Practical Information

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the lecture halls of:

Hörsaal HG
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Staudtstr. 5
91058 Erlangen
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Staudtstr. 2
91058 Erlangen

University Mensa location:

Venue for lunch on 4th, 5th and 6th.


Erwin-Rommel-Straße 60, 91058 Erlangen


How to find us

By public transportation from Erlangen central station

4 minutes on foot to "Arcaden"
Bus 287 from "Arcaden" (Direction "Erlangen Sebaldussiedlung"), alight at: Erlangen Sebaldussiedlung
6 minutes on foot to the Institute  

4 minutes on foot to "Arcaden"
Bus 20 from "Arcaden" (Direction "Nürnberg Thon"), alight at: Erlangen Fridericianum
4 minutes on foot to the Institute  

Bus 293 starting at central station (Direction "Erlangen Sebaldussiedlung"), alight at: Erlangen Fridericianum 
4 minutes on foot to the Institute  

Alternatively take the S1 (S-Bahn) to Paul-Gossen-Straße and then Bus No. 280 to "Erlangen-Sebaldussiedlung".

For further connections please use the VGN arrival and departure information service.

To check or book all connections within Germany, specially from Nuremberg to Erlangen, it is quite convenient to use the Deutsche Bahn online service at One can also download its official app for android, iOS or Windows smart devices!

...from Nürnberg airport

From the airport Nürnberg it takes about 20 minutes to the Max Planck Institute by a cab.
Or take the bus number 33 direction "Fürth Rathaus" and switch at "Wegfeld" to bus number 20 direction "Arcaden" and get out at "Sebaldussiedlung". This will take 45 minutes.

By car

Autobahn A3 Frankfurt-Nuremberg (exit "Tennenlohe") Bundesstraße B4 (main road) direction Erlangen (north bound) exit "Gräfenberg/Universität Südgelände". Take the roundabout traffics second exit and turn into Kurt-Schumacher-Straße. Keep straight till you reach the traffic lights, then turn left into Staudtstraße. At the end of Staudtstraße you`ll reach the institute including the parking lots.


There are a number of hotels in Erlangen. Some examples are:

A.B. Hotel Erlangen (,
a limited number of rooms are allocated for conference participants and can be retrieved by the keyword "YQIS"

Book-IT Gästehäuser (,

Novotel Erlangen (

NH Erlangen (
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