Honoured with the Unesco World Heritage label, Hildesheim seems predestined for the exploration of ancient cultural trails.
How to find us?
The venue of the conference is Samelsonplatz/Center for World Music,Thimotheusplatz/Schillstr., 31141 Hildesheim, Germany
As we’ve found the easiest and money-saving transport solution for everybody we recommend to take the bus line 1 in the direction “Südfriedhof” starting from “Hauptbahnhof-ZOB”.
Exit at “Schillstraße”, last station before “Universität”. Further on it’ll be 100 m by feet. We will show the way to the Center for World Music using information signs.
How to get here?
Hildesheim is 40 km south of the regional capital Hannover. It has regional and national bus connections and train connections with Frankfurt Airport (2-hour ride) and Berlin (2-hour ride).
Airport Hannover-Langenhagen is the nearest international airport and is well connected to Hildesheim by train (transfer at Hannover main station for a 35-min. ride).
Airport Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel
(direct connection to Hildesheim train station - 3-hour ride)
International Airport Frankfurt am Main
(direction connection to Hildesheim main station - 2-hour 45 min. ride)
Airport Berlin Tegel
(direct connection to Hildesheim main station- 2-hour to 2-hour 30 min. ride)
(direction connection to Hildesheim main station -2- hour 30 min. ride)
Check Deutsche Bahn website to find your best train ride to Hildesheim.
You can also reach Hildesheim by bus, it is cheaper than by train but might be longer.
For bus connections please follow one of the links below:
For comparing bus and train prices you could also use this website:https://www.busradar.com/
Once in Hildesheim.....
The public transport system in Hildesheim, called SVHI, is quite small but reaches the main parts of Hildesheim between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm and also connects the conference venue to the city between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm.
You should take bus line 1 in the direction “Südfriedhof” starting from “Hauptbahnhof-ZOB” and exit at “Schillstraße” Station. There is a short walk to the Center for World Music and we will place signs for you to follow.
For more information please follow the link
Bike ride or walk to Domäne Marienburg
Another possibility would be to arrive by bicycle, or if you have more time you could walk to the Domäne Marienburg following the path at river Innerste. The Domäne Marienburg is 7 km away from the main station, approximately 25 to 30 minutes by bicycle and 1 hour and a half by foot.
Bicycles can be hired at local bike stores for about 10€/day.
For rent please contact:
Bike-Store Dynamo (normal bicycles)
Phone: +49 5121 132397
Bike-Store Ritzel (normal bicycles and e-bikes)
Phone: +49 5121 35282
Where to stay in Hildesheim?
For your accommodation you can be booked into a room in one of Hildesheim’s hotels. Make sure to book in advance. We made reservations to Hotel Ibis in Hildesheim. Please book the room following the link mentioning the code: Cultural Participation.
Private Accommodation / Shared Room
Alternatively you could stay with a local (student or academic). Be aware that they cannot offer you the same standard as in a hotel, but may provide you with information and tips about the city.
Please let us know if you would like to stay with a local so that we can organise the stay for you.
ENCC Members € 60
Non-members € 80
Link to the registration form: REGISTER
Registration fee includes participation to all sections of the programme and catering.