Accomodation and Travel

Hotel Accommodation

Costs for travelling and accommodation will be covered for invited speakers (including fellows with an accepted presentation of their project).

For all other participants we have reserved blocks of rooms at the Hotel Central Kaiserhof (79 EUR single room, 99 EUR double room). Cut off date is June 20, 2014. Please use the keyword Evolutionsbiologie 07072014 when making your reservation.

Of course you are free to choose another hotel. A list of hotels can be found at the Tourist Information Hanover or on

Fellows, who are currently funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, may use project funds to cover their travel costs.

Meals for all participants will be provided at the conference.

Travel Information


Hanover has its own airport and can thus be reached comfortably by plane. Hamburg Airport is located 170 km north of Hanover and can be reached within approx. 120 minutes by high speed train (ICE). The train journey from Hanover central station to Berlin with its international airports takes approx. 120 minutes as well.



Hanover is an excellent transport hub and easily accessible by German and European train traffic. For train schedules please visit

Public transport to the conference venue Herrenhausen Palace

The conference venue, Herrenhausen Palace (Schloss Herrenhausen), can easily be accessed by the subway which runs very frequently. Please, see below for Details.

From the main station to the hotel:
Subway lines 1, 2, or 8 from HAUPTBAHNHOF via KRÖPCKE to AEGIDIENTORPLATZ (two minutes ride). The most convenient exit for the hotel is ‘Friedrichswall’. Please walk on Friedrichswall (approx. 200 m), turn left onto Willy-Brandt-Allee, and continue to the hotel (approx. 100 m).

From the hotel to the conference venue Herrenhausen Palace:
Subway lines 4 or 5 from AEGIDIENTORPLATZ northbound, direction Garbsen or Stöcken, to HERRENHÄUSER GÄRTEN (eight minutes ride). Herrenhausen Palace is located on the left side in the direction of travel (approx. 200 m). The entrance to the conference center is on the right side of the building, adjacent to the restaurant ‘Schlossküche’. Link: Map Herrenhausen Palace (pdf)

For subway schedules please visit