Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness 2018

Location and Access


Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen
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How to access:

By car
Approach Göttingen on the Autobahn A7. Leave the Autobahn at the exit "Göttingen Nord" and proceed on the federal road B 27.
After approximately 6 km, turn left towards "Nikolausberg" (signposted).
Take the third left onto the institute's campus.

By plane / train
Note: Train schedules and tickets are available online at

From Frankfurt Airport
Take the ICE train directly to Göttingen from the Long Distance Train Station (Frankfurt(M) Flughafen). Direct trains depart every two hours. Alternatively, take a local train (S-Bahn) to Frankfurt am Main Central Station (Frankfurt Hbf), and then change to an ICE train to Göttingen. Here, two trains per hour depart for Göttingen. Travel time is approx. 2 hours, and the last train departs at 9 pm.
(By car, the trip from the airport takes about three hours.)

From Hannover Airport
Take a local train (S-Bahn) to Hannover Central Station (Hannover Hbf, travel time approx. 15 minutes), which departs every 30 minutes, and then take an ICE-train to Göttingen. Travel time with the ICE is approx. 30 minutes, and the last train departs at 9.30 pm.

In Göttingen
On arrival in Göttingen, the best way to reach the Max Planck Institute is by taxi (10 minutes).
Alternatively, you can take Bus lines 21 and 23 to the last stop ("Faßberg"), which is directly opposite the institute (approx. 15 minutes). Please note that line 23 runs from Mon-Fri and Sunday evening only.
From the city center you can also take bus line 22 towards Nikolausberg and get off at the "Faßberg" stop.

Please note that we hope to establish a bus shuttle which will pick up conference attendees from the hotels "Central", "Rennschuh", "Novostar", "Stadt Hannover", "Astoria", and "Am Papenberg" for transportation to the venue in the morning and take them back in the evening. Transportation would be included in the registration fee.

Accommodation possibilities:

We have reserved several rooms for the MBHD conference 2018. Please refer to the key word "MBHD Symposium" while booking your room.

It is recommended to reserve the hotel room as soon as possible.

Hotel Beckmann (2 min by car from the venue)
Single Room Basic: € 59,00

Best Western Hotel Am Papenberg (10 min by car from the venue)
Single Room Standard: € 85,00

Hotel Astoria (10 min by car from the venue)
Single Room Standard: € 68,00

Hotel Stadt Hannover (15 min by car from the venue)
Single Room Standard: from € 77,00
Double Room Standard: from € 89,00

Hotel Novostar (16 min by car from the venue)
Single Room Standard: € 60,00
Double Room Standard: from € 70,00

Hotel Rennschuh (17 min by car from the venue)
Single Room Standard: from € 55,00

Jugendherberge Göttingen (8 min by car from the venue)
Youth hostel, prices start from € 25,60 per night