General information



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Regensburg is the fourth-largest city in Bavaria and capital of the administrative district of Upper Palatinate (“Oberpfalz”). The nearest airports are Munich (appr. 1:30 hours by bus and local train) and Nuremberg (1:30 hours by subway and ICE train), and there are direct train and bus connections to Frankfurt (ca. 3:15), Vienna (ca. 3:20), and Prague (3:20 by bus).
Regensburg is well worth a visit. It is picturesquely situated at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers. In 179 AD, the Romans built the fort Castra Regina on Danube’s most northerly bend as a strategic stronghold against the Germanic Marcomanni tribe. In the 13th century, Regensburg became a Free Imperial City, subordinate only to the Holy Roman Emporer. The trade crossing Danube via the stone bridge, built 1135-1146, made Regensburg an important and wealthy hub of commerce. Today, its medieval center with the cathedral St. Peter, numerous monasteries, churches, tower houses, narrow alleys, and the world’s supposedly oldest Bratwurst kitchen is a world UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts large numbers of tourists year-round.
It is therefore vital that you book your accommodation in Regensburg well ahead of the conference. The two links below will help you to find a suitable place to stay.

 

https://tportal.toubiz.de/RegensburgKongresse
(two hotels at 54 € and 79 € per night)

https://www.tagung-in-regensburg.de/myrmecology2018/
(five hotels from 61 to 109 € per night and a hostel with single rooms from 22 €)