Arrival by airplane
The closest international airport is Stuttgart airport “Echterdingen”, not very far from Tübingen. The journey from the airport to Tübingen takes about 20-30 minutes by taxi.
You can also take the bus line 826 or 828 (so-called Airport-Sprinter) and will arrive at Tübingen in about 45 minutes. The departure is in front of the terminal (arrival) every 30 minutes. The bus will arrive at the central station of Tübingen.
You can find a schedule of the Airport-Sprinter here (note that you arrive in Tübingen entering from the North-East side, passing the conference site (Silchersaal) – Bus Stop “Tübingen/Nonnenhaus”; For the Alois-Alzheimer-Auditorium please exit at “Hölderlinstrasse”).
Arrival by train
Tübingen central station is located at the south-side of central Tübingen. There are good connections – mostly via Stuttgart. The Deutsche Bahn pages give further information on your travel options by train.
Silchersaal: From the central station take any of the following bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 30, 777, 754 to bus stop “Wilhelmstrasse”.
Alois-Alzheimer-Auditorium: From the central station, take bus line 5, 13, 18 or 19 to bus stop “Innenstadtkliniken”.
Arrival by car
Tübingen can be reached from the motorways A 8 and A 81.
Coming from the North, motorway A8: Please take the exit “Tübingen/Reutlingen“ and merge onto the B27 towards Tübingen. Arriving at Tübingen, please follow the signs towards „Zentrum“.
Coming from the South, motorway A81: Please take the exit “Rottenburg”, heading towards Tübingen. After 4 km turn left two times towards “Wurmlingen/Tübingen/Reutlingen” and followe the signs towards “Tübingen West/Unterjesingen”.
Silchersaal: Once arrived in Tübingen, please use parking garage “Parkhaus Altstadt/Mitte, Nonnenhaus”, Am Stadtgraben 13, two-minutes walk to the Silchersaal / Museum
Alois-Alzheimer-Auditorium: Please use parking garage “Parkhaus König” (Herrenbergerstr. 2, 72076 Tübingen) or “Parkhaus P3 – Innenstadtkliniken” (Röntgenweg 2, 72076 Tübingen)
Tübingen by Bus
The network of busses in Tübingen is rather dense and very convenient. Many lines start or end at the train central station.
The best stops to get off the bus for the Silchersaal are “Nonnehaus” and for the Alois-Alzheimer Auditorium “Innenstadtkliniken”, “Gmelinstraße” or “Hölderlinstraße”.
Tickets can be purchased directly on the bus (ticket machine). Please bring enough change or pay by the “Geldkarten” (stored money value directly on card) option. A single trip costs 2.30€ if payed in cash. The day pass costs 4.60€.
Further information and time tables / schedules can be found here.
The bus network can be downloaded directly form here.