General information

Venue and Location

University of Bern, UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, 3012 Bern

Accommodation in Bern

Bern Tourism Website
https://www.bern.com/en/home

Bern Youth Hostel
https://www.youthhostel.ch/en/hostels/bern/

Hotel Glocke, Backpackers Bern
http://www.bernbackpackers.com/english.htm

Moving around, public transport in Bern

Bern is a small but beautiful city (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Grosse Schanze Bern
View from the main building of the university / Pauline Musembi

The conference venue (University) is 5 minutes walking distance from the railway station and within walking distance from most of the hotels.
Typically, day passes for the city bus are included in the hotel arrangements.

Rental bicycles are available from https://www.publibike.ch/en/publibike/.

Arrival by train and plane

Bern is linked to the European high-speed train system, connecting the major European cities. Travelling by train is strongly recommended.

The nearest international airports are Zurich, Geneva or Basel. Direct trains to Bern leave every 30 minutes and the ride takes ca 1.5 hr (https://www.sbb.ch/en).