The conference will be held in Albert-Ludwigs-University
Freiburg, Germany (see here
map of conference site).
How to get to Freiburg
Freiburg’s Local Attractions
“Freiburg has the certain something everyone is looking for.”
The double meaning in this advertising slogan is
international. Germany’s southernmost big city has that
“certain something” – namely a unique mixture of
Mediterranean flair and Baden hospitality, the vibrancy of a
cosmopolitan University town and the down
to earth easygoingness of the people of Baden. And as a
shopping center it also really has that “certain
something” you’re looking for.
Freiburg begs to be explored. Surprising and unusual
discoveries are waiting to be made in its countless lanes,
picturesque corners and medieval ensembles. The heart of
the city beats in the expansive pedestrian zone and for
many residents of Freiburg a stroll through the farmers’
market is an indispensable Saturday ritual. Around the
cathedral with “one of the most beautiful Gothic towers in
Christendom”, farmers from the surrounding area gather on
the rugged paving stones, their stalls overflowing with
vegetables and fruit set up around the impressive
structure of the church.
Freiburg has around 200,000 inhabitants, among them 30,000
students at the university, polytechnical colleges
and the teaching college. Many research institutions also
benefit from the proximity of the university. Freiburg’s
prosperity is mainly based on the many small- and medium-sized
companies in the service industry, medical
technology, pharmaceuticals, solar energy, bio-technology and
Black Forest and the Schauinsland Mountain
You don’t even have to venture as far as the 1,284
metre-high Schauinsland mountain, which you can climb on
foot or by cable car, to fully appreciate the beauty of
the Black Forest: there are numerous cycling and hiking
paths leading directly out of the city. Why not explore
the Dreisam valley to the east of the city centre
in the direction of the Black Forest? Or the Rhine valley
towards the West, where the vineyards of Tuniberg and
Kaiserstuhl are perfect for hiking?
The Region around Freiburg
The Freiburg region is situated in the heart of Europe: it is
intersected by key trade routes from north to south and
from east to west. At the crossroads of these routes it
provides optimum links to the European economic regions.
There are over two million people living in an area of 8,680
square kilometres, which includes the conurbations of Basle
(North West Switzerland) Colmar, Mulhouse (Upper Alsace) and
Freiburg (Southern Baden). These European industrial
centres are directly served by the EuroAirport
Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. There are also a number of landing
private business flights.
The Upper Rhine area is well-connected to the international
Nestling in a bend of the river Rhine, Basle is one of the
cities in Switzerland. Rich in tradition yet a city of the
dominates one of the most important Swiss industrial
regions with around
1 million inhabitants. Basle’s international and yet truly
is a result of its closeness to its two neighbours,
Germany and France.
A city with many faces: looking towards Europe, its stunning
old town has a distinct French charm. With close links
to the rest of the region, Colmar also boasts a varied
cultural calendar and is the wine capital of Alsace.
One of the key centres of Alsace, Mulhouse is a lively city
with a truly European spirit, as is reflected by the
Place de l’Europe in the centre of town. It is of central
importance, both culturally and economically, to the
surrounding region. It also has close relations with the city
of Freiburg, the town councillors of both cities coming
together for a joint meeting at least once a year.