Conference Venue and Accomodation

Venue and travel (see also

PATRAS 2019 will take place at the premises of the Insitute of Physics of the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg. Founded in in 1457, the University is one of the oldest in Germany and shaped Freiburg into one of Europe's famous "University cities", with students representing a significant fraction of the inhabitants. Freiburg is often called the "capital of the Black Forest", which rises to elevations of almost 1300m right next to the city. Our venue is conveniently located in walking distance to the old town with its gothic M√ľnster (featuring the only German church tower that was completed in the Middle Ages), museums, restaurants, bars, shops etc. Freiburg is located in the south-western corner of Germany, close to the Rhine river. The favorable climate leads to the highest temperatures in Germany and lots of local wine and fruits.


  • The closest airport is the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse (BSL, a large EasyJet hub but also other national companies). There are about 15 direct buses (22 EUR per ride,, 55 mins) to Freiburg.
  • The closest international airports are Frankfurt (FRA, 2h) and Zurich (ZRH, Switzerland, 2:20h). In both cases you take the train to travel to Freiburg (~2h). FRA is a little bit closer and more convenent as there are direct trains.
  • The railway station is close to the city center and only a ~10 mins walk to the venue.
  • You don't need a car in Freiburg. (Be aware that parking is not easy).
  • Within Freiburg, you can either walk or use the tram/buses.