We suggest traveling to Greifswald by train or bus. In case of traveling by car, carpooling with colleagues is encouraged. Please avoid unnecessary flights!

Arriving by train

Greifswald is located about 2.5 hours from Berlin Central Station, or 4 hours from Hamburg Central Station. Railway connections can be found here. In case you board a regional train (named “Regionalexpress”), please get off at station Greifswald, not Greifswald-Süd. Note that the latest railway connections from Berlin and Hamburg depart at 20:13 and 18:13, respectively.

Traveling by night train via Berlin or Hamburg is also a convenient option. Direct night trains to Berlin and Hamburg are departing from (a.o.) Zürich, Innsbruck, Vienna and Prague.

Arriving by bus

There are long-distance buses connecting Greifswald via Berlin and Hamburg. Connections can, for example, be found here.

Arriving by car

About 250 km via A11/A20 from Berlin or Hamburg.

Arriving by plane

Flight connections to Berlin and Hamburg are most suitable. When arriving at Berlin Tegel Airport, take bus TXL to Berlin Central Station (“Hauptbahnhof”), and then a train to Greifswald. From Berlin Schönefeld Airport, there is a direct train connection (Airport Express) to Berlin Central Station. When arriving at Hamburg Airport, take the direct metro train connection to Hamburg Central Station, and then a train to Greifswald.
Note that the latest railway connections from Berlin and Hamburg depart at 20:13 and 18:13, respectively.

Getting around in Greifswald

Three bus lines are operating in Greifswald. Timetables can be found here. All TRACE locations are situated in the old town of Greifswald and are within walking distance from the train station (about 1 km = 12 minutes).


Offsetting carbon emissions

IMG_0435The greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the conference activities will be compensated by an tree-planting campaign with native broadleaved tree species in the University Forest of Greifswald. Emissions caused by individual travels are not covered, but we offer the option to do so.

If you want to compensate your travel (10 €/tree, sequestering ~1 ton of carbon over a 50-year period), please indicate this upon registration. 

Your active participation during the  planting campaign, which will take place as a mid-conference excursion, is highly encouraged.