Getting to the conference
The Darmstadtium conference site can easily be reached by a variety of transport and lies in the centre of the conurbations of the Rhine-Main region and right at the heart of Darmstadt, City of Science. It is a quick journey, whether you are travelling by air, rail or car. Because it is situated in the centre of town, all the infrastructure of a large city is just a few steps away – shopping, cultural visits or just a leisurely stroll in the pedestrian area or the nearby parks.
Arriving by air
Frankfurt's international airport (FRA) is just a 20 minute taxi ride away. A taxi transfer between Darmstadt city centre and Frankfurt airport costs approximately 30-35 EUR. There are several companies which offer fixed rates. It is also not uncommon to agree on a price before departure for such a shuttle.
In addition, there is a fast bus shuttle service (single ticket ca. 7 EUR) and a rail connection to and from Frankfurt Airport.
Arriving by rail
Rail services to Darmstadt's main station include high-speed intercity express trains. The congress centre is barely five minutes from here by public transport. The darmstadtium has its 'own' tram and bus stops right outside the building. Darmstadt's Ostbahnhof station, an important hub between Frankfurt and the Odenwald region is about 800 metres away.
Arriving by car
Darmstadt, City of Science, has several direct links to the A5 and A67 motorways. The congress centre lies in the city centre immediately next to the Residenzschloss palace.
From the exit „Darmstadt/Stadtmitte“ drive straight ahead along „Rheinstraße“. Follow this through the tunnel and stay on the „Cityring“. At the next traffic light turn left into Kirchstraße and follow the road for approx. 400 m. At the junction with „Landgraf-Georg-Straße“ you will find our pre-opening offices on the right hand side in „Holzstraße 2“. After another 200 m in the direction of the palace („Schloss“) you will be directly in front of the main entrance of the darmstadtium wissenschaft | kongresse centre at Schlossgraben 1.
Address of the Darmstadtium:
Moving around in Darmstadt
There is a map of Darmstadt available here Google-Maps
Here you can find travel information from the Venue: Access – Travel – Arriving
Please note that citizens of many countries in the world do not need visa while travelling to Germany or it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport for a reasonable fee.
In any case, it is advised to check from a German consulate in your country if you need a visa before your departure to Germany.
For further detailed information, you may visit the official web site of Germany's Federal Foreign Office.
Here you can download the PDF- Application form for Schengen Visa:
Here you can download the Visa-letter – Invitation to SPAWC 2013:
If you need any visa assistance, please, contact the conference secretariat via mail: secretary(at)spawc2013 after you complete your registration, with your paper ID, manuscript title, SPAWC 2013 registration code and address.