Travel by Train (Deutsche Bahn)
Please be aware that there is some reconstruction work of train tracks around Berlin and Hamburg this fall. Thus, delays and other inconveniences may occur if you plan to travel by train from Berlin or from Hamburg to Greifswald. Alternatively, you may consider to use the bus service (https://www.flixbus.de/).
Greifswald is situated on the Stralsund-Berlin railroad line and can be reached with the Intercity Express train (ICE), the Intercity and the Regional Express trains (RE) with a direct connection from Berlin.
Berlin - Greifswald: Trains run to Greifswald once every hour. The train ride from Berlin to Greifswald takes around 2.5 hours.
Hamburg - Greifswald: The train ride from Hamburg to Greifswald takes between three and five hours. There are regular connections. You will need to change trains in Stralsund, Lübeck or Rostock.
Tickets may be purchased in advance using the booking system of Deutsche Bahn.
The closest airports to Greifswald are Rostock (100 km), Berlin-Tegel / Berlin-Schönefeld (260 km) or Hamburg (270 km).
Upon arrival in Germany, you may hire a car to drive to Greifswald or you may use the train service of Deutsche Bahn.
Greifswald can be easily reached from Berlin using Autobahn 10, 11 and 20 (260 km) or from Hamburg using Autobahn A1 and A20.
from Berlin (2 to 3 h driving time): Exit the A20 at Exit 27 (Gützkow) and take the state road B96 to Greifswald.
from Hamburg (2 to 3 h driving time): Exit the A20 at Exit 25 (Greifswald) and take the state road B109 to Greifswald.
Close to the conference venue there is a parking garage (Dompassage). Enter from Friedrich Loeffler-Straße. Open 24 h. Rates: Mo - Sa, 8 am - 6 pm, 1 h: 1.00 €, max. 6.00 €; Mo - Sa, 6 pm - 8 am and Su, 2 h: 1.00 €, max. 3.00 €
A large parking lot, the 'Museumshafen Nord', is in walking distance from the congress venue (use the pedestrian bridge over the river Ryck) (rate: 1.00 € per day).
There is another parking garage at the Greifswald Marktplatz (5 min walking distance to the congress venue). Enter from Rakower Straße. Open 24 h. Rates: Mo - Sa, 8 am - 6 pm, 1 h: 1.00 €, entire day: 6.00 €; Su, 2 h: 1.00 €, entire day: 3.00 €)