Arrival & Hotels

General Information

Information concerning sightseeing in Constance is available here.
For a general idea of city, campus and bus routes, please view these maps (PDF).


By car

From Stuttgart (180 km/ 110 miles)
Take motorway A 81 towards Singen. From interchange Hegau follow the road signs to Konstanz. In Konstanz follow the markers „Universität“.

From Munich (220 km/140 miles)
Take motorway A 96 towards Lindau. In Lindau switch to B 31 towards Meersburg. Take the ferry from Meersburg to Konstanz and follow the markers „Universität“.

From Zurich (75 km/ 45 miles)
Take motorway A 7 towards Kreuzlingen/Konstanz. After crossing the border follow markers towards „Mainau“ till „Universität“ is signposted.

Parking at the university is possible on four different parking-spaces as signposted. The parking fee is 1.30 € per day.

individual journey see:

By railway:

Target location: Konstanz central station.
In front of the station there is a bus stop from which bus routes 9A and 9B take you directly to the university (bus terminus).
For your individual journey with Deutsche Bahn AG see:

By bus:

Bus routes 9A and 9B: Access e.g. at bus stop “Bahnhof” (central station).
Bus route 11: Access e.g. at bus stop „Bahnhof Wollmatingen“ (Wollmatingen railway station).
Bus rote 4, terminal "Egg", connects the university with the island Mainau and the districts Litzelstetten, Dingelsdorf, Oberdorf, Wallhausen and Dettingen.
Current bus schedules are available here.

By ferry:

Go by ferry from Meersburg to Konstanz. Take bus route 1 (the bus stop is situated on the left when getting off the ferry) to „Tannenhof“ and change here for 9B at the bus stop on the other side of the road. The university is the bus terminus.

From Zurich Airport:

Trains leaving to Constance every half an hour.
Monday to Friday: between 5:15 and 23:18
Saturday: between 5:47 and 0:57
Sunday: between 5:47 and 23:18

For your individual journey see:

Train from Zurich airport leaving to Constance at :48 h is going directly, without changing trains. Taking the train at :18 you have to change train at Weinfelden within 4 minutes from platform 1 to platform4.

Hotel booking

All GAP.8 congress participants can make a booking out of the pool of pre-reserved rooms with reference on GAP.8, which offered the Tourist Information Konstanz GmbH under
Deadline for booking out of the reservation pool is August 3, 2012. Later on are still bookings possible if available by contacting the tourist information Constance directly. Please use the online-booking possibility. For any questions please contact Ms. Krauße ( phone 0049 7531 1330 24.
General hotel information and tourist information you can get from or
Please ask for a guest card at your accommodation. With the card you can use all busses from the city of Constance for free during your stay in Constance.

Further accommodations

For your stay in Constance with other person, please take into consideration to book a holiday apartment (self-service – no breakfast included). Constance is a very popular holiday-region, so please book as soon as possible.
Here are two examples of holiday apartments in Constance: (situated in Konstanz-Paradies, 5 minutes walk to bus number 9, which takes you to the university) (situated in the middle of the old town, 5 minutes walk to bus number 9, which takes you to the university)

Reasonable accommodations:

The youthhostel in Constance – Allmansdorf, (you need a youth hostel card) bus number 4 from train-station Constance., page only in German, for booking in English use

Andy´s hostel (bus 2,3, or 12 from train-station Konstanz, direction to Wollmatingen)
(Self-kitchen), , , page only in German.

Humboldt-Institut Konstanz Offering accommodation for students like a youthhostel. You have to book at least two nights. Caution: 100 €. General information: Contact: Humboldt-Institut Konstanz, Mainaustr. 172, 78464 Konstanz, Tel.: 07531/45 70 60 directly for booking.

Backpackers Konstanz, Spanierstr. 14, 78467 Konstanz ( you can take all busses to Sternenplatz) 0049 177 33 692 35 oder 0049 178 40 20 606

Hostel Glückseeligkeit in the old town of Constance (self-kitchen), reference GAP, Deadline for making a reservation June 30, 2012, , page only in German available at the moment.