Thursday, October 12th, 2017, 19:30 h
The conference banquet on Thursday 12th of October will take place in the “Kursaal Bad Cannstatt” The historical building was built in the early 19th century by King Wilhelm I. as a bathhouse for the royal society. After a fire during the Second World War, it was rebuilt in 1949 and refurbished in 2013 when it gained its characteristic appearance with a mixture of old and new elements. The Kursaal is located right next to the Kurpark, a recreation area with the memorial site of Gottlieb Daimler, including the greenhouse and workshop where he used to work from 1882 as well as the Daimler Tower he constructed in 1884.
The location is easily to reach by public transport and several parking spaces are also available. For the conference banquet, swabian-german food, like the typical “Maultaschen” and “Spätzle” will be served, combined with a choice of local wine.
How to get there:
For the ride from the conference venue to the banquet with any of the two public transport connections below you require a ticket for two zones (single ride € 2.90).
By local train and walking (S-Bahn):
From the conference venue take the local train S1, S2 or S3 from platform 2 in the direction “Stuttgart Hbf”. The ride takes 15 minutes to the station “Bad Cannstatt”. Leave the platform via the underpass to the left from the direction of travel (towards main building, “Wilhelmsplatz”). Now you can walk to the banquet location in approx. 15 minutes (see map below).
Cross the square in front of the train station and take the pedestrian street (Bahnhofstraße), which is slightly on the left. At the end of the pedestrian street cross Waiblingerstraße and turn right into König-Karl-Straße. Follow the König-Karl-Straße till Königsplatz. The banquet venue is on the right hand side of the Königsplatz.
By local train and subway (S-Bahn + U-Bahn):
From the conference venue take the local train S1, S2 or S3 from platform 2 in the direction “Stuttgart Hbf”. The ride takes 11 minutes to the station “Hauptbahnhof” (main station). Follow the signs to the “Klett Passage" and the subway platforms . From subway platform 2 (directions “Fellbach”, “Neuger.”, “Killesberg”) take line U2 in the direction of “Neugereut”. The ride takes 12 minutes. Leave the subway train at the station “Kursaal”.
A public underground car park (subject to charge) is located underneath the Kursaal.
How to return to the hotels/city center:
For the ride from the conference banquet to the city center or Campus Vaihingen you require a ticket for two zones (single ride e 2.90).
To the city center (U-Bahn):
From the subway station “Kursaal” take the subway U2 in the direction “Botnang”. The ride takes 12 minutes to the main station (“Hauptbahnhof”).
To the campus Vaihingen (U-Bahn + S-Bahn):
Follow the above instructions to go to “Hauptbahnhof” and change there to the local train lines S1, S2 or S3 from platform 101. The ride takes 11 minutes to the station “Universität”.
Note that the latest connection by U-Bahn to the city center and to Vaihingen (U-Bahn + local train) is at 00:26 from the station “Kursaal”. The latest connection to the city center and Vaihingen by local train only is at 01:01 from the station “Bad Cannstatt” (approx. 15 minutes walking distance from the banquet).