Christina Bächler – University of Konstanz
Tim Evans – HUMANE Secretariat
The HUMANE Sustainability Summit will take place at:
University of Konstanz
Conference Room K7 (above the Mensa), see building “K” on the Campus Map
Google maps link is available: here and Campus map: here
How to get to the Conference Room K7 – see the Campus Map
Please enter the university entrance which is north of the “A” -building at the former bus-stop (“H” on the map) then go straight to the Mensa in “K” and walk up the stairs or use the elevator to the Conference Room in K7 which is then on your left.
The updated programme is available: here
The Summit fee for members (including staff from their institutions) and HUMANE Residential School alumni is €1,155. For non-members the fee is €1,600. The Summit fee includes the Welcome Dinner and the Monday dinner, two lunches and coffee breaks.
The latest information supplied by the University of Konstanz can be seen: here
You are responsible for your own hotel reservation.
The local organiser made some block bookings around Konstanz in the following hotels (except for No 3 – Hotel Ibis, Benediktinerplatz 9). The rates shown are inclusive of the University discount. However there are many other hotels in Konstanz. We always suggest that participants consult websites like booking.com, along with the hotels own website, to see the best rates available.
1. Hotel Ibis Styles
10 single rooms available at €110 including breakfast per night
2. Hotel Ibis Budget
20 single rooms available at €99 Euro including breakfast per night
Please note: Hotel Ibis Styles and Hotel Ibis Budget belong together:
E-Mail: [email protected] Tel.: 07531/9215151 All 30 rooms are blocked until March 24, 2023. Code: International Office
3. Hotel Ibis, Benediktinerplatz 9 (this is not in the same group as the two hotels above)
15 single rooms available at approximately €117 including breakfast per night
E-Mail: [email protected] Tel.: +49-7531-45700 Please note: There is no allocation at this hotel therefore there is no code. You can book via any booking platform you like or just contact them via E-Mail or Telephone.
4. Hotel Hirschen
5 single rooms available at €75 including breakfast per night
E-Mail: [email protected] Tel.: +49-7531-128-260 Rooms are blocked until April 14, 2023. Code: International Office
5. Hotel Graf Zeppelin
12 single rooms available at €102 including breakfast per night
E-Mail: [email protected] Tel.: +49-7531-6913690 Rooms are blocked until April 9, 2023. Code: International Office
Hotel booking – use the code: International Office!
To get the rate shown above PLEASE DO NOT use a booking-platform. Please reserve via email or telephone and importantly mention the code: International Office! This does not apply to hotel (3) Hotel Ibis, Benediktinerplatz 9, as no special rate has been given.
City Tax – from April 2023
Please note that the city of Konstanz will demand a tax by the beginning of April, 2023 – it will be called the “Bettensteuer” (bed-tax) that every guest has to pay for the whole stay. The indications are that the tax will be 5,6% on the hotel room price. With the payment of the “Bettensteuer” every guest receives a “guest card” a so called: “Bodenseekarte”. Here the use of public transportation in Konstanz and around (bus/train) will be for free.
Helpful tips from Christina, our local organiser:
Hotel Ibis Styles and Ibis Budget (No 1 and 2) is one and the same hotel. They are not in the center of the city but are only 200m from a bus stop (bus stop is called “Neuwerk”) that has buses going in the direction of the university every half hour.
Hotel Ibis (No3) is completely independent from the No 1 and No2 Ibis hotels! It is located beyond the old “Rhine-Bridge” and is nearer to the university.
Hotel Hirschen and Hotel Graf Zeppelin are in the medieval centre of Konstanz.
Meals and Social Programme Information
- Lunches and coffee breaks will be taken at the times indicated in the main programme.
- The Summit welcome drink and dinner will take place on Sunday plus the dinner on Monday. Both are included in the Summit fee. Venue details will be sent via email to registered participants.
Bike in Konstanz
When you register you will be asked if you wish to have a bike during your stay in Konstanz. The deadline for reserving a bike is April 28. Please contact the Secretariat if you are unsure if you have reserved a bike. We will send you an email later with instructions where to pick up the bike. There is no extra fee for this but you do so at your own risk.
Get to know a little bit about the University of Konstanz: here and about the City: here
How to get to Konstanz – full details on the University Website
The nearest international airports to Konstanz are in Zurich (1 hour), then Stuttgart (2 hours) or Frankfurt am Main (4 hours).
Budget airlines land in Friedrichshafen (Ryanair) or in Memmingen (Wizzair). To reach Konstanz from Friedrichshafen, you can use the Catamaran. Use the train to travel from Memmingen via Lindau to Konstanz.
1. via Zurich:
The best option is the train from the Zurich airport to Konstanz. The trains are available every half-hour and take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
First you will take the train from the Zurich airport to the Zurich train station. The travel time is approximately 10 minutes. From the main train station in Zurich you can take the Flixbus intercity bus directly to Konstanz. The bus stop in Konstanz is called “Döbele.” The travel time is approximately 1 hour.
2. via Friedrichshafen
From the airport you can take the IRE (InterRegioExpress) towards Singen/Basel. Change trains in Radolfzell for a direct connection to Konstanz. The trains are available every two hours. Travel time is approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes. The fare costs approx. 15 Euro.
By public transport:
From the airport take the bodo Städteschnellbus 7394 (city express bus) Friedrichshafen to Konstanz. The bus is usually available eight times a day. Travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. The fare costs approx. 7 Euro.
3. via Stuttgart
From the Stuttgart airport take the S-Bahn (train) to Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof (main train station). The train connection to Singen is available every hour. From there, you will take the train connection to Konstanz. The total travel time is approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you don’t want to pay for the express trains (ICE, IC), you may also use the “Baden-Württemberg – Ticket Single” starting at 23 Euro (weekdays from 09:00 and on weekends starting at 24:00) from Stuttgart to Konstanz.
From the bus terminal at Stuttgart airport you can reach Konstanz (“Döbele”) directly with Flixbus. The travel time is approximately 2-3 hours depending on the traffic and connection.
4. via Frankfurt am Main
From Frankfurt airport/long-distance train station you can take the train south to Konstanz (with connections in Stuttgart/Singen or Baden-Baden or Offenburg). Travel time is approx. 4 hours and 30 minutes.
On the websites of the Deutschen Bahn (German trains) or Schweizer Bahn (Swiss trains) you can find the fastest connections to Konstanz. From Switzerland you can reach Konstanz very easily from the Swiss train station in neighbouring Kreuzlingen.
Getting to the University
Buses stop at the North Parking Area. You can easily walk to the university entrance.
Bus line 9A or 9B from the “Bahnhof” bus stop to the final bus stop “Universität”:
The buses are available every 15 minutes until 20:00. Thereafter, they drive every 30 minutes and stop directly in front of the main university entrance. The buses have a limited schedule on Saturdays. Bus line 9 does not operate on Sundays or holidays.
Bus line 4/13 from the “Bahnhof” bus station to the “Egg/Universität” bus stop:
The buses are available until 15:30 every 30 minutes. Thereafter, they drive every 15 minutes until 21:00, at which point they begin to operate every hour. You will get off near the side entrance to the university near buildings G and H. On Saturdays and Sundays and holidays the bus is available every 30 minutes until 21:00. Thereafter, the bus operates on an hourly basis.
Take a waiting taxi from the train station (“Bahnhof”) or call one of the following taxi companies:
Haberbosch (+49 7531 44800)
Dornheim (+49 7531 57777 oder +49 7531 67777)
Neither HUMANE nor the University of Konstanz are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects during the HUMANE Sustainability Summit in Konstanz. Participants attending the HUMANE Sustainability Summit in Konstanz do so at their own risk and responsibility.