Practical info

Conference venue

The University of Konstanz is located on the Lake Constance (German: Bodensee) at the Southern border of Germany adjacent to Switzerland. The univeristy campus is located outside of the city center.

The conference will be hosted at the Zukunftskolleg (Building Y, Room 311) at the University of Konstanz. The inside of the university very much resembles a labyrinth, so we will signpost the way to the conference venue.

Arriving in Konstanz

By train/bus

Connections to Konstanz Hbf are offered by Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB and Deutsche Bahn (including a City Night Line from/to Berlin).

Konstanz is also served by FlixBus (stops at Konstanz Döbele and Konstanz Allmannsdorf).

By airfare

Zurich Flughafen (ZRH) is the nearest airport.  Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB offers connections between Zurich Flughafen and Konstanz Hbf (runs once per hour, approx. 1h travel). Please remember that Switzerland is not part of the EU and therefore does not accept Euros as official currency.

Public transportation in Konstanz

The municipality of Konstanz operates public transportation, including shuttle buses, connecting the train station and the university. Bus 9 (A/B) runs multiple times per hour, the usual journey takes 12-15 minutes. You can find the timetable online.  Tickets are provided by the hotel as part of a compulsory tourist tax, single tickets (€2,40) can be bought from the bus driver.


Invited and contributing speakers will be housed either at Hotel Graf Zeppelin or Ibis Hotel:

Social activities

The get-together on Monday, 19:00, will take place at the DOM Konstanz (Brückengasse 1):

The conference dinner on Wednesday, 19:00, will take place at the Constanzer Wirtshaus (Spanierstraße 3):

The meeting point for the guided city tour on Wednesday, 14:00, is the Historical Clock at the Harbor Switch:


The conference is free (no conference fee) and everyone is welcome to attend. For logistical reasons, please register by sending an email to <>.