The 2022 Epigenetics Meeting will take place at the
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. In the following, you find links to conveniently located hotels in Freiburg. Please contact hotels directly to check availability and prices:
- Best Western Premier Hotel Victoria
- Central Hotel
- Hotel Oberkirch
- Hotel Stadt Freiburg
- Park Hotel Freiburg
- Cityhotel Freiburg
- Hotel Alleehaus
- Hotel Barbara
- Hotel Mercure “Am Münster”
- InterCityHotel Freiburg
- Hotel Rappen
Should you have any questions regarding accommodation, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Please note: This hotel information is a service to aid you to accommodation in Freiburg. We do not assume any responsibility for this information, the booking of hotels is the sole responsibility of the participant. Currently, so-called “housing services” or “booking services” claim to be involved in the booking of hotel rooms for various conferences, claiming that hotel rooms are scarce and bookings should be done via them. Unfortunately, these often turn out to be frauds. We would therefore like to emphasize that the organization office of the Epigenetics Meeting are not working with any hotel service providers.
Freiburg is located in the extreme south-west of Germany close to the French and Swiss borders. The MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics is situated in the northern part of Freiburg, approximately 10 minutes drive from Freiburg main station.
Basel EuroAirport (about 75 km), Strasbourg International Airport (about 90 km), Zurich Airport (about 150 km), and Frankfurt International Airport (about 270 km) are most important and closest airports to Freiburg. Frankfurt and Zurich airports will be the airports of choice for most international and US flights. You can fly cheaply with one of the budget airlines to German and European destinations from the airports in Basel, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden or Stuttgart.
Basel EuroAirport is the most convenient airport for travel to Freiburg. The Freiburger Airportbus, a bus service provided by Freiburger Airportservice (in cooperation with Flixbus), takes you from Basel EuroAirport direct to Freiburg main station/central bus station (ZOB). The bus stop can be found at the French exit, in front of the airport building (arrivals level). Tickets can be purchased in the bus, payable in cash.
Euroairport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
A shuttle train runs between Strasbourg International Airport and Strasbourg main station 3 to 5 times an hour on weekdays, 1 to 3 times on Saturdays and 1 to 2 times on Sundays. The travel from Strasbourg main station to Freiburg main station by high-speed train takes between 1-2 hours. (currently EUR 25-40,-)
In order to check fares and schedules, please go to the Raileurope website. Further you can go to Deutsche Bahn (Germany) and the SNCF website (France) for checking fares and timetables with the respective national railway companies.
Strasbourg International Airport
Train services from Zurich Airport to Freiburg train station take about 2 to 2,5 hours and run about every half an hour. You will have to change trains at least once, though (currently EUR 50,-). An airport taxi or car will need approximately 1 1/2 hours from Zurich Airport to Freiburg.
Zurich International Airport
There are two railway stations at Frankfurt Airport with routes to Freiburg as follows: Long-distance trains leave from “Fernbahnhof”. There are trains to Freiburg every hour (one change), direct trains about every two hours (currently EUR 30-90,-). There are regional trains which leave from “Regionalbahnhof”. They are slower and you might have to change trains several times.
Frankfurt International Airport
The airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) is one of the bases of Ryanair in Baden-Württemberg with many routes to European destinations. The airport can be reached by car via motorway A5 (exit: Baden-Baden). Train services (ICE, TGV, regional trains) to Freiburg run from train station Baden-Baden as well as train station Rastatt. Local bus connections connect the airport to the train stations.
Baden Airpark Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
All above mentioned airports are connecting to Freiburg by public transport (trains, busses).
A more convenient – albeit more expensive – way to reach Freiburg is by airport taxi (shared or exclusive). Please book well in advance and make sure the company knows the place of departure, flight number and arrival time. Please check with the companies for fares.
If you arrive via freeway A5, Karlsruhe to Basel, take the exit 61 for “Freiburg Nord”. Keep in the left lane and take highway B294 towards Freiburg. After approximately 3.5km highway B294 runs into highway B3 towards Freiburg. Take the exit for “Industriegebiet Nord” and keep in the left lane. Turn left at the traffic light into “Hans-Bunte-Straße”. Finally, turn left again into “Stübeweg”. The MPI-IE is on your right.
If you arrive via freeway A5 from Basel to Karlsruhe/Frankfurt take exit 62 for “Freiburg-Mitte” toward Freiburg/Donaueschingen/Titisee-Neustadt. Merge onto B31a. Take the exit toward FR-Landwasser/FR-Betzenhausen/Messe/IKEA. Merge onto Paduaallee and continue onto Granadaallee and Lembergallee for about 4km. Turn right into “Tullastraße” and continue for 1km. Now turn left into “Hans-Bunte-Straße”. Take the first right onto Stübeweg. The Institute is on your right side.
Freiburg Hauptbahnhof (main station) is located in the city centre. There are express services to all countries in Europe by fast national and international trains.
You can also reach Freiburg from various German and Europe destinations by (Long distance) busses. Although the journey will take a bit longer, most bus companies offer connections at very reasonable prices. You will arrive in Freiburg ZOB/main train station.
Travel directions from the Freiburg main stations to the institute.
Taxis are available outside Freiburg main station or can be booked by telephone at +49 761 55 55 55. The journey to MPI-IE from the train station/city centre takes about 10 minutes and costs between EUR 10,- and 15,-.
By public transport (trams & busses from main station)
You find the tramway station at the south end of the main train station (signposted). Use tram no. 4 to “Zähringen” to get to the MPI-IE. Get off at stop “Tullastraße” (8 stops). Walk along the “Tullastraße” until “Zinkmattenstraße” (first exit at the roundabout) and follow this street until “Stübeweg” on your left. You find the MPI-IE on the left side (overall a 15-20 min walk). Please use the website of the public transportation service VAG in Freiburg for further information.
Alternatively, you can use busses from the ZOB (central bus station) next to the main train station:
- 7200 (direction “Emmendingen Bahnhof”),
- 7206 (direction “Elzach”)
- 7209 (direction “Denzlingen Bahnhof”)
Get off at stop “Max-Planck-Institut” (approx. 15 min ride). The bus stop is located next to the corner of Hans-Bunte-Straße and Stübeweg on the left. The MPI-IE is on the right hand side of Stübeweg (2 min walk). For further information about departure times, please use the bus schedule by NVBW.
Despite the still ongoing pandemic situation, we are optimistic that the 2022 Epigenetics Meeting will be held with on-site physical presence of all attendees, allowing the scientific and social gathering which has always been a core element for this meeting. However, we cannot be sure what the situation will be like in November & December 2022. Please, watch potential COVID-19 restrictions by your home country and airlines. We will keep you updated about the situation in Freiburg and Germany on our COVID-19 page.