CPM 2013

24th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching

Bad Herrenalb, Germany, June 17–19, 2013



Local information




Arriving by plane

The venue is easily reachable by train within 2 hrs from Frankfurt airport (FRA). The journey involves taking a fast ICE train to Karlsruhe main station ("Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof" or "Karlsruhe Hbf"), either directly or with a change in "Mannheim". In Karlsruhe, you will have to change on a local train of the S1-line with destination "Bad Herrenalb". Those latter trains depart from the main square right in front of the main station ("Karlsruhe Bahnhofsvorplatz" in the time tables), reachable through the North ("Nord") exit in 5 minutes. In Bad Herrenalb, deboard at the final stop and walk 650 metres uphill (local map) or take a taxi (+49 7083 1696, Taxi Albert). If you follow the easy steps below, your train ticket will be valid on all trains.

Deutsche Bahn is having problems with the schedule (it gives you a wrong 3hrs connection from FRA), please do not book your train ticket until this message disappears.

We recommend pre-booking your train ticket on the DB Homepage. Enter "FRA FrankfurtAirport" in the box on the left as "start" (the system might automatically change this to "Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf", which is correct), and "Bad Herrenalb" as "destination". If you choose "standard fare", then the ticket will be valid on any train on the day you chose (and even on any train on the next day), so do not worry if you miss your booked train due to delayed flights. The same is true for your return journey (in fact you can travel back on any train within 30 days, if it is a "standard fare" return ticket). Hence we recommend "standard fare" tickets and not the cheaper discounted ones, as the latter are only valid on the booked train. If you chose to reserve seats, then those reservations are of course only valid on the chosen trains, and you will have to find a free (non-reserved) seat on the train you are on. (On German trains, there is no obligation to reserve seats, but it is certainly advisable as you could otherwise end up standing the entire trip...)

Other possible airports are Stuttgart (STR), Strasbourg (SXB), Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB), and Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN). However, due to their limited train connectivity we only recommend flying into those airports if you really know what you are doing (e.g., renting a car and driving to the venue in Bad Herrenalb).

Arriving by train

Karlsruhe is easily reachable by train from many places in Europe. This can be faster than arriving by plane, in particular if you catch a direct train. There are direct night trains from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Prague. At day time, Karlsruhe is connected directly to Paris, Salzburg, Basel/Bern/Zurich, and to all major cities in Germany. Please book your ticket on the DB Homepage and read the instructions above "Arriving by plane".