The RILEM 252-CMB-Symposium and the RILEM Cluster F-TCs Annual Meeting will be held in the Fourside Hotel Braunschweig, Jöddenstraße 3, 38100 Braunschweig, which is located in the city centre of Braunschweig.

Braunschweig is located in the northern part of Germany, 200 km west of Berlin and 200 km south of Hamburg. With a population of 250,000, it is the largest city in the region between Hannover and Berlin. The history of Braunschweig is closely linked to Henry the Lion , Guelph Duke of the 12th century. His lion, in the form of a bronze statue, is still the heraldic symbol of the city, also known as the Lion City. The lively thousand-year old history of Braunschweig is reflected in the picturesque half-timbered buildings that are particularly well preserved.

Scientific research finds its home in Braunschweig. According to a EU study, Braunschweig is located in the most research intensive region in Europe, boasting the highest density of scientists. Over 20,000 students study at the Technische Universittät Braunschweig, the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) and the University of Art (Kunsthochschule, HBK). Braunschweig is home of 27 research institutions and 250 companies in the field of high-tech. The Braunschweig region has by far the highest Research and Development R&D index of the entire European economic area: 7.1 % of Braunschweig's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is dedicated to R&D.

How to get to Braunschweig

By plane:

  • Hannover Airport HAJ : the airport is situated 70 km west of Braunschweig. It is connected to the Hannover central station by suburban train S5.

  • Frankfurt Airport FRA : this is the largest German airport for direct flights from overseas. It is located 340 km southwest of Braunschweig. A trip of about 3½ hours by train with a change of train at Frankfurt central station has to be included to reach Braunschweig.

  • Berlin Airport-Tegel : the airport is located 200 km East of Braunschweig. Bus 09, 109, 128 and Bus TXL connect the airport with Berlin’s main railway station, from where every hour trains depart to Braunschweig.

By train:
Braunschweig is situated on the main ICE (Inter City Express – high speed train network) line Berlin–Frankfurt/Main. For timetables, tickets and information please visit German Railway website. click here

By car:
Braunschweig is served by highway A2/E30 Berlin to Dortmund with connection to the A7 leading to Hamburg and A7/E4 towards Frankfurt/Main. Highways are toll-free.