Venue, Accommodation, & Transport


VIZBI 2012 will be held at the 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 2012 participants, we have arrange a special conference bus schedule that will pick up from the conference hotels in the morning and return from EMBL to the hotels 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 6 February 2012 in order to ensure availability. Prices do vary according to season, therefore please quote the code VIZBI and confirm the exact price of the room with the hotel directly.

We suggest choosing one of the EMBL partner hotels below:

EMBL Partner Hotels in Heidelberg Old Town

Hotel Backmulde Hotel Goldener Falke Hotel Holl�nder Hof Vier Jahreszeiten G�stehaus  
Hotel am Kornmarkt Hotel Hackteufel  Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel zum Ritter

Click here for a map showing our partner hotels and the nearest bus stops. 

Further EMBL Partner Hotels

EMBL-ISG Hotel Hotel Bayrischer Hof Hotel Denner Hotel Monpti
Crowne Plaza Hotel Hotel Central Hotel Kohler Leonardo Hotel
Hotel Anlage      

Click here for a map showing our partner hotels and the nearest bus stops. 

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 2012 participants. The buses will go from designated stops near the hotels to EMBL and back, mornings and evenings. The conference bus shuttle schedule will be available 2 weeks before the conference.

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 SF (SpezialFahrt)



Departure Bismarckplatz* Arrival EMBL Departure EMBL Arrival Bismarckplatz*
    14:11 14:30
06:33 06:49 16:11 16:30
07:33 07:49 17:11 17:30
08:33 08:49 18:11 18:30
09:33 09:49 19.11 19.30

*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 2.20 EUR, to be paid directly to the driver.


Another option to get to the venue is by taxi ( : 0049 6221 302030).