Location & Travel
The conference takes place at the Mercure Hotel, Greifswald, Germany.
The University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald is situated in the state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at a distance of about 250 kilometres (160 mi) from Germany‘s two largest cities, Berlin and Hamburg, and 80 km (50 mi) from the Polish border. The town flanks the Baltic Sea and is crossed by a small river, the Ryck. It is also located near Germany‘s two largest islands, Rügen and Usedom, and it is close to 3 of Germany‘s 14 national parks.
Greifswald was founded in 1199 when Cistercian monks founded the Eldena Abbey. In 1456, Greifswald‘s mayor Heinrich Rubenow laid the foundation of one of the oldest universities in the world, the University of Greifswald. It was one of the first universities in Germany and was, successively, the single oldest in Sweden and Prussia. Today Greifswald provides the 57.000 inhabitants and 13.000 students a Hanseatic appeal and maritime lifestyle. We are pleased to welcome you and our international community in Greifswald.
Berlin and Hamburg International Airports can be reached within 2.5 h by train and car. A detailed timetable for the train connections can be obtained at the travel service of the Deutsche Bahn from: www.reiseauskunft.bahn.de. To reach Greifswald by car it is easiest to take the motorway A20. An alternative air connection is to arrive in Germany via Munich and take a connecting flight to Rostock/Laage, which is situated near the motorways A19 and A20.