Workshop venueThe venue is the Center for Research in Language and Technology (ZSF-Neubau).
You can find an interactive map of the campus here.
Below is a more detailed outline of the way from the campus bus stop to the conference location:
It may be useful to print this map for your reference.
Traveling to SaarbrueckenBy plane
(1) The main airport is Frankfurt Airport, an international airport that is easy to reach from most locations. From Frankfurt Airport you can catch a train to Saarbruecken (ca. 2:30 hrs)
(2) Another option is the Ryanair Airport Frankfurt/Hahn. It mainly serves inner-European flights. Attention, despite its name it is not in Frankfurt. To get from the airport to Saarbruecken and back you can catch a bus (runs several times a day).
By train from Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt airport has two train stations, and you can catch a train to Saarbruecken from both:
(1) ''Regionalbahnhof'' for regional trains and
(2) ''Fernbahnhof'' for faster IC/ICE trains.
You can buy tickets either at the counter or at the information terminals of these train stations. Alternatively you can plan ahead and book your ticket online: the German trains offer an international page in English for booking.
For detailed information on the location of the University (i.e., if you plan to travel there by car), see the following page: Saarland University location
Getting around in SaarbrueckenYou may find the following interactive map of Saarbruecken helpful.
You can buy tickets for the buses at the main train station in Saarbruecken (VGS shop (''Verkehrsverbund''). The VGS shop is near the bakery once you are inside the train station. Alternatively, you can buy tickets on the bus. For timetables of the Saarbruecken buses and trams, please query Saarbahn.
Getting to the workshopThe university campus is ca. 5 kilometers outside the city. The following bus lines go up to the campus: 101, 102, 109, 111, 124, 136, 138, 139, 150. You should be able to catch the lines 102 and 111 stop at the main train station. At the "Rathaus" (city hall) you should be able to catch the lines 101, 109, 111, and 150 going up to campus.
Attention, some of these bus lines may not run on weekends or at different times on weekends and workdays. For more specific information please ask at your hotel and check the schedules that are typically posted at each bus stop.
At the University get off at the stop "Universitaet Campus". The buses typically stop once right before entering the main gate; then they pass a huge sculpture with at a tiny roundabout, and the stop immediately after that is "Universitaet Campus". At this bus stop you will see a cross-roads. Turn right (the sculpture and main entrance gate are behind you) and follow the street until you reach a dead end with a parking lot. The building right in front of you is the Department of Computational Linguistics (C 7.2). Cross the entrance hall, and you will arrive in front of the workshop venue, the Center for Research in Language and Technology. The room in which the workshop takes place is located on the second floor ("Conference Room").
Hotel "Am Triller"
We have reserved a limited number of rooms for workshop participants at Domicil Leidinger (12 rooms) and at the City Hotel (10 rooms). The rooms will remain reserved until mid July. Prices per night per person are 80 Euro for Leidinger and 50 Euro for the City Hotel. If you would like to make a reservation for one of these reserved rooms, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read "hotel reservation", and the body of the message should contain your name, the number of rooms you would like to book, the number of people per room, and the dates for which you would want to make the reservation. We will forward those details to the hotels. Note that this offer is on a first-come first-serve basis and only valid for participants of the workshop and for the number of rooms that we reserved.
We advise participants to book their hotel and train/flight as early as possible: August is holiday time and hence hotels, in particular, may book up. Furthermore, there are several event co-located in Saarbruecken around the time of the workshop (50th anniversary of the Saarland, and the International Street Theatre Days). So please book early to ensure accomodation.