photo of the Advanced Training Centre

The EMBO Conference on Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI 2016) will be held at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC), located on the EMBL, Heidelberg campus at the following address:

Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

The EMBL conference office provides general information for participants, a participants' FAQ page, as well as information on how to get to EMBL. For VIZBI participants, there will be a special conference bus that will pick up from specified stops in the morning and return from EMBL in the evening.


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee of the conference.

Rooms have been pre-booked at the EMBL partner hotels, allowing participants to choose a suitable hotel at an EMBL discounted rate. Please contact one of the partner hotels before 9 February 2016 in order to ensure availability. Prices do vary according to season, therefore please quote the code VIZ16-01 and confirm the exact price of the room with the hotel directly.

We suggest choosing one of the EMBL partner hotels below:

EMBL-ISG Hotel Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg Hotel Holl�nder Hof
Exzellenz Hotel & BoardingHouse Hotel Denner Hotel Kohler
Leonardo Hotel Hotel Goldener Falke Hotel Monpti
Leonardo Hotel City Center B & B Hotel Heidelberg Hotel Anlage
NH Hotel Heidelberg Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten & Vier Jahreszeiten G�stehaus    

What type of room can I book?*

*Note: not all room types are available in every hotel.

Local Transport

Conference Shuttles Buses

A free conference shuttle buses service will be provided for VIZBI 2016 participants. The buses will go from designated stops near the hotels to EMBL and back, mornings and evenings.

Please check the Google Map - Bus Stops and Hotels with details about bus stops and hotel locations.

Important info: Please note that NOT every bus stop will be used for every event. The bus stops for this conference are:

Public Transportation to the Venue

Bus 39* (Destination EMBL)



Leaving Bismarckplatz** Arrival EMBL Departure EMBL Arrival Bismarckplatz**
6:30 6:46 7:11 7:28
7:30 7:46 10:11 10:28
7:50 8:06 11:11 11:28
8:10 8:26 12:11 12:28
8:30 8:46 13:01 13:18
8:50 9:06 14:11 14:28
9:10 9:26 15:11 15:28
9:30 9:46 16:41 16:58
10:30 10:46 16:41 16:58
11:30 11:46 17:11 17:28
12:30 12:46 17:41 17:58
    18:11 18:28
    18:41 18:58
    19:11 19:28
    20:47 21:04

*The bus 39 also travels to and from K�nigstuhl so please make sure you take the bus 39 stating EMBL as a destination.

**Bismarckplatz - is the main bus and tramway stop in Heidelberg city centre.

Please note: this bus does not run at the weekend or public holidays.
The fare is 2.40 EUR, paid directly to the driver.


Another option to get to and from the venue is by taxi (Tel. nr. : +49 6221 30 20 30).

Childcare during the conference

Childcare is offered for children between the age of 3 months and 3 years to registered conference participants. The children will be looked after by highly professional Kindergarten teachers, employed by the EMBL Kinderhaus. This service is offered for the duration of the entire conference for 100 Euro per child. Childcare can only be provided for 10 children per conference. Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. For more information please visit: