Conference 2022

Never heard of Witten before?

The city of Witten is located in the heart of the so-called "Ruhrpott", a former industrial area and the biggest metropolitan region in Germany. Due to the close neighbourhood to the city of Dortmund and the good connection to Düsseldorf and Cologne, the life in Witten offers its 100.000 inhabitants (and 2.500 students) a wide range of activities as well as, surprisingly, a lot of nature and the necessary quiteness to concentrate on one`s studies.  

We are looking forward to welcome you in Witten! :)

The municipal building of Witten ©WITTEN.DE


Main campus of Witten/Herdecke University

Private Universität Witten/Herdecke
Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
58455 Witten, Germany

> By taxi:

From S-Bahn station (suburban railway) Bochum-Langendreer 5 min,
from S-Bahn station Witten-Annen Nord 5 min, 
from Witten central station 10 min,
from Bochum central station 15 min,
from Dortmund central station 20 min,
from Dortmund-Wickede Airport 30 min. 

> By public transport:

From Witten central station, take the bus 371 in the direction of "Dortmund Oespel" and get out after 15 minutes at the stop "Universität Witten/Herdecke". Please note that Saturdays and Sundays busses only run once per hour!

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> free accommodation via couchsurfing

Students in Witten are well know for their hospitality, the so-called "Witten spirit". We will invite you to meet these open-minded and welcoming people as we will offer you a free accomodation in their flats for the duration of the conference.

Please send an e-mail to our participant support team either if you would like to be hosted or if you would like to offer your sofa or spare room to one of our participants.

> Ardey Hotel, Witten

The Ardey Hotel is located close to the centre of Witten and is well-connected to the university. Single room, one night: 104€ (breakfast included). For more informations visit their website:

Lukas-Zentrum, Witten

The Lukas-Zentrum is about 5-10 minutes from the university as well as from the city center.  Single-room with bathroom, no breakfast, for one night 53€
Double room with bathroom, no breakfast for one night 79 €, for 2 nights 74€ per night.
For more information visit their website: