Accommodation and travel information


Braunschweig - The Lion City
A leading center of research and development in the middle of Germany


Braunschweig, the city of Henry the Lion, has approx. 250,000 inhabitants and is the biggest city located between Hannover and Berlin. It is characterized by an appealing and exciting blend of the past and the present, tradition and progress.

The city has been given its distinctive profile by the constant development of its cultural, its research and technology scenes and presents a panorama with a huge variety of culture, history and economical richness.

Braunschweig is a home of research: Scientists such as Carl Friedrich Gauß or Agnes Pockels are evidence of a long science tradition. Today Braunschweig is one of the most intensive regions for research and development and has the highest density of scientists within the European Union.

Over 20,000 young people are studying at the Technische Universität Braunschweig – approx. 10,000 of them in technical fields. Bright minds from Braunschweig do research, teach and work in 27 renowned research institutions and 250 high-tech companies.




Hotels in Braunschweig


Hotel accommodations with different price levels are available. Please check the following links. These hotels offer a special RSD fee. Please contact them and mention the keyword “RSD“. The deadline for the hotel booking is October 1, 2019. For later bookings there is no guarantee that hotel rooms will still be available. An early hotel reservation is highly recommended, especially if you plan to include a weekend.

From December 4 – 6, 2019 the following hotels with differnt price levels are avaiilable. Please contact the hotels directly and use the booking code: RSD


Fourside Hotel

Jöddenstraße 3

38100 Braunschweig

+49 531 707 200

Single room 119 Euro

Please use the registration form.

The Deadline for the hotel booking is October 1, 2019. There is no guarantee for later booking and room availability.


penta hotel

Auguststraße 6

38100 Braunschweig

+49 531 4814708

Single room

4. - 5. Dezember 2019: 114 Euro

5. - 6. Dezember 2019: 94 Euro



Bankplatz 7

38100 Braunschweig

+49 531 243 210

Single room 99 Euro


Hotel am Park

Wolfenbütteler Str. 67

38102 Braunschweig

Phone +49 531 12866775

Single room 89 Euro

Double room 99 Euro


Deutsches Haus

Ruhfäutchenplatz 1

38100 Braunschweig

Phone +49 531 1200-0

Single room 81 Euro


Hotel Restaurant Heyer

Hannoversche Str. 1

38116 Braunschweig

Phone +49 531 53041

Single room 35 Euro

How to reach us

Congress Address

The conference will be held at: Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Bienroder Weg 54 E, 38108 Braunschweig, Germany

By airplane and train

The closest international airport is Hannover Airport (70 km from Braunschweig). At Hannover airport take the rapid-transit railway S5 to Hannover main station (about 15 minutes), from there take an Intercity or the Regional Express train to Braunschweig main station. A cab ride from main station to Fraunhofer IST takes about 15 minutes.

Travel information Deutsche Bahn:


Public transportation

At Braunschweig main station take Bus 436 or Buses 411 direction Lamme or 419 to Jasperallee, transfer to Bus 416 direction Kralenriede or Tram M1 to Rathaus, transfer to Bus 416 direction Kralenriede. Get off at Michelfelderplatz from where it is a five-minute walk to the Fraunhofer IST.

Electronic timetable information:


By car

From the north

Coming from the freeway A7 at the exit 57 (Kreuz Hannover-Ost) take the A2, direction Berlin / Braunschweig. Further see “From the West“.

From freeway A39 at exit 58 (Kreuz Wolfsburg / Königslutter) take the A2, direction Hannover / Kassel / Braunschweig. Further see “From the East“.

From the east

On the Autobahn A2 take exit 56 (Braunschweig-Flughafen), direction BS-Kralenriede / Zentrum, turn left into Hermann-Blenk-Straße and again left at the end of the street. Make a right turn into Steinriedendamm at the next traffic lights, then follow the road up to the next pedest-rian lights and turn left (follow signpost to Fraunhofer IST).

From the south

On freeway A7 at exit 64 (Dreieck Salzgitter) take the Autobahn A39, direction Berlin / Braunschweig / Salzgitter, at exit 4 (Kreuz Ölper) take the freeway A392, direction Zentrum, and follow the signposts to Hamburger Str. / A392. At the first traffic lights turn left into Hamburger Straße, then make a right turn after 600 m and follow Siegfriedstraße for 1.3 km. Turn left into Bienroder Weg and make a right turn after 1.4 km (follow signpost to Fraunhofer IST).

From the west

On the freeway A2 take the exit 56 (Braunschweig-Flughafen), direction BS-Kralenriede / Zentrum, turn left into Waggumer Weg and again left into Hermann-Blenk-Straße, make another left turn at the end of the street. Make a right turn into Steinriedendamm at the next traffic lights, then follow the road up to the next pedestrian lights and turn left (follow signpost to Fraunhofer IST).