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Travel to Ilmenau

Ilmenau is located almost in the centre of Germany, about 50 kilometers south from Erfurt. You can travel to Ilmenau by plane, train, or car. The nearest airport is the international airport Erfurt-Weimar. From here you can travel by train to Ilmenau in one and a half hour.

In the following, different options of travelling to Ilmenau are suggested.

Travelling by car

We recommend to leave the A71 motorway using the exit "Ilmenau Ost" and then follow the "UNI" signs to the campus of the Ilmenau University of Technology. 

On campus, the signposting will help you find the way to the conference building (Humboldtbau) easily. 

Parking areas are marked on the map below.

Orientation plan of the TU Ilmenau

Campus plan of the TU Ilmenau

Travelling by plane

The Erfurt airport (ERF) is the nearest airport serving mainly charter flights. It might be worth to check whether there are travel connections to Erfurt airport. Otherwise, we would like to recommend to go by plane to the airports of Frankfurt/Main (FRA) or Leipzig (LEJ), or also to Berlin (TXL or SXF). There are ICE train connections from all of these airports to Erfurt. The trip to Ilmenau from Leipzig/Halle takes about 3 hrs, from Berlin about 4 hrs, and from Frankfurt about 5 hrs.

Airport Erfurt   Airport Leipzig   Airport Frankfurt   Airport Berlin

Travelling by train

You can travel to Ilmenau by train via Erfurt (ICE station), where you can use the connecting train to Ilmenau. The trip from Erfurt to Ilmenau takes about an hour.

The trains leaving Erfurt at 2.47 p.m., 3.38 p.m. and 4.47 p.m. will have an extra stop right in front of Hotel Tanne (Station Ilmenau Bad). It is the next stop behind Ilmenau Station. This service is provided to you by Erfurter Bahn GmbH. All other trains end at Ilmenau station, about 1 km walk to Hotel Tanne.

Be aware that some connecting trains are split up at the station of Plaue.

Link to the journey planner

You should check the travel by car to ilmenau on the motorway A71.