photo of the Advanced Training Centre

The EMBO Conference on Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI 2019) 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 conference registration fee.

Please contact one of the partner hotels below before 11 February 2019 in order to ensure availability. Please quote the booking code VZB19-01 and confirm the exact price of the room with the hotel directly.

Partner Hotels

EMBL-ISG Hotel Denner Hotel Leonardo Hotel City Center
Hotel Anlage Exzellenz Hotel & Boarding House Hotel Monpti
Hotel Bayrischer Hof Holiday Inn Express Star Inn Hotel & Suites Premium
B&B Hotel Heidelberg Hotel Hollander Hof Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg
Crowne Plaza Hotel

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 2019 participants. The buses will go from designated stops near the hotels to EMBL and back, mornings and evenings. See the Conference Bus Schedule.

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 Königstuhl 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 on 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: