The 18th International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures will be held in the Neubaukirche in Würzburg, Germany from 09th to 14th July 2017.
The participants of PLMCN18 will enjoy one of Germany's most beautiful cities, lying at the start of the Romantic Road route: Würzburg. Right in the heart of Franconia, one of Germany's biggest wine-producing areas, the city itself is set in a beautiful hilly location on River Main and possesses a wealth of history which centers around the Prince Bishops and their two main homes over the centuries, the Marienberg Fortress and the Residence Palace, the latter being a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Apart from the world-famous places to see, during the Conference time, the traditional beer festival Kiliani takes place in Würzburg at the Talavera. Kiliani is originally the name day of the Franconian patron saint, Saint Kilian. It is celebrated on the 8th of July and is the starting point of Kiliani Oktav. Eight days of festivities take place in honor of the patron saint, including the Kiliani pilgrimage, while the beer festival Kiliani is typically three weeks long. This year, it will take place from the 7th to 23rd of July. Don't miss!
From the A3 take the exit "Rottendorf" and follow the B8 to Würzburg. At the traffic light in Würzburg take the left-hand lane onto Stadtring Süd in the direction of Ansbach / Schwäbisch Hall. Leave the Stadtring Süd at the the Frauenland / Stadtmitte exit and head for the Stadtmitte (city centre). Follow the signs to the Residenz car park ("Parkplatz Residenz"). From here it is a 5-10 minute walk to the Neubaukirche.
From the A7 take the exit "Estenfeld" and follow the B19 to Würzburg (ca. 7 km). Get in the left-hand lane before the Würzburg place name sign and continue straight on (Stadtring Süd) in the direction of Ansbach / Schwäbisch Hall. Leave the Stadtring Süd at the Frauenland / Stadtmitte exit and head for the Stadtmitte (city centre). Follow the signs to the Residenz car park ("Parkplatz Residenz"). From here it is a 5-10 minute walk to the Neubaukirche.
Frankfurt Airport: Take the ICE train from Frankfurt Airport long distance train station to Würzburg central station (Hbf) (1.5h)
Nürnberg Airport: Take the U2 to Nürnberg central station (Hbf). From there take the ICE train to Würzburg central station (Hbf) (1.5h)
Munich Airport: Take the Metro (S1 or S8) to Munich central central station (Hbf). From there take the ICE train to Würzburg central station (Hbf) (3h)
Please see the travel service of Deutsche Bahn on how to get to Würzburg central station.
From there take the tram (lines 1,3,5) to "Neubaustraße". Follow the Neubaustraße to Neubaukirche.
The best way to get around in the inner city of Würzburg is usually by walking or by taking the tram. To get from the inner city (north of the conference venue) to the conference venue by tram, take one of the lines 1 (direction: "Sanderau"), 3 (direction: "Heuchelhof") or 5 (direction: "Rottenbauer") and exit at the stop "Neubaustraße". From there it is a 3 minute walk along Neubaustraße to the Neubaukirche.
The Neubaukirche was originally build in the 16th century as a church for the University of Würzburg. Nowadays the building is used as a ceremonial hall for university events.