Below you will find information on how to reach Erlangen and the workshop auditorium. Please contact us if you have problems concerning the organisation of your journey - e.g. for a letter of invitation for visa.
Arrival by train
Information about train connections can be found on the pages of the Deutsche Bahn. The train station in Erlangen is within walking distance of most hotels. Bus schedules are available online on the pages of the VGN (Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg).
Arrival by plane
Information about flight connections can be found on the pages of Airport Nürnberg. Upon arrival, there are two possibilities to get to Erlangen:
By Taxi: The fare will be around 30€, the time of travel around 30 minutes. Advise 'Erlangen, Schlossplatz' (or your respective hotel) as your destination.
By public transport: There are a number of connections, all requiring at least one change. Details can be found on the pages of the VGN (Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg). Use "from: Nürnberg, Flughafen" as departure location and "to: Erlangen, Hauptbahnhof" (downtown) as arrival location. The riding time will be roughly one hour, additionally there will be a walk of a few minutes. A single fare will be around 4€ (price category 4).
Arrival by car
Located at intersection of highways (autobahns) A3 and A73, Erlangen is easily reachable by car (see the workshop map). Parking situation downtown is problematic, check with your hotel about parking possibilities before arrival.
How to reach the Auditorium?
The ARENA 2012 workshop will take place in the Aula of Erlangen Castle (University administration buidling)
Schlossplatz 4, 91058 Erlangen
The castle is in the centre of Erlangen in the pedestrian zone and can be reached from anywhere in downtown Erlangen by foot.
Detailed bus schedules can be found on the pages of the VGN (Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg). Use "to: Erlangen, Hogenottenplatz" as arrival location.
A google map containing the main locations of the workshop can be found here.
Information on Buses
Tickets: within Erlangen the price category for public transport is "K". There are single tickets (1.60€) to be bought directly at the bus driver and a carnet of 5 tickets (6.80€) to be bought at ticket machines at most bus stops ("5er Streifenkarte (Kurzstrecke)").
Overview map of bus lines in Erlangen: see this pdf. The venue is located in the centre of the map between the stops "Hugenottenplatz" and "Altstadtmarkt" (less than 5 minutes walk from both)