Conference Venue & Directions
University of Stuttgart
From the airport to Stuttgart Central Station
The train stop is located directly beneath the airport. Follow the signs with a white "S" in a green circle. Go to the station platform with the sign "Richtung Hauptbahnhof" (trains leaving towards central station). Buy a ticket for three zones (drei Zonen) at one of the orange-colored vending machines. Take a train to Central Station and get off there.
From Stuttgart Central Station to the conference venue
Leave the central station via "Klettpassage" at the exit Lautenschlagerstraße and follow the blue line on this map. The second high-rise building on the right-hand side is Keplerstr. 17 (marked B on the map).
To the conference venue by car
Direction "Stuttgart Zentrum", "Hauptbahnhof Stuttgart", Friedrichstraße (B 27 direction "Tübingen"), Gateway Schellingstraße. Parking: in the parking deck "City Garage", located in Geschwister-Scholl-Straße, a side street close to your destination.
From Central Station to Studentenhotel or Hotel Münchnerhof
At the main station, you need to change from S-bahn to U-bahn. You can buy your ticket from the yellow-colored machines located just before the stairs descending to U-bahn platforms (1-zone ticket). Take U9 towards "Hedelfingen" or U14 towards "Remseck". Get off at "Stöckach". Walk in the direction of the travel for 4 mins, you will find first Hotel Münchnerhof and then Studentenhotel both on your right. (Hotel Münchnerhof: Neckarstrasse 170, 70190; Studentenhotel: Neckarstrasse 172, 70190)
CAUTION: In case you arrive later than 22:00 (10pm) at Stuttgart Airport, please use the connections given here.
From Studentenhotel or Hotel Münchnerhof to the conference venue
After you leave the hotel, walk towards left on Neckarstrasse to get to U-bahn stop "Stöckach". Take U9 towards "Vogelsang" or number U14 towards "Heslach". Get off at "Friedrichsbau". Take the exit (Ausgang) "Bolzstraße Schellingstraße". After the stairs/escalator, take the immediate right (direction "Keplerstraße Schellingstraße"), and walk straight ahead till the escalator/stairs. Take the escalator/stairs. When you are up, cross the street and walk straight ahead onto Keplerstraße. After the parking lot, the second building on your left is the conference venue Keplerstraße 17. Get to 5th floor for the first day and 1st floor otherwise.
From Stuttgart Central Station to Hotel Sautter
At the main station, you need to change from S-bahn to U-bahn. You can buy your ticket from the yellow-colored machines located just before the stairs descending to U-bahn platforms (1-zone ticket). Take U9 towards "Vogelsang" and get off at "Schloss-/Johannesstraße". Take right (in the direction of the train) to Johannesstraße, and you will find Hotel Sautter on your right (ca. 2mins walk depicted with the orange line in this map). (Hotel Sautter: Johannesstraße 28 70176)
From Hotel Sautter to the conference venue
Walk to U-bahn stop "Schloss-/Johannesstraße" (orange line in this map) and take U9 towards "Hedelfingen". Get off at "Friedrichsbau". The rest of the directions is same with those for Studentenhotel or Hotel Münchnerhof.
You can also walk to the conference venue (ca. 16 mins):
From Stuttgart Central Station to Hotel Astoria
There are two options. (1) take S-bahn S2 towards "Filderstadt" and get off at "Stadtmitte" and walk to Hotel Astoria; (2) change to U-bahn and take U9 towards "Vogelsang" or number U14 towards "Heslach", get off at "Berliner Platz (Liederhalle)" and walk to Hotel Astoria. Please see the map below (A: Hotel Astoria, B: the U-bahn stop "Berliner Platz (Liederhalle), the S-bahn stop "Stadtmitte" is depicted as blue train figures). (Hotel Astoria: Hospitalstraße 29, 70174 Stuttgart)
From Hotel Astoria to the conference venue
You can walk to U-bahn stop "Berliner Platz/Liederhalle" (shown above) and take U9 towards "Hedelfingen" or U14 towards "Remseck", and get off at "Friedrichsbau". The rest is same with directions from Studentenhotel or Hotel Münchnerhof.
You can also walk to the conference venue as shown below.
Directions to the warm-up venue: Cantina
We reserved a warm-up table for WAFL participants in a Mexican coctail bar named Cantina at 19:00 on Thursday, 17th May. Here are the directions: Get to the U-bahn stop "Friedrichsbau" (see above for various hotels). Take the exit "Bolzstraße Schellingstraße", and after you climb the escalator/stairs take the immediate right (as if you are going to the conference venue). Cantina is located on your right. (Cantina: Shellingstraße 7, 70174)
Stuttgart Tourist Info
"Charmingly situated in the heart of one of Germany's largest wine-growing regions, this vibrant metropolis fascinates visitors from all over the world. The state capital of Baden-Württemberg delights tourists not only by virtue of its magnificent panorama, its impressive gardens and parks, its fine squares, splendid palaces and buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, but also by its cultural diversity."
read more: http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/index_ENG.htm
Timetable information in English for S-bahn and U-bahn can be found from here.
Please note as well that all the venues (except the airport) are quite close to each other. Therefore taking a taxi could be an option.