Erfurt and Travel


The conference will be held in Erfurt, Germany.
Erfurt is the capital city of the state of Thuringia (Thüringen) located in the "green heart of Germany". Erfurt's colourful history goes back at least 1,250 years. For more information on the city of Erfurt, please follow these links:
Erfurt Tourism
Rendezvous at the centre of Germany 
Erfurt Christmas Market 

Conference Locations
(Overview Map)

Day 1

Day 2+3

Day 4 (Workshops)

Wednesday, 26.11.2008:

Thursday+Friday, 27+28.11.2008:

Saturday, 29.11.2008 

Thüringer Staatskanzlei, Barocksaal      

KinderMedienZentrum Erfurt, Studio D        

Fachhochschule Erfurt

Thüringer Staatskanzlei
Regierungsstraße 73
99084 Erfurt

Das KinderMedienZentrum
Erich-Kästner-Straße 1
99094 Erfurt

Fachhochschule Erfurt
Altonaer Str. 25
99085 Erfurt



Map (Please note: Erich-Kästner-Straße
is a new street! Old city maps don’t show it!




Travel Information

By Plane

There are several possibilities to reach Erfurt via plane. The probably most convenient way from abroad is to fly into Frankfurt/Main and take the fast direct ICE-train to Erfurt (departing about every hour from the airport; travel time 2.5 hours). Train tickets can be bought online, at the station and in the train. Timetables/Tickets (FRA airport - Erfurt)

International airport Frankfurt (M) Flughafen (FRA)
Appr. 260 km (160 miles) from Erfurt.

National airport Erfurt (ERF)
Very small airport, appr. 14 kilometers (8 miles) from the city centre. Taxis are available outside the terminal. To reach the inner city centre, take tram line no. 4 (c. 20 mins.)

Three international airports in Berlin (SXF, TXL, THF)
Appr. 300 km (190 miles) from Erfurt.

International airport Leipzig (LEJ)
Appr. 140 km (90 miles) from Erfurt.

Additionally, you can fly with Ryanair from London (Stansted) or Barcelona (Girona) to the small airport of Altenburg-Nobitz (AOC) nearby Leipzig. After arrival, you have to use a public bus or a taxi to reach the next train station in Altenburg. Starting there, you can travel to Erfurt by train within 2 hours. The distance is 120 km (75 miles).

By Train

Trains only run on an East-West connection, i.e. Frankfurt/Main to Dresden. Coming from North or South, you must switch trains (for example in Frankfurt, Fulda or Jena). Erfurt's central train station (Erfurt Hauptbahnhof) is located in the city center and connected to the tram and bus system.
You can check train connections to Erfurt on www.bahn.de.

By Car

East-West connection: Use the Autobahn A4. Exit "Erfurt-West/Mitte." Follow the signs to the city center.
North-South connection: Use the Autobahn A9. Switch to the Autobahn A4 in Hermsdorf. Then follow the East-West direction above.


Pre-registered hotels in Erfurt with special conference rates  (guaranteed only before October 20th, 2008):

1. Airport Hotel Erfurt, Binderslebener Landstraße 100, D-99092 Erfurt, Tel. +49 361 6561111
Single Room 65,00 € - Double Room 75,00 €

2. Best Western Hotel Excelsior, Bahnhofstraße 35, D-99084 Erfurt, Tel. +49 361 56700
Single Room 72,00 € - Double Room 92,00 €

3. Intercity Hotel Erfurt, Willy-Brandt-Platz 11, D-99084 Erfurt, Tel. +49 361 5600888
Single Room 75,00 € - Double Room 95,00 €

4. Radisson SAS, Juri-Gagarin-Ring 127, D-99084 Erfurt, Tel. +49 361 5510294
Single Room 105,00 €

Hotels 2, 3 and 4 are located in the city centre, within 2 - 10 walking minutes of the main station, and within about 10 walking minutes to the "Thüringer Staatskanzlei" and some other evening locations.

For these hotels, we provide a reservation service with your registration. Further special wishes for accommodation (Youth Hostel? Grand Hotel?) may be fulfilled on request.