The city of Konstanz collects a climate and tourism tax of 5.6% of your hotel fee from all persons above the age of 18. The tax comes with a free bus ticket and a “Bodenseecard West” (reduced rates for several tourist activities).
Konstanz is reachable by German and Swiss railroad services as well as overland buses such as Flixbus.
Direct train service from Zurich airport to Konstanz can be booked from the SBB (Swiss Railroad).
Trains and buses from Friedrichshafen airport to Konstanz can be booked from the DB (German Railroad).
Most of the conference will take place on the University of Konstanz campus, in buildings G, H, and R. Lunches will be served in building K, above the student cafeteria. Some evening events will take place downtown.
Click here for a map with the conference venues and accommodation options.
Buses run regularly between downtown and campus, though less frequently on public holidays (May 18) and weekends (May 20). Schedules can be found on the DB website and on Google Maps. Tickets can be bought from the driver.
For buildings G and H, the best connection is line 4/13 (not to be confused with 13/4) to Egg/Universität. Cross the bridge above the bus stop and walk straight up the hill to entrance G2. Walk up the staricase to the second or third floor for the G rooms. Walk across the skyway on the third floor for the H rooms and the conference office.
For building R, the best connection is line 9 (A, B, or C) or 11 to Universität Nord. Follow the signs to “Haupteingang” from the bus stop. Everyone who gets of the bus will be walking in the same direction.
Of course, you can get to any building from either bus stop, but factor in at least ten minutes for the walk. There will be signs in the hallways.
Konstanz is a small city and very accessible by bike. The municipal provider konrad offers rental bikes at various locations throughout the city. The university and all other conference venues all have a bike station on site or within walking distance—locations are shown in the app.
To rent a bike, download the free Mein konrad app from the App Store/Google Play Store and register with your personal information and credit card or direct debit. The rates are 1€/30min or 9€/day. You can then leave your bike at any other konrad station in the city. Make sure to check out via your app after using the bike.
There are three parking lots on the university campus—Nord, Süd, and Ost. Factor in 10-15 minutes to walk from the parking lots to the conference buildings. While the university campus is very safe, some users prefer parking lot Nord after dark because of the well-lighted walkway.
We have blocked a number of hotel rooms. In order to reserve a room, please contact the hotel directly using the keyword GAPS2023. The deadline for reservations is 5 April 2023.