The summer school will be held at University campus in the city of Koblenz. Be aware that Landau is not a district of Koblenz – so make sure your travel tickets are for the right town and the right country. The address is Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Universitätsstraße 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany.
Koblenz is a wonderful old Roman town with modern infrastructure and a young spirit. The University of Koblenz offers a fully equipped modern campus with comprehensive congress facilities and convenient hotels nearby. Koblenz is situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle (UNESCO world heritage), known for excellent wines and romantic medieval castles.
A variety of cultural offers (sightseeing, museums, boat trips on Rhine and Moselle), outdoor activities (hiking, bike tours) and a certain portion of nightlife with several attractive locations in the historical city centre make Koblenz an ideal location for our summer school. Due to a favourable geographic location (Rhine valley, surrounded by low mountain ranges of Westerwald, Eifel, and Hunsrueck), Koblenz is also known for very good weather conditions all over the year.
|The campus in Koblenz. © University of Koblenz-Landau||River Rhine and Moselle joining in Koblenz. © Henry Tornow|
Getting to the Venue
The taxi from the city centre or the train station to the WWSSS'16 venue (8–9 min) costs app. 10 EUR. We recommend to explicitly ask for 'University Campus Metternich' (Metternich is a district of Koblenz). Many years ago, the Campus was located on the opposite side of the city, and some mature taxi drivers may mix up destinations.
Taking a bus from the city centre or from the train station to the WWSSS'16 venue (University campus) takes 12–15 minutes and costs 2.95 EUR for a single journey. A variety of special fares (e.g. 1-day ticket, group ticket for 5 people) are also available. Buses to/from the campus are: #3/13 (from city center), #20 (from main station, this is the fastest link), and #5/15 (from main station/city center, this is the slowest link). Campus bus stops are "Uni/Winninger Strasse" (line 3/13) or "Uni/Oberweiher" (lines 20 and 5/15). Please consult the OpenStreetmapWiki for detailed information on available bus stops.
For regional bus connections around Koblenz, you should check the VRM Web site. Many destinations can be reached by regional trains. The cheapest way to explore Rhineland is one-day Rhineland ticket which is valid on almost all buses, coaches, and buses in Rhineland-Palatinate and in Saarland. This ticket is available in Internet, from ticket vending machines in train stations, and on the bus from bus driver.
Koblenz is an attractive city with a long history. Click here for some sightseeing tips by the tourism office.