13th Annual Conference of the German Society for Research in Higher Education (GfHf) | 12th-13th April 2018

Place and space in higher education: past, present and future visions of physical and virtual realities

Venue and travel details



Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer
Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 2,
67346 Speyer


From Frankfurt International airport rail station take the ICE to Mannheim main station, then change to S 3 RheinNeckar Bahn (see next section for further details). The total journey time is about 1 hour.


Arriving from Mannheim station (ICE), please take S 3 RheinNeckar Bahn direction Germersheim to Speyer main station (30 minute journey). The timetable is available via
From Speyer main station take a taxi to the university, or bus 561 to the stop “Verwaltungsuniversität“, main entrance, or the stop “Landesarchiv/-bibliothek“ (for Otto Mayer guest house). The journey takes 10 minutes. Please be aware that busses only frequent once per hour until 19.41pm.
See for details. (Note: The VRN-Website lists the stop "Verwaltungsuniversität" as "Speyer, Universität".


Leave motorway A61 at the junction ‚Speyer‘ and take the B9 road in direction Speyer. Leave B9 at the exit Speyer-Dudenhofen in direction Speyer / Universität and turn right at the first traffic lights into Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße. Here you will find the university‘s main entrance and a car park, which is adjacent to the Freiherr-vom-Stein guest house.

For Otto Mayer guest house please continue to end of road and turn right into Otto-Mayer-Straße. After about 200 meters (near the bus stop) you will find a car park to your right. Alternatively, continue another 300 meters until you find a third car park for Otto Mayer guest house on your right.

Bicycle rental

Bicycle rental stations are available around the city and on university grounds. You can reach the hotels and the city center in about 5 minutes by bicycle. Further information is available under: