General hotel information and reservation
If you would like to book a room during the conference, please consult the Göttingen Touristic Center's website.
Phone: +49 (0) 551 499 800
Fax: +49 (0) 551 499 8010
You may also wish to check other online hotel booking websites, such as Booking.com.
Low budget accommodation
Please note that organizers of the Horizons in Molecular Biology Symposium do not provide accommodation for the participants (with an exception of travel grant awardees) and none of the above-listed services are our official partners. This information is provided for your convenience only.
The most convenient airports to reach Göttingen are Frankfurt am Main and Hannover Airport. Although Frankfurt a. M. is a little further from Göttingen than Hannover, airfares are often cheaper via this route. There are train connections from both airports to Göttingen. First take a train to the respective central station (Hauptbahnhof/Hbf) and from there a connection to Göttingen. There are also direct trains connecting Frankfurt Airport Fernbahnhof (Long distance train station) with Göttingen.
It is also possible to reach Göttingen via flights to Berlin or Hamburg. There are direct trains from Berlin and Hamburg to Göttingen, which take about two to two and a half hours, respectively. For train times and fares check the website of the German Railway (Deutsche Bahn).
If you are interested in a low cost alternative to the Deutsche Bahn rail service, there are many bus companies offering low-cost routes to Göttingen (e.g. Flixbus).
A number of bus lines connect the city of Göttingen to the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, where the symposium takes place. Upon arrival at Göttingen train station, take bus line 21 or 23 (direction Nikolausberg) and get off at bus stop Faßberg (approximately 20 minutes). One can also catch bus line 22 (direction Nikolausberg) from the bus stops Geißmar Tor, Judenstraße or Weender Straße Ost, which are located in the city (approximately 20 minutes, get off at bus stop Faßberg). Standard bus fare is €2.40. Discounted prices are available: A 7-day ticket can be purchased for €18 and a pack of 4 tickets is available for €8.70. More ticket prices information available here. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver, cash only. Bus schedules as well as detailed route and fare information are available online. From the bus stop Faßberg it is only a few minutes walk to the large administration building located on the west side of the campus. The entrance will be marked with the conference banner.
Alternatively, one can also take a taxi from the Göttingen train station to the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (15 minutes, about €15).
Exit highway A7 (Hannover-Kassel) at exit 72-Göttingen-Nord for B27 toward Göttingen-Holtensen/Göttingen-Weende/Braunlage. After 500 m turn right at B27. After 6 km turn left at Am Faßberg/K5 (signs for Göttingen-Nikolausberg).