Common Bond Institute

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International Conference on

Refugee Crisis

in Europe and the Middle East:

Sharing Tools for Humanitarian Response

Previous  2016 ~ Freiburg, Germany




The Merchants’ Hall
Münsterplatz 24
Freiburg, Germany


Goethe Gymnasium
Holzmarkt 5, D 79098
Freiburg, Germany




Gästehaus am Stadtgarten
Karlstraße 12, 79104 Freiburg

Hotel am Rathaus
Rathausgasse 4-8, 79098 Freiburg

Mercure Hotel
Auf der Zinnen 1, 79098 Freiburg

Markgräfler Hof Altstadt
Gerberau 22, 79098 Freiburg


Black Forest Hostel
The hostel is very close to the city center and the congress locations. They offer single rooms as well as shared dorm rooms. Individual reservations are possible.

StayInn Freiburg
StayInn Hostel is also located in the city center. They offer rooms for 1 to 4 persons, however reservations must be made for complete rooms, therefore a group reservation for all those who are interested in staying here would be necessary.

Jugendherberge Freiburg
Freiburg’s Youth Hostel is part of the International Youth Hostelling Group and therefore open for guests with a member card. A membership can be purchased online or at check-in. The rooms are mostly 2-to-4-bed-dorms. Individual reservations are possible, however it might be easier (and possibly cheaper) to make a group-reservation.



Air Travel:
Many major international airline carriers serve travel to Freiburg, Germany. Contact individual carriers or a travel agent for options.
EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is the closest international airport located 46 km from Freiburg.

If you need booking assistance for international travel, our recommended conference travel agent is:
Agent: Liam
International Travel Network
Direct Phone: 1-877-819-6956 | General Line: 1-800-677-2943 Ext # 22621
Customer Support Hotline: 800-750-2238


Ground Transportation:
Roundtrip Airport Train Transportation from the Basel airport to Freiburg is regularly available by bus, shuttle, or train.
If you need assistance in finding information you can contact one of our team members in Freiburg:
Wolfgang Roth at: or
Regina Weiser at:

Train and Bus connections from the main airports to Freiburg (Breisgau)

Frankfort Airport

There are train connections to Freiburg (Breisgau) without change or via Mannheim. To book your train connection, please see the website of Deutsche Bahn:
Taking the bus is usually the less expensive way to get from Frankfurt Airport to Freiburg (Breisgau). To find a connection suitable to your schedule, please see the website

Munich Airport

Take the S-Bahn lines S1 or S8 to get to Munich Central Station (München Hauptbahnhof). There are train connections to Freiburg (Breisgau) Hauptbahnhof from there. To book your train connection see Deutsche Bahn:
To get to the München Central Bus Station (ZOB), please take the S-Bahn lines S1 or S8 to “Hackerbrücke“. There are direct bus connections to Freiburg (Breisgau).
See the website of FlixBus to find your connection:

Zurich Airport

Take the S-Bahn (line S2 or S16) or a regional train connection to Zurich Central Station (Zürich Hauptbahnhof). The S-Bahn runs frequently every few minutes.
For connection information see:

From Zürich Hauptbahnhof, there are connecting trains to Freiburg (Breisgau).
You can book your connection at either:
Deutsche Bahn or
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen
Next to the train station, there is the Central Bus Station, from where you can take a direct bus connection to Freiburg (Breisgau).
To find a connection suitable to your schedule see the website of FlixBus:

Basel/Mulhouse EuroAirport

This is the closest airport to Freiburg. From the EuroAirport, the easiest way to travel is to take the Airport Bus to Freiburg. There is no need to buy a ticket in advance, unless you are traveling with a group of 5+ people. The buses run very frequently.
You can find the timetable under the following link:


VISA Information:

Please contact the German visa office in your country to confirm any specific requirements and applicable procedure for travel to Germany.
Important Note: Citizens of the following countries do not require securing visas in advance of arriving in Germany:
USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea