Arrival by car:

How to get to the Congress Venue from Nuremberg
If you start in Nuremberg, you must drive along Spittlertorgraben and then Rothenburger Str. until you reach Frankenschnellweg. You take the A73 and the A9 to Allersberg, from where you leave the A9 via exit 55-Allersberg. Follow the road until Berching. You turn right onto the B299 (signs for Munich/A9/Landshut/Beilngries/Berching). Follow the Abt-Maurus-Straße until you reach the Klosterplatz. You have got the conference venue.

How to get to the Congress Venue from Munich
If you are coming from Munich by car, drive along the Thomas-Wimmer-Ring via Widenmayerstraße, Ifflandstraße, and B2R until you reach the A9. Follow the A9 to Denkendorf and take exit 59-Denkendorf. Finally, they follow the country road and the B299 to Klosterplatz in Berching.

Arrival by bus or train: Use the DB Conference Ticket to book your journey!

To Kinding train station
If you are arriving from the south by bus or train, there is a shuttle to the conference venue from Kinding train station.

To Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz train station
If you are coming from the north by bus or train, there is also a shuttle to the conference venue from Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz train station.

General travel information

Citizens of the EU
For visitors from most countries, Germany requires a passport, which needs to be valid for at least 6 months. EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Non-EU citizens
All Non-EU citizens require a visa. However, a visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180 day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You may apply for short stay visas (Schengen Visas) at missions of the German Federal Foreign Office, such as embassies and consulates.

Please also visit the homepage of "Auswärtiges Amt" to find a detailed table of all countries requiring a visa and more information on visa regulations, as well as a list of German missions around the world.

Invitation Letter
An invitation letter for the purpose of obtaining a travel visa or permission to attend the meeting will be handed out on request after registration for the conference. For the invitation letter we need the following information of your passport: 

  • date of birth (day.month.year):
  • place of birth (city, country):
  • passport number:
  • expiry date of passport (day.month.year):
  • nationality: 

If you need a letter of invitation in order to apply for a German visa, please contact the Congress Office vie e-mail to:
After receipt of your passport details we will issue the invitation letter and send it to you by email.

As in most countries of the European Union, the official German currency is the Euro (€). Please note that there are no general bank hours in Germany. Most banks are open in the morning hours and just a few hours in the afternoon or early evening. Major credit cards are accepted at most cashpoints, stores, restaurants and hotels.

Telephone and Internet
Germany's international pre-dial is +49 (0049).
Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafés may offer "free"-WiFi Hotspots.

The electrical power supply in Germany is 220v, 50 Hz, AC. Official plugs in Germany are:

  • "Schukostecker" (round) Type F/ CEE 7/4
  • "Eurostecker" (flat) Type C/ CEE 7/16

Germany's standard time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour. 

Current Local Time in Plankstetten, Germany


DisoMAT 2023
19 - 21 June 2023 | Hybrid Conference in Plankstetten (Bavaria) & Online

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