Format Matters takes place at two locations, the University of Mainz campus and conference center Erbacher Hof.

Day 1, December 7, 2017 (Thu)

Atrium maximum (Alte Mensa), JGU Campus, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 3 - 9, Mainz
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Day 2 and 3, December 8-9 (Fri-Sat)

Haus am Dom, Conference center Erbacher Hof, Liebfrauenplatz 8, Mainz
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Arriving to Mainz from the airport

When arriving from Frankfurt am Main International Airport
Continue your journey by train or S-Bahn to Mainz central station:
From Frankfurt / Flughafen Fernbahnhof (long-distance train station), tickets cost about EUR 8.00, travel time: about 20 minutes. Trains: Eurocity (EC), Intercity (IC), Intercity Express (ICE)
From Frankfurt / Flughafen Regionalbahnhof (regional train station), tickets cost about EUR 4.00, travel time: about 30 minutes. Trains: S-Bahn S8, Regional Railway (RB), Regional Express (RE)

Please consult the Deutsche Bahn website for train timetables.


Getting to the JGU Campus

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz can be readily reached by road, rail, and air. It is served by many public bus and tram lines. There are several related stops because the university campus is very large. The public transport bus and tram services provided within the city itself offer connections to nearly all destinations within Mainz and Wiesbaden.

By public transport

The city of Mainz has a central station and a number of other rail stations. The easiest way to get to the Gutenberg Campus is to exit at Mainz central station and then take a bus or tram. We recommend using tram lines 51, 53, and 59, all of which stop directly at the main entrance to the campus.

The following lines serve the university from central station:

  • 6 (towards Münchfeld/Gonsenheim)
  • 51 (towards Lerchenberg)
  • 53 (towards Lerchenberg)
  • 54 (towards Klein-Winternheim)
  • 55 (towards Finthen)
  • 56 (towards Finthen/Wackernheim)
  • 57 (towards Bretzenheim)
  • 59 (towards Hochschule Mainz)
  • 64 (towards Hartenberg)
  • 65 (towards Hartenberg)
  • 68 (towards Budenheim)
  • 75 (towards Schwabenheim/Ingelheim)
  • 90 (towards Finthen)
  • 91 (towards Lerchenberg)
  • 650 (towards Sprendlingen)


Getting to conference center Erbacher Hof

The second conference venue, Erbacher Hof (Grebenstrasse 24), can be reached from Mainz central station by foot in about 20 minutes.
Alternatively, take a regional train (S-Bahn, Regionalbahn) towards Hanau, Aschaffenburg or Mannheim from Mainz central station and disembark at the next stop, Mainz Römisches Theater. From there, the conference center is within 8 minutes walking distance.