Declare 2017

Conference and Summer School on Declarative Programming


17th to 22st September 2017


Würzburg, Germany
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Welcome to Würzburg!
All you need to know for your stay

Arriving by Airplane

When travelling to Germany by airplane you will probably arrive at one of the following airports:

Frankfurt am Main

Next to international airport there is the station Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, where you can travel directly by train to Würzburg Hbf. It takes about 90 minutes.


Take the Subway U2 to Nürnberg Hbf. From there, there are direct connections to Würzburg Hbf. The whole trip from Nuremberg airport to Würzburg takes about 75 minutes.


From Munich airport take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to München Hbf. There are direct ICE trains to Würzburg Hbf twice an hour. The whole trip from Munich airport to Würzburg takes about 3 hours.

Arriving by Train

Würzburg is placed at a central point in the German rail network and is serviced by long distance and regional trains. It has direct long distance train (so-called ICE and IC) connections to all major cities in Germany. Regional Services (so-called RE) are available from and to Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Erlangen and Erfurt.

Würzburg has several train stations. It is best to use the central station Würzburg Hbf. From there you can travel on with the busses or the tram. The bus stops are on the right and the tram stops straight ahead when you exit the station. Taxi stops are located on the left-hand side.

All train services to Würzburg are operated by the german railway company Deutsche Bahn. It has an online journey planner where you can get connection information and online-tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at any station using vending machines. The app DB Navigator for Android or iOS are also good ways to schedule your travel in detail.

Public Transport in Würzburg

The best way to get to the conference and summer school venue is by bus. It takes only about 15 minutes from the town center or train station and the frequency of the busses is pretty high.

To the conference: Bus stops located very near to the conference venue Z6 (Zentrales Hörsaal- und Seminargebäude) are Würzburg, Am Hubland, and Würzburg, Universitätszentrum, and Würzburg, Hubland/Mensa. Most common to get to the university's campus is to use the bus lines 7, 10, 14, 114, or 214. However, there are additional direct lines. Connections can be found best via Bavaria's travel planner.
To the summer school: The summer school starts on Sunday in the Computer Science Building M2. It is best reached using the bus stop Würzburg, Mathematisches Institut. However, since the conference venue and Computer Science Building are located within walking distance, any of the bus stops mentioned before is a good destination, too.

Busses and trams are service until shortly after midnight, selected lines until 1 a.m. Tickets can be purchased directly in the busses. For the tram the ticket needs to be purchased at any tram station, where vending machines are always available. If you plan to use the public transport multiple times we suggest you buy the 6er-Karte (10.95€) which can be used for up to six rides. A single ticket is priced at 2.70€, a day ticket at 5.10€. There is no weekly travel pass, nor any student discount.


The University of Würzburg is part of the international eduroam network for the research and education community. Please check in advance if your home university supports eduroam since you have to set it up with your local university credentials. There are eduroam access points all over the campus of the University of Würzburg, and at the conference venue, too. Since the University has several buildings in the city center, you might be able to connect to eduroam also from there.

For participants without eduroam access we provide login data for usage at the summer school and conference. They will be announced on-site.

Recently, Würzburg has launched a free wifi service called BayernWLAN. There are more than 500 hotspots in the city, also at the university's campus. Simply connect to wifi network called BayernWLAN. No login data are required. (Usage Instructions in German)

Hungry? Franconian Food

Lunch Breaks: At the summer school and conference we have scheduled lunch breaks. For the conference, we have reserved tables at the canteen Mensateria, next to the conference venue Z6. The meal plan is available online (only German, sorry). Participants with a student identity card get a discount. The normal price is shown on the website as "Gäste" and is about 2€ more expensive, but still a good price, varying from 4€ to 6€.
The conference's lunch breaks are every day from 12:00 to 14:00. The lunch breaks of the summer school vary, depending on special events in the morning like invited talks, etc.
Please note that the canteen is not open on Sunday, the first day of the summer school.

Coffee Breaks: For the conference there are coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon. Additionally, the Cafeteria at Hubland Würzburg is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday and in walking distance. Please note that the cafeteria at the canteen Mensateria is currently closed. There are also soft-drink and snack machines directly at the conference and summer school venue.

Dinner on Thursday: The conference dinner happens on Thursday in the Residence Restaurant in the city center.

Eating in Würzburg: Würzburg has many good restaurants. If you want to try typical Franconian food, stop by at Alte Mainmühle (located at Mainkai 1) or Babett's Weinstube (Franziskanerplatz 1).

Location and Venue

Universität Würzburg – Franconia – Bavaria – Germany

Würzburg is located about equidistant from Frankfurt and Nuremberg in the center of Germany. The city of 125.000 inhabitants is best known for the Residence Palace and Franconian Wine.


Zentrales Hörsaal- & Seminargebäude Z6

Am Hubland

97074 Würzburg


Hotel Poppular

Textorstraße 17

+49 931 322770


Hotel Zur Stadt Mainz

Semmelstraße 395

+49 931 53155


Hotel Würzburger Hof

Barbarossaplatz 2

+49 931 53814

Additional details

Hotel rooms in Würzburg can be affordable, but you have to reserve early. At the campus of the university there is no hotel. The hotels listed before are all located downtown near the bus stop Barbarossaplatz.

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