Conference Location

ARENA2036 is easily accessible by public transport, car, or plane via Stuttgart Airport. If you are using what3words, the following address can be used:
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From Munich or Karlsruhe via the A8 or from Singen or Heilbronn via the A81

Leave the motorway at the Stuttgart motorway junction in the direction of “Stuttgart (Zentrum)/Vaihingen”. Leave the motorway at the exit “Universität”. Turn left at the traffic lights into “Universitätsstraße”. At the next possibility turn right into “Pfaffenwaldring” and then into the second street on the left. ARENA2036 is located on the right hand side.

Parking facilities

Parking spaces are located along Pfaffenwaldring, behind the ARENA2036 building and in the car park on the other side.

Plan your route


Take the S-Bahn from lower level main station:

  • S1 Direction Herrenberg
  • S2 Direction Vaihingen/Filderstadt or
  • S3 Direction Vaihingen/Flughafen

Get off at “Universität” and take the exit “Universitätszentrum”. Go straight ahead and follow the signs to MPA (Otto Graf Institut). Departure is approximately every 10 minutes, the journey takes about 10 minutes.

Timetable information at:
German Railway
Stuttgart Public Transport


From Stuttgart airport take the S-Bahn lines:

  • S2 Direction Schorndorf or
  • S3 Direction Backnang

Get off at the stop “Universität” and take the exit “Universitätszentrum”. Go straight ahead and follow the signs to MPA (Otto Graf Institut). Departures are approximately every 15 minutes, the journey time is about 16 minutes.

Timetable information at:
German Railway
Stuttgart Public Transport


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Stuttgart, with a population of 630,305, is the largest city in Baden-Württemberg and the sixth largest in Germany. It is home to global companies such as Porsche, Bosch, and Mercedes-Benz Group AG.

Unlike most German cities, Stuttgart is spread across hills, valleys (particularly around the Neckar river and the Stuttgart basin), and parks. Visitors are often surprised by Stuttgart’s diverse landmarks and culture, which may not be immediately associated

Landmarks and culture

Schlossplatz is the largest square in Stuttgart and is located at the center of the city. It is the crossover point between the city’s shopping area, Schlossgarten park, which runs down to the river Neckar, Stuttgart’s two central castles, major museums, and residential areas to the southwest. Königstraße, Stuttgart’s most important shopping street, runs along the northwestern edge of Schlossplatz and claims to be the longest pedestrianized street in Germany.

Although the city center suffered significant damage during World War II, many historic buildings have been reconstructed. The city now boasts some impressive examples of modern post-war architecture.
Notable buildings and squares in the inner city include:

  • The Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church), dates back to the 12th century, but was changed to the Late Gothic style in the 15th century and has been a Protestant church since 1534.
  • Altes Schloss (the Old Castle), mostly dating from the late 15th century, some parts date back to 1320
  • Alte Kanzlei (the Old Chancellery) on Schillerplatz square which backs onto the 1598 Mercury Pillar
  • Neues schloss (the New Castle), completed in 1807. The cellars with a collection of stone fragments from the Roman times are open to visitors.
  • Wilhelmpalais (the King Wilhelm Palais), 1840
  • Königsbau (the King’s Building), 1850. Has been housing the “Königsbau Passagen” shopping centre since 2006.
  • The Großes Haus of Stuttgart National Theatre, 1909–1912
  • Markthalle (Market Hall), 1910.
  • The Württembergische Landesbibliothek (state library), rebuilt in 1970.
  • Friedrichsbau Varieté (Friedrich Building), rebuilt in 1994 on the site of the former art nouveau building

Parks, lakes and other places

In the heart of Stuttgart, there is a series of gardens that are popular among families and cyclists. Locals refer to it as the Green U due to its shape on a map. The Green U begins with the old Schlossgarten, castle gardens that were first mentioned in records in 1350. The modern park extends to the river Neckar and is divided into the upper garden, which borders the Old Castle, the Main Station, the State Theater, and the State Parliament building, and the middle and lower gardens, totaling 61 hectares. The park also includes Stuttgart planetarium.

At the far end of Schlossgarten lies the second Green U park, the larger Rosensteinpark, which borders Stuttgart’s Wilhelma zoo and botanical gardens. Planted by King William I of Württemberg, the park contains many old trees and open areas, making it the largest English-style garden in southern Germany. The former Rosenstein castle, now the Rosenstein museum, stands within the park grounds.

Beyond bridges over an adjacent main road lies the final Green U park, Killesbergpark, also known as ‘Höhenpark’. The park has hosted numerous gardening shows since the 1950s, such as the Bundesgartenschau and the 1993 International Gardening Show. During the summer months, miniature trains run throughout the park for both children and adults. The viewing tower (Killesbergturm) provides exceptional views to the northeast of Stuttgart.

On the northern edge of the Rosensteinpark lies the renowned ‘Wilhelma‘, Germany’s only zoological and botanical garden. The entire compound, including its ornate pavilions, greenhouses, walls, and gardens, was built around 1850 as a summer palace in Moorish style for King Wilhelm I of Württemberg. Currently, it houses around 8,000 animals and some 5,000 plant species, and it contains the largest magnolia grove in Europe.

Other parks in Stuttgart include the historic Botanischer Garten der Universität Hohenheim and Landesarboretum Baden-Württemberg at Castle Hohenheim, which date back to 1776 and are still used to catalog plants.

More information

You can find more information on the official website of Stuttgart.