33.000 are students, is characterizised by a creative flair and a unique atmosphere.

The village 'Gutingi' , to which the city goes back, was first mentioned in 953 in a document by Emperor Otto I. Today’s old town combines in a charming way the memory of the medieval merchant community (member of the Hanseatic League 1351-1572) with the ambience of a modern business location.

With 13 faculties the Georg-August-University, founded in 1737, is well represented in nearly all scientific disciplines. More than 40 Nobel Prize winners are associated with its name. The HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the PFH Private University of Applied Sciences are also educating students in different units.

General visitor information

General practical information on how to reach Göttingen, public transport, restaurants and sightseeing is available here: http://www.goettingen-tourismus.de

Travelling to Göttingen

Göttingen is well-connected by train to the main German and European cities, please check the German railways webpage for the timetables and connections at http://www.bahn.de

The nearest airports are Hannover and Frankfurt, both with a direct link by train to Göttingen, reachable with a 1,5 hours and 2 hours train ride respectively, but also Hamburg and Berlin are not so far away, at about 2,5/3,5 hours. Note though that there are not many train connections from/to the airports early in the morning or late at night (the last ICE train from Frankfurt Airport leaves at 20:47 and the earliest train from Göttingen to Frankfurt Airport is at 5:55 arriving at 8:12, while the last local train from Hannover Airport is at 23:06 and the earliest train there is at 4:09 arriving at 5:53).
Check always on the German railways webpage above for the available trains before booking the flight !


The talks will take place in the main conference room at the Convention Centre by the Observatory (Geismar Landstrße 11, 37083 Göttingen).
For a map of the buildings, please see http://www.uni-goettingen.de/unitour/  - Please look at: "Sternwarte - Nebengebäude"!
Detailed information: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/admin/bilder/pictures/16687829672d2a77ac32765199bc73b9.jpg


from Göttingen train station:
Line 21(Bahnhof A): 08:39 h (every half an hour) - stop Hiroshimaplatz/Neues Rathaus or Leibnizstraße (about 5 minutes walk)

from the Leinehotel:
Line 31/32: 08:38 h (every 15 minutes) - stop Kornmarkt (about 9 minutes walk)

Note: You would have to buy the ticket from the driver!
1-ride ticket 2,20 EUR
4-rides ticket 7,70 EUR
8-rides ticket 13,60 EUR (not available on the bus but at the bus station !)
day ticket 5,30 EUR


For the  participants the wireless network GOE-net is available

For guests, whose home institutes are participating in the project eduroam, we offer this wireless guest network connection.
For registered user this is a quick and easy way to obtain a secure access to the Internet without any further registration.

In case you would need a guest account, please let us know in the registration form.

Conference dinner

Our conference dinner will be in the Restaurant "Bullerjahn - Scharwache" on Tuesday 4th April, 2017 at 19:00 h. http://www.bullerjahn.info/kontakt/