Travel & Accomodation

Transport to Tübingen

Travel by air

The nearest international airport is Stuttgart. If you arrive on a flight to Stuttgart, the best connection to Tübingen is by bus line 828, which leaves directly outside the terminal and goes to Tübingen main train station (Tübingen Hbf).

Larger, and within reach of a 2–3-hour train ride from Tübingen, is Frankfurt International Airport. The best connection from there to Tübingen is via an ICE train from Frankfurt airport to Stuttgart main station, then from there with a local train. See Travel by rail for more information.

Travel by rail

Detailed train information is available on the website of Deutsche Bahn. Use the pulldown on the top of that page to select your preferred language, then enter your starting station (e.g., “Frankfurt Flughafen”) and end station (“Tübingen Hauptbahnhof”) in the relevant fields.

Tübingen’s main train station is south of the city center, where the conference takes place (approx. 15 minutes on foot). Also, most hotels are within walking distance from the main train station (see Accommodation and interactive map).


Several taxi companies serve Tübingen, some offer special rates for the transfer from and to Stuttgart airport.

Public transport

All conference sites and most hotels are within walking distance of each other (see interactive map).

Tübingen has also an excellent public transportation system. Information on bus connections can be found on the Naldo website (German only).

In addition, there are several companies renting e-scooters and/or e-Bikes (e.g., Tier).


Information on hotels with rooms pre-booked for ERM participants will be provided with the registration confirmation email.

In general, a list of hotels, private rooms, apartments and even campsites in Tübingen can be found on the webpage of the tourist office (German only).

Arrival & Badge pickup

Please pick up your name badge at the registration / information desk, which will be open on:

  • Sunday, Sept 17, from 17:00 – 20:00 (at Freistil Brewery during the get-together)
  • Monday, Sept 18 and Tuesday, Sept 19 from 8:00 – 16:00 (at Audimax / lecture hall during the lecture sessions).