Last modified: September 30, 2016


Erlangen is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany. It is located north-west of Nürnberg at the confluence of the river Regnitz and its large tributary, the Schwabach. Erlangen has more than 100,000 inhabitants.

The city is dominated by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and the numerous branch offices of Siemens AG, as well as a large research Institute of the Fraunhofer Society and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.

In the heart of the city, everything is in a walking distance and there are a lot of pedestrian-only areas. (Wikipedia)


University Hospital Erlangen

University Hospital Erlangen (aka “Universitätsklinikum”) was founded in 1815. It is part of the European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg. The university hospital, the university and the city of Erlangen have a common goal in mind: to be denominated as “City of Health and Medicine”. Within the scope of “Medical Valley EMN” (a scientific cluster-cooperation) the university hospital, the university and the city are collaborating with scientific, commercial and political partners to gain an international leadership position in the field of optimal health care and best medical engineering. Currently, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen is consists of 42 departments, seven institutes, 25 multidisciplinary institutes and 5 central service units. (FAU Medical Faculty)

A brochure is avaible here.


⇒ The Symposium will be held at the Hörsäle Medizin (Medical Lecture Auditorium) – Ulmenweg 18, Erlangen (see Map below) ⇐


Arrival by airplane

You can reach the Nuremberg (Nürnberg) Airport from all over the world. It takes approx. 20 minutes by car from the airport to Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, or 45 min to an hour by train to Erlangen station. 

You can also fly into other major international airports nearby and take train connections to Nürnberg, then onto Erlangen from there (see below) – e.g. from Frankfurt am Main (approx. 3 hours) or Munich (approx. 2.5 hours).

Arrival by train

The central station at Nürnberg (Hbf) is one of Germany’s most important railway intersections. It provides express train connections to all European metropolises every hour.

Nürnberg Hbf to Erlangen takes approx. 20 minutes by regional train (RE), or approx. 25 minutes by the suburban railway train (S-bahn). Some Intercity-Express (ICE) trains between Munich and Berlin stop in Erlangen.

The university hospital is situated within walking distance to the station (approx. 15 minutes).

Arrival by bus

Bus connections to Erlangen are available from cities such as Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart (see FlixBus).

Within Erlangen, local buses run frequently in and around the city (see Liniennetz Erlangen). Bus 290 (direction: Waldkrankenhaus) takes you near the rear entrance of the Kopfklinik campus (Neurology Clinic) of the hospital at stop: “Maximiliansplatz/Kliniken” (approx. 6 minutes from Erlangen station). From there, the Hörsäle Medizin is approx. 4 minutes away by foot.  
Several other bus lines (e.g. Buses 286, 287, 289) stop at “Martin-Luther-Platz (approx. a 3 minute ride from Erlangen station), from which the Hörsäle is approx. another 10 minute walk away.

Arrival by car

Outside Erlangen, Germany’s most important north-south- (A 9) and east-west-motorways (A 3, A 6) interlace. At the motorway (A 73) exit Erlangen-Nord, please follow the sign posts Uni-Kliniken to reach the establishments of the university hospital.

We advise that you book a hotel with parking options, as on-street parking is limited in the area. There is a multi-story carpark next to the Hörsäle (Parkhaus Uni-Kliniken, Schwabachanlage 14), which charges €0.50/half-hour, €5/day, or €35/week.