International Symposium on DIStributed Computing (DISC) 2021

Local Information

Conference Venue

The conference will be held on the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg, Germany. The campus is a bit outside the city center and main train station. It is however easily reachable by public transport in 15-20 mins from the city center and main train station, via, e.g., tram #4 heading towards “Messe”. The conference location is right next to the tram station “Technische Fakultät” of tram #4.

The address of the conference venue is

Faculty of Engineering
University of Freiburg
Georges-Koehler-Allee 101 (Building 101)
79110 Freiburg, Germany
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The conference will take place in the following building:




We have put together a list of hotels in Freiburg.

How to get to Freiburg?

Freiburg is located close to the south-western tip of Germany, close to the border of France and Switzerland.

By Train

Freiburg is on one of the main north-south train lines through Europe and therefore easily reachable by train. For train connections to Freiburg, check the website of Deutsche Bahn (the main German railway company). The main train station is called Freiburg (Breisgau) Hbf.

By Plane

The nearest international airport is the airport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (airport codes: BSL, EAP, MLH). This airport is on French territory, it is however operated by France and Switzerland together. There are bus connections (FlixBus / Freiburg Airportbus) to get from the Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg airport directly to the main train station in Freiburg. The bus trip takes approx. one hour. When arriving at the Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg airport, you can either exit on the French side of the airport towards France or on the Swiss side towards Switzerland. For the bus connections to Freiburg, you must exist towards France.

There are two major international airports from which you can conveniently get to Freiburg. From Frankfurt Airport, there is a convenient highspeed (ICE) train connection to Freiburg. The travel time from Frankfurt airport to Freiburg is approx. 2 hours. Roughly once every two hours, there is direct train from Frankfurt airport to Freiburg. In-between, there are connections, where one needs to change trains in Mannheim. From Zurich Airport, there are also train connections that bring you to Freiburg in approx. 2 hours. From Zurich Airport, one has to change trains at least either in Zurich’s main train station or in Basel. Sometimes, the fastest connections require changing trains in both those stations.