Conference Location

Hölderlinstr. 5
72074 Tübingen

KogWis 2014 will take place in Tübingen in the so-called "Kupferbau" building.

The Kupferbau is located very close to the center of Tübingen by the city campus at the intersection of Hölderlinstraße and Gmelinstraße.

The building was constructed in 1968 by Paul Baumgarten. The name is due to its copper walls and roof - which makes the building rather prominent and easy to recognize.

Travel Information

Arrival by airplane

The closest international airport is Stuttgart airport “Echterdingen”, not very far from Tübingen. The journey from the airport to Tübingen takes about 20-30 minutes by taxi.
You can also take the bus line 826 or 828 (so-called Airport-Sprinter) and will arrive at Tübingen in about 45 minutes. The departure is in front of the terminal (arrival) every 30 minutes. The bus will arrive at the Train Station of Tübingen.
You can find a schedule of the Airport-Sprinter here (note that you arrive in Tübingen entering from the North-East side, passing the conference site - Bus Stop Tübingen - Hölderlinstraße).

Arrival by train

Tübingen central station is located at the south-side of central Tübingen. There are good connections - mostly via Stuttgart. The Deutsche Bahn pages give further information on your travel options by train.

Arrival by car

Tübingen can be reached from the motorways A 8 and A 81.

Coming from the North, motorway A8: Please take the exit “Tübingen/Reutlingen“ and merge onto the B27 towards Tübingen. Arriving at Tübingen, please follow the signs towards „Zentrum“.

Coming from the South, motorway A81: Please take the exit “Rottenburg”, heading towards Tübingen. After 4 km turn left two times towards “Wurmlingen/Tübingen/Reutlingen” and followe the signs towards “Tübingen West/Unterjesingen”.

Tübingen by Bus

The network of busses in Tübingen is rather dense and very convenient. Many lines start or end at the train station. Many lines pass the Kupferbau. The best stops to get off the bus are "Gmelinstraße", "Hölderlinstraße" or "Uni/Neue Aula".

Tickets can be purchased directly on the bus (ticket machine). Please bring enough change or pay by the "Geldkarten" (stored money value directly on card) option. A single trip costs 2.3€ if payed in cash. The day pass costs 4.6€.

Further information and time tables / schedules can be found here.

The bus network can be downloaded directly form here.


Parking options are available directly behind the “Kupferbau”.


Tübingen has enough beds to welcome more than 1600 guests. For younger people, the Tübinger Youth Hostel may be an additional, low priced alternative. Nonetheless, please remember to book your accomodation early.

You may want to book your accomodation in Tübingen by means of the Tübinger tourist office, by filling out this form. Obviously, though, you are free to use any other means, which you may find more convenient, to book your stay.