Venue/ Accommodation


Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)

Corrensstraße 3

D-06466 Seeland/ OT Gatersleben

Phone: 0049 39482 5 0

Fax: 0049 39482 5 500

Email: [link]

Web: [link]


Conference Venue:

Harzer Kultur- & Kongresshotel Wernigerode, Germany

Pfarrstraße 41

D-38855 Wernigerode, Germany

Phone: 0049 3943 941-0

Fax: 0049 3943 941-555

Email: [link]info(at)

Web: [link] 


[link]Wernigerode lies almost in the heart of Germany and can easily be reached from nearby cities and airports by public transportation and car.

Nearby airports:

[link]Berlin Brandenburg (TXL/ SXF)

[link]Halle-Leipzig (LEJ)

[link]Hannover-Langenhagen (HAJ)


From the airports you can travel by train or by car. Car rental agencies should be available at all airports.

Travelling by train:

Deutsche Bahn offers [link]connections to Wernigerode from any German city. You can search for connections and buy your ticket online. From Central Station Wernigerode to the HKK Hotel Wernigerode you need about 10-15 minutes by foot or about 5-10 minutes by Taxi ([link]directions).


Travelling by car:

[link]Wernigerode can easily be accessed via highway B6n  from the German Autobahn. From B6n use exits Wernigerode. Coming from Berlin and Hannover based airports travelling time may be about two hours but might be more depending on traffic. In Werigerode please follow the road signs in the direction „Zentrum“, „Parkhaus Zentrum“. In the parking block follow the signs „HOTEL“ to geht to the a parking level with a direct entry to the basement of  the Harzer Kultur- & Kongresshotel (HKK) Wernigerode ([link]directions by car).




Please make the booking by yourself. We recommend participants to accommodate in the [link]Harzer Kultur- und Kongresshotel Wernigerode (Tel: 0049 (0)3943 941 0; Email: [link]info(at) ). By using the booking code "IPK110617", there you'll get the more favourable conditions (70 € single room/night incl. breakfast; 100 € double room/night incl. breakfast).

A shuttle bus will take the participants to Gatersleben and back to Wernigerode for the venue programme at IPK.