Germersheim - a town with only 20,000 inhabitants - has relatively few hotel beds. The following are recommended by the local organization committee:


Hotel Germersheimer Hof *** Limited number of rooms reserved for early birds. Conference discount available. See: (only in German)

Phone: +49 (0) 72 74 505-0 (English spoken)


Hotel Kleine Festung A small 5-room family-owned hotel. Limited number of rooms available for early birds. For more information, see: (only in German)

Phone: +49 (0) 7274 7001508 (English spoken)


Hotel Kurfürst Budget hotel. For more information, see:

Phone: +49 (0) 7274 9510

Gästehaus Jochem Youth-hostel style low-budget accommodation with shared sanitary facilities. For more information, see:

Phone: +49 (0) 7274 500 970



Cheap accommodation for EST-delegates in Germersheim

If you are an EST-delegate and looking for a place to stay during the conference, we are working on providing accommodation for you at either the local student dormitories or in shared flats. Flats will either be shared or prepared for you by the landlords; however, some may ask for rent (maximum of 15 € per night). You will have to bring your own towels, bed linens and sleeping bag. Please fill out the form below to send us a request. We will answer all requests by the end of May. Please note that we are not yet able to guarantee that all requests will be met. We, therefore, suggest that you go ahead and arrange a hotel accommodation just in case and then wait for our reply after filling out the request form. Hotel bookings can usually be canceled at no charge.


If you are a student in Germersheim and want to provide accommodation for our foreign guests, please fill in the form under the following link:





Nearby and connected via S-Bahn train transit, the town of Speyer is the best alternative for conference accommodation. The picturesque town founded by the Romans is one of the oldest German cities. With its more than 1000-year-old World Heritage Site cathedral which houses the graves of several German kings and Holy Roman emperors and several other points of interest it is only a 15 minute train ride away from the conference town of Germersheim. Information on hotels is available at:

Kurpfalz Jugenherberge A 176-room youth hostel with single rooms, double rooms and four-bed rooms. Each room has its own bathroom. For more information, see: (only in German)

Phone: +49 (0) 6232 61597 (English spoken)


Due to the fact that Speyer is a tourist destination, it is almost impossible to reserve a block of rooms. The Hotel Speyerer Hof hotel (see:, which is right next to the cathedral, does offer a special conference rate. Just state in your booking that you are attending the EST conference.

Bus transfer to Speyer after the conference dinner is included in the dinner fee.



Due to the large number of participants, we also recommend looking for hotels in Mannheim.

Approximately 40 minutes away from Germersheim, the city of Mannheim offers the widest range of accommodations. Mannheim, with its streets and avenues laid out in a grid pattern, leading to its nickname "die Quadratestadt" ("city of the squares"), offers more than 40 hotels in every category and is on the high-speed railway line that links directly to Frankfurt airport. For more information, see: Alternatively, booking portals like can be used for reservation.

Bus transfer to Mannheim after the conference dinner is planned. Just let us know at the beginning of the conference if transfer is needed.


Furthermore, hotels in the following cities are worth considering: Karlsruhe, Ludwigshafen, Landau, Heidelberg.

We also offer accommodation for students and PhD students. For more information, please contact Mr Tomasz Rozmyslowicz:

Phone: +49 (0) 721 66 53 11 08 or +49 (0) 178 33 80 176



Commuting to Germersheim


From Mannheim

From Mannheim Hauptbahnhof (main station) take train S3 in direction Germersheim. It is a direct train so you do not have to change. The trip takes about 40 minutes.


From Speyer

From Speyer Hauptbahnhof (main station) take train S3 in direction Germersheim. It is a direct train so you do not have to change. The trip takes about 15 minutes.


For the entire period of the conference, there will be a free bus shuttle between Germersheim main station and the venue (between 8.30 and 9.50 am).