Symposium and exhibition
celebrating 100 years of crystallography


Innsbruck Medical University
Innrain 80/IV
6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck Capital of Tyrol | Heart of the Alps | Sport, Culture and University City

The event location, Innsbruck, is well known for its impressive mountain landscape and is therefore often referred to as the heart of the Alps offering many cultural and sports opportunities. In addition, Innsbruck is a traditional university city with life and natural sciences being well represented in the various university institutions. Due to its central location between Germany, Switzerland and Italy, Innsbruck is easily accessible by air, rail and car.

Arrival by plane:
  • Innsbruck Airport
    Regular scheduled flights from international airports like London, Frankfurt, Vienna or Amsterdam. Visit www.innsbruck-airport.com or see timetable of regular scheduled flights in summer 2014 (PDF).
    The bus line F takes you in about 10 minutes to the city center (map, timetable). The nearest bus stop to the Biocenter is called "Freiburgerbrücke" and is served by the bus lines C, M and T.
  • Munich International Airport
    Distance to Innsbruck: approx. 2h/200km. Transfer from the airport to Innsbruck e.g. via Tirol Taxi.
  • Memmingen
    Distance to Innsbruck: approx. 2.15h/174km.
  • Salzburg
    Distance to Innsbruck: approx. 1.50h/177km.
Arrival by train:
  • Due to its central location in the Alps, Innsbruck has many regular and direct train connections from its surrounding countries (e.g. Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Bozen, Budapest, Ljubljana). The Austrian Federal Railways (German: Österreichische Bundesbahnen, ÖBB) is the national railway system of Austria. Trains can be searched and booked online via the ÖBB website: www.oebb.at.
    The bus line M (timetable) takes you in 10 minutes from the main station to the Biocenter (exit at bus stop "Freiburgerbrücke").
Arrival by car:
  • The convenient location of Innsbruck (major transalpine axis) also makes easy arrival by car possible. Innsbruck can be reached by either taking the motorway A12 (Inntalautobahn) or the motorway A13 (Brennerautobahn). Note: It is required to have a vignette (form of road tax) if you intend to use the Austrian motorways.

    Distance to Innsbruck from:

    • Munich: 170km/1.40h
    • Ulm: 230km/2.40h
    • Zurich: 290km/3h
    • Triest: 387km/5h

    In order to drive to the Biocenter, take the A12 motorway exit "Innsbruck West" and follow the road (Egger-Lienz-Straße). At the first traffic lights (road divides into two directions) turn left and at the next junction turn right. You will see the Biocenter as the second building on the left side.
    Parking is offered at several locations in Innsbruck:

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