The symposium will be held at the University of Tübingen’s Alte Aula (Münzgasse 30), centrally located in the Tübingen’s historical city center along the Necker River bank and next to the city cathedral. The Alte Aula, or Old Hall, served as the primary administrative building of the university until the construction of the Neue Aula, or New Hall, in 1845. The current building design was commissioned by Duke Karl Eugen of Württemberg in 1777 on the occasion of the university’s 300th year anniversary. The building bears the ducal insignia in the façade. Recently renovated, the Alte Aula is home to the Institute of Education and is registered a cultural monument.

An optional guided tour is planned during the symposium for visiting University Museum (MUT) collections and paleoanthropology facilities, including the osteological collections and the high resolution computed tomography laboratory at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences (Rümelinstraße 03). In their free time, guests can additionally visit the university’s Ancient Cultures Museum, located in the Tübingen Castle, and the Paleontology Museum.

Facade of the Alte Aula  Alte Aula - Facade  Inside the hall of the Alte Aula  View of the Alta Aula from the Neckar River  Alte Aula - Side view  Tübingen castle panorama, view from the East  Tübingen City Center

Alte Aula
Münzgasse 30
Tübingen, 72070


Accommodations for guest speakers will be at Hotel Hospiz (Neckarhalde 2, at the corner with Burgsteige), located in the historical city center and within steps to the Alte Aula.


Transportation to and from the Stuttgart airport will be organized upon confirmation of guest travel arrangements. For guests planning their own itinerary, the information below may be useful.


Stuttgart Airport is the closest airport to Tübingen, with public transit connections via bus. Bus 828 reaches Tübingen in less than an hour and cost approximately 7 € each way. The bus stop is located at the arrivals level of the airport, only a few steps away from Terminal 1. It terminates at Tübingen’s main transit station (Hauptbahnhof). The Nonnenhaus stop in Tübingen is approximately a 5 minute walk to Hotel Hospiz.


Tübingen’s main transit station (Tübingen Hauptbahnhof) can easily be reached by train. You can plan your train travel, via the webpage of the German Railway (Deutsche Bahn).


Schedules and itineraries for travel within Tübingen and short-range distances can be planned on the naldo.de website. Different options exist for long-range travel to the  a search engine for these buses. The most popular bus companies are flixbus and deinBus.


When reaching Tübingen by car, hourly parking can be found in various parts of the city center. Several parking structures are within the range of the city center, including the Parkhaus Altstadt-König, located in Herrenberger Straße 2.