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Travel to Marburg

Marburg is a picturesque university town dominated by its castle, the Landgrafenschloss, and situated pretty much in the heart of Germany.

Getting to Marburg by regional train from Frankfurt or Kassel takes c. 1 h, with frequent connections. Note that some trains coming from Frankfurt split at Gießen – make sure to be in the right part of the train! There are also infrequent high-speed train (ICE) connections. The closest airport is Frankfurt (FRA), with many international flights.

Meeting location

The meeting will take place on the Lahnberge Campus in Marburg, which is ca. 20 min by local bus from the city centre or the main station. We recommend the DB website (or the the DB Navigator app) for planning your ride.

From the bus stop "Botanischer Garten", it is a c. 5 min walk to the SynMikro building, where the meeting takes place.

The address is (Google Maps location):

    Zentrum für Synthetische Mikrobiologie (SynMikro)

    Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 14, 35043 Marburg

The workshop location will be communicated to participants separately.


If childcare could facilitate your participation in the conference, please get in touch with us! We have secured funds to provide childcare for a limited number of children.


There are several options for hotels in downtown Marburg close to the historic city centre.

These hotels offer a limited amount of discounted rooms for this conference (use code "GfÖ_UniMR24" at registration):

  • Marburger Hof, standard 100/120 € (1/2 people), comfort 105/125 € – book until 10/04/2024
  • Welcome Hotel, single 140 €/double 170 € – book until 15/04/2024

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