The 49th Workshop on Inner Ear Biology, together with the Symposium on “The Inner Ear in Translational Research: Closing the Gap toward Causal Treatment” will be held in the University town of Tübingen.

Tübingen is situated on the River Neckar in Southern Germany, in the heart of Baden-Württemberg, between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb. It is a good place to live and work or simply to visit. The town has 87,000 inhabitants, including many students and academics from around the world. It combines the cosmopolitan air of a big city with the charm of an old university town. 

Tübingen has a lot to discover: beautiful scenery, a picturesque medieval centre and the youthful energy of a centre of academia. The town offers a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities. A Stocherkahnfahrt, a punt ride on the Neckar, is a favorite with visitors and locals alike.

Tübingen is also a promising business location. The active regional economic policy provides many advantages for entrepreneurs. As a centre of research and development, and because of its famous University, Tübingen is always up-to-date on the economy and in the sciences.

The University was founded in 1477 by Eberhard im Bart, Count and later first Duke of Württemberg. The University motto "Attempto" characterizes the scientific mission of this conference.

Allow yourself to be enchanted by the charm and hospitality of Tübingen.

Please find further information on Tübingen Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterhere.


The Workshop and Symposium will be held in the main lecture theatre complex of the University, called the Kupferbau, Hölderlinstraße 5, located within 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre, and less than 10 minutes bus ride from most accommodation.

Travel Information

By Plane

Frankfurt International Airport

From most parts of the world you will have direct flight connections to Frankfurt. From here you can either choose a connecting flight to Stuttgart Airport or as an alternative take the comfortable Inter City Express (ICE) train leaving directly from the airport every hour to Stuttgart and change there to the regional train to Tübingen. Tübingen Railway Station is at a distance of 2 km from the conference venue, which can be reached by foot, public transport or by taxi.

Stuttgart Airport

Stuttgart offers direct flight connection from/to many cities in Europe, however only from/to a small number of oversea airports. Most overseas connections will arrive in Frankfurt or Munich and connecting flights to Stuttgart are available. The Airport is at a convenient distance from Tübingen (35 km). There is an Airport Shuttle Bus going directly twice an hour from Airport Stuttgart to the Railway Station of Tübingen (about 1 hour). Tübingen Railway Station is at a distance of 2 km from the conference venue which can be reached by public transport or by taxi. The airport shuttle bus stops prior to the railway station close to the conference centre, this bus stop is called "Hölderlinstraße". The taxi fare from the airport to Tübingen is about 50 €. For further information please see the websites Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterwww.flughafen-stuttgart.de and regarding bus transport Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterwww.rbs-bus.de.

By Train

Tübingen can be reached easily from any central airport or railway station in Germany. You have to change trains at Stuttgart Central Station taking the regional train to Tübingen. From Tübingen Railway Station (Europaplatz 17, 72072 Tübingen) you might take the public transport (bus lines 5, 13, 17, 18, 19 or night busses N93, N94) or a taxi to the conference venue (about 2 km). For further information regarding train connections please see the website Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterwww.bahn.de.

Discounted Rail Fares with Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn will bring you fast, comfortably and conveniently to the IEB 2012 meeting. Enjoy pleasant and relaxed travelling with special service. Travel by rail at a special fare in first or second class from any DB-station to Tübingen and return. If you travel by rail you will save money and the environment. The fare for a round trip* to Tübingen is from any station within Germany:

- Economy Class 99,00 Euro

- First Class 159,00 Euro

The fares are available on all Deutsche Bahn trains including the ICE train. The tickets are valid between 27th September and 04th October 2012. To book call +49 1805 31 11 53 and quote Conventus as the reference**.

* Changes and reimbursement before the first day of validity are € 15. Changes as of the first day are no longer possible. Passengers are restricted to particular trains and travel times. Full flexible tickets are also available for an additional charge of € 20.

** The booking line is available from Monday to Saturday +49 0800-2100. Calls will be charged at € 0.14 per minute, from cell phones € 0.42 per minute at maximum.

By Car

If you are not using your navigation (Enter "Tübingen, Hölderlinstraße 5") use the following route descriptions: Coming from the motorway A8: Please take the exit "Tübingen/Reutlingen" and join then the B27 towards Tübingen. Please take the exit "Tübingen Nord/Kliniken/Kunsthalle" and follow the signs "Zentrum/Uni-Kliniken". Following the signs "Uni-Kliniken Tal" for 5 km until you reach the conference venue "Kupferbau". Coming from the motorway A81 south: Please take the exit "Rottenburg", or heading towards Tübingen. After 4 km please turn left two times towards "Wurmlingen/Tübingen/Reutlingen", following the signs towards "Tübingen Süd/Hirschau". Please follow the signs "Uni-Kliniken Tal" in Tübingen. Coming from the motorway A81 north: Please take the exit Herrenberg/Tübingen and jopin the B28 towards Tübingen. Please follow the signs "Uni-Kliniken Tal" in Tübingen. Parking has been reserved directly behind the Kupferbau, with entrance from Gmelinstraße.

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