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The 33rd International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics (RGD33) will be hosted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and held in Göttingen, Germany from the 15th to the 19th of July 2024.

Photographer: Christoph Mischke


Tagungs- und Veranstaltungshaus Alte Mensa
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Wilhelmsplatz 3
37073 Göttingen

Information about Göttingen and the history of research in Göttingen, please follow the link.
Explore Göttingen: a vibrant university city - Germany Travel
Tagungs- und Veranstaltungshaus Alte Mensa - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen Campus: History of research in Göttingen 

A special RGD2024-map of Göttingen

Traveling to Göttingen

By plane

  • The nearest airport is Hannover, but you will often find cheaper tickets to fly into Frankfurt International Airport.
  • Hannover Airport has regular train connections to Göttingen (with transfer at Hannover central train station).
  • Frankfurt Airport has its own train station with direct train connections to Göttingen (however some train connections require a transfer at Frankfurt central train station).

Travelling by plane within Germany is not generally practical, as this often takes more time than taking the train.

By train

Most IC (Intercity) and ICE (Intercity Express) trains on the North/South, East/West routes stop in Göttingen. There is a direct train from Frankfurt Airport. Göttingen's main railway station is very close to the city centre and most hotels are within easy walking distance. Taxi stops and the central bus station are conveniently located right next to the railway station.

A detailed schedule for train connections is available on the website of the Deutsche Bahn. We recommend to install the DB Navigator App on your Smartphone. The App provides real-time information on changes in the train schedule.

From Göttingen station, most of the hotels can be reached on foot.

By Car

Göttingen is located directly off the 'Autobahn' A7, a major north to south motorway between Hannover and Kassel. There are two Göttingen exits. Please consult a map for the most convenient exit.